Wednesday, November 18, 2009

L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome Eyeliner: So, So, So Soft!

Hello everybody,

Finally, I get to review something this week. Since last Friday, all that happened here were giveaways. In fact, we are still in the middle of the Caress Evenly Gorgeous body wash and bath bar giveaway. If you haven't joined, please click here.

About 2-3 weeks ago, my local Walgreens had a L'Oreal HiP BOGO sale and I gleefully came twice to purchase the new L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome eyeliners. Of course, to honor my Asian heritage, I had to come with coupons. After hearing so many great things about these liners from the big wig bloggers, I decided to get them myself and let me tell you, I made the right decision.

Purchase #1: Violet Volt (L) and Black Shock (R)

Purchase #2: Silver Lightning (L) and Gold Charge (R)

At $9.99 a piece, these liners probably are the most expensive things at the drugstore. However, the BOGO knocked them off to a more affordable $5 a piece. My $2 off coupon finally got me all four of these for a grand total of $16 plus tax! It's good to be patient and clip some coupons, y'all!

What can you get for $16 at the department store? Probably a single eyeliner that may or may not work as good as these guys. After living on drugstore liners for years, I've come to a conclusion that they are pretty good. However, these guys are exceptionally good and words on the street have that they are as good as Urban Decay 24/7 Liners that are sold at $17 a piece!

Top-bottom: Black Shock, Violet Volt, Silver Lightning, and Gold Charge

The swatch :)

These liners are really soft and pigmented. They glide very smoothly and have the same texture as MAC fluidline, which is a gel liner. The dark colors do not have that much metallic color in it but the lighter ones are pure metals. I felt like a rock star wearing Silver Lightning and Gold Charge. In fact, I've been wearing them quite often lately.

Here's a quick break down of the colors:
  • Black Shock: black eye liner with a tiny hint of metal.
  • Violet Volt: dark purple color with some metallic trace in it. If you don't use black liners, this would work well for you, too.
  • Gold Charge: this puts my quest to finding a gold eyeliner to an end. It's pure gold metal and the pigmentation is great.
  • Silver Lightning: mark my words, this is the greatest silver eyeliner from drugstore. If you've been looking for an eyeliner to line and brighten the lower lash line, please buy this guy.
 The one caveat I have is the softness texture of this pencil: since it is very soft, you need to use a light hand and let it completely dry. Otherwise, it can smudge before it dries. Right now, Walgreens also have another BOGO for L'Oreal HiP so please take this opportunity to get some of these eyeliners.

I think these L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome eyeliners are going to give the other liners a hard time. For me, I find no reasons to buy expensive eyeliners after this. These four liners already took care of most of my needs and I have the other ones available as well.

That's all for today, everybody. I hope you'll have a great day.


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  1. OHH they seeem really soft, I might go buy some =]

  2. Hi Sharpie,

    They are the best drugstore eyeliners I've tried so far. If you get a chance, please go get it this week at Walgreens. They are currently on a BOGO sale.

  3. They all look so soft and pigmented. My fave is Gold Charge, it's gorgeous but the others are all very pretty too. It's too bad we don't have L'Oreal Hip here.

  4. Hi Gio,

    I hope you'll have this sub-brand soon. L'Oreal HiP is really great and I love these eyeliners so much!

  5. They look awesome!!!
    I want some of these.. but we don't have L'oreal HIP over here :(
    I got my duo shadows from an online shopping spree. Don't think they will do another one, though. Bummer.

  6. I don't think your review is very good. When you do a review, you should also mention how well they stay on your eye, when it starts to grease(if and when that happens), etc..
    People want to know those kinds of things besides raving about the product. just my honest opinion.

  7. Hi Fifi,

    Yes, they do! It's a shame that L'Oreal HiP is not available in a lot of countries. Have you looked on EBay? You may find some there, but the shipping may be very expensive.

  8. Dear Anonymous,

    Thank you for your concern. I did mention that this will crease if you don't let it dry completely. There are many other people who also reviewed this product, you can look around for other opinions.

    If you want to know something else about this product, please ask. I am willing to answer all of your questions to the best of my knowledge. For example, the staying power is very good, it lasted for 6-8 hours. It does crease if you don't let it dry totally, which I already mentioned in the blog entry.

  9. I think I need that silver one in my life xD
    Think it'll be good to highlight inner corners?I hate the idea of eyeshadow in the corner of my eye, so maybe this is what I need to invest in

  10. Hi McNunu,

    Yes, Silver Charge is perfect for that. In fact, I've been using it for that sole purpose for a while now.

  11. I bought two of these recently the discontinued ones in blue and green. I haven't tried it on my eyes yet, but hot dang it didn't smudge on my hand.

  12. Great review. I just bought 2 HIP Color Chrome Eyeliners in BLUE SPARK and GREEN FLASH, which I completely love, and the best thing is that I found them at the 99 cents store, guess because they are discontinued.

    Great blog by the way!

  13. Hi Alyssa,

    I found the same thing happens to these liners, too! You are so lucky to get the dc-ed ones. I hope they'll come up with more colors.

  14. Hi Fabulous,

    Thank you for your comment. My dollar store does not have a wide variety of makeup anymore but I will put a lookout for the dc-ed ones :)

  15. I hear and read so much about all the good things about L'Oreal HIP products (especially the duos and now the eyeliners). It's frustrating that we can't get it here in the Netherlands. :(

    These eyeliners look really good. I especially like Violet Volt. Great bargains you've picked up there! :D

  16. Hi Witoxity,

    I know, that's frustrating. My blogger friend Gio, who lives in Italy, can't get L'Oreal HiP either. I hope this line of product is going to go global soon.

  17. hey dao these are some of my fave liners ever... love the black one seriously! the black one is a go to staple.

  18. Hi Kia,

    Me too! I use them almost everyday, considering how many liners I have. The black one feels very soft and luxurious. After this, I don't think other drugstore makeup brands can sell their liners that well anymore.


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