10 June, 2012

Haul post: L'Oreal L'Or Electric collection


Those of you following me on Twitter may have read I was on a mission to find L'Oreal's limited L'Or Electric collection last week.  The collection had caught my eye with its bright polishes and Infaillible eye shadows and I wasn't going to let this one pass me by.  I even went as far as tweeting to L'Oreal Australia to find out when and where the range was being launched - and that's a bit of a big deal for pedestrian me!  They weren't great with specifics and only heightened my sense of urgency about the LE range suggesting I'd "...best get in quick!" so I did and after two days haunting L'Oreal stands eventually found THE stand at my city Priceline store.

I know L'Oreal have got some awesomely bright lipstick shades as part of L'Or Electric collection but I went straight past those without even as much as a single swatch, lest I break my ban at the 11th hour! I focused on the nail and eye colours.  I loved all of the three nail polish shades and at $6.95AUD a pop didn't agonize over preferences and got the lot!  I was a bit more selective with the eye shadow and chose the most wearable of the three new shades available.  Let's get on with the obligatory close ups and swatches, shall we?


Color Riche nail colors L-R:
807 - Majestic Green, 811 - Magic Croisette, 809 - Mystic Blue

I'm sure you fellow polish lovers can understand why I had to to have them all - right?  Majestic Green in particular is a very unique yellow-toned green so I wasn't going to pass that up, and I'm a lover of blue and blurple polishes so the other two were guaranteed to come home with me too.



Color Infaillible Iridescent Finish eyeshadow
040 - Cosmic Black


I can't recall the names of the other two eyeshadow colours but the first was a very tempting silvery lilac (I have numerous lilacs and purples so I had to pass) and the other was an unusual coral duochrome - pretty but I wasn't sure about it for me.  I fell in love with Cosmic Black for its starry looking gold glitter blended in a warm black base.  It was surprisingly soft on first application but quite buildable - perfect for an evening eye.


I also scored a freebie with my eyeshadow purchase as L'Oreal are currently giving away a complimentary eyeshadow brush.  I've not tried it yet but the shape looks like a good all-rounder for packing colour onto the lids or blending into the crease. 

Enough of the frivolous hauling for now!  I have another one up my sleeve waiting to post and I can feel another no-buy coming on if I'm not careful...

Until next time.

Vita :)

19 comments:

  1. I saw this collection just today and was very very tempted by that silvery lilac e/s colour you mentioned, but then I swatched it with the silver shade from the standard collection and they were almost the same so I gave it a miss. I didn't even look at cosmic black, but I'm thinking I may need to!

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    1. I swatched them all and Cosmic Black was definitely the most wearable option for me. I could totally see you wearing the coral shade though Lilit :)

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  2. ooh i saw those polishes at Target but i didn't pick them up because they certainly didn't look that amazing under that lighting but now i'm thinking i better run back and grab them!

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    1. The nail colours ARE amazing and I'm loving the new more affordable little bottles too. I'm just annoyed I ran out of time to wear at least one of them this weekend!

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  3. i really like your blog..have fun reading it

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  4. I love those polish colors! I've never bought a L'oreal one - but that blue is definitely calling my name. And that eye shadow is pretty, too! I love the smoky color.

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    1. My experience with L'Oreal nail colours have been a bit hit and miss but I'm hoping new packaging means new formula. As a blue lover I can totally see you wearing both the blue and the blurple!

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  5. I swatched the lipsticks from this range the other day and fell in love, but didn't purchase them as I assumed they were hella expensive :(

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    1. I swatched the lippies today and the hot pink one was a-may-zing! You're right - they're not cheap and cost around $26 each :(

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  6. Oh my goodness it's every bit as gorgeous as I thought it would be. Off to Target asap!!

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    1. If you love greens and blues - as you do! - you'll be in your element with these :)

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  7. Mystic Blue is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome! i love it<3

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    1. Absolutely!!!! Much better IRL!!!

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  8. I love those Infallible shadows! So tempting not to buy the entire range.

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    1. I have a few and they are so silky! I know what you mean about being tempted but the Infaillible shadows are a bit on the pricey side for drugstore stuff down here. They retail at just under $20 each!

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  9. I picked these up the other day too & they are stunning!

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    1. They ARE too gorgeous to choose between. Don't mean to scare you but I just went to comment on your post and I got a warning about your website being an attack site. Please check it out cos it appears your site may have been hijacked!!!

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