L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl – Portofino Blue -108 Review, Swatch, EOTD

Posted on Feb 5 2014 - 4:00am by poonam

L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl  – Portofino Blue, 108 Review

Hello Everyone,

I am a big fan of colored eye liner but after hauling almost all the shades in Faces Long Wear Eye Pencils, it comes to a stall. So, with new beginnings in New year I am going to revive my interest in colored liners and planning to add more shades and formulas like gel/liquid liners to my stash. No points for guessing that I am eyeing those lust worthy Urban Decay Eye Pencils.. yess all of them!
Today I am going to review L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl in Portofino Blue which I bought from Riya (MakeupandbeautyVanity) at a great price.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Kohl - Portofino Blue Look

Product Claims: Color Riche Le Kohl softly glides over the eyelid to achieve a long-lasting, precise and intense color result. Seven beautiful and wearable shades.

  • Water Proof and Long Lasting
  •  Ophthalmologically tested

Price:- Rs. 375 for 1.6 gms

Shelf Life:-  30 months from the Mfg date.

Available in 6 shades:

  1. Frosted Silver
  2. Urban Grey
  3. Pure Espresso
  4. Deep sea Blue
  5. Icy Capuccino
  6. Midnight Black

Packaging:- The liner comes in a sharpenable pencil for with outer body carrying the shade of the liner and all other details related to the liner engraved in gold. It has a transparent plastic cap which fits nicely and a golden band near the tip for a classy appeal. The packaging is pretty (L’oreal Paris always does that …) and the liner can be easily located with color-coded body.

My Experience with L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl  – Portofino Blue:-

Portofino Blue: I read it Portfolio many a times..:P wondering what were in their minds while naming this liner so I googled for what “Portofino” means – An Italian fishing village. Seems like the shade is inspired from hues of water. Portofino Blue is a bright Indigo Blue shade with dominating violet undertones which makes it look more Indigo than blue in matte finish. The liner actually resembles the color that comes when . Ranipal/Ujala fabric whitener is dissolved in water.

L'Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl - Portofino Blue Review

The liner has creamy texture but I feel there is some sort of stickiness that doesn’t let the liner glide nicely over my eyes. It tugs slightly on the lids due to that stickiness and have to apply a bit more pressure to get the color transferred from pencil to lids.
The color payoff is average as it looks sheer in single swipe and I have to swipes it 4-5 times to get good enough pigmentation on lids. As it is marketed as a Kohl so I used it on my waterline too, it didn’t caused any irritation or burning feel but again color payoff wasn’t impressive.

L'Oreal Paris  Color Riche Le Kohl Portofino Blue Swatch
It doesn’t sets to smudge-proof finish and smudges easily when fingers are moved lightly over the liner (not rubbed exactly) due to waxy feel in texture. I had this similar feel with Lakme Eyeconic kajal too.
The liner to my surprise lasts pretty long on my lids and transfers only a bit to upper lids. It will last longer on dry lids but keep your hands away from lids as it will smudge easily.

Portofino Blue doesn’t only have unusual name but the shade is unique too and can’t be easily found across brands. It is a shade that might not be liked by everyone but if you love to do it differently it is for you.

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Le Kohl - Portofino Blue EOTD

Compared to Other colored Eye Pencils:

  1. Faces Eye Pencils are much smoother, creamier, pigmented and lasts longer of me.
  2. Bourjois Eye Pencil goes on smoothly and doesn’t tug on my lids at all.

Pros of L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl  – Portofino Blue:

  1. Unique shade of Blue
  2. Matte Finish
  3. Safe to be used on waterline
  4. Doesn’t irritate sensitive eyes
  5. Staying power is good
  6. Removes easily
  7. Convenient to use
  8. Beautiful packaging

Cons of L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl  – Portofino Blue:

  1. Bit pricey (but other than Lakme newly launched liner all other colored pencils are pricey too)
  2. Doesn’t goes on smoothly on lids
  3. Requires 3-4 swipes for good color payoff
  4. Prone to smudging

Recommendation :- L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl – Portofino Blue is a bright blue shade with violet undertones in matte finish. The formula is creamy but not super-creamy and has slight waxy feel to it due to which I have to swipe it hard against the lids for good color pay off. I tried to create some eye liner design and the application starts getting patchier with uneven color distribution..,the stickiness in the formula is to be blamed. Unless touched the liner lasts pretty long on the lids with tini- mini bit transfer to socket area on hooded eyes. It can be given a try for its unusual blue shade and the name but formula isn’t the best available out there.

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Rating: 3.5/5

Have you tried L’Oreal Color Riche Le Kohl  – Portofino Blue? Do you like colored Eye pencils on waterline?

34 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. NandiniFebruary 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM - Reply

    wow! gorgeous colour.. i’d love to buy it but these eyeliner pencils just dont stay on me! 🙁 oily lids na.. that’s why i like either pen eyeliner or liquid eyeliner.. gel wala also smudges on me! :'(

    • poonamFebruary 6, 2014 at 6:52 AM - Reply

      On oily lids it will fade within few hours.. 🙁 .. wish they had stayed better.. .. Liquid id the best.. which pen liner u use.. i have L’Oreal one but it transfers so easily.. gel stays better one me!! 🙂

      • NandiniFebruary 7, 2014 at 11:11 PM - Reply

        i toh looove maybelline hypersharp wala..!! sasta,sundar and tikaau! try it.. better than colorbar wala overpriced eyeliner.. 😛

        • poonamFebruary 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM - Reply

          Thats great.. Will try the Hypersharp next.. love Maybelline for its affordability.. 😀 :D..
          Colorbar prices suchkss.. :-X

  2. SimeraFebruary 6, 2014 at 12:38 AM - Reply

    Looks like such a pretty color. I love L’Oreal liners but I have never tried their Kohl Liners.

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:13 PM - Reply

      I am using the L’orela Gel liners too they are good,. but this pencil didnt matched the expectations.. in terms of formula.. 😛

  3. HarineFebruary 6, 2014 at 10:02 AM - Reply

    pretty blue shade 🙂 & what an EOTD

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:14 PM - Reply

      Thnakssss Harinee,, <3

  4. Richa SaxenaFebruary 6, 2014 at 1:02 PM - Reply

    You’re so very creative with Eye Makeup! I absolutely love it…This is a gorgeous Blue liner 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:18 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Richa.. <3 <3 .. the shade is really grgss.. 🙂

  5. AnshulFebruary 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM - Reply

    Omgosh the colour looks soo pretty on you, girl!!!!! <3
    Lovely review!!! 😀


    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:21 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much anshull.. <3 <3

  6. Vipra SFebruary 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    Its a Pretty Blue 🙂 .. Looks Lovely on your Eyes <3
    You always create such beautiful EOTD's:* :*
    Its a Decent on quality front tough – I'm currently loving the new Lakme Eyeconic Ones 😉
    Nice Review and Superb Clicks Hun 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 11:40 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Vipu .. <3 <3
      I wanna try the eyeconic ones nextt.. 🙂

  7. ManasiFebruary 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM - Reply

    OMG!! Girl You click the best pictures!!
    I like the product because the pics are so good!!

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:26 PM - Reply

      Aww… Thanks a tonn sweets.. glad u liking themmm.. 🙂
      Thats a huge complimentttt .. <3 <3

  8. MayuriFebruary 6, 2014 at 4:08 PM - Reply

    this is such a pretty color.. the EOTD is beautiful.. 😀

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:28 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Mayurii.. 🙂

  9. Preeti KaurFebruary 6, 2014 at 5:33 PM - Reply

    Stunning shade Poo 🙂 You are buying lots og good stuff from blog sales. Smart girl 😉

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM - Reply

      yyeahh. I was on a rampaggee.. 😉 .. now I am broke completelyy.. 🙁 ..
      thanks honeeyy.. <3

  10. Saniya@beautynbuzzFebruary 6, 2014 at 6:01 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the comparison hun…seems that Faces ones are the best in terms of pricing and creaminess…Lovely review as always 🙂 <3

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:43 PM - Reply

      Yeaaahh..Facs goes on effortlessly on eye sand we dont need to worry abt pigmentation too.. 🙂 ..
      The color is fab but wish the formula would have been same.. 🙂
      Thanks a tonn Sweets.. 🙂

  11. AparajitaFebruary 6, 2014 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    This blue looks soo pretty….the ones from other brand are usually a little deeper than this…I might just pick this one up just because of this shade

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:44 PM - Reply

      Yes.. I didnt saw similar shade in other brands yet.. it is relllyy diff!! 🙂
      I picked it up fo rthe shade only.. 😉

  12. shilpiFebruary 6, 2014 at 9:22 PM - Reply

    Loved the shade on your eyes Poo:)Super gorgeous!!

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:34 PM - Reply

      Thnk u so much sweetiiee.. <3 <3

  13. HeenaFebruary 7, 2014 at 9:10 PM - Reply

    The Shade is Soo Pretty But This One Isn’t For Me. It’ll Smudge Easily on My Oily Lids

    • poonamFebruary 8, 2014 at 9:36 PM - Reply

      yeahh.. it will just fade away within few hours.. 😐

  14. ManishaFebruary 10, 2014 at 8:12 AM - Reply

    This blue liner shade seems to be different from the regular blues. Loved the way you have lined your eyes and lovely pics you have taken 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 10, 2014 at 10:43 PM - Reply

      yess it is.. i havent seen one in any other brand yet… thanks a tonnn dear.. <3 <3

  15. Shivi@COSMOCHICSFebruary 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    I loved the EOTd and the shade! I have started loving colored eyeliners and would love to try this range! 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 10, 2014 at 10:42 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Shivani.. Colored liners are a must have for me too.. 😀 😀

  16. Natasha (Nats)February 10, 2014 at 11:29 PM - Reply

    The shade is pretty wish it was a twist up though.., nice eotd Poo

    • poonamFebruary 11, 2014 at 6:15 AM - Reply

      yeaahh.. but i liked the pencil one too… the colored outside looks so lovellyy.. 😉 Thanks a ton Natss

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