You know what? When one of your favorite brands comes out with a product line that carries the same name as your first born son, you don’t buy one thing. You don’t buy two things. You go on a shopping spree. I’m sure that all of you can relate to me and understand that I would buy a ton of Avon Mark products even if just to look at. But it just so happens that they are not only pretty, but the quality is there as well.

Letos sem se naučila nekaj zelo pomembnega o svoji racionalnosti in to izkušnjo bom delila s tabo. Meni zelo ljuba znamka je izdala novo linijo izdelkov. Nisem kupila ene stvari. Ali dveh. Ne, tudi treh stvari ne – kupila sem celo goro izdelkov! Prepričana sem, da bi jih ogromno kupila tudi, če bi bili le lepi na pogled, vendar pa so izdelki iz Avon Mark tudi kakovostni, poleg tega pa nosijo tudi enako ime kot moj edinec.

Today, my baby Mark is celebrating his 1st birthday. Yes, he was born on April Fools day – many people didn’t even believe us when we texted them about his arrival. So in honor of the biggest milestone in Baby M’s life so far, here is a review of 5 shades in the Mark Plump It Lipsticks range. In total, there are 15 shades in this lipstick range but I chose five that I though would compliment me the most.

Danes moj mali Mark praznuje svoj prvi rojstni dan. Da, rojen je bil na prvi april – ko sva po njegovem rojstvu s ponosnim očkom naokrog pošiljala sporočila, nama marsikdo ni verjel. V čast največjemu mejniku v njegovem dosedanjem življenju ti danes predstavljam 5 odtenkov iz nov Avon Mark Plump it linije šmink. V celoti linija obsega petnajst različnih odtenkov, sama pa sem jih izbrala pet, za katere se mi je zdelo, da bodo najbolj ustrezali moji polti.

First, let’s talk formula. I did a lot of swatching and came to the conclusion that I don’t own many lipsticks as creamy as these. They glide on your lips effortlessly without pulling or tugging. In the shades I chose, one coat is more then enough because of great pigmentation. The finish is creamy but not shiny. After a year of wearing matte lips, I really appreciate the creamy formula as it doesn’t dry out my lips – even more, I feel like it really nourishes them.

Najprej beseda ali dve o formuli. V iskanju podobnih odtenkov sem naredila ogromno razmazov šmink v svoji zbirki in ugotovila, da jih je le malo tako lepo kremastih, kot so Marki. Na ustnice se nanesejo povsem enostavno, brez zatikanja in vlečenja. Pri odtenkih, ki sem jih izbrala sama, je en hiter nanos povsem dovolj, saj je pigmentacija izvrstna. Zaključek je kremast, vendar ne sijoč. Po tem, ko sem celo leto nosila skoraj izključno mat šminke, je mojim ustnicam všeč tudi, da jih ne izsuši. Še več – lahko bi rekla, da je šminka celo malce negovalna.

On my lips, they last about four hours if I’m not eating or drinking much. They do transfer with touch as most normal lipsticks do. What I love the most about this formula is the fact that it fades evenly all over the lip – you don’t get the »ring« as with drier formulas.

Na mojih ustnicah so Mark šminke obstale približno štiri ure, v kolikor ta čas nisem preveč jedla ali pila. Z dotikom se prenesejo, enako, kot to velja za vse standardne šminke. Zelo všeč mi je, da ta formula enakomerno bledi in mi ne pusti samo praznega »krogca« sredi ustnic, kot je to običajno za bolj suhe formule.

As with many other lipsticks, I was worried about the exaggerated scent and taste, but it’s pleasantly fruity and actually reminds me of some candy, but I cannot remember the brand for the life of me.

Kot je pri meni že običajno, me je nekoliko skrbel izrazit vonj in okus, vendar pa je v tem primeru prijetno saden. Spominja me na neko sladkarijo, vendar pa se žal na noben način ne morem spomniti, katero.

 

Cantaloupe is a nice warm peach color. If your complexion is dark, this probably wouldn’t work the best for you, but it looks pretty with lighter complexion.

Cantaloupe oziroma po slovensko melona je tople breskove barve. Če si temnejše polti, bi morda ta odtenek na tebi izgledal nekoliko nenavadno, zelo lep pa je na svetli polti.

Divine Wine is my favorite out of the range. It’s a lighter mauve color and a perfect everyday lip for me.

Divine Wine je moj najljubši odtenek v celotni liniji. Gre za svetlejšo vijolično barvo s plavim podtonom –  zame perfekten primer odtenka, ki ga lahko nosim čisto vsak dan.

Rose Kisses is a light pink shade that is really easy to wear. I was expecting it to be sheerer, but it’s very reasonably pigmented.

Rose Kisses je svetlo roza odtenek, ki ga je res enostavno nositi. Pričakovala sem bolj prosojen odtenek, vendar pa je pigmentacija tudi pri tem odtenku super.

Reddy to go made me think that it will be a red lipstick (red…reddy…), but it’s actually a bright fuchsia. These kind of shades usually look horrible on me but this color has enough blue undertone that I can pull it off.

Reddy to go mi je z imenom dal misliti, da bo svetlo rdeče barve, vendar pa gre v resnici za odtenek fuksije. Takšni odtenki običajno na meni izgledajo grozno, vendar pa ima ta dovolj plavega podtona, da ga lahko nosim tudi sama.

Uptown Pink is a dark pink that I’ll mostly be wearing in the summer. I haven’t got anything like it in my collection so I was excited about a new addition to my color range.

Uptown Pink je temnejša roza barva, ki bo najprimernejša za poletje. Takšnega odtenka v svoji kolekciji še nimam in sem ta odtenek z navdušenjem dodala v svojo zbirko.

Regular price of each lipstick is over 8 €, but you can currently get them in special promotion for 3,90 € each. The design of the bullets is absolutely beautiful in my opinion – they look spectacular on my vanity and they are a beauty blogger’s fantasy to photograph.

Redna cena vsake od teh šmink je preko 8 €, trenutno pa jih lahko dobiš v posebni promociji že za 3,90€. Dizajn šmink je čudovit – prekrasno izgledajo na  moji omarici, več kot enostavne pa so tudi za ustvarjanje prekrasnih fotografij.

Out of all the Avon lipstick formulations I’ve tried so far, these are absolutely my favorite. I probably won’t get any other shades because five is plenty, but if you’re interested in other Mark range products, check out the mascara review *here* and the primer review *here*. Also, let me know in the comments which other Mark products you’d like to see me review. And until next time, stay beautiful!

Reči moram, da je formula Avon Mark šmink moja najljubša izmed vseh, ki sem jih preizkusila pri Avonu. Drugih odtenkov ne bom naročila, saj mi jih pet popolnoma zadošča, v kolikor pa te zanimajo drugi izdelki iz linije, lahko oceno maskare prebereš *tu* in oceno primerja *tu*. Prav tako mi lahko sporočiš tudi druge izdelke, za katere bi te zanimala ocena. Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

Every time I bring home a new mascara, I can’t help myself not to open it and try it out immediately. Naturally that means that I have way too many open mascaras so I need to write such reviews quickly before they dry up. I never us a mascara for more than six months – I prefer to throw them away even sooner than that. By that time, some are completely dry and some still perfectly fine, but I don’t dare to put them near my eyes for hygienic reasons.

Vsakič, ko domov prinesem novo maskaro, si ne morem kaj, da je ne bi takoj odprla in preizkusila. Seveda imam potem odprtih čisto preveč, trepalnice pa le dvoje, kar pomeni, da moram tudi takšno oceno, kot jo bereš danes, napisati kaj hitro, preden se posušijo. Nobene maskare ne uporabljam več kot pol leta – raje jo zamenjam kakšen dan prej, kot kakšen kasneje. Nekatere se v tem času popolnoma posušijo, spet druge pa so še v izvrstnem stanju, vendar jih že iz higienskih razlogov nočem blizu svojih oči.

Today, I want to talk about six mascaras that I am currently using – ranking them from worst to best. I only applied one layer with each mascara and didn’t curl my lashes beforehand. I also want to mention that my lashes are quite long so I’m usually looking for a mascara that will add volume and not too much length.

V današnjem zapisu ti predstavljam šest maskar, ki jih uporabljam trenutno – rangirala sem jih od najslabše do najboljše, pri vsaki pa sem nanesla samo en sloj in prej trepalnic nisem uvihala s kleščami. Omenim naj še, da imam dolge trepalnice, zato običajno iščem maskaro, ki bi jim dodala volumen in ne nujno preveč dolžine.

6. Avon Big&Multiplied Volume Mascara

I was not impressed with this mascara at all. It was very wet to begin with and it took a good two weeks for the formula to thicken up. The brush has very dense bristles so I expected it to catch each lash and coat it but it didn’t deposit nearly enough product on my lashes. I would say it added average length and not enough volume to satisfy my expetations. It didn’t flake at all, but that’s the only positive thing I can say about it.

Ta maskara me nikakor ni navdušila. Na začetku je bila zelo mokra in trajalo je kar kakšna dva tedna, da se je malo zgostila. Krtačka ima zelo gosto posejane ščetine, zaradi česar bi pričakovala, da bo lepo zajela vsako trepalnico posebej in nanjo nanesla barvo, vendar pa na trepalnicah po nanosu ni ostalo toliko barve, kot bi pričakovala. Rekla bi, da je dodala povprečno dolžino in vsekakor čisto premalo volumna. Ob nošenju s trepalnic tekom dneva koščki niso odpadali in se nabirali pod očmi, kar pa je pravzaprav njen edini plus.

5. Trend It Up Eyedorable Mascara (Volume Ultra Black)

I was quite impressed with many products from the new Trend It Up line (review *here*) but I can’t say the same for this mascara. The brush is very similar to the Avon mascara but in this case, the bristles are placed more evenly and not scattered around like with Avon. As name promises, the formula is super black which is a big plus in my book. Unfortunately, this mascara did not deliver on volume as well as it did with adding length. Plus: unlike most mascaras which have a shelf life of three months, Trend It Up says you can use this mascara for six months after opening.

Kar nekaj izdelkov nove Trend It Up linije me je precej navdušilo (ocena *tu*), vendar pa žal za to maskaro tega ne morem trditi. Krtačka je podobna Avonovi, vendar so ščetine razporejene bolj enakomerno, ne “razmetane”, kot pri Avonovi maskari. Kot obljublja že ime, je barva te maskare res zelo temno črna, kar je v moji knjigi velik plus. Na žalost je tudi ta maskara dobro delovala pri podaljševanju trepalnic, ni pa dodala obljubljenega volumna, zato ji več kot petega mesta ne morem pripisati. Plus: za razliko od večine maskar, pri katerih je priporočena uporaba tri mesece, Trend It Up za to maskaro obljublja kakovost do pol leta po odprtju.

4. Catrice Ultimate Lash Multimizer Volume Mascara (waterproof)

I don’t know who comes up with names for these mascaras but I swear they’re getting longer each year. I got this mascara with a magazine so my expectations were low, to say the least. I must say that I procrastinated using it once I opened it and saw the brush shape since I never had any good experience with such brush designs. Nevertheless, this mascara did an OK job, I wouldn’t mind leaving the house with my lashes looking like that. It performed worse with multiple layers because the formula thickened at the tops of lashes and weighed them down. It’s not the best mascara I’ve recently tried from Catrice – check out the review of Rock Couture Extreme Volume mascara *here*.

Ne vem, kdo si izmišlja imena za maskare, vendar pa prisežem, da so imena iz leta v leto daljša. To maskaro sem dobila zraven revije, zato moja pričakovanja niso bila previsoka. Moram reči, da sem s prvo uporabo kar nekaj časa odlašala po tem, ko sem videla krtačko, saj s takšno obliko krtačke še nisem imela dobrih izkušenj. Vseeno je maskara svoje delo opravila zadovoljivo – s takšnimi trepalnicami bi brez težav zapustila hišo. Nekoliko slabše se je odrezala, kadar sem nanesla več slojev, saj se je formula začela nabirati na vrhu trepalnic in jih obtežila. Ne gre za najboljšo maskaro, kar sem jih v zadnjem času preizkusila pri Catrice – oceno Rock Couture Extreme Volume maskare si lahko prebereš *tu*.

3. Avon Mark Spectralash Mascara

It was hard for me too choose only one mascara from the new line, but I ended up choosing this one since the name suggested “spectacular” lashes. This is the first time I ever saw a mascara with a dispenser where you can choose between three levels of volume. I must say that I don’t understand the concept very well – I think that we all want mega volume (or not, please correct me if I’m wrong?) and besides that, I didn’t notice any visible changes when I used the mascara on different “volume settings”. I can say that this mascara is very good despite the average looking brush – it lifts the lashes, gives them a nice curl and adds lots of volume. The only minus about this mascara is the flaking – I always find quite a few crumbles under my eyes at the end of the day.

Pri novi liniji sem se težko odločila za eno maskaro, na koncu sem izbrala to, saj mi je ime sugeriralo “spektakularne” trepalnice. Prvič sem na dnu maskare zasledila gumb za nastavljiv volumen s tremi stopnjami. Sama sicer tega ne razumem najbolje, ker verjetno vse želimo velik volumen (ali se motim?), pa tudi bistvene razlike ob uporabi na različnih nastavitvah nisem opazila. Na splošno lahko rečem, da gre za zelo dobro maskaro, ki kljub zelo povprečni krtački dobro opravi svoje delo – trepalnice dvigne, lepo uviha in jim doda veliko volumna. Edini minus pri tej maskari je slabša obstojnost, saj sem kar nekaj koščkov maskare ob koncu dneva našla pod očmi.

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Until quite recently, this used to be my favorite mascara of all times. Then, I received the full size from a friend for new year – I always used to buy the travel size myself. I don’t know if I’m wrong but it seems that the formula is a bit different, a bit more dry, to be exact. It’s still a great mascara that gives my lashes plently of volume, but it tends to clinge on them and make them heavier which means that they lose the curl quicker. The next time I’ll probably buy the travel size again, since I never had these problems with it and got tons of compliments about my lashes.

Do pred kratkim je bila to moja najljubša maskara vseh časov. Potem pa sem jo za novo leto od prijateljice prvič prejela v normalni velikosti, sama sem namreč prej vedno kupovala potovalno velikost. Ne vem zakaj, ampak zdi se mi, da se formula nekoliko razlikuje in da je ta bolj suha, kot pri potovalnih velikostih. Še vedno gre za odlično maskaro, ki mojim trepalnicam podari ogromno volumna, vendar pa se nekako obesi na njih in jih naredi težje, zaradi česar manj časa obdržijo privihanost. Ko jo bom kupovala naslednjič, bom spet izbrala mini verzijo, s katero teh težav nisem imela nikoli, dobila pa ogromno komplimentov na račun svojih trepalnic.

1. Sleek Full Fat Lash Mascara

I often neglect Sleek in my reviews even though I use tons of their products. If I had to use one mascara for the rest of my life, this is the one I’d choose. I bought it for the name, of course, and I must say that I was kind of intimidated by the shape of the brush which was totally unnecessary. The upper part is wider and helps curl the upper lashes but even more importantly, it’s extremely handy for bottom lashes because it’s much more precise. It combs the lashes, curls them, gives them plently of volume and this result lasts all day, not only a couple of hours. In the under 10€ range, it’s the best mascara I’ve ever used and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Sleek je znamka, ki jo pogosto prezrem v ocenah, kljub temu, da uporabljam cel kup njihovih izdelkov. Če bi morala celo življenje uporabljati samo še eno maskaro, bi izbrala to. Kupila sem jo seveda zaradi imena, tudi tu pa me je oblika krtačke kar malo prestrašila – a brez potrebe. Zgornji del, ki je nekoliko razširjen, lepo uviha zgornje trepalnice, izjemnno priročen pa je tudi za spodnje, saj omogoča lažji nanos. Trepalnice razščeše, uviha, jim podari zvrhano mero volumna, vse od našetega pa zdrži cel dan, ne le nekaj ur. V razredu pod 10 € je to najboljša maskara, kar sem jih kdajkoli preizkusila in jo nadvse toplo priporočam.

So these are the mascaras I tested out for you – now I can throw some away since they are just about ready to go. I must apologize for the difference in the photos of the lashes, but try to understand that it took me a good twenty minutes to get ready for each photo (mascara off, washing the area, applying foundation, concealer and the next mascara) and the daylight was changing rapidly on that particular day. My eyes were pretty sore for the rest of the day so I hope that it was worth it and you find this post interesting and helpful. If you want to see another mascara put to the test, let me know in the comments below. Until next time, stay beautiful!

To so torej maskare, ki sem jih preizkusila zate – nekaj od teh bo sedaj romalo v smeti, saj se jim življenjska doba vsekakor izteka. Opravičiti se ti moram še za razliko v fotografijah dejanskih trepalnic, vendar moraš razumeti, da je med eno in drugo fotografijo preteklo približno dvajset minut (prejšnja maskara dol, oprati predel okrog oči, nanos tekoče podlage, nanos korektorja pod oči, nanos nove maskare), zato se je tudi svetloba zelo spreminjala. Moje oči na koncu dneva vsekakor niso bile zadovoljne z mano, saj so bile precej vnete od vsega hudega, zato upam, da ti je bila objava zanimiva in ti bo v pomoč ob naslednjem nakupu. Vesela bom tudi tvojega komentarja, katero maskaro bi v takšni primerjavi želela videti naslednjič. Do takrat, ostani čudovita!