Every makeup aisle lately seems to have some new version of a “High-Definition” powder or foundation. I am slowly testing my way through the wide-range of options. Hopefully my reviews can help you save money and make the right decision for your skin!
It Cosmetics is a brand that’s gaining attention both offline and online. Their “Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish HD Micro-powder” is certainly a mouthful of a name, but I wanted to know if it actually performs as the name suggests.
In short… no. Not for me anyhow. I have slightly sensitive skin, a combination of oily areas and dry-ish areas; and I hold any makeup tested to very high standards.
Welcome to another freebie roundup from Bionic Beauty… It’s the end of another weekend, but thankfully most of us have a long weekend coming up! Holidays that fall on Mondays are some of my favorites. They take away that Monday dread and a four-day work week is divine!
Let’s get on to the freebies now, shall we?
Hourglass Cosmetics is offering free samples to send to your friends! Select up to three samples at their website and then fill in your and your friend’s contact information. I have their Prodigy lip gloss in Opium that I’ll be reviewing here on Bionic Beauty soon. It’s quite lovely!!
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.
With the hundreds of brands of mineral makeup out there, it’s a royal pain to sort through the good, the bad, and the just plain ugly. Personally, I have tried over fifty brands (yep, you read that correctly… 50!).
I had just about given up because they either made my skin light on fire when I’d sweat a bit (that’s the icky bismuth cheapy filler that so many brands use); they’d look cakey; would settle in my pores; or they’d make my skin uber-dry and breakout massively. It was not a pretty picture.
I was finally lucky enough to find my favorites: Purely Cosmetics and PRIIA Cosmetics.
There are a myriad of mineral makeup brands out there, and you all know I have a few favorites. I’m here to introduce you to another brand: Fusion of Color Cosmetics.
Eyes: Straw (matte shadow all across lid and up into the crease); To Cool (shimmery forest green shadow on outer third of eyelid); In Vogue (white shimmer shadow used a brow bone highlight).
Bionic wearing In Vogue, Straw and To Cool shadows by Fusion of Color
I’ve used Straw here as a base for my other colors. It would also make an excellent concealer, primer or matte brow bone accent! And my photographs of To Cool (the green) really don’t do it justice. It’s such a pretty shamrock color!
Fusion of Color’s eyeshadows start at $4.50 for a 1gram jar which will give you months and months of color!
Lips: Twitter Butter Lipstick