Review | L’Oréal HiP Color Chrome Eyeliners in 915 Silver Lightning and 965 Violet Volt

October 15, 2010

You probably know by now that L’Oréal HiP (short for ‘High Intensity Pigments’) has finally arrived in Singapore. Available at selected Watsons stores, the eyeshadow duos (S$18.90) and pencils (S$17.90) from this popular drugstore line promise rich pigment and intense colour payoff.

Although I couldn’t make it for the launch event, L’Oréal Singapore recently gave me some HiP products to try. Among them were Color Chrome Eyeliners in 915 Silver Lightning and 965 Violet Volt.

Made in Germany as most (all?) waterproof/smudgeproof eyeliners are, these pencils have shimmery exteriors that  replicate their core colours.

The brand calls them liquid pencils that offer the intensity of a liquid liner and the precision of a pencil. I’m not sure about the latter bit but they certainly have an almost molten feel to them. As their product name indicates, these creamy metallic liners impart a chrome finish.

They actually remind me of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils – like the latter, they have a buttery-smooth texture (they glide on like a dream!) and can be blended for a bit of makeup play before they set.

Silver Lightning is exactly as its name suggests – a strong silver flash of colour. Violet Volt is an intense cool-toned purple with a subtle metallic sheen (it’s not as foiled as the former). Both are budgeproof, once set. I like how their names allude to electricity!

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18 Responses to Review | L’Oréal HiP Color Chrome Eyeliners in 915 Silver Lightning and 965 Violet Volt

  1. October 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

    those look gorgeous… super tempted to get the purple one… but then I’m always a sucker for purple :P

    • makeupmag
      October 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

      Hey Jo,

      You need the purple! :D

  2. Joanna
    October 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Hihi, may I enquire where these beautiful eyeliners can be found? thanks!

    • makeupmag
      October 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Joanna,

      As I mentioned in the post, they can be found at selected Watsons stores. :)

  3. October 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I like them too, hv only used the black thus far! I got all 3 liners except the silver(they look too stark on me IMO). I like this HiP range but a pity we get only a few of the colours & it’s LE! :/

    • makeupmag
      October 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

      Hey Farah,

      3? Wow! I’m thinking of getting the black. I believe they want to see how it does here before making it permanent.

  4. milktea
    October 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Gorgeous! I love both! Would love to see you do a look or EOTD with them :-)

    • makeupmag
      October 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm

      Hi Milktea,

      I’ll try! :)

  5. October 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I got blk, purple & gold. I seldom line my eyes but hv a lot of eyeliners for some strange reason LOL!!!

    • makeupmag
      October 16, 2010 at 1:01 am

      You could use them as eyeshadow bases, Farah! :D

  6. October 16, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Hahax! I like the gif you attached! It really IS the same color as the liners! =D

    • makeupmag
      October 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Hi Miwitch,

      It’s very apt, yes? I love that the colours fit the post! :D

  7. October 16, 2010 at 4:48 am

    I could but I have lotsof that too. :P

    • makeupmag
      October 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm

      LOL, Farah! More = more choices. :P

  8. Demi
    October 16, 2010 at 8:55 am

    hi! Do you know whether they are suitable for oily eyelids?

    • makeupmag
      October 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Demi,

      They definitely last longer than regular pencils! :)

  9. Catherine
    October 22, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Hello Mag,
    After reading this I must rush out to buy tomorrow! Which selected Watsons carry these gorgeous eyeliners? Are you also going to do a review on their eyeshadows?

    • makeupmag
      October 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Cat!

      I’ve seen them at Ngee Ann City and East Point. I’m fairly certain they’re available at the bigger Watsons stores. Look out for my post on the shadows!

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