L’Oréal Star Magnet Vernis Magnétique/ Magnetic Nail Colour

December 3, 2008

Guess what startled me when I popped into Watsons yesterday?


An instant reminder of Lancôme Le Magnetique, last year’s limited edition nail art-cum-lacquer, this offering from L’oréal seems to be a veritable dupe of it. Considering that Lancôme is under the L’Oréal umbrella, I am inclined to believe that this would work as well as the original.

Priced at S$12.90 each, there are currently four colours offered at Watsons:

  • Magnetic Copper
    Magnetic Grey
    Magnetic Purple
    Magnetic Silver

I bought Magnetic Silver, which is a shimmery slate with a slight purple cast…and beautiful metallic blue shimmer. Check out this blog post from Polishaholic for photos of this polish and the star effect. According to another blog, the range has three other colours not (yet?) sold here. I’d love to see Chocolate in person!

Posted in: l'oreal | lancome | makeup technology | nails

12 Responses to L’Oréal Star Magnet Vernis Magnétique/ Magnetic Nail Colour

  1. birkinbagbeauty
    December 3, 2008 at 5:08 am

    wow, that polish is gorgeous!

  2. Kim
    December 4, 2008 at 12:21 am

    I saw this at Watsons yesterday! I picked it up, looked at it for a couple of seconds before placing it back onto the stand and walking away!

    I need to return to another Watsons now!

    Post pics of you wearing it please!

  3. makeupmag
    December 4, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Hi Birkinbagbeauty!

    You have to see it in person. I like how the blue shimmer twinkles! :)

  4. feeyona ♥♪♫
    December 4, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    oh gosh thanks for the heads up! i’ve seen the lancome one before, but this is so much more affordable!

  5. jojoba
    December 8, 2008 at 10:24 am

    this is interesting! thanks for sharing.

  6. makeupmag
    December 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Feeyona and Jojoba,

    You’re welcome! I’d love to hear what you both think of this.

  7. Mellerson
    December 12, 2008 at 12:24 am

    I bought this and tried it, but I think I need some more practice… you need to dispense just the right amount of polish onto your nail evenly for the effect to show up and I only got it right half the time. In the end, I gave up and painted over them.

  8. makeupmag
    December 14, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Hey Mel,

    I’m sorry to hear that. Which colour did you buy? I haven’t used/opened mine but I think I wouldn’t mind just painting regularly with it – it’s such a pretty shade of grey! Let me know if you figure out how to make it work; I’d love any tips!

  9. MissG
    January 6, 2009 at 7:50 am

    where is Watsons? Are they online or only an actual store? Thnks

  10. makeupmag
    January 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Hi MissG,

    Watsons is a drugstore with brick-and-mortar outlets across Asia. :)

    Here’s the link to the SG webby: http://www.watsons.com.sg

    You can’t purchase anything from there unfortunately. You could email them directly to ask though!

  11. asdasd
    May 22, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Do you know if this is in the Watsons in the Asian countries as well ?

  12. makeupmag
    May 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Hi asdasd,

    I’m sorry – I have no idea. You could try emailing the Watsons stores in the Southeast Asian region.

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