Prescriptives Well-Suited Collection for Fall 2009
This fall, look tailored and refined with Prescriptives Fall 2009 Color Collection. Well-Suited is a menswear inspired collection with an edgy feminine influence and features a range of sophisticated shades from tweedy browns to silky purples. Eyes take the spotlight with warm browns and amethyst tones. Cheeks are soft with subtle luminosity. Lips are subdued in delicate tones of nude pink and nude honey. The look is Well-Suited for fall.
Well-Suited Eye Color Compact ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
- Warm Includes new and limited edition shades Silk, Bean, Olive, Moss; permanent shade Espresso
- Neutral Includes new and limited edition shade Sultry; permanent shades Champagne, Clove, Storm, Jet
- Cool Includes new and limited edition shades Velour, Pinstripe; permanent shades Shell, Cassis, Blackberry
Well-Suited Finishing Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
This translucent, silky-light pressed powder helps set makeup, gives skin subtle luminosity and a smooth finish. It’s the finishing touch for every well-dressed face.
Longwear Kohl Liner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (New)
This soft, creamy, color-rich, automatic kohl eye liner glides on, then sets for long, smudge-resistant, waterproof wear. Goes from inner rim to outer lashline for a look that lasts all day! Longwearing, transfer-resistant, smudge-resistant, non-settling, and water-proof.
- Black Kohl
- Slate Kohl
- Brown Kohl
- Blue Kohl
Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
- Posh Nude
- Posh Pink
- Posh Honey
- Posh Ginger
Availability: Now available at Nordstrom.com. Also spotted at local Nordstrom counters!
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Prescriptives’ launched Exhilarating this summer, and I gotta tell you, that green packaging caught my eye. I’d say it’s one of my favorite packagings I’ve seen for the summer thus far. I know some of you find it tacky, but I love it. It’s so bright, vibrant, and SO summer. The Guava Exhilarating Lip Gloss ($14.50) smells like slightly sweet fruit and has this gold and springy green shimmer. It reminds me a bit of MAC’s Springbean lipglass, but this doesn’t feel nearly as sticky, though it is quite thick. I also tried Nectarine Exhilarating Lipcolor ($17.50), which is a semi-sheer coral shade. It doesn’t lean pink, nor too orange, so I actually found myself liking it quite a bit. If you know me, you KNOW I’m all over a good coral lipstick/lipgloss! Definitely a perfect color for summer.
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Prescriptives Exhilarating Collection for Summer 2009
Calyx Sheer Exhilaration ($38.50)
Limited edition all-over fragrance is a light, refreshing form of the original Calyx. With notes of passion fruit, mango, guava, lily, jasmine, sandalwood, and vetiver, this formula is delicate and invigorating.
Calyx Exhilarating Lip Gloss ($14.50)
- Mango (Warm)
- Pink Grapefruit (Cool)
- Guava (Neutral)
Exhilarating Lipcolor ($17.50)
- Nectarine (Y/O)
- Papaya (R/O)
- Strawberry (R)
- Raspberry (B/R)
U-Pick Eye Color ($14.00)
- Lemondrop (Warm)
- Calyx Green (Warm)
- Caviar (Warm)
- Teal (Cool)
- Chiffon (Cool)
- Cobalt (Cool)
Prescriptives’ Motor-Eyes Instant Action Mascara ($32.00) is designed to increase volume, blacken lashes, and lift and curl all with a vibrating mascara brush. The brush is supposed to keep the mascara moving and “work synergistically” with your lashes.
The mascara formula itself doesn’t smudge or flake, and I do like the richness in the black color. It does, surprisingly, lift my lashes a bit and make them look curled without me actually having to use an eyelash curler. I also felt like I got quite a bit of length added my stubby lashes. While Prescriptives does say this is a clump-free formula, I did find that some clumping occurred for me.
The vibrating brush is a little noisy, but it sounds more intimidating than it actually is. I hardly feel the vibration at all, which is a huge plus, because the little vibrations usually tickle my lashes, ha! One thing I dislike about the vibrating feature is there’s no way to turn it off. As soon as you unscrew the wand from the tube, it starts to vibrate. It doesn’t turn off until you screw it back in. This is the same problem I had with Estee Lauder’s Turbo Lash Mascara, too. I would say this formula beats out Estee Lauder’s though; but they do feel very similar (not surprising since they’re owned by the same company).
Lancome’s Oscillation formula still beats out Prescriptives’ for me, and I like that I can turn on/off the oscillating part of the mascara. To be honest, $32 for a vibrating mascara is steeper than I’d pay. I’d rather go with a tried and true formula (e.g. Chanel Exceptionnel) for that price.
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Rose Quartz, Amber
Prescriptives’ Mineral Color Collection features sets for the face (cool/warm) and eyes (cool/warm), a Mineral Bronzer, and four limited edition mineral color lip glosses. I really liked the Mineral Color Lip Glosses ($17.50 each), because they reminded me a lot of MAC’s Dazzleglasses with a few noteworthy differences. Prescriptives’ Mineral Color Lip Glosses are not sticky at all, which for some of you, might be a deciding factor of why you can’t seem to get on the Dazzleglass train. Secondly, Prescriptives’ version is thinner, and I would say perhaps more pigmented, too.
The two I tried were Amber and Rose Quartz. Amber is a rich, coppery sparkle shimmer gloss. I know in the still photo it looks a little off, because it seems flat and just like copper glitter. I will say, like dazzleglasses, you have to see it in real life to appreciate the glittering effects. It just doesn’t capture quite right in still photography!
Rose Quartz is a sheer, milky pastel pink with lots of glitter and sparkle. It reminded me a bit of Baby Sparks from MAC, though perhaps not quite as milky. I’m eager to check out the other two, Amethyst and Sunstone, to see how those compare–both look like they’ll be more along the lines of Amber (aka pigmented), so I can’t wait to swatch!
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Prescriptives Mineral Color
Prescriptives is adding color to its mineral portfolio with the introduction of NEW Mineral Color for Face, Eyes and Lips. The purity and natural benefits of minerals are now offered in a vibrant color collection inspired by nature’s own minerals and gems. Its star ingredient is the R.E.C. (Radiance Emitting Crystals) complex — a unique combination of Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Calcite — so it absorbs light and delivers radiance and luminosity so skin appears to be “glowing from within.” Bright gems and minerals infused with vitamins create a look that is healthy, luminous and breathtaking.
Making Faces Mineral Kit (Limited Edition) ($37.50)
- Warm Light/Medium
- Warm Medium/Deep
- Cool Light/Medium
- Cool Medium/Deep
Making Eyes Mineral Kit (Limited Edition) ($37.50)
Mineral Bronzer (Limited Edition) ($30.00)
Mineral Lip Gloss (Limited Edition) ($17.50)
- Amber (Warm)
- Sunstone (Warm)
- Rose Quartz (Cool)
- Amethyst (Cool)
Availability: April 2009 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada, and Prescriptives.com.
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