A “Day Glamour” makeup look and product reviews

by Bionic Beauty on 11.Mar.2010 · 5 comments

Today is a two-fer… part makeup look, and part product review. Using some new makeup products (at least new to me), I created a simple, and perfect-for-everyday glamorous makeup look.

Bionic Beauty's Day Glamour makeup look

Glamorous makeup works for daytime too!

For the makeup look, I used…

  • Tarte’s ReCreate Natural Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 15 – All across my face
  • Purely Cosmetics mineral makeup foundation in California Blonde (In case you missed them, you can read all my previous makeup looks and reviews of Purely Cosmetics.) – The Tarte makeup didn’t provide much coverage and it was overly “dewey” so I dusted my PC minerals over my nose, forehead and cheeks.
  • Three Custom Color Opaline Creme Eye Definer in Aurora (applied with a taklon “liner” brush from Michael’s craft store, ~$2) – I lined my upper lash line with this deep navy cream eyeliner.
  • Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara in Black – One coat on top and bottom lashes.
  • Bourjois Brilliant Effet 3D Maximize lip gloss in Cassis – Great pink-red combo for a classic, everyday look.
Makeup used to create Bionic's Day Glamour makeup look

The makeup I used to create this look... full reviews are below.

And now for the reviews…

Tarte’s ReCreate Natural Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 15

  • SPF 15, UVA and UVB protection
  • Anti-aging ingredients to benefit your skin with each application
  • Easy to blend
  • Light to medium coverage (or this could be a con, if you need full coverage)
  • Lots of colors to suit most skin tones
  • Pump dispenser to keep makeup inside “clean” and germ free.
  • Clear container so you can tell how much makeup you have left.


  • A bit pricey
  • Don’t forget that “natural” labeling doesn’t mean it is fully natural, or organic, or eco-friendly. This makeup does have some natural ingredients, but so do the majority of makeups out there today.
  • It caused me to break out- however, that’s not going to be the case for everyone. If you have sensitive skin, this may not be a good product choice for you though.

To Buy: Tarte’s ReCreate anti-aging foundation is $37 at beauty.comTarte's ReCreate Natural Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 15.

Three Custom Color Opaline Creme Eye Definer in Aurora

Bionic Beauty - Three Custom Color Opaline Creme eyeliner and Anastasia Lash Lifting mascara eye makeup look

Three Custom's Creme eye liner and Anastasia mascara - a perfect match!


  • Deep, rich color
  • Applies very smoothly
  • Can be blended out for a smokey-eye effect, or kept in a distinct line like I’ve shown.
  • Classic Three Custom quality. Their products are some of my favorites!
  • Mirrored compact is both portable, and makes for easy application or touchups on the go.
  • LOTS of product, this compact will last forever!


  • I wish there was a bit more navy to the coloring. It’s what I’d refer to as an “almost black”.
  • Pricier than drugstore brands.

To Buy: Opaline creme eye definer is $22.50 at ThreeCustom.com.

Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara in Black

  • Lots of curling, as you can see from my photo above! This is *the* curling mascara if you want to forego an eye lash curler.
  • No flaking, clumping, or other nefarious activities.


  • My tube seemed to “dry out” rather quickly even when capped tightly. After about 2 months it became a bit more thick and not so easy to apply.
  • Didn’t build extreme length or add volume, if that’s what you are seeking.

To Buy: Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara Black uns $22 a tube at SephoraAnastasia Lash Lifting Mascara in Black.

Bourjois Brilliant Effet 3D Maximize lip gloss in Cassis

Bourjois 3D liquid lipstick lip gloss swatch by the Bionic Beauty blog

Bourjois' 3D lip gloss provides lots of color, shine and depth!


  • Pretty affordable, nice big tube.
  • Loads of depth, shine and brilliant color.
  • Easy to apply, very smooth, very very minimal stickiness.

Not very long-wearing, but most lip glosses aren’t used for their hours of color, are they?

To Buy: Bourjois lipgloss is $16 at Ulta.comBourjois Brilliant Effet 3D Maximize lip gloss in Cassis.

And there you have it. An easy everyday makeup look with a hint of glamour and all sorts of new products for you to ponder!


1 Stacy March 11, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Very pretty look!

2 Bionic Beauty March 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Thanks Stacy! I really love that eyeliner. It’s become one of my “go-to’s” since I got it. But then again, I’m a total 3CC fangirl. 😉

3 Musetica March 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm

You look so pretty! That is gorgeous makeup, looks so natural! I have the Bourjois glosses on my list and I found them super cheap at BeautyTicket.com…last time I checked they were 5.99. This website has also lots of brand name cosmetics at crazy cheap prices, I think it is worth to check it out…:)

4 Tashi March 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Your makeup looked great! I think that as long as one doesn’t plaster on gobs of makeup, almost anything goes for daytime looks, in my humble opinion. 🙂

I think some of the products you mentioned are also available at Ulta stores (and ulta.com). Not sure. I just got their latest ad in the mail, and some of the brands in your piece sounded familiar. I’ve not been to their store but maybe once or twice so far.

5 Deanna G. March 12, 2010 at 6:41 am

Love this look! Gorgeous 🙂

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