Lotique makeup eyeshadow palette and volume mascara

Even though I’m technically on a spending ban until Black Friday sales, I had to break the rule in this instance. Since we don’t get many new brands in Slovenian market, I needed to try some products from Lotique brand. Today, I’m giving you my first impressions on two products – an eyeshadow palette and mascara.

Who is Lotique?

Lotique is a relatively new brand on the Slovenian market, only available in Europark Maribor and their online store. Shopping online in their store is easy, since it’s user friendly, easy to navigate and offers different methods of payment which is still very important in Slovenia. Lotique entered the market with skincare products in 2008 and only recently expanded their offer to make-up. They offer every make-up product you can imagine – for the face (primer, liquid foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer), eyes (individual shadows, palettes, mascaras), lips (lip gloss, lipstick and lip pencil) and a Flash line intended for teenagers, but in my opinion appropriate for everyone.

Lotique eyeshadow palette

Lotique makeup eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadow palette was the first thing to catch my attention while rummaging through the online store, especially since it looks different from most palettes I own. I’ve been trying it out for the past month and now it’s time to share my opinions with you. The palette costs 12,30€ and holds 12 shades meaning that each shade costs just a few cents over 1 Euro – you’ll be hard pressed to find a least expensive palette in the market.

Packaging

Lotique makeup eyeshadow palette

Unfortunately, the packaging is one of the worst things about this palette. Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting much more because of the low price. The entire case is plastic and very light. The lid gives me the impression that it will break of eventually. Hopefully, that won’t happen, but this is definitely not a packaging that would withstand some serious trials.

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My my, how the tables have turned. I remember how I was lusting after Tarte and Too Faced products years ago, over excited by everything I was being told online by Youtube celebrities. Now, I’ve learned to look closer to home for good products. More often than not, I find them in the Catrice and Essence stands. This makes me super happy and my wallet as well. Let’s take a look at some Essence products that I’m most excited about – and stay tuned for the Catrice launches tomorrow!

Kako hitro se je vse spremenilo. Leta nazaj sem gledala Youtube in nisem želela ničesar drugega, kot Tarte in Too Faced izdelke. Zdaj sem se naučila, da se kakovost pogosto skriva veliko bližje domu in je bolj prijazna moji denarnici. Izdelki Essence predstavljajo velik del moje zbirke (in že zdaj vem, da bosta dva njihova izdelka med mojimi favoriti leta 2017), ker so enostavno in cenovno dostopni. Danes ti prestavljam izdelke, ki so me v prenovi najbolj navdušili, jutri pa sledi še moja lista želja za Catrice novosti.

WISHLIST: EYES/OČI

Most of these are hitting the stands in our stores as we speak. Some of you already got your hands on them, but quite a few readers have been asking for my wishlist to see what they should get. I say – experiment. The products are really inexpensive so the gamble is low. But here is my wish list anyway.

Večina teh izdelkov je že na policah v drogerijah in vem, da si jih morda že nekaj tudi kupila. Še vedno pa me dosti bralk opominja, da čakajo moj seznam želja, preden se odpravijo po nakupih. Svetovala bi ti, da kdaj tudi eksperimentiraš – sploh zato, ker je vložek dokaj nizek. Ampak kljub temu je tu moj seznam.

essence moonlight eyes

I definitely need some of the cream eyeshadows Moonlight eyes (4 shades, 3,29€). These look like a much less expensive version of the Color Tattoos and I love those but the fact is they dry out fast and are not really inexpensive. I use them all over the lid and then just build the crease – my eye look is done in a minute. The lightest shade can also be used as a base for more vibrant colors.

Vsekakor bom kupila nekaj kremnih senčil Moonlight eyes (4 odtenki, 3,29€). Delujejo podobni kot Maybelline Color Tattoo, ki jih imam zelo rada, vendar se mi hitro izsušijo in niso najbolj poceni. Nanesem jih preko cele veke, v pregibu uporabim nekoliko temnejšo senčilo in to je to  – lep make-up v manj kot minuti!

Essence mascara

There are new mascaras hitting the stores – I’ve had some good experience with Essence in that department lately so I’ll definitely be getting the #lashes of the day volume mascara (2,79€) and the Instant volume boost mascara (3,29€). For that price, I can afford to test both and I’ll definitely report back!

Na police prihajajo tudi nove maskare in zadnje čase imam na tem področju pri Essence srečno roko. Preizkusila bom #lashes of the day volume maskaro (2,79€) in Instant volume boost maskaro (3,29€) ter poročala, ali je bil volumen takšen, kot sem ga pričakovala. View Full Post

Avon Mark

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

Avon Mark Plump It Lipstick

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.

Avon Mark Plump-it lip gloss

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?

Avon Mark plump it lip gloss

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