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

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.

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?

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? View Full Post

I hate nothing more than the feeling of my make-up sliding up and down my face in warm summer days. Unfortunately, this feeling is often confirmed once I take a look in the mirror, but this only happens when I don’t do my summer makeup routine when applying make-up. Today, I’m introducing a couple of tricks on how you can make your make-up last longer throughout the day, regardless of the heat!

Če kaj sovražim, je to občutek, da moj make-up v sončnih in vročih dneh polzi po mojem obrazu. Žal se ta občutek še prepogosto potrdi tudi, ko se pogledam v ogledalo, sploh, če že ob nanosu ne poskrbim za vse potrebne korake. V današnjem zapisu preveri nekaj trikov, kako lahko sama poskrbiš za lepši videz ličil skozi cel dan tudi ob največji vročini.

I won’t go on and on about moisturizing the skin and applying a layer of SPF – surely, you’ve memorized the importance of that by now. I start my routine with a primer. I get so many questions about The Ordinary high-adherence silicone primer (which I already wrote about *here*) that I thought I’d show it to you one more time. In short, it’s not my favorite primer, but it does make for a good base before foundation application and somewhat prolongs its wear time. If you choose a primer without silicone, your make-up will last that much longer. I also apply an eyelid primer – currently I’m using the Avon primer which is quite soft and can be blended easily all over the eyelid. It also covers up discoloration and minor imperfections at the same time.

Tudi danes ne bom poudarjala, da je potrebno kožo navlažiti in nanesti kremo z zaščitnim faktorjem preden začneš z nanosom ličil – sedaj to že veš, mar ne? Sama rutino začnem z nanosom primerja. O The Ordinary High-adherence silicone primerju sem že pisala *tu*. Ni moj najljubši primer, vendar pa me dekleta zadnje čase toliko sprašujete o The Ordinary izdelkih, da ti ga tu lahko pokažem še enkrat. Na kratko: primer naredi lepo podlago za nanos tekoče podlage in nekoliko tudi podaljša njeno obstojnost, v kolikor pa boš izbrala primer brez silikona, bo ta obstojnost še boljša. Prav tako primer nanesem na veke, v kolikor nameravam nanesti senčila – trenutno uporabljam Avon primer za veke, ki je izredno mehak in se lepo zabriše preko cele veke, obenem pa še nekoliko izenači tone in zakrije drobne žilice v vekah.

I follow the primer with Bell Hypoallergenic Mat & Soft liquid foundation (more about it *here*). My skin has been looking better for the past couple of weeks meaning I don’t need a full coverage foundation. I like Bell liquid foundation because of the slightly matte finish  – if I want my skin to look more dewy, I can apply highlighter or liquid illuminator later on. Time permitting, I apply the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye waterproof concealer. The formula is thick and quite dry so I need more time to blend it properly without any visible transitions, but I know that it. will. not. budge the entire day.

Rutino nadaljujem s tekočo podlago Bell Hypoallergenic Mat & Soft (tudi o njej sem že pisala *tu*). Zadnje tedne moja koža ponovno izgleda nekoliko boljše, kar pomeni, da ne potrebujem polno prekrivne tekoče podlage. Bell tekoča podlaga mi je všeč tudi zaradi nežno matiranega videza, ki ga podari koži, poletni sijaj pa raje dosežem s kasnejšim nanosom osvetljevalca ali posvetlitvenega gela. Če imam le čas, pod oči nanesem It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye vodoodporen korektor. Gre za izjemno gosto in bolj “suho” formulo, zato potrebujem več časa, da jo zabrišem brez vidnih prehodov, vendar pa se nato cel dan ne premakne nikamor. 

Naturally, you then apply all other make-up products such as bronzer, blush, maskara and so forth, but don’t forget to lock your foundation to prolong the wear time! For the past few weeks, I’ve been reaching for Paese transparent powder focusing the most on the under-eye area since the concealer tends to sink into my fine lines. It’s a really great product, very soft and fine which means it blends out nicely, not leaving a gray hue over the face as some other powders do. After completing my look, I give my face a couple of spritzes with L.O.V Perfectitude 3in1 Prime & Fix spray (more about it *here*) which really makes my make-up stay in place. For a cheaper alternative, I can also recommend Avon Mark fixing spray.

Seveda lahko potem naneseš še vse ostale izdelke, kot so bronzer, rdečilo, maskara in podobno, vendar na koncu nikakor ne pozabi zakleniti svoje podlage in tako poskrbeti za daljšo obstojnost! Osebno zadnje čase največ posegam po dveh izdelkih, in sicer najprej čez cel obraz nanesem Paese transparentni puder v prahu, še posebno pozornost pa posvetim področju pod očmi, saj se zaradi suhe formule korektor kaj hitro usede v gubice. Ta transparentni puder je super, saj je izjemno mehak in se lepo zabriše, na obrazu pa ne pusti sivih odtenkov, kot je to značilno za nekatere druge pudre v prahu. Ko zaključim s celotnim ličenjem, pa na obraz še nekajkrat popršim L.O.V Perfectitude 3in1 Prime & Fix sprej, ki resnično fiksira moj make-up in ga cel dan obdrži na svojem mestu (več si lahko prebereš *tu*).  Kot dobro alternativo po nekoliko nižji ceni lahko priporočim tudi nov Avon Mark fiksator v spreju.

Sometimes, even all of these steps won’t help and you’ll need to freshen up your make-up during the day. I tend to blot my face with some blotting sheets (the best and cheapest are made by Essence) and then apply a new layer of a translucent powder that’s always in my purse. My favorite is the Rimmel Stay Matte which you can find in any drugstore. I hope this post helps and your make-up will look great all summer long thanks to this summer makeup routine. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Včasih tudi vsi ti koraki ne zadoščajo in je potrebno make-up osvežiti čez dan. Sama to najraje storim z matirnimi lističi (dobri in najcenejši so od Essence), nato pa čez obraz nanesem novo tanko plast transparentnega pudra v kamnu, ki ga imam vedno v torbici – moj najljubši je Rimmel Stay Matte, ki ga lahko kupiš v vsaki drogeriji. Upam, da ti je zapis v pomoč in bo tvoj make-up s pomočjo te poletne make-up rutine celo poletje izgledal prekrasno. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

Every once in a while, I come across a make-up item that I immediately associate to a certain season. One of such are the Avon Glow pearls that waited patiently in my closet for summer to come. Now, I use them every single day.

Občasno se v moji zbirki ličil najde kakšen izdelek, ki ga neposredno povezujem z določenim letnim časom. Eden takšnih so tudi Avon Glow biserčki, ki so v moji omari potrpežljivo čakali na poletje, sedaj pa ne mine dan, da jih ne bi uporabila.

Avon Glow pearls are packed in a small jar which is just the right size that I can attack them with a brush but they can’t fly out during that process. When i received them, they were protected by a foam cover so they wouldn’t get shattered during transport. They have a very light floral scent that I don’t mind at all.

Avon Glow biserčki so pakirani v majhnem lončku, dovolj majhnem, da iz njega ne pobegnejo, ko se jih lotim s čopičem. Ko sem jih prejela, so bili na vrhu zaščiteni s peno, da se ne bi poškodovali med pošiljanjem. Všeč mi je rahel cvetlični vonj, ki pa ni premočan.

I use two shades – Radiant Glow (left) and Pink Bronze (right).

Sama uporabljam dva odtenka, in sicer Radiant Glow (levo) in Pink Bronze (desno).

Radiant Glow pearls are a bit darker so I use them for a little bronzing action. They contain micro glitter that gives the skin a nice healthy glow which is why I consider this to be a summer product. There are two colors of pearls in the jar – dark pink pearls and light brown pearls, sort of moccha color.

Kroglice v odtenku Radiant Glow so nekoliko temnejše in jih sama uporabljam kot nežen bronzer. Vsebujejo tudi mikro bleščice, ki koži podarijo nekaj sijaja in svež izgled. Prav zato se mi zdijo še posebej primerne za poletje. V škatlici sta zmešana dva odtenka kroglic, in sicer temnejše roza kroglice in svetlo rjave kroglice, podobne barve kot kava z mlekom. View Full Post