LOreal’s new HIP Kohl eyeliner

by Bionic Beauty on 16.Apr.2009 · 9 comments

You’ve probably seen the new L’Oreal HIP makeup offerings at your local drugstore… I couldn’t resist giving you all a review of my favorite new product: the Kohl Eyeliners.
L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner review at Bionic Beauty

Why do I love them so much?

Mainly because I FINALLY have a liner that stays put on my water line. I was one of those ladies that would line my waterline (the inner rim of your lower eyelid) when I’d create a smoky eye look and 2 minutes later… poof. The liner would be gone. I gave up.

The new HIP kohl liner actually stays put! On my lids too. I really love how they make a nice neat line that you can smudge, keep precise or do whatever. Plus the color is very pigmented and has just enough sparkle to make your eyes really pop.

What I didn’t love... the fallout. But I solved that by doing my lining first, then putting on my mineral makeup. The little felt type tip rubbed against my lashes and that’s what dropped the powder bits on my face. Like I said, easy enough fix, but just be aware. It’s certainly not enough to keep me from wearing these liners. I really really love the way my eyes look- Perfect for a night out!

On my eyes: L’Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner in Navy, L’Oreal Bare Natural Mascara in Black, Purely Cosmetics loose eyeshadow in Cotton Candy.

L'Oreal HIP Kohl eyeliner in Navy

I basically lined my upper and lower lashline with HIP liner in Navy. Then ran a small liner brush over both lines to soften them. I lined my waterline to add depth to the look.

To add a bit more light- I applied Purely Cosmetics’ loose eyeshadow in Cotton Candy (a soft, sparkly pink) to the inner corners of my eyes.

Since the eye look is dark, I don’t believe you need extreme lashes. I used one coat of L’Oreal’s Bare Naturale mascara (my review is here) in Black.

L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner review at Bionic BeautyL'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner review at Bionic BeautyL’Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliners sell for $13 at your local drugstore or shop them at Drugstore.com ($13)L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner review at Bionic Beauty.


1 Paula April 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

I really like this stuff – I have it in the dark purple. It just lasts and lasts. I got it after hearing about the Guerlain, but I sure didn’t want to learn how to use it for that much $$.
I stink at tightlining, but went on YouTube for a great vid that showed me how to use kohl, and had great beginners luck with it. As for fallout, I use a fan brush to swipe it off, so I don’t smear it.
This looks really good on you, too! 🙂

2 Danielle April 17, 2009 at 1:04 am

I have the brown and the teal, but for some reason after a few hours it just disappears. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong 🙁

3 BeautyTalk April 19, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I really like L’Oreal’s makeup. I find, it’s great quality. I’m using their eyeliner as well and love it… but it’s not the HIP Kohl Eyeliner. Haven’t tried it yet but now will! Thanks for the review!

4 Bionic Beauty April 24, 2009 at 10:56 am

Paula, I really want that dark purple and the teal! I’m holding off for the Buy One, Get One free at my Walgreens.

Danielle, Hmmm… do you have foundation under it or powder or just on your bare eye skin?

BeautyTalk, Let me know what you think once you test the kohl liners out. I’d love to hear your thoughts!!


5 Sandy July 25, 2009 at 11:10 am

I use eyeliner daily and would buy this , I really like the simple natural combination .

6 Mariah June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

To help take care of the “fallout”, dust the under eye and cheek area with lots and lots of talcum powder… after your done applying the eye makeup simply brush off the fallout. 🙂

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