Skincare+Makeup+Science= Onomie



I am a scientist. A biologist to be exact, but I spent some time as a biochemist. I think that is one of the things that draws me to the beauty industry- the success of so many products is rooted in science that makes up that product. Because of that, I’ve been extra fond of brands that explain the science behind their products, or at least gives reasoning for why certain ingredients are used. When searching for a science beauty brand, I discovered Onomie and I was in love with their branding and story. They blend skincare and makeup technologies to create makeup products with skincare benefits- makeup that improves your skin while wearing it! As for the branding, the light pink packaging and simple logo are nice, but what really sealed the deal for me is that they name all of their products after “female geniuses from history to honor the unsung women heroes of the past and inspire female leaders of the future”. I especially love the one’s named after female scientist as I think this is a great way to raise awareness about the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field and to show that scientist are not just old men!

I got the Try at Home Kit which includes a 1-week supply of the highlighter and 3 concealer shades. Based on the description online, I thought I would need the Bright Concealing Elixir in shade 3, so I received shades 2-4. Turns out, shade 3 was too light for me, so I’m glad I had the others to test out  as shade 4 was my match. Shade 4, Hypatia*, is ideal for “light to medium skin with peach undertones”. I have more yellow undertones so I was afraid this wouldn’t work for me, but it was perfect for me!  So perfect, that after the first use I decided to buy the full-size. Besides the color being the perfect match for me, the texture and coverage is the best I’ve used. This concealer goes on smooth, however, I did find it creased a bit. This could have been because I used too much so I will have to try again using less product. Immediately after applying, my dark circles were completely covered but the concealer is so lightweight, it didn’t feel like I had anything on.

In addition to the concealer, I received the A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment in Lovelace*.  I wasn’t entirely sure if this is meant to be an eye cream or a highlighter, so I started using it as a highlighter and was pleasantly surprised. At first, I thought it was too glittery but once on the skin, it gave it a healthy sheen with no visible glittery/shimmer. I have yet to use it under my eyes as an undereye treatment, but it promises to fade dark circles over time, so I will see how the week trial goes.

Overall, I’m happy with the makeup portion of these products and can’t wait to see if the skincare portion is just as good!

*Read on to learn more about the fearless women the A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment are named after!

Lovelace: Ada Lovelace was a mathematician said to have written the first computer algorithm. As a result, she is considered the first computer programmer.

Curie: Marie Curie was a phyicist and chemist, and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in two different fields- Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911). She discovered two elements and coined the term “radioactivity”.