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Bionic-onomics: HUGE sale at makeup.com

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Sep.2009 · 3 comments

Huge cosmetics and skin care sale at makeup.com

Makeup.com is having a gigantic “Inventory Blowout Sale”. You can save 50% on over 1400 hair care, skincare, makeup, bath products and body care. Check out the full list of items here: Makeup.com’s Inventory Blowout Sale!
Huge cosmetics and skin care sale at makeup.com

Some of the unbelievably on-sale brands include Dermalogica, CARGO, B Kamins, Blinc (Seriously ladies, you *need* to try this mascara!), Paula Dorf, Suki, Sugar Cosmetics, Too Faced, Three Custom Color, and theBalm, and tons more.

I’m going to order a tube of Blinc mascara (which is normally $24, with this code it’s only $12!), some new Three Custom glosses, a few more of their lip and cheek stains and a one Watercolors for Cheeks.

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Fall 2008: Embracing the Dark Lip Trend, Part 1

by Bionic Beauty on 11.Sep.2008 · 8 comments

By now, you’ve probably heard of the fall trend for lip color… DARK. The darker, the better. Runways and fashion magazines show models sporting black lips. While it’s flattering on them, us mere mortals would have a difficult time pulling it off.

To help with the dilemma, I sat down with a multitude of lipsticks, glosses, pencils and stains, to sort out what’s wearable, what’s on trend, and what they actually look like ON your lips. I found that I simply loved the dark lip colors, as long as I found the right one with my skin tone and hair color. They were dramatic and just really, fun. I was having a ball walking around the house in all the different looks.

I also topped a few of the sticks and liners with various glosses and am posting those pictures as well. Of course, the combinations are endless. There’s certainly an option that would work for everyone. Since I tested soooo many, I’m splitting this post into a 3 part series, so check back next Thursday!

Without further delay… here are the photos…(drumroll, please!):

NARS Cosmetics’ Porte Vecchio lipstick is a sheer burgundy with a warm brown base. This is a great neutral option if your skin is sometimes tinged pink and sometimes seems olive (that’s me to a T!). As you can see, it’s actually very sheer, but you can layer it if you’d like to pump up the color. This color has been buzzed about by beauty blogger’s as an easy way to follow this fall trend, so of course, I had to try it. Cost: $24.00 at Beauty.comNARS' lipstick in Porte Vecchio

In my photo below, I used Clinique’s Defining LinerShop Clinique defining liners for lips for Lips in Pomegranate. An excellent liner for most of these dark lips, this liner is very multi-purpose and soft. Cost: $14.00
NARS Cosmetics lipstick in Porte Vecchio

For the bargain shopper, be sure to check out Milani’s Velvet lipstick in Chic (#215). It’s a creamy, cool-toned magenta grape with full coverage, and a medium sheen. It smells amazing too! Applies nicely, I recommend using a lip liner with this one since it’s dark and full-coverage (the liner will help you color inside the lines). Cost: under $5 at your local drugstore.
Milani lipstick in Chic

Continue reading for a ton more options!…

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Holiday Ideas: BalmVoyage

by Bionic Beauty on 21.Dec.2007 · 0 comments

Need a last minute gift idea? Here’s a great little pack from theBalm.
BalmVoyage beauty gift set

Jet-setting beauty junkies can say au revoir to their bulky makeup and bonjour to theBalm’s NEW BalmVoyage. These kits include mini versions of theBalm’s cult favorites along with luggage tags that effortlessly snap onto any bag; perfect for any glamour girl on-the-go. Give the gift of luscious lips and glittering eyes this holiday season. theBalm introduces two travel-friendly limited edition gift sets that are perfect way to keep your stockings stuffed.

You can pick it up at your local Sephora for $18.50 or online at Sephora.com.
BalmVoyage gift set