From the category archives:

Lips

When I named Bionic Beauty, I never imagined there would be actual “bionic” makeup!  Women have applied makeup in a similar fashion for hundreds of years using brushes, fingers, sponges, cotton, and natural fibers.  Since 1930 women have had the option of permanent makeup – a tattoo that is applied to your face, eyes, or lips – but the process never grabbed mainstream attention until the 1980s.  The drawback of tattoo makeup is the lack of changeability.

Makeup needs a game-changer!  Turns out, it is here. Now.
Pax Color Change Cosmetic Implants - color changing permanent makeup

Blue Sun Research Group has developed Pax Cosmetic Implants. My best friend and research director at Blue Sun Research Group, Dr. Kate Jones, sent me an overview of their new permanent makeup cosmetic implants.

Pax implants are placed under the facial dermis during a quick, outpatient procedure and allow a woman to alter makeup colors on her cheeks, eyelids, and lips through a wireless interface. Basically you can change your makeup look from smokey eye with a nude lip to old Hollywood glamor in just a few minutes!

Pax, short for G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate, uses micro-dermal transduction of bio-luminescent liquid crystals to produce color visible on the skin’s surface. Currently there are 147 doctors in the United States authorized to perform Pax Cosmetic Implants; but the amount of doctors performing the procedure should be widespread by late October 2013.

To top it all off, this summer you’ll be able to change color on-the-go, with the Pax smart phone apps!

Will you be visiting your doctor to get the new Pax Cosmetic Implants?  And how often do you think you’d change your makeup through the day?

And after this leap forward, what’s next in the world of makeup?

Stay bionic y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Pax Cosmetic Implant side effects can include: redness, itching, swelling and discomfort at the implantation site(s); permanent or random color changes of the skin; personality changes such as aggression, akathesia, and insomnia; abnormal growth of the first bicuspids; excessive hunger; swelling of the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and ears; and restless leg syndrome (RLS).

Fall 2012: Wine-y Lips

by Jami Summers on November 14, 2012 · 1 comment

I’ve spent many an hour staring at the lovely (to me anyway) dark lip colors this fall.  I swear, the burgundies, maroons, and plums are following me – online, offline – I’m being stalked (without all the scariness).  Anyhow, if you love the idea and/or look of this autumn’s darker red-ish lip colors, you’ll probably enjoy this article from TB…

TotalBeauty.com




Trend Alert: Wine-Stained Lips

Afraid to venture into vampy, dark lipsticks? No Worries. This guide’s got all you need to master the mulberry hues



Trend Alert: Wine-Stained Lips

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup tips
article

It’s official: Wine-stained lips are this season’s must-have look. But if diving into the world of gothic glamour seems completely foreign, take this crash course. It’s got everything a dark lipstick newbie needs to feel comfortable flaunting a wine-colored pout. 

Take crash course

Helpful? Do you already have a fave dark lipcolor??

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products - Free samples of TriLipiderm body lotion, Hugo Boss cologne, Gucci perfume and cologne, Aveeno Nourish hair shampoo and conditioner, Avon Anew face sunscreen lotion, Murad mattifier face lotion, and CareFree linersWell it seems like it’s been a decade and a half since I went freebie hunting.   Thankfully I found a nice, long roundup of beauty goodies for you to request.  Some of these are just plain awesome and will go darn quick… so hustle up everyone!

Ready to soothe your dry skin?  I am!  Here’s a new product to me… Get three free sample packets of TriLipiderm “All-body moisture retention creme” – Keep them for yourself or share ‘em with friends! (US only)

Nab a free sample of Hugo Boss cologne for yourself or send a personalized postcard with the sample to a friend!

Try out Aveeno’s new Nourish hair care shampoo and conditioner with this freebie. Answer a few quick questions and select your hair type so they can match you up with the proper version of Nourish hair care. (US only)
Read on…

Bionic’s red lipcolor roundup for Valentine’s Day

by Jami Summers on February 10, 2011 · 6 comments

Regardless of how you’ll be celebrating (or not-celebrating) Valentine’s Day, women everywhere seem to go on the quest for the ultimate red lipstick.

To help you wade through the masses, I’ve come up with a Bionic Red Lipcolor Roundup that has a little something for everyone…

elf cosmetics cherry bomb candy shop lip gloss

elf's Cherry Bomb lip gloss

For the budget-conscious, and just a twinge of redness- e.l.f. cosmetic’s $1 Candy Shop lip gloss in Cherry Bomb.

L'Oreal Cherry Freeze lipstick

L'Oreal Colour Juice lip stick in Cherry Freeze

Love haunting the drugstore beauty aisles? L’Oreal Colour Juice Stick in Cherry Freeze is a cool-toned red that can go on super sheer, or be layered for a much deeper red.

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Bionic Homemade: Make your own lip gloss recipe

by JoyceyCouture on November 22, 2010 · 2 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

With Fall upon us, and winter quickly approaching, I’ve been grasping for my lip balm like mad woman! Dry air, wind, and cold temperatures all play a factor in drawing moisture away from the body, and lips are often the first to show signs of dryness.

DIY homemade lip gloss recipe by the Bionic Beauty blog

Make your own lip glosses for holiday presents with these recipes

Want to try whipping up a lip balm or two? Why not! Besides, they also make perfect and inexpensive stocking stuffers.

Basic instructions~
First and foremost, you’ll need containers for your lip balms. You can buy them at most drug, dollar, and craft stores- or just look online! Another tip is to save those tiny mineral makeup sample jars- they work perfectly.

Next, decide your melting method. There are a few options here- you can use hot water or a double boiler, but I’ve found the microwave to be the easiest. Just be sure to keep an eye on things, use small increments of time in the microwave, and only heat to the melting point.

Time to pick your flavor!
With the holidays just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few recipes that seemed fitting. ‘Tis the season!

Cranberry Lip Gloss Recipe
Ingredients~

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Cranberries
  • Honey

Mixing instructions~
Microwave one tablespoon of your Sweet Almond Oil, 10 fresh cranberries and 1 teaspoon of honey until mixture starts to boil. Then, gently crush the berries and stir it all very well. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve to remove any solids, then pour the mixture into the containers and let it cool completely before using.

Candy Melt Lip Gloss Recipe
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