L'oreal Makeup Reviews, Swatches and Product News

L’oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional High Drama Volumizing Mascara ($10) may not have received much love from the blogging community, but after I read that Mary J. Blige wore it in the “Just Fine” music video, I decided to give it a shot.

The first thing that I noticed is the long, skinny brush, which is something you don’t see often in volumizing mascaras. It is very easy to maneuver and reaches every single one of my eyelash – including the tiny ones and the roots – very easily without smearing all over. It also works extremely well in lifting my lashes to the point where I feel comfortable not curling them.

Thanks to L’oreal Paris, I got to catch Beyonce at her I Am… Concert and go backstage for a “Meet and Greet” with the icon herself.

When I finally got escorted through the maze-like backstage to the meeting room, my jaw literally dropped – Beyonce is totally gorgeous and a gazillion times prettier and skinnier in person! She wore neutral colors on the eyes, winged-out black liner with fake lashes and her skin just glowed and looked so flawless!!!

She said “Hi, very nice to meet you” in a super friendly manner while shaking my hand, and I was just so starstruck I blurted out how it was such a pleasure to meet her and that her lashes were totally to die for. In return, she said she liked mine *lol*

Due to security reasons, no one was to bring in any of their belongings (including cameras *sob*) but I did get pictures snapped with her which I will post once I get them from my contact.

The concert was amazing (we all know that girl can sing and dance!) and below are some pictures:


Infused with collagen and Hyaluronic spheres, L’oreal’s latest Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara is an improved version of the oh-so-famous Voluminous mascara that can easily replace your fake lashes.

Just like the Voluminous, this makes my lashes instantly thicker and darker with just a coat or two. The brush is a lot bigger than the Voluminous but unlike other mascaras with big wands (Hello Cover Girl’s Lash Blast or Max Factor’s 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper!), it still reaches the base of my lashes and those puny bottom lashes without smearing all over the place.

L’oreal’s latest HIP High Intensity Pigments Colour Presso is the perfect example of a decent product failing because of disastrous packaging.

The gloss duo combines two yummy colors in squeezable tube so they can be worn alone or mixed together for customizable combinations. While the idea is really clever, the delivery itself is far from user-friendly. It took me 5 minutes to figure out how to open the cap and I even had difficulty getting the glosses out from the tubes, let alone controlling the amount of product I want to use!

To showcase its rich history and amazing achievements over the last 100 years, beauty giant L’oreal Paris is offering specials this week on some of its iconic products at chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide:

Voluminous Mascara $4.99
True Match Super Blendable Makeup $5.99
Colour Riche Lipcolor $4.99
EverPure Sulfate-free Color Care System $5.99
Excellence Hair Color $5.99
Revitalift Skincare collection $9.99

Guess it’s time to stock up on the Voluminous mascara and EverPure Moisture Shampoo and Moisture Conditioner.