L’oreal Masked Affair

Purchased by Me

So it seems many brands are jumping on the 50 Shades of Grey bandwagon in light of the new movie coming out, and while I have no desire to see the movie (or read the book) I do love the shades associated with it! It seems we’ve hit a turning point in mainstream polishes, away from “boring” colors to please the masses, instead they are now trying to please the devoted nail polish enthusiasts by releasing duochromes, textured glitters, and this truly beautiful holographic polish! I was lucky enough to not have to hunt to hard for this color (unlike Prosecco), but believe me when I tell you L’oreal Masked Affair is sooo worth the hunt!

loreal masked affair-002 loreal masked affair loreal masked affair1 loreal masked affair001Masked Affair is a dusty pale lilac linear holo. This has both large and fine holo particles in it making it sparkle and shine, it almost looks both linear AND scattered! Two coats gives you full, opaque coverage. This has a nice formula, but can be patchy so I recommend waiting for each layer dry before adding a new layer. Also, in my experience adding top coat does dull the flame a bit so for this swatch I did the “holo sandwich”: base coat, holo, top coat, holo.

Overall:

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Price: Retail is around $6.99 at Walgreens, but this has been spotted at CVS, Rite Aid and other drugstores as well.

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15 Responses

  1. Michele Hogset says:

    I haven’t been able to find this at all. Really bummed.

  2. Robin says:

    I have this on right now, and while it is gorgeous, it looks nothing like your photos. I guess I can blame it on the lack of sunshine. I never knew that top coat can dull a holo. That could be part of my problem. I am going to try a 3rd coat tonight over my existing top coat. I have to say though that the wear time has been really great!

  3. Jupiter says:

    What top coat did you use, out of curiosity? I wonder if Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in the triangular bottle will not dull it, since it has a reputation of not dulling holos.

    • francine says:

      I applied a final layer over top coat so this is just the color without top coat. That’s how I like to wear my holos because I don’t want to dull the effect even a little lol 😉

  4. Aprill says:

    I had no idea Loreal made beautiful holographics. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I NEED THIS… I have not seen this anywhere… I made a mental note to pick it up 🙂

  6. Deborah says:

    It. Is. STUNNING! Though I am curious how it compares to OPI DS Original :).

  7. Jessica says:

    This is so beautiful on you, and you’ve captured it wonderfully!

  8. Lara Leaf says:

    I was able to find this polish, put it on and, when I was ready for my next mani (two days), put this polish Back On! I NEVER have done that. That is how much I love this polish! Thank you for the gorgeous photos!!!

  9. Eva says:

    Very pretty! I wonder if I can get it in my town/country.

  10. Oh. My. God. I want this with all of my being! 🙂 🙂

  11. kelliegonzo says:

    This is seriously gorgeous! I hope I can find this!

  12. Julie says:

    Oh my goodness, Spongebob said it best this is BEAUTIFUL!! I am going to raid every drug store in my area to find it! lol

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