Sončni žarki trkajo na vrata in čeprav nas večina dneve preživlja znotraj, nas gotovo le nekaj tednov loči od svobode in vsekakor tudi večih priložnosti za kakšen svež, spomladanski makeup.

Ta teden sem tako izbrala pet šmink, ki kar kličejo po tem, da bi popestrile moj videz.

Avon Matte Legend – Flawless

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Avon Matte Legend šminkica me je navdušila že s svojim seksi, a hkrati preprostim videzom, v nekaj dneh nošenja pa tudi s formulacijo.

Gre za klasično mat šminko, od katere ne pričakuj posebne obstojnosti. Sama sicer večinoma pri šminkah prisegam na tekoče mat, saj mi olajšajo delo s (pre)pogostimi nanosi, vendar pa je formula Avon Matte Legend šminke vredna truda. Nežno parfumirana šminka ne zleze v gubice ustnic, posušena se ne drobi ali packa, občutek na ustnicah pa je mehak in gladek.

Flawless odtenek je relativno nevtralen z nekaj roza pridiha, vendar ne gre za kakšno posebej divjo roza barvo. Poleg tega je na voljo še kakšnih 10 različnih odtenkov, med katerimi boš gotovo našla svojega.

Catrice Matt Pro-Ink – Dream Big

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Mimo novih Catrice šmink ne morem, saj bi jim delala krivico. Že nekaj let so formule Catrice mat tekočih šmink bolje in boljše, zdaj pa s prihodom novih Matt Pro Ink sploh ne vem več, kako bi jih lahko izboljšali.

Šminke so prijetno mehke na ustnicah, dobro obstojne (čeprav kakšne res mastne pojedine ne bodo zdržale), meni osebno pa je pravzaprav najbolj pomembno, da se lepo enakomerno obrabljajo, ne da imam na koncu dneva le še malo ostankov šminke ob kotičkih ustnic.

Moj najljubši odtenek je Dream Big, nežno roza, opazen, a ne predivji za moj priljubljen klasičen videz.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Nairobi Camelia

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Če iščeš šminko, pri kateri sploh ne boš vedela, da imaš kaj na ustnicah, potem vsekakor ne smeš prezreti The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid tekočih šmink.

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Poleg tega, da so tekoče šminke iz te linije prijetno mehke, so na ustnicah tako lahke, da resnično kar pozabim, da jih nosim. Posebna pohvala gre tukaj znamki tudi za resnično majhen aplikator, ki omogoča natančen nanos. Seveda so šminke vegetarijanske, v kolikor pa iščeš popolnoma vegansko alternativo, pa so ti na voljo njihova mat masla za ustnice, ki imajo prav tako izredno prijetno formulo.

Moj najljubši odtenek izmed tistih, ki kar vpijejo pomlad, je Nairobi Camelia – eden tistih odtenkov, ki bi pristajal na praktično kateri koli ten kože.

Bourjois Rouge Fabuleux – Cindered-lla

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Ko se malo odmaknemo od klasičnih nevtralnih odtenkov, moji možgani takoj zaidejo k tej čudoviti klasični šminki. Bourjois Rouge Fabuleux so čudovite kremne satenaste šminke. Čeprav obljubljajo nekoliko daljšo obstojnost, sama tega nisem opazila.

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Ampak, ti nekaj povem? Vredne so truda pri nanosu, tudi takšnega, ki je potreben za nanos rdeče šminke. Vredne so ponovnih aplikacij. Vredne so pazljivosti, ki je potrebna ob nošenju klasičnih šmink – zato, ker je to ena tistih šmink, ki ujame pogled in ena redkih šmink, za katero me je že več žensk vprašalo, kaj imam na ustnicah.

Čudovita formula, fantastične barve. Sama si od klasične šminke težko želim kaj več. Odtenek Cidered-lla je božanska krvavo rdeča, ki čudovito izgleda zraven povsem enostavnega makeupa na preostanku obraza. Sploh fantastična je na nekoliko bolj svetlopoltih ženskah.

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip – Doozy

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Nabor šmink za letošnjo pomlad zaključujem z edino, ki je ni mogoče dobiti na naših policah, vendar pa Colourpop še vedno občasno razveseli z akcijami in brezplačno poštnino, tako da se je kar pametno naročiti na njihove e-novičke.

Po maniji z Colourpop mat šminkami, ki so mi bile iskreno povedano katastrofalne, sem testiranje Colourpop formulacij za nekaj časa opustila, da sem si malo opomogla. Potem sem nekega dne “za dušo” brskala po njihovi strani in naletela na Ultra Blotted Lip formulo.

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Nekoliko bolj nežno pigmentirane kot klasične mat Colourpop šminke (blotted bi lahko prevedli v popivnana), izredno obstojne in enostavne za nanos so moje glavne misli o Ultra Blotted Lip šminkah. Še vedno ustnice izsušijo nekoliko bolj, kot klasične šminke, vendar to velja pretežno kar za večino resnično obstojnih mat tekočih šmink.

Odtenki? Verjetno jih je zdaj že cel kup, jaz pa prisegam na Droopy, klasičen nevtralen roza odtenek, s katerim tudi pri online nakupu ne moreš zgrešiti.

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Kako naj zaključim? Preprosto – zaželim ti, da najdeš svojo naj šminko te pomladi in kmalu dobiš možnost, da jo sprehodiš tudi v javnosti s tistimi, ki jih imaš najraje.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

The Body Shop finally made it to Slovenia which means that we can get to know more of the brand over here as well. I’ve tried a lot of their skincare before, but I’ve never tried any make-up. Consequently, I was really excited to receive my first matte lip liquid (for all purposes, a liquid matte lipstick) at the Beautiful Bloggers Conference. I wore it throughout November and December and I really liked it.

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Then, I received another package from The Body Shop Slovenia as a X-mas gift – their House of Holland set with another three lippies – all of which you can find sold separately as a part of their regular line as well. Here are my thoughts and opinions on them.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – shade range and price

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

There are currently 13 shades available in Slovenia, but looking at foreign online stores, the number of shades can vary from country to country. The shade range is great – it covers everything from complete nudes, to pinks, reds and deeper tones. I think that everyone can find a shade for them in the range.

In Slovenia, each of the matte lip liquids costs 8,90 € which is comparable to many other drugstore brands like Bourjois or Maybelline. You can usually get some discount or promo code if you follow The Body Shop on Facebook or sign up for their newsletter.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – packaging

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

Each matte lip liquid comes in a simple tube with a matte cap, which is a nice touch. I really like when brands separate their matte and regular lipsticks by doing this. The cap has a velvety feel to it, sort of like NARS packaging. Each lipstick contains 8mg of products, which is plenty. They expire 18 months after opening, which is a reasonable time frame to get through a lipstick that you like. The name is written on the top of the bottle along with the code.

The applicator is simple doe foot, small enough for precise application. It is a bit fluffy, but nothing like the Avon Mark Lip Lacquer applicator which drove me crazy. I can get a really nice application with this lipstick.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – formula

I really, really like the formula of these matte lip liquids. It’s a bit sheer which comes across more with the darker shades, but you can simply give it a swipe more to make it opaque. It also reapplies nicely, isn’t patchy at all. It does take a bit longer to dry down completely matte – I would say you’ll have to give it about five minutes. But after that, you’re good to go.

On the lips, they are super comfortable and not drying at all. They feel sort of like a satin lip, but have that complete matte finish which I love about them.

They have an interesting scent to them, almost flowery. It’s not too strong, but if you really don’t like your lipstick to smell like anything, you best stay away from these. The scent does linger for almost 30 minutes after application – at least I can still smell it. The smell is probably not a coincidence, since all of the shade names are connected to different flowers.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Windsor Rose (032)

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Windsor Rose

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Windsor Rose

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Windsor Rose

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Windsor Rose is a completely nude shade without any undertones. It looks nice on people with light complexion but if you’re a bit on the dark side, it might match you face. In that case, I’d stay away from this one.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Nairobi Camellia (034)

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The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Nairobi Camelia

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Nairobi Camelia

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia is a light pink shade with a bit of mauve in there, which is perfect for everyday wear. I think it would look nice on everyone, as it’s that perfect your lips but better shade. It also gives you the look of fuller lips.

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Mauritius Dahlia (017)

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Mauritius Dahlia

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Mauritius Dahlia

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Mauritius Dahlia

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Mauritius Dahlia is a deep burgundy shade. I usually steer clear from shades like this but I gave i a go for one of the Christmas parties and got so many compliments I might just consider such shades more in the future. It looks stunning paired with darker eye make-up as well.

So these are my thoughts on these lipsticks. I must say that this was a really good introduction to The Body Shop make-up and I’m really excited to try more stuff out from them. What would you like to see a review on next? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time, stay beautiful!