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Here are this week’s cosmetics sales from your local Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid drugstores…
Drugstore bargain buys in beauty, makeup, skincare and cosmetics

  • L’Oreal Mascaras – Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
  • Sally Hansen lip products, foot care and Diamond Strength Nail polish – 40% off
  • Neutrogena eye and lip makeup – Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
  • All Wet n’ Wild makeup and cosmetics- Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
  • L’Oreal Skin Genesis, Wrinkle De-crease, and Collagen collection skin care products – 25% off
  • Biore skin care – Buy 1, Get 1 half off
  • DermaSilk skincare cream or serum, and supplements – $10 off
  • John Frieda hair care – Buy 1, Get 1 half off (includes one of Bionic’s faves: the Root Awakening collection!)
  • Axe hair and body care – Buy 2, get the 3rd FREE
  • Read on…

The No Makeup Beach Look

by Bionic Beauty on 16.Jun.2009 · 7 comments

Bionic Beauty's beach look - makeup used

Natural, beach makeup look by Bionic Beauty

Heading to the beach with a dramatic face full of makeup just looks plain silly. If you can’t go bare-faced, here’s a simple and low-key natural makeup look to get you by.

Face: Purely Cosmetics Skin Smoothing Foundation in Sunkissed
Cheeks: Priia Cosmetics Skin Complexion Enhancer in Ethereal
Eyes: Jane eyeshadow duo in Hazelnut (the lighter shade in the duo), CoverGirl Lash Blast Luxe in Black Cabernet
Lips: L’Oreal Color Juice Stick in Chai Love You

Bionic Beauty's beach look - eye shadow and mascara

Jane shadow in Hazelnut, CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe in Black Cabernet

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Spring 2009: Bobbi Brights Samba look

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Feb.2009 · 6 comments

As some of you know, I got my Bobbi Brights eyeshadow palette. I ran around the house bouncing and squealing while my dogs looked at me like I had lost every bit of brain activity. Oh well. The palette is adorable. Some colors are too pale (even for me) and some don’t show up on my skin, but the truly bright colors are very cute.

This look was really easy. I was wearing a shirt that was cream at the shoulder and faded into a burnt orange/sienna color by the time it reached the waste. Pretty flowers (hibiscus!!) were outlined and fall across the front. I loved the shirt so much that I created this look to go with it.

I swept Coral (a very peachy orange matte) across entire lid. On outer half of the eye, I used Samba (a burnt orange just like my shirt!). Blend the two together a little.

I lined my upper lash line with Jane’s Be Pure Mineral Gel Eyeliner in Dark Brown. One coat of mascara to finish.

For a color chart of shadows include into the palette, check out my announcement article. It has a full chart, color names, and pictures of the palette. Stay tuned for more looks created with this palette.

Makeup products that work for every woman

by Bionic Beauty on 21.Oct.2008 · 2 comments

The Beauty Ideal magazine

I was asked to contribute to October’s edition of  The Beauty Ideal. The “theme” for this month’s magazine was makeup and skincare that works for every woman, skin tone, color, etc. So I pulled up all my favorite products that will enhance your natural beauty no matter what type of gal you are.

Products That Work For Every Woman!

There are some items, no matter what your skin tone, that a woman should have in her cosmetics arsenal. When searching out items like these, it’s best to think of neutral tones. Take your cue from what nature gave you and work with it. Enhancing your natural tones will make you look awake, pulled together, and you’ll probably save a bit of time in the mornings. The basic makeup and grooming products below will look amazing on every eye color, hair color and ethnicity; I promise!

Pick a neutral eye liner in a shade of black or brown.
Brown and black eyeliners work well with all eye colors, enhance the depth of your features and even create the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes.

My favorites include Jane’s gel eyeliners in Dark Brown or Black. You can find them for $5 at your local drugstore or mass market retailer. They perform just as well as the higher-end gel eyeliners. The brush that comes packaged with them allows you to draw an even, precise line, and these liners don’t smudge, drift or crease.

Jane Gel Eyeliners - Colors and formulas that work for every women

Gel eyeliners that work for everyone in both price and color!

For a higher end option, try Lancome’s Le Crayon Kohl in Black Coffee, which is a very dark brown. This liner is a traditional pencil formula but since it’s based on kohl, the pencil is super soft and won’t irritate or pull on sensitive eye skin. The color is simply gorgeous! You can smudge it for a smoky look or keep it precise for a clean eye-accent. $23 from Lancome USA.

A relative new comer to the scene and a very eco-friendly option, Pencil Me In eyeliners are all-natural and affordable. The cap even includes a built-in sharpener! Again, these pencils are kohl so they are super gentle. The wealth of color options is amazing, but to achieve a look that works for everyone, I suggest Brownie (a matte medium brown) or Char-Kohl (a slightly smoky black). If you’d like some glimmer to draw attention to your eyes, check out Jet Sparks (a deep black with shimmer) and Silk Suede (a neutral brown with glimmer). Pencil Me In liners can be found at for $6.99 and are worth every penny!

Natural colored eyeshadow doesn’t have to mean boring!
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Affordable Gel Eyeliners by Jane

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Sep.2008 · 9 comments

Some days it seems that every woman and their mother is a fan of MAC’s Fluidline and similar liquid and gel eyeliners. And with the current retro/sixties eyeliner trend, more of us are branching out. But the budget-girl in me refuses to pay a small fortune for an eyeliner.


I picked up two of Jane’s Be Pure Mineral Gel Eyeliners at Walgreens (look for them at other local drugstores and retailers like Target and Walmart). Due to a special sale, I lucked out and got Buy One, Get One Free. Even without the sale, these eyeliners sell for around $5-6 and the pot will last you forever!!

Due to the lovely price, I figured “Hey, I can’t expect too much”. What a nice surprise! These liners last all day, don’t smudge, don’t wander and make lining soooo simple! There are 4 colors: Wine, Dark Brown, Black and Navy. Each eyeliner pot comes packaged with a pretty nice angled lining brush (which is the first “comes with” brush that I have really enjoyed using).

I love using them for retro looks, cat eyes, a first layer to a “smoky eye” look, or just a single upper lid line for a pop of color and an easy look.  Can’t wait to pick up the Navy and Black versions!

These gel eyeliners are certainly a Bionic Buy!