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Bionic’s Best of Beauty 2009 award winners!

by Bionic Beauty on 05.Feb.2010 · 22 comments

Want to know what I absolutely ADORED in 2009? I’ve gone through every skin care item, makeup product, trend, and ounce of hair care that I tested, or discovered, over the past year and came up with Bionic’s Second Annual “Best of Beauty” awards. And just for fun, I included some stuff at the end that’s not beauty related, ’cause you know… we’ve got to keep it balanced!

Bionic Beauty's Best of Beauty 2009 awards

The winners of Bionic's "Best of Beauty 2009" awards! (Click for a larger image...)

And the winners are… in no particular order…
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A Dupe for Milani’s Java Bean Eye Shadow

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Dec.2009 · 2 comments

Quite a few Bionic Beauties have written me with their horrible troubles in locating my absolute favorite brown eyeshadow, Milani’s Java Bean.

As I was digging through my makeup case this weekend, I happened upon a darn-close duplicate! Hot Topic’s makes a eye palette of 5 shadows- brown, gunmetal gray, silver, forest green, and deep purple. The brown shadow is very similar to Java Bean, with just a bit more of a warm tone.

Milani eye shadow in Java Bean and it's dupe from Hot Topic

Dupe eyeshadow discovery: Milani's Java Bean and Hot Topic brown

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Under the Sea eye makeup look

by Bionic Beauty on 06.Aug.2009 · 36 comments


"Under the Sea" makeup look by Bionic Beauty

I am constantly on the hunt for highly pigmented eye shadows that are affordable. That’s one of the reasons I am such a fan of Milani’s shadows. Bang for your buck- they are superb!

On a whim, I picked up a super bright palette of eye shadows from Hot Topic. Not some place you think of when buying makeup, right? After swatching them on my arm, I realized these colors are really great! While I know not all of you will run around sporting blue, green and yellow shadows, it can be fun.

Without further delay, here’s the how-to and details behind the eye makeup look I nicknamed “Under the Sea” (yeah, I was a bit short on the creative naming side today…):
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