I thought it would be fun this week to take a little trip down Memory Lane…
This week’s Bionic Asks… How old were you when you started wearing makeup? And when did you actually become more interested in makeup, skincare and the like?
I’ll kick things off-
I started wearing makeup in my Freshman year of high school. Back then it was mostly a bit of CoverGirl’s Clear Complexion powder (the kind that smelled like, and contained, Noxema ingredients) and CoverGirl’s concealer in a lipgloss-wand-type tube. I was prone to acne, so concealer dotted on top was a must for me. My eyes usually just had CoverGirl mascara on my lashes; and I would occasionally wear some brown Revlon eyeshadow, or Wet n’ Wild’s black eyeliner pencil. I didn’t do much experimenting back then. Can you tell I was a CoverGirl fangirl? My mom was, and still is, a Clinique fan. She would usually give me some of the stuff from her Clinique Bonus Time bags. That was always an exciting time of the year for me, but I still kept things minimal. My mom tried and tried to get me to wear more eye makeup. She succeeded for one of my Proms, but before the night was through, I ended up using Qtips to wipe most of it off; I just didn’t feel like me.
Clinique has two great promotions running for online shopper’s right now, so I thought I’d share. Hopefully they’ll help some of Bionic Beauties save a bit of money!
Get FREE Shipping this weekend with any purchase, plus a mini-sized sample of Clinique’s famous perfume “Happy”. Enter coupon code WEEKEND at checkout on Clinique.com.
If you are shopping for Mother’s Day…
FREE Shipping + FREE Tote with any $52.50 Clinique.com purchase while supplies last. Use offer code MOM when you checkout.
I know black lipstick isn’t for everyone, but if you are interested in trying out the trend… here are some tips and looks to play around with. And you don’t have to be a Film Noir star or a goth chick to pull them off!
Face – Purely Cosmetics mineral makeup in California Blonde mixed with PRIIA Cosmetic’s Complexion Enhancer in Angelic (basically my normal makeup). Topped with Purely Cosmetics’ Diamond Perfect Finish powder (I love, love, love this product!).
Cheeks – Light rose pink blush (Koh Gen Do in Coral Pink) topped with silver dust GlitterAll in Snow by Shiny Mama.
Lids – Silver eyeliner by PencilMeInCosmetics.com, smudged out a bit, topped with Clinique’s Long Last lipgloss in Clearly Pink.
Lashes – Clinique’s new High Lengths mascara in black on top lashes (Full review soon, but in short it’s okay. Not as wonderful as Blinc, but average), silver/black glitter mascara (found on clearance at my local Sally Beauty store!) on bottom lashes.
And now, onto the makeup looks!
Trying out the Black Lip trend in real life!
The Full-On Drama Lips – Prescriptives Longwear Kohl eyeliner in black (but any longwear or waterproof black eyeliner would work fine!), Purely Cosmetics’ Diamond powder dabbed on very lightly to set the liner. Topped with Lancome’s Piha Black lipgloss (here’s a link to my previous article with loads of tips and looks using Piha Black lipgloss).
To kick off 2010, some online makeup retailers are offering some snazzy shopping discounts… here are just a few of the many specials.
Shop now at Prescriptives.com and enjoy FREE standard shipping plus a FREE deluxe sample of Lash Builder Mascara Basecoat with any order! Enter code NEWYEAR10 at checkout through today. Hurry- sale ends January 3, 2010 at 11:59PM USA ET. To sweeten the deal even more, you’ll get an additional FREE SAMPLE at checkout with every order (no coupon code required.).
Clinique has released some cool new “liquid lipsticks” called Vitamin C Lip Smoothies. It’s basically a twist-up gloss that pumps color through a small applicator brush. The formula is a bit thicker than your standard gloss but thinner, of course, than lipstick.
Bionic Beauty reviews the new Clinique Lip Smoothie in Nude-Tritious
Lip Smoothies are packed with Vitamin C to help fight free radicals, oxidants and pollutants that can age and damage your lips. In my testing, my Lip Smoothie (I got color Nude-Tritious) didn’t wear too long (around two hours), but it didn’t fade as quickly as a normal lipgloss either. There’s absolutely zero stickiness, and it feels SO smooth on your lips. So, yep, I totally agree with the name.
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie’s can be found online or at your local Clinique counter for $17.50.
FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.