Avon Mark: top and flop products

Avon Mark

I am quite partial to Avon Mark line as you may well know if you’ve been following my posts for a while. I love the visual elements of the brand with the stunning black and white prints and combinations that look great both live and on the photos. Since I’ve tried quite a few of their products by now, I chose the top (and some flop) products to talk about today.

Linija Mark pri znamki Avon je ena tistih, do katerih sem nekoliko pristranska – tiste, ki me berete že dlje časa, veste zakaj. Pri znamki mi je izredno všeč tudi celostna podoba, saj so izdelki v črno-belih printih in kombinacijah res čudoviti (in čudovito izgledajo tudi na fotografijah). Ker sem preizkusila že kar nekaj njihovih izdelkov, sem za današnjo objavo izbrala tiste, ki so me navdušili, pa tudi tiste, ki mi niso najbolj pri srcu.

LIPS/USTNICE

Avon Mark Plump It Lipstick

Let’s start with the lipsticks since I already wrote about them *here*. Mark Plump-it lipsticks are absolutely gorgeous, soft and comfortable on the lips. They are also quite long wearing as I can usually get away with re-applying only once every four hours. My favorite shades are Divine Wine, Reddy to go and Rose Kisses.

Začniva kar s šminkami, o katerih sem že podrobneje pisala *tu*. Mark Plump-it šminke so naravnost čudovite, mehke in prijetne na ustnicah, za standardno šminko pa tudi kar dobro obstojne, saj na mojih ustnicah zdržijo tudi do štiri ure. Moji najljubši odtenki so Divine Wine, Reddy to Go in pa Rose Kisses.

Avon Mark Plump-it lip gloss

Unfortunately, I’m less impressed by Avon Mark Plump-it lip gloss which is supposed to give you a look of full and plumped-up lips. I wasn’t able to figure out the exact active ingredient (my money is on peppermint) but the tingling that comes with the use is absolutely something I don’t enjoy at all. The shade Mauve is gorgeous to wear independently or over a regular lipstick, but I don’t think we should sacrifice feeling comfortable just to look pretty – do you?

Avon Mark plump it lip gloss

Na žalost sem manj navdušena nad Avon Mark Plump-it lip glossi, ki naj bi ob uporabi dali videz bolj polnih, napetih in sočnih ustnic. Čeprav mi ne uspe izbrskati, kaj naj bi bila glavna učinkovina, glede na skelenje ob uporabi sklepam, da gre morda za poprovo meto. V vsakem primeru meni občutek ni prijeten – barva Mauve je sicer čudovita samostojno ali ob nanosu preko šminke, vendar pa sama menim, da za lepoto ni potrebno žrtvovati udobja. Kakšno pa je tvoje mnenje o tem?

EYES/OČI

I’ve tried two Avon Mark mascaras so far. I already wrote a bit about the Mark Spectralash*here* – it gives a nice curl to the lashes and really does wonders for the volume, but I was slightly annoyed by the dry formula which left little mascara flakes under my eyes by the end of the days. I’ve been trying the Mark Big&Daring Volume mascara for the past month or so and I absolutely love it. A wide and dense brush really catches hold of each individual lash. Since my lashes are quite long, I applied two coats for extra volume and my lashes looked fabulous. I was never a fan of the regular Avon mascaras, but damn, I want to try a few more from the Mark line!

Avon Mark Spectralash Mascara

Med izdelki, ki so mi v liniji Mark pri srcu, sta tudi maskari Spectralash in Big&Daring Volume. O prvi sem že pisala *tu* – trepalnice lepo uviha in jim podari zvrhano mero volumna, nekoliko me je motila le bolj suha formula, zaradi katere sem konec dneva pod očmi našla majhne črne koščke odkrušene maskare. Maskaro Big&Daring sem testirala v zadnjem mesecu in sem nad njo navdušena – široka in gosta ščetka resnično zaobjame vse trepalnice pri korenu, zaradi gostote pa obarva prav vsako trepalnico. Ker imam sama zelo dolge trepalnice, sem nanašala dva sloja za volumen in moje trepalnice so izgledale čudovito. Čeprav mi standardne Avon maskare niso bile nikoli preveč pri srcu, pa so Avon Mark maskare res super!

FACE/OBRAZ

Avon Mark Magix spray

I was really impressed by the magic of Avon Mark Magix prep&set Spray once the warmer days rolled in. The formula is a bit unusual – dare I say sticky – perhaps because of different ingredients such as vitamins A, C and E. The sticky feeling goes away once I apply the foundation which really adheres to the surface of my skin and doesn’t budge all day long. Magix spray is a must-have in the hot summer days as far as I’m concerned. Same goes for Avon Mark HD Finishing Powder which is applied after liquid foundation and concealer. I only apply it all over my face once every blue moon, but I regularly use it to set the concealer underneath my eyes and even do some baking. I’ve tried it with different concealers and it wokerd great, never settled into fine lines and blurred the small lines and imperfections underneath my eyes. Extra bonus: there is no flashback with flash photography.

V toplejših dneh me je s svojim delovanjem navdušil Avon Mark Magix sprej za osnovo in fiksiranje ličil. Formula je nekoliko nenavadna, še najboljši opis bi bil lepljiva, morda prav zaradi obilice različnih učinkovin in sestavin, kot so na primer vitamini A, C in E. Po drugi strani lepljiv občutek izgine, ko preko njega nanesem tekočo podlago, ta pa se res kar prilepi na površino kože in se praktično cel dan ne premakne nikamor. V kolikor hočem zagotoviti obstojnost mojega make-upa, je Magix sprej zadnje tedne nepogrešljiv spremljevalec. Podobno velja tudi za Avon Mark HD Finishing powder, ki ga nanesem po tekoči podlagi in korektorju. Preko obraza sem ga nanesla le redko, ker je formula prahu precej gosta, sem pa z njim obilno fiksirala področje pod očmi, pri čemer se je obnesel odlično – v kombinaciji z različnimi korektorji se nikdar ni nabral v drobne gubice, koža pod očmi pa je izgledala bolj gladka in napeta. Dodaten bonus: ob fotografiranju s flešem ne povzroča flash-backa oziroma videza belih lis, kot je to običajno za HD pudre v prahu.

NAILS/NOHTI

Avon Mark Gel Shine nail polish

I really don’t like writing nail polish reviews. My nails seem to be from another planet and act completely differently as the nails of the average user. On my nails, Avon mark Gel Shine nail polish (shade Mauve) looked quite weird. The formula was very thick and I couldn’t apply it properly. But as I’m not the one to really talk about nail polish, I’d advise you to visit my fellow blogger Metka *here* and check out how it looked on her nails. Pretty great, right?

Nerada pišem ocene lakov za nohte, ker so moji nohti iz nekega drugega vesolja in se obnašajo povsem drugače, kot nohti povprečne ženske. Na mojih nohtih je Avon Mark Gel Shine lak za nohte v odtenku Mauve izgledal precej čudno – tudi formula je bila zelo gosta, zato mi ga ni uspelo primerno nanesti. Vendar pa kot rečeno nisem avtoriteta na tem področju, zato te pošiljam h kolegici Metki, kjer si lahko *tukaj* ogledaš, kako je lakec izgledal na njenih nohtih. Čudovito, mar ne?

Generally speaking, I have to say that Avon really stepped up their game with the Avon Mark line. There is no more compromise between price and quality – most of the products are great and I can easily recommend them to you. Despite the catalogue sale being a bit odd at this day and age, especially since you can’t see the products before you purhcase them, I’m hoping that blog posts like this help you make informed decisions. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Na splošno lahko rečem, da je Avon z Mark kolekcijo definitivno stopil stopnico višje v kakovosti – ne gre več za kompromis med ceno in kakovostjo, ampak za izvrstne izdelke, ki ti jih vsekakor lahko priporočim. Kljub temu, da je za mnoge kataloška prodaja nekoliko naporna, ker izdelkov ne morejo videti prej, upam, da ti s svojimi zapisi vsak nekoliko olajšam morebitne dileme, s katerimi se soočaš pri izbiri. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

*I was sent the product to review, but the opinions in the post are my own. I am not paid for the review and not obliged in any way to write about these products. * Izdelki so mi bili poslani v oceno, mnenja v zapisu pa so izključno moja. Za ocene ne prejmem plačila, prav tako pa nisem zavezana k pisanju o izdelkih. *