L’oreal Paris Mineral Eyeliner Powder Swatches, L’oreal Skin Care Haul and Some Nail Art

by Sabrina on December 20, 2010 · 62 comments

After  one of my recent articles, Dia wanted to see swatches of L’oreal Paris Khol Mineral Eyeliner powder  No. 02 Stellar Grey / Gris Astral, so here are the swatches :

loreal paris khol mineral eyeliner

Without flash:

loreal paris khol mineral eyeliner swatch

With flash :

loreal paris khol mineral eyeliner swatch

This product has been reviewed before here on IMBB, but here’s a mini-one-paragraph take on it from my side :
This product can be used as an eyeliner (by holding the brush straight), or as an eyeshadow (by holding the brush at an angle).  The brush itself is an angled brush.  The mineral khol powder is very, very fine indeed and there is a bit of fallout.  However, I think it’s a great product for grey smokey eyes.  I’m not sure if it can be used on the waterline due to the fallout, which might irritate the eyes.  But I love the colour.

loreal hydrafresh foaming gel and toning water

Got myself recently some L’oreal skin care products; got 2 items from their new Hydra Fresh range, as I wanted to be a bit gentle on my skin for a change, rather than continuously using mattifying skin care stuff and also since now it’s winter time, and my skin is behaving itself a bit as far as oiliness goes, so decided to be nice to it!
The L’oreal Paris Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Foaming Gel (priced at Rs. 249/-) and the L’oreal Paris Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Toning Water (priced at Rs. 349/-).  I am just loving the freshness of these products and will be reviewing them soon.

And do have a look at the cute pink bag I got as a gift from L’oreal Paris :

loreal pink bag

Now for some fun nail art.  I visited the salon a few days ago and while I was waiting for my highlights to be done, decided to have some nail art done.  There are lots of parties and Christmas functions coming up this week, so thought it would be nice to have this done.  The black nail polish used was Orly Liquid Vinyl.  Small white flowers with a tiny yellow dot in the middle. ( For some strange reason best known to myself, I had previously cut my nails real short last week, but anyway!!)

cute nail art

‘Tis the season to be jolly’, so I wish all of you a great week ahead.
Also, just in case I don’t get a chance to do another post before Christmas (sooooooooo much to be done, and so little time!), I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.  (Will show pics of our Christmas decorations at home when I finish putting them up).

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Suma December 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Very very cute nail art Sabrina :) loved the tiny pretty perfect flowers!!! :D
And yeah nice haul.. though i must say that the highlight was the cute pink pouch you got as a gift :)

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Thanks a lot, Suma. Aren’t the small white flowers so perfect, everyone was saying so too.

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Farha December 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Beautifuuul nail art Sabrina…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

Can u plz do a tutorial on smokey eye look wid the kohl… wil b gr8!!!!

N A verry happy Chistmas to u in advance!!!!!! MMMMMmmmm want sum plum cakes!!!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Thanks very much, Farha. I will surely try & do a tute for the grey smokey eyes, though I’m still practising how to perfect the same!

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Oh yes, please do drop in for some plum cake and walnut cake too!

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Jinal December 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I loved the grey color of the Kohl….great for smokey look :D
I am so loving the cute pink bag….I want I want :-* :-* :inlove:
And the nail art is so cute….loved for its simplicity :-*
hv an amazing Christmas dear :hugleft: :hugleft: :hugleft:

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Thank you very much, Jinal.

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veena December 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

pink bag :drool: :drool: :drool:
lubed ur nail art :)) :))

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Thanks, Veena.

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calicoaster December 20, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Awwww :-* :-* …that bag is sooooooooo cute Sabrina!! and the nail art is simply FAB!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Thanks, Cali.

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calicoaster December 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Oh yeah..and Merry Christmas to you Sabrina!! :) :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Dia December 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Thanks A ton Sabrina,

loved the colour of kohl btw does the colour show on the eyes on waterline :waytogo: …..

loved the pouch :yes:

lovely nail art….me too tryinggggggggggggggggg…………… :yahoo:

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm

You’re welcome, Dia. Yes, the kohl shows on the waterline, but it’s not the same feeling as when you apply kajal, it feels a wee bit different because this is a powder.

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Dia December 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm

OMG!!!!!! u r truly artistic …………………….good in nail art designs…….. ;-)

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Hey Dia, I didn’t do the nail art myself, I said that I had it done at the salon!!

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Giasaysthat December 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm

The nail are is freaking cute :D
and you have such cute hands.
Where are you from sabrina?

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Giasaysthat December 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm

art*

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Thanks a lot, Gia. I am from Kolkata.

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Rati December 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I am loving greys more than black these days. Greys never look OTT even during the day time. :)

Your hands look sooo cute, Sabrina. :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute:

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Radhika December 20, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Belan-wali has returned….I did not say anything to your husband :|

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Rati December 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm

when did you write that ? :shock:

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Radhika December 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :|

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Dia December 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Rati – :) Does grey eye liner look good on dark eyes…..coz planning to buy one of the grey kohl of loreal….. :))

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Hi Rati, thanks for posting this article. I’m too liking greys a lot these days. I tried black smokey eyes the other day, but I personally think it looked too harsh and would have looked better being grey smokey eyes. Gotta try grey smokey eyes very soon!!

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Radhika December 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Merry Christmas to you tooo Sabrina :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* And I DEMAND a close-up pic of your supercute nail art :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Hi Rads….OK sure, will do immediately!

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bhumika December 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm

hey nice haul sabrina…n i always :inlove: :inlove: ur nail art n nail paints !!

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Thank you so much, Bhumika, so kind of you to say that.

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ramya December 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm

very cute nail art…. it looks so neat…. :))

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Thanks, Ramya.

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monika December 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Wow….love your nails . Your hands are so pretty. I’ve been dilly-dallying abt the Kohl liner. Guess I’ll end up buying it soon.

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Thanks very much, Monika.

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shanaiia December 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

nice nail art :)
have u started using the hydrafesh products?hows the foaming gel??
i tried the mineral khol at one of the loreal counters…didnt like the effect so didnt buy it :(
hope it works well for u :)

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Hi Shanaiia…nice name. Both the products are simply great, so refreshing. The foaming gel is really good.

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shanaiia December 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Thanx Sabrina…they on my shopping list now :)

got one more question….is the toner alcohol free??

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I just checked the Ingredients: It says ‘Alcohol Denat’, as one of the many ingredients. It means that it contains denaturated alcohol, which is considered to be safe for use in cosmetic and skin care products.

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Priya December 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm

The kohl bottle is very cute :) Merry Christmas Sabrina… :party: :party:

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Thank you, Priya.

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Neha S. December 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

hey sabrina.. wats the staying power of the kohl? and smudgeability???

that pink bag is sooo cutee… i wanna have it toooo it too tooo too cute :-* :-* :-*

and merry chritsmans sabrina!!! :party: :party: :party: :D
would love to see the pics of the christmas decorations
:cute: :cute:

@ rati y do u have to fill in my name and email adress agn and agn for very comment since a past few days? :(( :(( :(( is it going to be like this only now or is it a technical glitch :(( :(( :((

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Rati December 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Neha, your browser is not saving cookies. Please activate the autofill in your browser. :)

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Hi Neha. As far as the staying power of the kohl, it stays on for quite a few hours, but I must mention that it’s not a long-staying product, it’s just a normal stay one. It smudges a bit on the lower lash line if applied as an eyeliner, but I try to avoid that by first applying a grey eyepencil and then the kohl powder eyeliner over it.

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Fieran December 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm

The only reason I know about this eyeliner is because Sonam Kapoor used it in Aisha :) It looks like a cool technology though, but I think I’d be a bit paranoid about trying it as eyeliner is something we apply so closely to our eye and powdered eyeliner may fall into the eye. I’m too in love with liner pencils, but if I do see this here, I might pick it up just for fun. Thanks for the review, Sabrina and have a wonderful Christmas/New Year.

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Thanks very much, Fieran.

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Sweta December 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm

hey pretty nail art….

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Thankee, Sweta!

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Giasaysthat December 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Sabrina, where do you get these beautiful nail arts done?which place, if in mumbai? ;-)

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Hi Gia, I’m from Kolkata.

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Bee December 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Lovely nail art Sabrina :) and the pink pouch is wowwwie
1Req- can u plz review the toner? im planning to get a toner but my skin is sensitive so gets red quickly- so i want a 1st hand opinion.

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Thank you, Bee. Will do a review. The toner is very gentle and fresh and doesn’t cause any burning or any such thing, I’m liking it a lot, as my skin is very sensitive too.

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ik December 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm

i lovedd your nail art Sabrina! and its looking supercute! mwah! and merryy merry Christmas! :D

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Thanks a ton, ik.

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Mrunmayee December 20, 2010 at 8:45 pm

That’s such a cute haul with such a cute bag.. And the nail art is even cuter!!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Awww thanks so much, Mrun.

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Hi Scarlett, I live in the Moulali area.

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Rima Kaur December 20, 2010 at 10:09 pm

sabrina i honestly love that pouch they’ve given you.
looking forward to the skincare range reviews.

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Sabrina December 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Thanks a lot, Rima. I’ll review them soon.

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Aarthi December 21, 2010 at 3:38 am

Nice haul Sabrina. Loving the pink bag and ur nail art :)

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Sabrina December 22, 2010 at 2:59 am

Thanks so much, Aarthi.

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