The Skinny on Fusion of Color Cosmetics

(All products in this post were provided by Fusion of Color Cosmetics for editorial consideration. All opinions expressed are my own and I received NO compensation to write this post. For more information please see my disclosure policy here.)

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Fusion of Color Cosmetics is the first indie brand I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Every product on Fusion of Color’s website is custom made and NEVER repackaged. That is such a HUGE plus for me. I often times cannot tell what has been repackaged from a private label firm versus what is custom created. The owner of Fusion of Color, Kathy, is also such a huge sweetheart. We have never met officially but we follow each other on social media and are in some of the same social circles. She is passionate about the industry and supportive of other’s endeavors. Truly a class act which can be harder to find in a person these days. Plus Fusion of Color Cosmetics is locally based and I have yet to try anything made here in Chicago. I’m such a bad Chicagoan!

Enough about the company and onto the products! I was sent the following: 3 eyeshadows, 1 matte blush, 1 matte lipstick and a lipgloss. I’m not super experienced when it comes to loose cosmetics products because my personal preference is to use pressed products. I liked that all of the loose powders came sealed and with a sifter to allow for easy, mess free use. You can remove the sifters easily to allow for ease of application when using brushes with out an explosion of powder.

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Before I get into the powder products though I just have to give a special mention to Sass Lipgloss ($8-$10 depending on the size) in Pretty in Pink, a beautiful semi opaque creamy pink. This is hands downs, the BEST lipgloss I have ever owned. Pretty in Pink It’s comfortable to wear, has enough slip but it doesn’t bleed, sheer enough to apply on the go but still leave a hint of color, doesn’t dry out lips, NOT sticky, awesome packaging and Pretty in Pink is just SO pretty! I cannot rave about this lipgloss enough. I wore it all weekend and got compliments. Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I am not a religious lippie gal. I usually toss on my EOS Lip Balm and run out the door, The Sass Lipgloss in Pretty in Pink however has changed my lip game. You have to own this universally flattering shade of pink! I want more of this line and the colors available look like they would be right up my alley. The wear time on this will vary depending on what you do. If I am not chatting, drinking or eating a lot then I can go a good 3-4 hours with it. I don’t mind having to reapply Pretty in Pink because with the applicator and the gloss, it’s like a treat for my lips. This is everything I wanted Urban Decay’s Naked line of glosses to be.

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The look I created using my Fusion of Color Cosmetics goodies!

I tested three powder shadows ($4.85) from the line: Frosty Morning, Angel and Amethyst Shimmer. All three were intensely pigmented, true to the color in the pot, soft and blendable. Out of the three Frosty Morning is my fave only because I love neutrals! The other two shades of purple are soft and wearable. While they are shimmery and glittery in the pot they don’t translate as “disco ball” on the eye. They all wore really well over a primer. In the humid Chicago weather they went the distance for me (8+ hours) with little to no fading depending on where I applied them I’ll break them down below.

Frosty Morning – A warm toned slightly golden fleshy beige with some shimmer and microgliter. I like to wear this a sheer wash of color on my lids. Perfect for summer on your “no makeup” makeup days to perk up tired eyes.

Angel – A soft, light purple with microglitter. Unsure of wearing color? Angel is the perfect shade of purple to pop on the lids without feeling like a throwback to the 80’s. You can also smudge out eyeliner to add a subtle pop of color to a neutral look.

Amethyst Shimmer – A greyish purple with a pink microglitter. The base of this shade is not overly shimmery, making this a great crease, outer “V”, liner color. Quick Tip: Another way to punch up a neutral look is to place color in your outer V.

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L to R: AmethystShimmer, Frosty Morning, Angel and Dilly

In addition to the gloss and the eyeshadows, Fusion of Color sent over a blush in the shade “Dilly” ($7.35) and in the Matte Lipstick (.07 oz $5.50) shade Nude. Dilly is a completely matte, light neutral peachy pink color. The formula is very soft, blendable and it is beyond pigmented. Dilly is a favorite of mine as well. It’s the PERFECT natural shade for my NC25 skin tone. I did not find Dilly overly warm or cool and it should work on light to medium skin tones. Dilly wore for about 7 hours on unprimed skin before I really saw any fading.

Finally, I was sent their in Nude. I enjoyed the formula. It didn’t settle in the fine lines in my lips or dry my lips out over time. Nude wore for 4 hours on it’s own through chatting and drinking.  What I didn’t like was the color on me. Nude was a more brown/orange then a nude for me (I am more rosey on my lips). I put this in my kit. I can definitely see this being gorgeous on someone with darker skin.

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Top to Bottom: Sass Lipgloss in Pretty in Pink and Matte Lipstick in Nude.


I thoroughly enjoyed my Fusion of Color Cosmetics experience. I actually am wanting to try more and once I get through my “Beauty Review” drawer I probably will. I MIGHT cave and grab more Sass Lipgloss now! Pricewise and quality wise you really cannot beat Fusion of Colors Cosmetics.  If you have not tired their line yet, you need to. Especially if you’re a mineral cosmetics fan.


(All products in this post were provided by Fusion of Color Cosmetics for editorial consideration. All opinions expressed are my own and I received NO compensation to write this post. For more information please see my disclosure policy here.)

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  1. Fusion of Color sounds great especially the lipgloss colors!

  2. Those are such pretty colors.

  3. These look great on you! Love the nude lippie

  4. The whole look is beautiful, love the eyeshadows!

  5. Kathy Duncan says:

    Thank you for the glowing review! I am so happy you liked the products. :)

  6. Great review! I really like the colors you chose.

  7. I love everything you received. I wish I had gotten Dilly, it’s my favorite, go-to lip color. I’ll put it on my wish list!

  8. Those products sounds very good! Lovig the lip gloss shade!

  9. Oooohhhhh this sounds like something I need to try. Those lip gloss shades look wonderful and 3 hours wear time. Sign me up!!!! Love that Amethyst shimmer shade as well. Beautiful!

  10. Those are really pretty shades! I have some Fusion samples waiting for me to test! Did you get some highlights? I love your hair!!

  11. Fusion of color is a great brand. I’ve tried some of their products.

  12. These shades look gorgeous on you!!

  13. I’ve never heard of this brand – they sounds great!

  14. Nice pigmentation! BTW love your hair in that pic.

  15. This is a great brand but I’m just not into mineral makeup.

  16. I’m reviewing some Fusion of Color products, too. I can’t believe how reasonable her prices are. Everything I’ve tried has been great. Glad to see some other reviews to get a feel for more of her colors.

  17. Never heard of this brand but all the products look interesting.

  18. I do love these products!

  19. They look like lovely products. I hadn’t heard of the brand previously.

  20. I haven’t heard of this brand before but all the colors are really pretty!

  21. I haven’t heard of the brand before but those purples are beautiful!

  22. such pretty, girlie colors!

  23. I really like the look of the matte lipstick, it’s the perfect shade I’ve been looking for!

  24. Betzy Carmona says:

    The purple in your eyes looks very pretty

  25. OOOO This looks like good stuff!

  26. Great review. :) I am loving those purples

  27. These look lovely!

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