Friday, May 9th, 2008

Prescriptives | URBAN HEAT | Summer 2008

Heat up your look this summer with Prescriptives’ sizzling new collection, Urban Heat. The face is lightly dusted with bronze for an all-over glow. Eyes are subtly contoured in shimmering earth tones punctuated by dramatic accents of bright azure and deep purple. Cheeks are naturally radiant in sun-kissed shades while lips are swept in ripe, lush tones for a fiery finish. Go ahead and feel the heat.

Colorscope Lip Gloss | Sophisticated and modern, Colorscope Lip Gloss glides onto lips for extraordinary shine and a sheer finish. The ultra-smooth, lightweight texture leaves lips feeling soft, moist and smooth. Wear alone or slicked over your favorite Colorscope Lipcolor to intensify shine or transform color to give lips a full look. ($17.50)

  • Trendy (Y/O), Sporty (Y/O), Gutsy (R/O), Feisty (R/O), Giggly (R), Sassy (R) , Stylish (B/R), Edgy (B/R)

Kohl Eye Pencil | A super-soft eye liner with great color pay-off defines, lines, colors and contours the eyes. It allows just enough playtime to achieve a smoky, smudgy look or a dramatically defined one.  Water-resistant, longwearing, easy to blend. ($18.50)

  • Blue Grotto, Purple Rain

Colorscope Eye Color | This longwearing, silky formula blends evenly for a subtly contoured look in new shades of shimmering bright azure and iridescent iris for stunning, jewel-like effects. ($17.50)

  • Plum Noir (B/R), Aegean (Y/O), Golden (Y/O), Iced Cider (Y/O), Frosting (R/O), Satin (R), Sunbaked (R), Platinum (R)

Colorscope Creamy Eye Color | A longwearing cream eye shadow that stays color-true all day long without creasing. This easy to blend formula in sparkling shades of gold and gunmetal can be customized as a soft sheen or layered with any Colorscope Eye Color as a base for multi-effects. ($18.00)

  • Lychee (Y/O), Smoking Gun (R)

Here To Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara | Lift and define lashes for up to 24 hours with this smudge-resistant, customizable formula. The ultra-comfortable formula is waterproof when worn alone or water-resistant over your favorite Prescriptives mascara – perfect for beating the summertime heat! ($19.50)

Colorscope Lipcolor | A moisturizing, shiny and luscious formula in shades of mocha, bronze and shimmering plum. ($17.50)

Majorcan Sand (Y/O), Chocolate Frost (Y/O), True Bronze (R/O), Berry Oodles (R)

Availability:  Beginning May 2008 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada and www.prescriptives.com.

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Prescriptives’ AnyWear Multi-Purpose Makeup Stick ($35.00) is the perfect solution for the gal on the go. When you purchase, you get two tubes of this ultra creamy stick foundation. It’s perfect for travel, because the size is compact (kind of like a fatter lipstick tube!) so you can keep an extra in your purse or at work (heck, even the car) for touch-ups or additional coverage through the day. It is a medium-coverage foundation that allows you to build up from light, and it easily blends into the skin because it is so creamy. It also feels like it kind of melts into the skin (especially when I use a buffer brush to apply it).

It contains both UVA and UVB SPF15 protection, which is a plus for anyone who likes a multi-tasking beauty product. With 24 shades, I’m comfortable saying most readers will be able to find a good color for them. I don’t carry many beauty products in my purse, but I think this one may find its way into it soon. For your reference, I am NC30 in MAC foundations, and I found Y/O Gold (07) to be a pretty good shade for me (I probably could have gone one shade lighter).

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Get 25% off Prescriptives at their first Friends & Family event thorugh March 21st, 2008 at 11:50 PM (EST).  This offer is only available online, so head to www.prescriptives.com and enter code FFSP8 to redeem this offer.

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Prescriptives Instant Gratification Skin Renewal Peel ($45.00)

Get instant gratification for tired, lackluster skin with this all-in-one dermabrasion-peel treatment that improves clarity, renews tone and immediately uncovers a smoother, more radiant complexion. Oil-free. Non-acnegenic. Ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested. No fragrance.

GET THIS PRODUCT. I am rarely impressed so much by a product that I am compelled to write the review immediately after using it. Seriously, as soon as this product was rinsed off my face with lukewarm water, I was like, “OH MY GOD!!” I ran to my boyfriend and made him feel how utterly soft and smooth my face was (of course, I made him wash his hands before he did this!). I couldn’t stop feeling my own face, because I just could not get over how amazing my skin looked and felt right after using it. I really appreciate a product that is honest about what it can do, and I was skeptical of this living up to its name of “Instant Gratification,” but I am quite happily proven wrong. I did wait 48 hours before writing up the review, just in case there were any side-effects–there were none. Just smooth skin! I can handle that!

Instantly your skin will soften, feel smoother, and even look a bit brighter, healthier. You would think with such amazing results that there would be a complicated application process, but you would be completely off the mark! Put a little product on your finger tips (a dab will do you) and massage onto damp skin in circular motions for about thirty seconds. Leave the mask on for five minutes. Wet fingertips with lukewarm water and massage in circulation motions for an additional thirty seconds. Rinse off using lukewarm water and pat face dry with a clean towel. That’s it! Now you have ultra silky soft skin that will be the envy of every person around you. You only need to use this product once a week, so please don’t let the price tag put you off. I think I will get at least 3 months worth of applications out of the tube (if not more), because you only need three pea-sizes worth (left cheek, right cheek, then forehead/nose/chin) or less.

Definitely check this product out if you have the chance; it is something I wholly recommend–so much so that it is now a staple in my beauty regimen.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

create a fusion of color withTHE TECHNOTROPICS, Prescriptives’ Spring 2008 Color Collection

Infuse your look with a splash of color and a slight edge this spring with The TechnoTropics. A mix of cool and bright creates an exciting downtown meets tropical dynamic. Eyes take on a hip, fresh look in shades of plum, blue, brown and taupe offset by pastel shimmer and lined with metallic precision. Cheeks glow with sultry shades of fuchsia and soft rose. Lips pop in tropical hues of vibrant fuchsia and fresh tangerine glossed with a warm sizzle. Be bold and experience the fusion.

Blush More Or Less Creamy Cheek Color ($21.50) | This unique, silky cheek color has the smoothness of a cream and the ultra-light texture of a mousse. Packaged in a small silver-toned compact for easy portability, it blends effortlessly to give cheeks a soft veil of buildable color for a look that is seamless and radiant.

  • Key Benefits: Easy buildability to customize subtle or dramatic looks. Non-drying powdery finish – Dimethicone and Squalane prevent powders from absorbing skin’s natural moisture. Contains spherical powder for a smooth application. Color stays true and wears evenly with micronized pigments. Longwearing formula.
  • Shades: Nantucket Dune (Y/O) , Corsica Hibiscus (R/O) — LIMITED EDITION, Pink Sand (R), Thai Orchid (B/R) — LIMITED EDITION

Lip Strips ($29.50) | Five complimentary sheer lip gloss shades in cream, shimmer and sparkle finishes all in one compact! Wear alone or blend together to customize endless modern lip looks.

  • Key Benefits: Contains Vitamin E to help protect against harsh free radicals. Contains skin conditioning ingredients to keep lips soft and supple
  • Shades: Tropical Warm, Techno Cool

Colorscope Eye Color ($14.00) | Grey is a key color this spring and Prescriptives offers the perfect shade for layering.

  • Universal Shade: Pewter — LIMITED EDITION

Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50) | This lightweight lipstick delivers medium coverage and extraordinary shine while leaving lips moist and comfortable. Introducing two new refreshing hues that will make lips pop.

  • Shades: Mandarin (R/O) , Pink Dahlia (R) — LIMITED EDITION

Perfect Every Line Gel Eyeliner ($17.50) | Combines the precision of a liquid liner in an easy-to-use gel formula. This gel eyeliner provides the flexibility to customize any eye look — from a strong, precise line to a softer finish with a smudged line — all in one unique product.

  • Universal Shades: Icing — LIMITED EDITION, Twig — LIMITED EDITION, Carbon, Allspice

Availability: Beginning January 15, 2008 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada and www.prescriptives.com.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2007

PRESCRIPTIVES | ILLUMINATORS

LIGHT UP your look with THE Illuminators, Prescriptives’ holiday 2007 Color Collection

Nothing flatters the face quite like candlelight until now. The Illuminators, an alluring collection of richly textured shades with a subtle threading of darkened gold, beautifully mimics candlelight’s feature-flattering effects for a look of quiet opulence. Eyes are dark and mysterious in shades of antiqued, tarnished, burnished or matte gold. Cheeks have a warm incandescent glow that is soft and natural. Lips are enhanced with a glossy high lacquer finish. It’s time to bask in the glow of The Illuminators.

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