29 January 2015

L'Oréal Masked Affair

Hi loves! Today I have something so gorgeous to share with you, you might want to grab a napkin before looking any further. Really, it's that good! You know how everyone once in a while us nail fanatics declare a polish wanted and go on crazy hunts to try and grab the elusive polish? It happened to Sinful Colors Prosecco a while back and now it has happened to L'Oréal Masked Affair.

L'Oréal Masked Affair


I see why.

Now, this polish was a total surprise for me, because I didn't order it, I didn't grab it in store (this specific line isn't even sold here) and I asked nobody to mule one for me. No, instead it was a sweet gift from Yvette, a.k.a. the mastermind behind Bliss Polish. I was so touched when I unwrapped this beauty! I wouldn't even have dreamed about owning this, but now I do ^^.

Onto the polish, it is a silvery greyed lilac with a holographic finish. There are also some silver flakes floating around in it but in my pictures HOLO takes over. The formula reminds me of old-school holo polishes. It's best to just slap on your first coat, and then make it more opaque and even with the second and third coat. If you hit a spot twice, it'll give you terrible bald spots, especially on that first layer.

L'Oréal Masked Affair


It doesn't dry really shiny so topcoat is a must. Don't get sad when you put on the topcoat and the holo disappears. It does at first, but as your topcoat dries the holo comes back too! That effect isn't uncommon with older holographic shades (like the China Glaze Kaleidoscope set) so it didn't scare me too much ;-).

L'Oréal Masked Affair

L'Oréal Masked Affair


As you can see the holographic effect is glorious, I used 3 coats over Duri Rejuvacote and finished with G&G HK Girl topcoat (dulled at first, came out gorgeous). I want to wear it again!

Thanks again Yvette, for sending this beauty. You are way too sweet for me!

L'Oréal Masked Affair

L'Oréal Masked Affair


Have you had any luck finding this glorious shade? Or did you not even know it existed? Tell me in the comments!

56 comments :

  1. I haven't really heard all that much talk on it over here so I'm not sure it's out here or not. I really like the colour though.

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  2. This isn't sold over here?!
    *sobs, adds polish to lemming list, cries out loud*

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  3. It is so annoying, that L'Oreal gives those tiny bottles full of boring cremes to us and the US girls get those amazing polishes. We like holo, too! *sobs*

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  4. I've heard it's pretty close to an AEngland shade. Can't remember which one though

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  5. Color Me So Crazy29 January, 2015 20:27

    I love this and every time I go into any pharmacy I look for it. I have not been actively going and looking all over for it, but I hope that I just stumble upon it one day. Super pretty.

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  6. MyBeautyJunction29 January, 2015 20:27

    Eeee what a beautiful holo! I had no idea such a stunner existed - it's probably disappeared from everywhere except for eBay where it must sell for $100 or above, like Prosecco.

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  7. This is quite a stunning polish, especially from the drugstore!!

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  8. OH MY WORD this is just gorgeous and it looks FAB on you. How nice to receive it as a surprise too.

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  9. Yours are the first swatches I've looked at for this color and thought, man, maybe I DO need it!

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  10. Oh wow, how gorgeous is this!

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  11. Oh my gosh, this is stunning! L'oreal truly needs to bring this line of polishes to European drugstores, too!

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  12. So Damn pretty and can't find it anywhere :( that was so sweet of Yvette!

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  13. Gosh! I didn't understand the whole hype about this nail polish, but now seeing your swatches I am totally hooked. Your holo photos are always spot on and you managed to capture the beauty of this holo perfectly. I wish it was sold in Europe... We always miss out on everything!

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  14. It must be the HK Girl that does it cos I've not yet seen a swatch of this polish as good as yours.

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  15. It's so pretty!! I've seen it pop up on various nail blogs but just like you I can't get my hands on it :)

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  16. *Gasp* This is my new precious!! :D

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  17. Man, that's a beautiful polish. I don't need to start making grabby hands at polishes though, lol.

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  18. ValiantlyVarnished30 January, 2015 03:51

    I have seen other swatches of this polish and have been pretty meh about it but it looks amazing on you!

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  19. The Dalai Lama's Nails30 January, 2015 04:26

    wow - SO gorgeous!

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  20. Wow, your photos of this are amazing!! What a lovely polish!

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  21. Oh my goodness! I must have this shade! It is so stunning! :) :) :)

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  22. I have not seen this show up in my town yet :( I hope I find it soon because it is STUNNING!

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  23. Oh man now I want this!!! Sooo pretty! Super sweet of Yvette to send you one!

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  24. You've shown this off beautifully! <3

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  25. It's gorgeous, I want this!

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  26. I'm still sad I couldn't find this- so gorgeous!

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  27. This is a gorgeous color...I feel totally out of the loop asking this even though EVERYONE is talking about it, but is this a newly released shade?

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  28. Yeah, it's not released on our side of the world unfortunately, but American bloggers are all over it. Now I have it myself, I can see why!

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  29. Sucks, huh?! I just wish we'd get this line of polish all together.. the small skinny bottles released here are too pricey and too ugly.

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  30. Agreed Laura! Like we don't appreciate pretty polish?!

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  31. Oooh you might be right - Fonteyn maybe? I don't own that one so I can't compare though.

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  32. Just checked eBay - luckily it isn't up to a $100 yet, but they are listed for around $20. Still too much! I hate when that happens to a shade, we just all want pretty polish for a reasonable price!

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  33. Right?! That's the best part about it.

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  34. I agree Sabine, why do we get the stupid boring skinny bottles and not this kind of goodness?

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  35. Aww, thank you! I was really impressed with this shade :)

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  36. Than k you Lou! Yeah, you should've seen the look on my face when this tiny box arrived with this in it!

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  37. That's such a sweet compliment Paulina! And yes, it sucks we again miss out on the goodness :(

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  38. Thank you Vic! It was so weird, when I applied the HK Girl at first it dulled completely. It was slightly scary haha!

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  39. Thanks Eva! It's really sucky we can't get it ourselves.

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  40. Haha, we always have to make grabby hands at polish!

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  41. Thank you so much! I really really love this :).

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  42. Hope you find it soon, because I bet it will look stunning on you!

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  43. Aww don't worry Monica, that's okay :). It's part of a LE release called Dark Sides Of Grey. There are 8 shades included, if you google Dark Sides Of Grey you'll find more info!

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  44. Man, it's gorgeous! I don't think we get L'oreal polishes here although I know other products of theirs are sold... maybe I can find it somewhere :)

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  45. I hope you do find it! Such an amazing shade.

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