Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquers

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer in shine and matte versions are the latest edition to the Avon Mark family. I’ve heard that they’re bringing them out about two months ago and I was super excited when a PR package appeared at my doorstep. I received three liquid lip lacquers, two matte and one shine. Today, I’m ready to share my experience with them.

Packaging and price

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquers

 

The packaging is quite basic, but practical. The bottom is see-through meaning you can see the color of the lacquer. The top is a matte black for the matte versions and shiny black for the shine version of the lip lacquer. I think that’s a nice touch. At the bottom of the bottle, you’ll find the name of the color, as per usual with Avon lipsticks.

Each bottle holds 7ml of products which is quite a lot. In Slovenia, they’ll sell for 9,50€ but in the current catalogue, they’re reduced to 4,90 € so it’s a great chance to get some if you like them.

Color range

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquers

While the colors are pretty basic, there isn’t a specific shade I’d personally miss. There are 10 matte and 10 shine shades available so I’m sure that you’ll find something for yourself. To see all the shades, check out the review by Petra *here*.

Application and texture

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquers swatches

Left to right: Dare to be bare (matte), Orange you happy (matte) and Lacquered up (shine)

The formula of both shine and matte version of Avon Liquid Lip Lacquer is quite thick and opaque. Matte lacquers have a mousse consistency and apply really nicely to the lips. The feeling is not uncomfortable, there is no tugging on the lips and the wear time is decent, although they will not survive a greasy pizza or a night of cocktails. On the other hand, the Shine lacquers have a heavier, more sticky formula that is really pigmented but also sits on the lips and gives them that heavy feeling. Although it’s not as shiny as putting on a lip gloss, you still have to be careful as they tend to transfer and can (probably will) end up on your teeth. So I do suggest a mirror check before leaving the house. I’m not the biggest fan of this formula as it does take a lot of effort. Wear time depends on what you’ll be doing, of course, but they will not survive many tests, if any at all.

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer

Another problem I faced with both matte and liquid lacquers is that the wand picks up a lot of product. That can be solved by wiping away the access at the bottle top but that needs to be done carefully as it will gather in there and eventually create a real mess. After a week or so, I used a cue tip to clean up around the edges of the bottle top to ensure reduced build-up. The other problem I’m facing with these lip lacquers is the slightly frayed applicator which makes precise application somewhat difficult, but not impossible. I absolutely suggest using a lip liner with the shine lacquers!

Shades

As mentioned, I received two matte shades. The first one is a nice mauve nude – Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Matte in the shade Dare to be bare.

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Dare To be bare matte

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Dare To be bare matte

The second is also a matte lip lacquer in a lovely orange shade named Orange you happy. It’s a pretty subtle orange shade which I’ll probably wear more during the summer.

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Orange you happy matte

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Orange you happy matte

The third shade I received is the Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer shine in the shade Lacquered up. It’s quite a vibrant red with strong pink undertones – totally a color I’d wear during the summer.

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Lacquered up shine

Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer Lacquered up shine

Final thoughts

If you’re a fan of liquid lipsticks, I definitely recommend you get some of these new Avon Mark Lip Lacquers. They are quite different, the price is sensible and especially the matte formula very pleasant on the lips. I’ll probably be getting some more darker matte lacquers to include in my collection but I’ll skip on the shine lacquers because I’m quite messy when it comes to my lips and it would probably end up everywhere. If you have the patience and are careful enough, then you should totally get some shine lacquers as well.

Until next time, stay beautiful!

 

Yesterday, I wrote all about my wish list from the new Essence launches – find that *here* – and today, I want to repeat the process and focus on the new Catrice products. Catrice is a sister brand to Essence and the prices are a bit higher. I must say that I don’t necessarily find the quality of the products to be better, but the packaging is usually a bit prettier and sturdier. Personally, I find Catrice to be targeted at a bit older generation while Essence also speaks to those who are only getting acquainted with make-up.

Včeraj sem se razgovorila o svoji listi želja iz prenove znamke Essence –  objava te čaka *tu*, danes pa ti z veseljem predstavljam še enak seznam izdelkov, ki jih želim iz nove kolekcije Catrice. Catrice je sestrska znamka  Essence in izdelki so običajno nekoliko dražji. Sama ne opažam toliko razlike pri sami kakovosti ličila, ampak bolj pri močnejših in bolj kompaktnih embalažah. Rekla bi, da je morda znamka Catrice namenjena nekoliko starejšim, medtem ko je Essence tudi za tiste, ki se z ličili šele spoznavajo.

All EYES on you

art_couleurs_paletteEssence brought the make-your-own palette concept to the market about six months ago and I was assuming something similar will happen with Catrice. The palette for four shades Art Couleurs (2,89€ for the palette and for each individual shadow) looks sexy and has that great click-in mechanism, meaning that you can swap the shadows when you please. I’ll get to choose among 15 different matte and shimmery shadows and three highlighting shadows. Seeing that I’m always struggling to find transition shades, I’ll probably go for matte 020 – MATTastic beig and 040 – Wild Ginger, paired with two darker shades such as 100 – Parisiens Lifestyle and 140 – Secrets of Le Chrome. But these are my guesses, I’ll have to see the palette in the flesh.

Pri Essence so že pred pol leta na trg pripeljali paletke, ki jih lahko sestaviš po svojih željah, sedaj pa smo to dočakali tudi pri Catrice. Paleta za štiri senčila Art Couleurs (2,89€ za paletko in za vsako posamično senčilo) izgleda seksi, všeč pa mi je tudi click-in mehanizem, ki omogoča enostavno menjavo senčil. Izbirala bom lahko med 15 mat in šimrastimi odtenki ter tremi senčili za osvetljevanje. Ker imam vedno težave pri iskanju barv za mehke prehode, se bom najverjetneje odločila za mat senčili 020 – MATTastic beige in 040 – Wild Ginger, zraven pa bom dodala še dve temnejši barvi, morda 100 – Parisiens Lifestyle in 140 – Secrets of Le Chrome. Seveda je to samo ugibanje, saj jih moram najprej videti v živo.  

Catrice precious chrome palette

There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll buy The Ultimate Chrome Collection eyeshadow palette (5,29€) which is filled with metal and holographic eyeshadows. I don’t own a palette like this and most Catrice palettes have been really good to me lately.

Absolutno si bom privoščila tudi The Ultimate Chrome Collection paletko za oči (5,29€), ki je polna kovinskih in holografskih efektov. Takšne paletke še nimam v svoji zbirki, Catrice palete pa me (z nekaj izjemami) zadnje čase izredno navdušujejo.

Lovely LIPS

Among the new launches, the Metal Matte liquid lipsticks (4,69€) caught my eye first. They look a bit less agressive than the metallic liquid lipsticks from Essence that I talked about yesterday. They are supposed to leave the lips looking like they were dipped in metal dust but also promise a matte finish. The combination sounds interesting so I’ll definitely have to try them. I’m leaning towards the shads 020 – Frame of Roses and 040 – Blogger’s Favorite (obviously).

V prenovi mi je oči pritegnila linija Metal mat tekočih šmink (4,69€), ki delujejo manj agresivno kot metalik Essence šminke, ki sem jih predstavila včeraj. Te naj na ustnicah pustile vtis, kot da so bile potopljene v kovinskih prah, zaključek pa je mat. Kombinacija je slišati noro zanimiva, zato jih bom vsekakor preizkusila. Med odtenki imam ogledani predvsem 020 – Frame of roses in 040 – Blogger’s favorite (obviously).

Naturally, I can’t go without classic liquid matte lipsticks so I’ll probably try the Ultra Matte liquid lipsticks (4,29€). Hopefully, they won’t be too heavy on the lips and they’ll have good staying power. I’m still sticking to the classics when it comes to the shades, so I find 070 – Cafe Americano, Please and 090 – Spotted on Pink-erest the closest to my liking.

Ker pa brez klasičnih tekočih mat šmink še vedno ne gre, bom verjetno preizkusila tudi Ultra mat tekoče šminke (4,29€). Upam, da ne bodo pretežke in da bo obstojnost odlična. Pri odtenkih šmink se še vedno držim klasik, zato sta mi najbližje 070 – Cafe Americano Please in 090 – Spotted on Pink-erest.

Fabulous FACE

catrice prime and fine drops waterproofI probably spend more than half of my money with Catrice on face products. They have great liquid foundations, finishing powders and concealers which are a must in my collection and have been for years. This time, I’ll definitely try two new products. The first – Prime&Fine drops for liquid foundation – waterproof (3,79€) are supposed to transform the foundation from regular to a waterproof version. The second, Prime&Fine drops for liquid foundation – wake up (3,79€) are supposed to create a fresh face look when mixed in a foundation. It sounds promising enough to try out!

Več kot polovico vsega denarja, ki ga pustim znamki Catrice, lahko pripišem izdelkom za obraz. Odlične tekoče podlage, zaključni pudri in korektorji so že leta stalnica v moji zbirki. Tokrat bom vsekakor morala preizkusiti dva nova zanimiva izdelka – Kapljice Prime&Fine za tekoči puder – vodoobstojne (3,79€), ki naj bi tekoči puder iz običajnega spremenile v vodoodporni, in pa Kapljice Prime&Fine za tekoči puder – wake-up (3,79€), ki naj bi v kombinaciji s tekočo podlago ustvarile svež izgled kože. Slišati je obetavno, kako se bodo obnesle, pa bo pokazal šele kakšen konkreten test.

catrice strobing blush

In fall and winter, I tend to reach more into my blush drawer so I’ll probably afford myself another blush from the Strobing blushes (4,29€), most likely in the shade 030 – Mrs. Amber Brown (bottom right) since I don’t own a blush in those shades yet. Blushes are my guilty pleasure since I love buying them but most of the time look at them rather than actually use them.

Ker je jesen in zima tudi čas, ko bolj pogumno posegam po rdečilih za lica, si bom privoščila vsaj en odtenek novih Strobing rdečil (4,29€), najverjetneje v odtenku 030 –  Mrs. Amber Brown (spodaj desno), saj takšnega še nimam v svoji zbirki. Rdečila so sicer moj krivi užitek, saj jih neverjetno rada kupujem, nosim pa jih ne prepogosto – pogosteje jih samo gledam 🙂

Iconic NAILS

It’s no secret that I absolutely love the new ICONails nail polish line – read about it *here*. I always feel like I have way too many nail polishes in my collection so I avoid buying similar shades. I’ll have no problem this time since I don’t own anything like the shades in the Brown Collection (3,29€). I can’t even pick one as my favorite since they all look great. The chance that they’ll all end up in my collection is consequently quite large.

Da me nova linija lakov ICONails navdušuje, sem že poročala *tu*. Vedno se mi zdi, da imam lakov za nohte čisto preveč in se skušam izogniti nakupovanju podobnih odtenkov, tokrat pa ne bom imela težav, saj takšnih, kot se skrivajo v Brown Collection (3,29€) še nimam. Izmed vseh ne morem izbrati niti enega, ki bi ga lahko izpostavila kot najljubšega, saj so mi prav vsi čudoviti. Verjetnost, da bodo vsi pristali v moji zbirki, torej ni ravno majhna.

This is it for the quick update on the new Catrice and Essence lines. I tried to be as quick as possible with posting these so I hope you’ll find them useful before you head out and buy a ton of make-up for yourself. Keep your eyes open for the first reviews – they’re not far away! Until next time, stay beautiful!

To je torej to, kar se tiče mojih želja za nove Catrice (in Essence) izdelke. Res sem se potrudila obe objavi spisati čim hitreje in upam, da ti bosta v pomoč, ko se boš odločala pri nakupu. Kot sem na Facebooku omenila že včeraj, pa bo v kratkem potekala tudi nagradna igra s kakšnim novim izdelkom, pričakuješ pa lahko tudi prve ocene. Do takrat, ostani čudovita!

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. View Full Post