4 Products That Will Make Your Makeup Stay All Day

Hey Beauties!

New Year's Eve is quickly approaching and if you plan to go to any party, you'll need a makeup that will stay on you all through the night. That is why I wanted to share four of my favorite products which help to prolong the wear of makeup. I've tested them out and I definitely see the difference when I use them or don't.

Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer

The first product that will help you with your base is this Revlon's primer. I'm on my second bottle, which means I really like this, because I use it only on special occasions. It's a silicon based primer which you put on before foundation. Because it's silicon based, it means that it will make your base very smooth. It fills in all the pores, therefore creating a perfect base for your makeup. It's also a bit sticky and the foundation sticks to it better. This will make your foundation look flawless and stay on for a longer period of time without the shine breaking through. If you are very oily, obviously this won't last on you as well as on someone with normal skin.

In it is 27 ml of product and I think the price is around 15€. The pump is very hygienic and if you don't use it every day, it will last you for a really long time. Review here

Avon Ideal Flawless Eyeshadow Primer

This is an eye shadow primer that I swear by. I must be on seventh pot or so. It's my favorite eyeshadow primer. Using an eyeshadow primer can make a huge difference. First of all it will even out your skin tone on the lid. It will help eyeshadows to stick to it, which means it will definitely prolong the wear of them. It also makes eyeshadows more vivid and it really brings out their pigments making your eye makeup look really pigmented. I find that this one makes especially any Avon True Color Quad eyeshadows a lot brighter and more pigmented looking. 

It only comes in one shade, which is Light Beige. The shade is actually very much like my skin tone. It's creamy and very slippery, so it applies with ease, but still evens out the tone. 

In the pot is 3 grams of product. The regular price is 6€, but you can often get it for 3.50€. 

Here is the proof with the actual eyeshadows. First two eyeshadow from the left are from Avon and the rest are some random ones. As you can see the top half of my hand doesn't have anything on. On the bottom half I applied this primer. I think it's pretty clear where the primer starts. 

E.l.f. Makeup Lock And Seal 

It's one of the most versatile products. This is clear liquid which seals in everything... eyeshadows, lipstick, glitters, liner.. You can use it over any makeup. You need to pour it into a plastic pot that comes with it and wet the brush with it. Then you take the makeup product and apply it. I guarantee you this will seal in the deal for the whole night. I especially like to use it with glitter, which tends to fall off everywhere, over eyeshadows and cream liners, which can sometimes transfer on the upper lid. I haven't tried it over lipstick, although I feel it would do the same thing. 

You get 15 ml of it and it costs only 3$. I have a review of it here

Avon Makeup Setting Spray

To seal the deal you need setting spray as the last step in your makeup routine. It seals in all the makeup that you've put on your face and prolongs the wear of it. I feel like this one from Avon also does a good job of getting rid of too much powder. It helps the skin to look more natural and gets rid of the excess powder look. I will say that I don't think the difference is major, but it does help my foundation to stay matte for a longer time and it doesn't slide as much. I like the fact that it's an easy to use spray with a transparent liquid. It doesn't smell like anything and it doesn't feel tightening on the skin. It just leaves a veil of liquid on the skin, which feels like a protective layer. 

In it is 125 ml of the product and the regular price is 11€, although now you can get it for only 4.90€. 

These are the products that I reach for when I want my makeup to last for a really long time. I know it's sometimes hard to find setting sprays and primers in our little country, for a reasonable price that is, but I think I gave you some good recommendations for when you'll need something like this. Those products are definitely not necessary, but they do make a difference. 

4 Day to Night Festive Makeups with Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayons

Hey Beauties!

Christmas is over and now we're thinking of what makeup to wear on New Year's Eve. I have prepared 4 makeup looks in total. There are two day makeups and two night makeups. Both can be upgraded from day to night. Maybe you're working on that day and you can wear a day time version, but before you go out to party, you can upgrade the look to something more night appropriate. One is a silver version and one is gold. Those are in my opinion two of the most classic eye makeup looks. I also paired these with four different shades of lipsticks to give you some variety. 

Silver Day Makeup

Silver is one of those shades that will look absolutely stunning on cool skin tones. It actually looks even good on warm skin tones, if you pair it with the right lip shade. 

For my day makeup I used yellow skin toned shadow all over the lid to make it easier to blend. Then I took taupe brown matte shade and applied it in the crease. On my lid I used light shimmer silver shade. I also applied a bit of darker shimmery silver in the outer corner of the eye. The lighter silver I also put in the inner corner of the eye. Around the lower lash line I applied the same matte taupe brown shade. Then I just finished with mascara.

I used a bit of contouring powder around the outer edges of the face and I also added slight white based highlighter. For my cheeks I used coral shimmery blush.

On the lips I used light pink shade (Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Charming Pink).

Silver Night Makeup

To turn this look into a night time, I started by drawing an elongated eye liner with black pen eyeliner. Then I darkened the outer edge with matte black shade. On the lower lash line I used medium shimmery silver eye liner. I also put another thicker coat of mascara.

I changed the shade of my lips and chose a darker purple shade (Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Wild Orchid) to make it look more vampy.

Gold Day Makeup

For all my fellow warm toned people, here is one for us. I love gold every year for every occasion. I think it looks good on absolutely anyone, if you find the right shade for you.

For my day makeup I firstly used yellow skin like shade all over the lid. I applied matte brown shades in the crease as well as around the lower lash line. Gold went on the entire mobile lid and I finished with mascara.

For my lips I used medium toned fuchsia shade (Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Raspberry Rush).

Gold Night Makeup 

To take this one into the night, I applied a bit more of and also a bit darker matte brown shade in the crease. The gold shade needed to be intensified. I used a damn brush to make it look even more metallic and shiny. I also darkened it around the lower lash line with darker matte brown shade. Of course I also applied my usual black eye liner and another coat of mascara. 

On my face I used champagne gold shimmery highlighter and I also contoured my outer edges of the face. For the cheeks I went with my usual shimmery peach shade.

On the lips I went for a classic, but a bit darker red shade (Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Red Haute).

All the lip products that I used for these four makeups are from Avon and they're called Ultra Colour Lip Crayon. They sent me these a few weeks ago. They already have 6 regular shades, but those four are new editions to the range. 

They have giant pencil or crayon design. The packaging is all black with different sized stars on it. One of those are gold and then there are also ones in the same color as the lip crayon. It's super cute. 

The crayons don't need to be sharpen, you just twist it up and it comes out. Now that they still have a point, they are very easy to apply. I actually applied them all without the lip brush or lip liner. 

The regular price of these is 9.50€, but now they're 4.50€ (Slovenia) and you get 3 grams of it. 

Charming Pink

This is a classic baby pink shade. It's warm toned. 

Raspberry Rush

Bright fuchsia pink that looks like a very fun shade. It's a nice version between pink and purple. 

Wild Orchid

Medium purple shade that has a warm undertone to it. I really like this one. It's unique and especially pretty for fall and winter.

Red Haute

My favorite shade out of all of these. It's actually a bit darker medium red shade. It seems like it has a cool undertone, but it's such a pretty shade of red. I like it because it's not light and not dark. 

The texture of these is very creamy. It seems very much like a beeswax texture. They have good pigmentation, but also leave a stain on your lips. You can do a stain look, if you smudge thin layers of these on the lips. If you use it straight from the bullet, it's very pigmented full on lipstick look. 

The finish is creamy, but it almost becomes semi-matte after a few hours. I think this might be just on my lips, because they tend to get dry quickly. If yours are not as dry, they might look creamy all the time. They do cling to dry patches and are not the most hydrating formula, but are also not drying. I think those are great for those that want something that leaves a stain, it's very pigmented and still creamy looking. 

The staying power is descent. It's not like a matte liquid lipstick, but I find that because of the waxy texture these hold to the lips really well. 

I was a bit surprised by how well pigmented these are. Usually pencil lip products are more like stains or lip balms. These definitely give you color as well as creamy shine. In my opinion they are very long lasting for such product. They don't have any additional moisturizing abilities, so I find them great for those that want color. They are also easy to throw in the back and have with you for when you need to change up your look. Definitely a good one, if you want it simple and colorful. 

Pred nekaj tedni mi je Avon poslal nove odtenke Ultra Colour Lip Crayon svinčnikov. Pred tem je avon že ponuja šest rednih odtenkov. Pred kratkim pa so dodali štiri nove. 

Gre za velik svinčnike, ki se ne šilijo. Izdelek samo zavrtite in pride ven. Embalaža je črna z zvezdicami različnih velikosti. Ene so zlate, druge so v odtenku izdelkov. Zelo luškana praznična embalaža.

Dokler so nove in je konica dokaj ošiljena, se zelo lahko nanašajo. Pri nanašanju na teh fotografijah nisem uporabila niti čopiča za ustnice, niti dodatnih svinčnikov.

Redna cena teh je 9.50€, zdaj jih lahko dobite za 4.50€. V vsakem je 3 grame izdelka. 

Charming Pink - baby roza odtenek, ki je toplega podtona in spominja rahlo na breskvast podton.
Raspberry Rush - fuksija roza odtenek. Precej živahen in zanimiva mešanica med roza in vijolično.
Wild Orchid - srednje vijoličen odtenek. Zelo primeren za jesen in zimo. Precej unikaten.
Red Haute - moj najljubši odtenek. Gre za srednje temen klasičen rdeč odtenek. Všeč mi je, ker ni temen in hkrati ni svetel. 

Tekstura teh svinčnikov je zelo kremna. Zdi se podobna izdelkom z čebeljim voskom. So zelo dobro pigmentirani in na ustih pustijo barvni madež, ki zagotavlja daljšo obstojnost. Če jih nanesete v tanih slojih lahko dosežete zelo svež lahkoten videz odtenkov. Če pa jih nanašate direktno iz embalaže, izgledajo bolj kot zelo pigmentirane šminke. 

Finiš je kremast, ampak na mojih ustnicah čez uro ali dve postane na pol mat. Če so vaše ustnice v nomalnem stanju, bodo svinčniki ostali kremasti in sijoči. Barva se rada oprime suhih madežev na ustnicah zato je nujno, da jih prej dobro navlažite. Sama formula ni preveč vlažila, niti ne izsušuje. Svinčniki se mi zdijo super za nekoga, ki ima rad dobro pigmentirane izdelke za ustnice, ki pustijo za sabo barvno sled in so kljub temu še vedno kremasti in sijoči. 

So kar dolgo obstojni. Verjetno zaradi voskaste teksture, zaradi katere se bolje oprijemajo ustnic. Seveda ne gre za tako obstojnost kot pri na primer tekočih mat šminkah, je malo manj obstojno. 

Bila sem presenečena nad tem kako dobro pigmentirani so ti svinčniki. Večinoma so taki izdelki bolj lahki in podobni balzamom. Ti vsekakor zagotavljajo barvo in kremast sijaj. Meni se zdijo zelo obstojni za tak izdelek. Nimajo nobenih dodatnih vlažilnih sposobnosti, zato se mi zdijo še posebej primerni za vse, ki si res želijo barve. So enostavni za prenašanje po torbah in ima tako pri roki vedno barvit odtenek, ki spremeni vaš videz v nekaj minutah. Zagotovo dober izdelek za vse, ki si želijo nekaj preprostega in barvitega. 

Products used

Silver Day and Night Makeup

Revlon Colorstay Foundation - 150 Buff
Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer - 010 Porcellain
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Transparent
Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette - 010 Ashy Radiance
Maybelline Colorama Blush - 101

Avon Ideal Flawless Eye Primer
Sleek i-Divine Ultra Matts V2 - Dune
L'Oreal Color Riche L'Ombre Pure Eyeshadow - 106 Breaking Nude
Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette - silver
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara - Black
Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette - Night
Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof - Black
Avon Always On Point Eyeliner - Molten Sky

Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Charming Pink
Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Wild Orchid

Gold Day and Night Makeup

Revlon Colorstay Foundation - 150 Buff
Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer - 010 Porcellain
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Transparent
Catrice Prime and Fine Professional Contouring Palette - 010 Ashy Radiance
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso

Avon Ideal Flawless Eye Primer
Sleek i-Divine Ultra Matts V2 - Dune
Essence All About Nudes Eyeshadow 02 Nudes - matte brown
MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette - Shade 6
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara - Black
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof - Black

Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Raspberry Rush
Avon Ultra Colour Lip Crayon - Red Haute

4 Festive Glittery Manicures with Avon Magic Effect Liquid Sequin Nail Polishes

Hey Beauties!

I hope your home is already sparkly by now. We have a Christmas tree up and all the pretty lights. Today I wanted to share four sparkly manicures for either Christmas or New Year's Eve or just the next week in general. I got these super pretty Liquid Sequin nail polishes by Avon and they seemed perfect editions to the holidays. 

First manicure is one of those that I see a lot around the internet, but I was recently admiring it on Mateja's nails. It's pretty simple to do, if you do it right.

I started by painting my nails with a red wine nail polish shade (Revlon Vixen). When it completely dries (I was a bit too impatient), apply small pieces of tape to create the triangle shape on my nails. This part is always tricky on my nails, because I can never make it look perfectly even. Once you have this just paint your sparkly nail polish (Avon Magic Effect Liquid Sequin Dazzle) over it and quickly remove the tape, before the nail polish dries. Voila. Now you can apply top coat and make it even more shiny.

For the second manicure I applied lavender nail polish (Kiko Nail Lacquer 330) on my thumb and ring finger. On my index and pinky I applied dark violet shimmery nail polish (Models Own Roxy) and on the middle one I applied sparkly silver nail polish (Avon Magic Effect Liquid Sequin Sequin).

Then I used the same sparkly silver nail polish and applied it on all purple nails as different sized dots to make it appear as a Christmas tree ornaments. The I used the opposite purple shade and drew strings coming from the upper part of the nail down and I created a little bow to make it look like they hang down. I also drew some really simple wavy lines and dots on the ornaments. 

On my ring finger I wanted to create Christmas tree. So I used the same tape as in the first manicure and then I used some smaller decorative nail tape and put some lines across it. I applied sparkly silver nail polish over it and quickly removed the tapes. I also drew a little star at the top with dark violet nail polish. To make it look more perfect, I finished with lots of shiny top coat.

For this one I went a bit more candy or cookie like. I applied brown nail polish (Kiko Nail Lacquer 322) on my thumb and middle finger. On my index and pinky I applied light pink nail polish (Maybelline Colorama 77) and on the ring finger I applied white nail polish (Revlon Nail Enamel White on White). 

On the thumb I drew snowflake design with white nail polish. I also added different sized dots to represent falling snow. On my middle finger I drew a wavy line to make it look like a Christmas tree. In between the lines I drew small dots for the ornaments. 

For the ring finger I used sparkly pink nail polish (Avon Magic Effect Liquid Sequin Glitterati) and I drew diagonal lines to represent the candy cane pattern. On my other pink painted nails I also applied glittery pink nail polish on the tips of nails to make it look like a frosting on top of cupcakes or something like that. Finish with top coat. It should look yummy and inviting. 

The last manicure is the most minimalist and still looks like you put some effort in it. I used black nail polish (Maybelline Colorshow 677 Blackout) on my thumb, index and pinky. On middle and ring finger I applied sparkly gold nail polish (Avon Magic Effects Liquid Sequin Glimmer). 

Then I applied matte top coat (Kiko 3 in 1 Mat Fortifying Fast Dry Base and Top Coat) over the black nails. Over gold nails I drew two black lines to represent wrapping paper and then I drew small bows to make it look like wrapped presents. I also applied top coat over these gold nails.

The beautiful sparkly nail polishes are the newest Magic Effects range added to Avon. They are called Liquid Sequin. The range currently has four different shades

Sequins usually look like hexagon shapes and those are in these nail polishes. It looks like sequins in the nail polish with a colored base. Some even have added small shimmer

The formula is in between being liquid and thick and it applies nicely, although sequin parts can sometimes slide over with your brush, so you need to assemble them on the nails and pull them in all directions to make it look even. You do get a nice amount of hexagons with just one coat.

One coat looks more sheer with some, while others are already opaque enough.

Two coats cover the nail, but can also look a bit thick with some of these. The finish is shiny, but also a bit 3D, because of the bigger hexagons. 


Glitterati has a pink sheer base. In the base are bigger blue hexagons and smaller silver hexagons, which actually have a multi chrome sheen to them, so they look different colors at different angles.


This one is very interesting. It has a transparent base with lots of small silver shimmer. Hexagons in it have different colors: silver, gold, blue, green, pink and copper. This one is actually a bit more opaque because of the small shimmer, so one coat can be enough.


This was the first one that caught my eye. It's the pretties one in the bottle. The base is dark blue purple. In it are bigger pink hexagons and small copper shimmer. The combination looks so pretty, especially over darker nail polishes. This one is also very opaque in just one coat, because of the dark base. 


Glimmer is the most subtle of these. It has a shimmery gold base. In it are middle sized silver hexagons with multi chrome sheen. One coat is pretty sheer and two look best, although you can apply just one coat over other colored nail polishes. 

They look great on its own or as a statement nail among your other colored nails. They also look really pretty over other colored nail polishes. All of these have pretty sheer bases so one coat is still gonna let the base polish be seen through. Especially Glitterati and Dazzle are great for layering over darker nail polishes. Sequin and Glimmer look better on its own although you can still use it on top. Those have more shimmer in it and are therefore are a bit less seen through. I also like if you apply top coat over them, because it makes them extra shiny and it looks more smooth.

A very pretty glittery effect nail polishes. I hope you liked my manicure ideas. Maybe I gave you some inspiration for today and tomorrow, if you're still deciding what to wear on your nails. Which one of these is your favorite?