The recently launched Priia Cosmetics is taking mineral makeup land by storm. Bionic-land is fully in love.
Priia doesn’t add extra filler minerals or ingredients. Everything included has a purpose and a reason for being included. There’s no bismuth (that’s the ingredient that makes most people sting or itch or breakout while wearing minerals- and ALL those big boys, Bare Escentuals and Pur Minerals use it) and no parabens. And prices are very, very reasonable.
Of course, nothing is tested on animals and Priia’s brushes are even Vegan! It’s a tough world to find animal-lover friendly makeup brushes that actually perform.
My new samples from Priia arrived recently. Since I have trouble matching my skin tone, I love samples. It makes it cheaper to try different shades and then I can buy a full size when I figure everything out.
All makeup in this look is by Priia (except the mascara)…
- Eyes: Eyeshadows in Birthday Suit and Smoky Plum. Me by Mezhgan Look at Me mascara in black.
- Lips: Pucker Upz lip color in Voo Doo.
- Face: Dusty Rose blush on cheeks, Mix of Skin Complexion Enhancer in Angelic and Mineral Foundation in Rosy Beige 1.
Priia’s foundation applied very easily. I tested with both my Beauty Blender sponge and my Purely Cosmetic’s flat top brush. You don’t need to work hard to buff out Priia’s minerals. Simply swipe downwards a bit. Check out the Priia website for instructions. Rosy Beige was a bit too light for me even though I am pale. I’ll need to check out some other colors.
I also blended Priia’s Skin Complexion Enhancer in Angelic with the foundation. The Skin Enhancer is like the tinted moisturizer of mineral makeup. It gives your skin a soft glow and a soft cover. I typically wear only this on “no-makeup” days. This is my favorite product from Priia.
Dusty Rose blush is a nice warm pink. You only need a dab (it’s incredibly pigmented, use a light hand) so this sample will last me quite awhile. It blended nicely with no sharp lines.
On my eyes, I used the neutral Birthday Suit all over lid, and up past my crease and almost up to my brow line. Then I applied a light coat of Smoky Plum on my lid only. Simple but effective.
Lips are topped with Voo Doo since they are the focus here- everything else stays soft.
In summary, I highly recommend Priia Cosmetics. Definitely two Bionic thumbs up!