summer makeup routine

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.

summer makeup routine The Ordinary high adherence silicone primer

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.

summer makeup routine Bell Hypoalergenic liquid foundation

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. 

summer makeup routine L.O.V perfectitude 3in1 prime and fix spray

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!

 

L.O.V brand has been in the Slovenian market for a while now and I’m still getting around to testing more of their products. In the past year, I was quite happy with their brow pencil which I completely used up. This year, I received a PR package full of L.O.V products which I happily tested and can now report back on. All of these products are available in Muller stores around Slovenia and other European countries.

Znamka L.O.V je na našem trgu že kar nekaj časa in sama se z veseljem spoznavam z njo. V preteklem letu me je najbolj nadušil svinčnik za obrvi, s katerim sva se družila do njegova žalostnega konca, v letošnjem letu pa sem prejela nekaj novosti, ki so na police prišle to pomlad in jih lahko najdeš v vseh Muller trgovinah po Sloveniji in v drugih državah Evrope.

Let’s start with the PERFECTitude 3in1 Prime&Fix spray (10,99€ for 50ml). This spray is enriched with coconut water which is great for locking in moisture in your skin. I used it as a primer and as a fixing spray and it definitely worked as both, although I did prefer it to fix my make-up in place. Just using this spray as a primer didn’t do much, but it did replace my Melvita rose water in my *routine* and worked very well. L.O.V gets and extra point for the pretty and elegant bottle without propellant. If you’re looking for a product that would help with moisturizing your face and extend the wear time for your make-up, I would definitely suggest this spray.

Začniva s PERFECTitude 3v1 fiksirnim sprejem za obraz (10,99 € za 50ml). Ta pravzaprav ne bi smel nositi imena “fiksirni”, saj se poleg utrditve po zaključenem ličenju lahko uporablja tudi kot podlaga za ličila ali samostojno za osvežitev obraza tekom celotnega dne. Obogaten je s kokosovo vodo, ki je odlična za zadrževanje vlage na obrazu. Sama sem ga preizkusila kot podlago za ličila in kot zaključni sprej in prav v zadnji vlogi je deloval najbolje, saj je po mojem mnenju res podaljšal obstojnost ličil. Samo sprej mi kot osnova ni bil dovolj, lahko pa je v moji rutini (oglej si jo *tu*) nadomestil Melvitino rožno vodo, ki jo nanesem pred primerjem. Dodaten plus L.O.V dobi za stekleničko, ki je lepa, elegantna in brez potisnega plina. V kolikor torej iščeš nekaj, kar bi ti pomagalo pri vlaženju kože in pri podaljševanju obstojnosti ličil, je ta sprej dobra izbira.

Among all products I tested I was most excited about the single eyeshadow (shade 351 – Merlot Divine, spring collection also includes turqoise 360 – Lagoon Escape, both 5,99€). I depot most, if not all, my single eyeshadows as soon as I find the time and place them into one of my magnetic palettes. That’s the only way I can ensure that I actually think of them and use them. I can guarantee that won’t be the case with this L.O.V eyeshadow because there’s no way I could forget about it and the packaging is great – sturdy, with compact closing and a mirror. I don’t care much for the applicator which I never use and will probably lose sooner or later. The eyeshadow is extremely pigmented. It’s a metallic formula that looks a bit different under different angles – purple, pink or even green-ish. A really unique eyeshadow that every color lover should have in her collection.

Izmed vseh izdelkov, ki sem jih preizkusila, me je daleč najbolj navdušilo enojno senčilo (v odtenku 351 – Merlot Divine, v spomladanski kolekciji lahko najdeš tudi turkizno 360 – Lagoon Escape, obe 5,99€). Nad večino mojih enojnih senčil se kaj kmalu spravim z različnimi orodji, da jih spravim ven iz njihove embalaže in dam v eno od svojih magnetnih paletk – le tako se namreč spomnim, da jih uporabljam. Z gotovostjo lahko trdim, da se tej L.O.V senčki to ne bo zgodilo, saj ne vem, kako bi nanjo lahko pozabila, pa tudi embalaža je super – trdna, z močnim zapiranjem in ogledalom. Aplikator bi zaradi mene lahko izpustili, saj ga nikoli ne uporabljam in ga bom prej kot slej izgubila. Senčilo je izjemno pigmentirano, gre pa za kovinsko formulo, ki pod različnimi koti odseva različno – včasih bolj vijolično, včasih potegne bolj na roza, včasih na zeleno. Res unikatno senčilo, ki bi si ga morala privoščiti vsaka ljubiteljica barv.

I am less impressed by the L.O.V DUALeyes 2-1 contouring eye pencil (100 – Deep Dialogue, 7,99€). The thicker side has a great shape and is very pigmented but the formulation of the product is too soft and it broke quite a few times when I was trying to create a nice liner. Beside that, keeping a sharp point is almost impossible. The thinner side which would be absolutely perfect for tightline is unfortunately not nearly as pigmented – it comes off nearly gray, rather than black so it’s barely noticeable once applied.

Nekoliko manj sem navdušena nad L.O.V DUALeyes 2-1 konturing svinčnikom za oči (100 – Deep Dialogue, 7,99€). Debelejša stran, ki je sicer super prirezana za ustvarjanje lepega linerja in močno pigmentirana, je žal za moje pojme nekoliko premehka in se mi je kar nekajkrat med nanosom zlomila. Poleg tega je ohranjanje tenko zašiljene konice skorajda nemogoče. Tanjša stran, ki bi bila perfektna za t.i. tightline (nanos na zgornjo veko med trepalnicami, ki ustvari videz gostejših trepalnic), pa je žal precej manj pigmentirana in dejansko bolj siva kot črna, zato se jo ob nanosu komajda opazi.

I also have a mixed opinion on the L.O.V. PERFECTitude Color Correcting Stick (10,99€, 010 – Even Affair, also available in a pink-purple combination in 020 – Bright Secret). The pink side meant to cover the blue in my under-eye area worked very well. The formula is quite light so I had to repeat the application and pat in the product but I don’t mind that with color correcting products because being heavy handed can quickly turn into a disaster. On the other hand I couldn’t even tell if I applied the green side of the correcting stick to my areas of redness because the color doesn’t seem to agree with my skin tone. I would recommend this color corrector if you have smaller imperfections to cover up, but if you have larger problem areas I would advise you to invest in the Catrice color correcting palette which has a more creamy and thick texture.

Tudi o L.O.V barvnem korektorju v stiku (10,99€, 010 – Even Affair, na policah lahko najdeš tudi roza-vijolično varianto v odtenku 020 – Bright Secret) imam nekoliko mešano mnenje. Roza stran, ki je namenjena prekrivanju podočnjakov, je pri meni delovala zelo dobro. Formula je res lahka, zato je treba nanos ponoviti večkrat, vendar me pri barvnih korektorjih to ne moti preveč, saj pretežka roka pri nanosu hitro izgleda precej smešno. Po drugi strani pa se zelenega korektorja, ki naj bi nevtraliziral rdečico, na mojem tenu kože skorajda ne opazi in tudi ni prekril rdečice, ki mi nagaja okrog nosu. Ta barvni korektor bi priporočila, v kolikor imaš manjše nepravilnosti, ki jih želiš zakriti, v kolikor pa so tvoje nepravilnosti bolj izrazite, bi te napotila k Catrice stojalu, kjer boš našla celo paleto kremnih barvnih korektorjev, ki so bistveno bolj prekrivni.

In the last weeks, I have tried and failed to finally get to a Muller and see the new L.O.V stand in person, because I have quite a few products on my wishlist – the new nail polish (which promise high shine up to seven days and application with a single stroke), Color&Care lip pencils and the other eyeshadow, already mentioned Lagoon Escape. I feel that I had a bit of bad luck with the products I received in this P.R. package. L.O.V is a high-end sister brand of Essence and Catrice, brands I absolutely love and always have products that work great for me so I must admit I expected a bit more from L.O.V. Consequently, it only seems fair to test out a couple more products before I firm a final opinion on the brand.

Žal mi v zadnjih tednih še ni uspelo priti do Mullerja in prenovljenega L.O.V stojala, vsekakor pa so na mojem seznamu za nakupovanje še novi laki za nohte, za katere pri L.O.V obljubljajo visoko sijoč zaključek do sedem dni in nanos z eno samo potezo, Color&Care svinčniki za ustnice ter še drugo senčilo za oči, že omenjen odtenek Lagoon Escape. Zdi se mi namreč, da sem imela z izdelki, ki sem jih prejela v temu P.R. paketu, kar nekaj smole. L.O.V je namreč višje pozicionirana sestrska znamka Essence in Catrice, znamk, ki jih imam izredno rada in pri katerih vedno najdem kaj zase, glede na cene pa bi vsaj v tem trenutku od znamke L.O.V pričakovala nekoliko več. Zato se mi zdi pošteno, da testiram še kakšen dodaten izdelek, preden oblikujem dokončno mnenje o znamki.

If you want to read more about L.O.V products, check out the post by Ana at *Mad About red* blog – she tried the fixing spray, a lipstick and a nail polish. Until next time, stay beautiful!

V kolikor želiš preveriti še ocene drugih izdelkov, pa se lahko napotiš k Ani na *Mad About Red* blog – Ana je poleg fiksirnega spreja testirala tudi šminko in lak za nohte. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita.