Be You, Be Beautiful with Osmosis + Colour Satin Foundation

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation

With the season change we’re ready to add in some new products to our routines and first on our mind is foundation, specifically Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation. Osmosis is a trusted brand for skin care and their colour products have proven to be favorites of both Lisa and Marcia. This new foundation is available in 5 shades and is gluten-free and vegan.

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As many of you know Osmosis is known for their skin care so using this foundation is a benefit to your skin. Performance Wear Satin Foundation ($48) uses an ingredient called Dermaxyl® as an anti-aging feature. Dermaxyl® stimulates cell communication and helps repair age related skin damage. The foundation features both chamomile (for calming) and hyaluronic acid to add hydration to your skin.

Marcia wears this in Natural Light

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Light

Of the 5 shades the lightest is Natural Light. Let me tell you that I really like this foundation but I do have a gripe and that’s with the shade range. The shades are Natural Light, Natural Medium, Golden Light, Golden Medium, and Beige Dark. This isn’t a wide enough range to cover all complexions. If you can find a shade that works for you you’re going to love it, but they’ve left out many of the customer base with such a limited range.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation Natural Light swatch

Natural Light isn’t the lightest color that I’ve used in foundation. When I line it up next to others I see that it’s much warmer. But it works for me as long as I don’t I apply it heavily. I can add some of my Manic Panic White foundation to it to make it lighter and then the shade is wonderful for me. I’m enjoying how long-lasting this foundation is and that it doesn’t oxidize on my skin.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation Natural Light swatch blended

The first time I wore the foundation I used too much (see photo above) and it was too dark. I was able to buff it down though and now I use much less to get the perfect coverage.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation, Osmosis Pink Pearl blush, Hikari finishing powder

What I love most about the foundation:

  • it blends beautifully whether I use a blender sponge, an Artis brush, or my fingers
  • it lasts all day – I don’t have to reapply
  • there is NO fragrance!!
  • it looks like my skin but better. I get the coverage I want/need yet I’m not loaded down with foundation
  • I don’t have to use a finishing powder unless I want (typically just on my cheeks so I can use my all time favorite powder blush Osmosis Pink Pearl)

This isn’t a dewy finish, it’s a satin so it makes my skin look more youthful than a matte finish while at the same time looking lightly luminous. I’m happy to have this as part of my foundation wardrobe.

Lisa wears this in Natural Medium

Like Marcia, I think the color selection could be wider.  Natural Medium is ok for me, just a little on the yellow side.  My skin is decidedly neutral – right smack in the middle – so I just add a little bit of The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops and I get the neutrality I need.  It’s worth the extra step because I really dig the coverage and the finish.

Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Medium

Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Medium

What I love most about the foundation:

  • the coverage – I use it sparingly on my good areas, and build up for full coverage on my bad areas that have uneven skin tone.
  • the wear – this lasts all day on me without fading or oxidizing, which is often a problem for me.
  • it keeps my skin hydrated and looking great, and doesn’t settle into my fine lines
  • the finish is darn near perfect, satiny but not shiny.

Now if we could just get a few more shades this would be a perfect liquid foundation!  You can find Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation online at osmosisskincare.com.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polysilicone-11,Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Ceramide NG, Tribehenin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Decyl Glucoside, Hexyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Methicone, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Beautiful! Osmosis+ Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal

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These days everyone wants to be a unicorn – the more ethereal and iridescent, the better. Garish disco ball glitter is out – soft, floaty, fairy dust loveliness is IN. A fabulous way to find your magic is with the Osmosis Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal ($30). Not only is this magical fairy dust gorgeous, it’s also good for your skin.

Osmosis+ Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal

The Osmosis Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal is infused with Moringa Oil, which is an antioxidant that fights off free radicals. It has a very light scent that is pleasantly floral and not at all overpowering. The powder is in a jar that has a brush attached and the brush twists to allow the powder to come through. The powder can be used anywhere on the body and face.

Osmosis+ Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal

Osmosis+ Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal

Initially, the Body Shimmer Powder in Opal goes on lightly for soft, sheer metallic iridescence. A quick swipe is all that is needed for a some glimmer on cheekbones.

Before shaking through some color

And after!

For extra unicorn magic, give arms, legs, decolletage, or even hair a few more passes.   It still looks demure until you step into the sun, and then wow – it really does become magical, shimmering and shining like crazy.

Wearing my Osmosis+ Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal

Like all proper unicorns, the Osmosis Colour Body Shimmer Powder in Opal is gluten-free and vegan. I just love this for summer. It looks great on bare legs and arms, and if you are going out dancing it couldn’t be any more fun. And don’t forget, while you are bringing out your inner unicorn, you are also fighting off free radicals! It just doesn’t get any better than that.  – Lisa

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Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel “Be You. Be Beautiful”

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

Osmosis has two lines – skin care and colour. So far we’ve been lucky enough to try their very best products. Or maybe everything they make is their very best. Today we are going to educate you on their Brow Gel. We were both thrilled when Osmosis sent us a color of our choice. But thrilled isn’t always enough – it’s how effective the products are that counts – so let’s find out if Marcia and Lisa consider these to be effective brow products.

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel

MARCIA has the BROW GEL in BROWN

Osmosis Brow Gel in Brown

Osmosis Brow Gel in Brown

At one point in my life, or actually most of my life, I didn’t even think about my eyebrows. Now? It’s a necessity for me to groom my brows. Boy what a difference it makes on my face.

Osmosis + Colour Brow Gel Brown

Osmosis + Colour Brow Gel Brown

Brow Gel is available in 4 shades: Auburn, Blonde, Brown, and Taupe. I use it in Brown and it’s a very deep brown that makes my eyebrows look totally finished. Here’s their website’s shade to show you more of what it looks like on my brows:

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel Brown (osmosisskincare.com)

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel Brown (osmosisskincare.com)

The Brow Gel lasts on me throughout the day. It’s very creamy so it’s not difficult to pick up the right amount on your brush. Once on in the morning it doesn’t come off until I remove it myself. So far I haven’t even found any fading. The little bottle is adorable and easy to take on the go. It’s all there for you – gel and brush. You can use their brush which applies the gel with ease or your own longer brow brush. No matter which you’ll find an easy and thorough way to fill in your eyebrows.

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel brush in cap

Osmosis +Colour Brow Gel brush in cap

LISA has the BROW GEL in TAUPE:

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe (osmosisskincare.com)

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe (osmosisskincare.com)

My hair is lighter than Marcia’s – it’s a medium brown with blonde highlights. You always want your brows to be a little lighter than your hair color so Taupe is a great fit for me. I really love the little brush that comes with the brow gel because it fills in my brows in a very natural way without looking too flat. The only other thing I need is a spoolie to brush my brows up. If this also came with a spoolie I would say that it’s perfect…but without it it’s still darn near perfect!

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

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Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

Osmosis Brow Gel in Taupe

A tip that I actually learned from Marcia many years ago is to dip the brush into the color from the outer portion of the brow gel first.  This helps the gel last longer and keeps it from drying out. The brow gel is waterproof so once applied it lasts all day, which is a huge bonus. Groomed brows make such a difference, and smeared/faded brows are not a good look! This cute little bottle makes a powerful difference in your look, and it’s definitely something that should make its way onto your vanity.

If you want groomed brows that look natural and last all day, be sure to give Osmosis Brow Gel a try. You can buy it online at Dermstore.

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Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss review and swatches: Lilac, Pink Sapphire, and Berry Frost

Osmosis +Colour Lip GlossThe BIZ has reviewed quite a few Osmosis +Colour Cosmetics products that we love – the Longwear Liquid Foundation, Age Defying Treatment Concealer, Colour Blush, and Cashmere Longwear Matte Lipsticks just to name a few. Today I have three of the beautiful +Colour Lip Glosses ($19) for your consideration: Lilac, Pink Sapphire, and Berry Frost, all great shades that are definite winners.

The Lip Gloss is thick with a slightly sticky yet still creamy texture. It has a good wear time and high shine. The shades feature 3-dimensional pigments that make lips look full and lush. While they all have shimmer, the shimmers don’t migrate (thank goodness because no one loves chin shimmer – no one.) The lip gloss is hydrating, thanks to the jojoba and sunflower oils, and the glosses play well by themselves or with lip liner and/or lipstick.

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Lilac

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Lilac

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Lilac

Lilac is a sheer pink/purple. It’s truly a barely there color that adds plenty of shine and shimmer to lips along with a very slight tint. It’s a great choice for low maintenance days or for layering over lip liner.

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Pink Sapphire

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Pink Sapphire

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Pink Sapphire

Pink Sapphire is a rich pink.  I love this shade…it’s the perfect everyday lip gloss that gives just enough color and shine to lips to work with pretty much any outfit in any situation. It has a slight luminescence that makes it different from any other shade in my collection.

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Berry Frost

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Berry Frost

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Berry Frost

Berry Frost is a berry pink. Does this shade scream winter or what? It’s a wonderful holiday color that is ensconced in my purse for the season. Like Pink Sapphire, it has just a hint of luminescence that really gives it depth and makes lips look lush.

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Berry Frost, Lilac, and Pink Sapphire

Osmosis +Colour Lip Gloss in Berry Frost, Lilac, and Pink Sapphire

You can find these online at the Osmosis site and at dermstore.com. Dermstore has some pretty cool specials right now, including a Gift with Purchase of an Osmosis Colour Concealer ($33 Value) with any $25 Osmosis Colour purchase.  – Lisa

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Ingredients: Polybutene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Trihydroxystearin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Bumetrizole, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Powder, Polymethyl Metacrylate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Flavor (Grapefruit/Strawberry), May Contain (+/-): Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1)