L'Oreal - Masked Affair Swatches

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Hiya guys. After a long week at work, it's finally to get the weekend started. Unfortunately, it's so cold outside and snowing that I will be spending all of it stuck at home. Good thing I have quite the untried stash to burn through. Top of that pile was this beauty right here, Masked Affair by L'Oreal. Yes, the brand a lot of us tend to walk right past in the drugstore. Their collections are normally not something I go out of my way to find, but this singular polish has changed that mindset. I'm a little late hopping on the Masked Affair train, but it's better late than never.

L'oreal - Masked Affair

Masked Affair by L'Oreal can be purchased at your local drugstores. I was able to find mine at the first Walgreens I visited, but I think I ended up getting extremely lucky in that regard.
L'oreal - Masked Affair

Masked Affair is a stunning silver/grey holographic polish. There were a bit of mixed reviews about the formula so I was hesitate when I started swatching the shade. Luckily, I was in for a pleasant surprise and experienced a smooth consistency. It was sheer in one coat, but managed to even out nicely in just three coats. Seen here are three coats and sealed with a glossy topcoat.

L'oreal - Masked Affair
L'oreal - Masked Affair

That macro shot, am I right? I wish I could of taken some photos in actual sunlight instead of in a light box, but as you guys know I always swatch late at night. This is definitely going to be a great polish to wear during the summer with the sun shining down. It'll be like a walking rainbow on your nails!

L'oreal - Masked Affair

Overall I have no regrets having given in to the hype and purchased this beauty. Every polish addict, whether you're a holo lover or not, needs to have this polish in their collection. It's all about that bling bling. I don't know why, but I kept imagining a scenario where L'Oreal sent in a spy to listen in on polish addict conversations. The guy would be talking over a walkie-talkie saying something along the lines of, "They want something called holo. They want the holo. We have to find out what that is!" Here's hoping that L'Oreal realizes the madness they have caused with this polish and continue on this path.

What do you think about Masked Affair? Have you been able to pick up a bottle since the craze hit us last month?

49 comments

  1. Been dying to get my hands on this, can't find it anywhere around me though! Beautiful swatches !!

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  2. I was gifted a bottle, otherwise I never would have gotten it . I've never been able to find it :(

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  3. I love this polish. I was able to get a bottle when the collection came out. Now I know I should've picked more than one up! :0)

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  4. Your swatches are gorgeous! I keep hearing mixed reviews about Masked Affair but every time I see swatches, I want it!

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  5. I really love the color and glam of the Masked Affair. I will have to see if I can find a bottle, it would be fun to do my nails during this dreadful cold weekend we are having.

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  6. I'm sorry, I can't hear you over that macro.... Oh my macro goodness!!! Beautiful swatch shots!

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  7. It looks great on you and I love you're swatches!

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  8. This is really pretty but it is not coming to EU so I am in a sulk! :D Looks fab on you and I hope you enjoy gazing at its beautifulness for many manis to come.

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  9. My heart breaks a little everytime I see this swatched, I can't find it anywhere. It looks so pretty on you :)

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  10. It does look great - I'll check it out for myself in a lighter sparkle - I would like that!

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  11. I love when the sparkle in nail polish looks like a galaxy. It doesn't hurt that it's purple, either!

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  12. I jumped on the Masked Affair train a few weeks ago and I really love it!

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  13. Oooh I love sparkly polishes, but they're a difficult thing to take off at the end of a few days of wear. My nemesis!

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  14. I still haven't found this one locally. Grrr!

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  15. Wow - this looks amazing on you!!! I have such similar holos, but I'm so glad that a mainstream brand is putting out gorgeous holos!!

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  16. This is a fantastic swatch! You really managed to bring out the lavender tint to it that makes it so special. :)

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  17. Gorgeous polish! I doubt L'Oréal will release it here though. You got awesome holo shots without sunlight!

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  18. Nice swatches. This polish is not yet launched in India but all the rage over it makes me feel like having one bottle of Masked affair for sure :)

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  19. Oh man, this polish looks so glam! I haven't seen this in any of my stores... I'll have to keep watch for it!

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  20. Hahaha, I can see people talking confused "they want what?" "holo!" "what's that?" "sparkly!"

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  21. I LOOOVE Masked Affair! That is another one that I have photos of in my arsenal that I need to post soon! It is gorgeous on you! I liked the formula too, but I know it was hit or miss for people.

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  22. Look at L'oreal gettin' all indie-fied! Haha! Looks like a real stunner!

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  23. Love, love that color! And your nail length and shape is pretty perfect too!

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  24. That is so beautiful! I can easily envision myself wearing that particular color since I love any shade of purple. Plus, it would be so perfect for the springtime!

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  25. I wonder whether we have those here... They're so pretty and now you make me want them even more!

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  26. Still said this never came out in Canada. It looks so pretty!

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  27. This is such a pretty polish! I love anything glittery and sparkly so this is great! :)

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  28. I hope the popularity of this polish means more mainstream holos are on the way!

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  29. I do like a nice shimmery, shiny sparkle. This a great color of polish.

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  30. This one really is gorgeous. I almost passed it up in the store because the lighting fid it no favors, but once you get it outside, LOVE! Love the macros of this!

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  31. lol "They want the holo" :P That made me smile, as I've got a similar, wild imagination and think up ridiculous things like that all the time. I think this polish is great- and I'm all about the bling.

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  32. This nail polish hue is giving me ideas what to use to paint my nails when the wedding of my friend comes up. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I love this color. I will have to look for a bottle so i can do my nails. I love polishing my nails.

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  34. I am in love with that polish! Purple hues are my favorites and I also love that glitter. I must find this.

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  35. What a beautiful color, I love the micro glitter. I'm trying so hard to stop biting my nails to be able to wear nail polish again.

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  36. I absolutely LOVE this color! I can't stop staring at it. So pretty.

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  37. Omg what a fabulous polish!!!! I'm totally looking for this next time I'm out shopping

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  38. This has been one of the best drug store polishes of the year. I cannot imagine it getting topped. It looks great on you!

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  39. Love that color! Its so pretty!

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  40. Looks beautiful!! Your swatches are sublime. :)

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  41. You're right I usually walk past L'oreal nail polish but this looks amazing and absolutely love the sparkle of it all.

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  42. I am a sucker for nail polish! This color is beautiful and it's Loreal! How awesome!

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  43. That nail polish is amazing! It just brought unicorns and magic sparkle to mind mind, I have to have it!

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  44. I don't follow along with nail polish trends, so I didn't know this was the 'latest thing.' I like it though (and Masked Affair), and I think would look really nice when wearing a little black dress.

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  45. That is an absolutely beautiful color. The only problem for me is that i would pick it off to fast.

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  46. This polish is gorgeous. I m looking fr it india but can't find.

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  47. Admittedly, I am not the most experienced or adept polisher, but I found the formula more difficult than the usual polish. On 2nd coat, when I tried to apply, some of the polish from the first coat were removed. I ended up returning it because there are a gazillion holos available for similar prices.

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