New L.O.V products – Summer 2017

L.O.V Summer 2017

L.O.V is a sister brand of Essence and Catrice and a brand right up my alley – luxurious, elegant and sophisticated. It’s true that not every product sits well with me, but that is true for most brands – I think it would be weird if I just liked everything, don’t you? This time, I had a lucky hand and got to test two really good products.

L.O.V, sestrska znamka Essence in Catrice, je čisto po mojem okusu – razkošna, elegantna in zapeljiva. Vsi izdelki mi niso vedno všeč, vendar je tako pri večini znamk, ki jih preizkušam – bi bilo kar malce čudno, če bi mi bilo vse všeč, se ti ne zdi? Tokrat pa sem imela pri izboru srečno roko, saj sem testirala dva res odlična izdelka.

LOVglow highlighting drops

L.O.V Summer 2017 glow highlighting drops

The first one immediately caught my eye and I knew that I had to test it right away. LOVglow highlighting drops (Muller, 10,99 € for 9ml) are available in two shades – pink-gold Moonlight dreams and gold Sunlight glow which I tested myself. The bottle looks stunning with the golden webbing, but I’m even more impressed by the dropper. It’s incredibly precise so you won’t waste any product when applying.

Prvi, ki mi je takoj padel v oči, so LOVglow kapljice za osvetlitev (Muller, 10,99 € za 9ml). Dostopne so v dveh odtenkih, srebrno-roza Moonlight dream in zlatem Sunlight glow, ki sem ga testirala sama. Embalaža z zlato prepredenim vzorcem je čudovita, še bolj pa mi je všeč, da se kapljice dozira s kapalko, kar je na naših policah še vedno relativna redkost. Kapalka je izredno natančna, zato mislim, da ne bi nobena od nas smela imeti težav s prekomernim nanosom produkta.

L.O.V Summer 2017 glow highligter drops

The drops can be applied as a regular highlighter to the cheekbones, mixed into liquid foundation or primer, but personally I liked them the most applied over the primer and before liquid foundation. As you can see from the swatch, the drops become almost invisible once blended, so they’re very appropriate to give the effect of a healthy and glowing skin all over the face. If you only want to highlight certain parts of the face, you should blend them out with your fingers rather than with a sponge – you’ll waste less product that way. I would highly recommend them as a good alternative to powder highlights.

Kapljice se lahko nanese kot navaden osvetljevalec na ličnice, lahko se vmeša v tekočo podlago ali primer, sama pa sem jih poskusila nanesti tudi na primer in pred tekočo podlago, kar se je izkazalo za najbolj uspešno. Kot lahko vidiš iz fotografije, so kapljice po blendanju skorajda nevidne, zato so nadvse primerne za ustvarjanje videza zdrave in sijoče polti po celotnem obrazu. Če bi želela z njimi poudarili le določene dele obraza, jih vsekakor zabriši s prsti, ne gobico, saj boš tako porabila manj izdelka. Toplo priporočam kot zanimivo alternativo osvetljevalcem v kamnu.

L.O.V Summer 2017 FatalMuse matte liquid lipstick

L.O.V Matte liquid lipsticks / FatalNude & Excessive

The second product I tested were two L.O.V Fatalmuse Matte Liquid lipsticks – a nude FATALnude and a bright red with a pink undertone called Excessive (Muller, 6ml, 8,99 €). These lippies are available in 10 different shades, from absolute nudes to dark purples, something to suit everyone. They have an expiry date of 36 months which is a pleasant change from the usual 12m we seen on most packagings.

Drugi izdelek, ki sem ga testirala, sta dve L.O.V Fatalmuse tekoči mat šminki – nevtralna “nude” barva v odtenku FATALnude in svetlejša rdeča z roza podtonom v odtenku Excessive (Muller, 6ml, 8,99 €). Šminke so dostopne v desetih različnih odtenkih, od popolnoma nevtralnih, do temno vijoličnih – za vsakogar nekaj.Rok trajanja po odprtju je kar 36 mesecev, kar me je prijetno presenetilo.

L.O.V Summer 2017 FatalMuse liquid matte lipstick

These L.O.V liquid lipsticks have a soft, almost silky texture that can be attributed to the oil of cotton seeds. Despite the semi-matte finish they don’t dry the lips and don’t crack, making them incredibly pleasant to wear. Unlike other liquid lipsticks, they don’t dry out right away. You’ll have to wait for up to half an hour for them to be completely dry (probably a bit less in winter?). Only after that is the lipstick really long-wearing. On my lips, it survives salads and coffee without much trouble, but it does struggle a bit with greasy foods.

L.O.V Summer 2017 liquid matte lipstick

Imajo nežno, skorajda svilnato teksturo, ki jo gre pripisati olju bombažnega semena – kljub semi-mat zaključku ustnic ne izsušijo in ne razpokajo, zaradi česar so meni izjemno prijetne. Za razliko od drugih mat šmink se ne posušijo takoj, ampak je treba na končni zaključek počakati tudi pol ure (pozimi verjetno nekoliko manj?). Šele po tem času šminka postane resnično obstojna – na mojih ustnicah brez težav preživi kavice in solate, kakšnega mastnega zrezka pa verjetno ne bi.

L.O.V Summer 2017 liquid matte lipstick

The applicator is compltely standard as with most liquid lipsticks. I do want to mention it picks up quite a lot of product so I tend to wipe off a bit against the edge of the bottle. You can do without that, but you’ll need to be more precise.

Sam aplikator je povsem standarden, kot pri večini tekočih mat šmink. Morda bi omenila, da prime zelo veliko produkta, tako da ga sama občasno malce “obrišem” ob rob stekleničke, vendar pa gre tudi brez tega, le malce več natančnosti je potrebne.

L.O.V Summer 2017 liquid matte lipstick

These lipsticks are definitely a great alternative to some more drying formulas, like the Colourpop matte lipsticks (I don’t like reaching for those because they crack and peel off my lips). A lip scrub will do no harm, but if your lips are dry and cracked, this L.O.V formula will be less forgiving than some other formulas out there.

Vsekakor gre za šminke, ki so dobra alternativa nekaterim bolj suhim formulam – sama recimo s težkim srcem posežem po Colourpop mat šminkah, ker že vnaprej vem, da se mi bodo krušile z ustnic. Še vedno je dobro pred nanosom opraviti piling ustnic in jih nahraniti s kakšnim dobrim balzamom, vendar pa barva tudi pri bolj suhih ustnicah ne bo tako neenakomerna, kot se lahko to zgodi pri drugih formulah.

L.O.V Summer 2017 liquid matte lipstick

There are more interesting releases in the L.O.V Summer 2017 collection. I’m especially attracted to the nail polish (which I already know have a great formula), the new eyeshadow palette, innovative magnetic shadows and the wonderful blush in the shade Graceful Rose. Is there something you fancy or purchased for yourself? Until next time, stay beautiful!

V novostih letošnjega poletja se pri L.O.V skriva še kar nekaj zanimivih izdelkov, med katerimi moj pogled privlačijo še laki za nohte (ki imajo super formulo), nova paleta senčil, inovativna magnetna senčila ter tole čudovito rdečilo za lica v odtenku Graceful Rose. Kaj pa je tebi padlo v oči? Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Lana 3. 8. 2017 / 11:00

    Vidim, da imaš enako mnenje kot jaz 😀 Meni je super, samo malo prej bi se lahko posušila, ampak me to ne moti preveč 🙂

  2. Gabi (Gejba) 8. 8. 2017 / 8:55

    Carske šminke. Občutek na ustnicah prijeten, barve super, obstojnost tudi zagotovljena … kaj bi človek želel več. 😀

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