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REVIEW: L'Oreal Kohl Minerals Eyeliner

I went cosmetics shopping over the weekend in Mumbai and ended up buying a lot of L’Oreal products. One product that I had on my wishlist since pretty long was the Kohl Minerals Powder and so I picked it up with great enthusiasm in Meteorite Blue. I used it this morning for office and have had a mixed feelings experience.
L'Oreal Kohl Minerals Eyeliner

What the site says
Whether you're going for dramatic smokey eyes, or a softer romantic 'barely-there' look, Mineral Kohl makes achieving perfect eyeliner easy. In 3 mineral inspired shades the gentle mineral eyeliner is 95% from minerals and perfume, preservative and talc free.
The gentle formula is enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe making it suitable for the delicate eye area.
It has no Perfumes and no preservatives and contains mineral pigments for gentle definition.

My Experience
I purchased it cause it looked different, had a novel packaging and I simply loved the shade of blue that was on offer… Meteorite Blue!
Here's a swatch...
Loved the shade: Meteorite Blue
Like I already said, I just loved the new and novel container of the eye liner. It looks smart, is portable and looks a bit intimidating at first ;)
The transparent plastic helps in gauging the amount of contents left. It has a perforated layer that helps adequate amount of product to be used and is extremely helpful, something like the packaging of loose powder.

Perforated Layer
Application and Applicator
The angled and sleek brush applicator that comes with it is extremely soft and yet stiff and makes lining the eyes very easy and convenient. A little product gives a lot of definition and is highly pigmented. It does have a lot of fall-out :(

The innovative applicator

Consistency and Feel
The mineral powder is very light and is highly pigmented. The subtle sparkle and glitter that it contains looks beautiful on the eyes and doesn’t look tacky at all. Also a plus is that it is odorless :)

Overall Experience
I have had a bittersweet experience with it. The color and pigmentation is what I loved. But it’s major fall-out and non-long staying power put me off a bit :(

In order to summarize, let me list down the pros and cons. So, here goes…

  • Awesome color
  • Highly pigmented
  • Just enough glitter
  • Odorless
  • Reasonably priced at around 500 bucks
  • Easy and convenient application
  • Soft and good quality applicator
  • Love the novel packaging

  • It isn’t very long stay
  • Smudges easily
  • Has a lot of fall-out
  • Less variety of shades

Will I use it again?
Hmmmm… I guess so.. There is something extremely attractive about the product :D


  1. Lovely review. thanks for sharing.:) Following you now

    Hope you visit my blog too


  2. Sara thank you :) And thanks for following my blog as well :D I am so checking out yours right now :D

  3. i had the same experience with this product..packaging sucks :(


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