Saturday, April 11th, 2009

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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Rose Quartz, Amber

Rose Quartz


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29 thoughts on “Prescriptives’ Mineral Color Collection – Mineral Color Lipgloss Review

  1. Paulien

    Rose Quartz looks really nice!

  2. Kella

    I think Amber looks sooo gross on bare lips! Is that just me?!

  3. Tiffany

    Amber looks a lot like Miss Dynamite Dazzleglass which most do look better layered over lipstick or a neutral lipgloss.

  4. Anitacska

    Oh these are soooo pretty! :)

  5. I just bought Amethyst yesterday and I love it. I love Dazzleglasses (I bought those too yesterday), but these are just so much nicer.

  6. Wilcoa

    Rose Quartz looks really nice – wish we had Prescriptives over here!

  7. lisa

    The rose looks nice!

  8. Lexi

    Amber just looks like you dipped your mouth into a bowl of glitter, but I like Rose Quartz.

  9. sprut

    I’m intrigued that it’s a glittery gloss and also not sticky. hmm…

  10. Ruth

    They look like gorgeous glosses but dazzleglass is sticky and I prefer that, longer lasting.

  11. noi

    Amber looks like you had your lips dipped in a bowl of cinnamon (minus the tingly feeling)! :))
    Rose Quartz is nice though.. and i think Amber would look nicer when paired with a pinkish brown lipstick.. :]

  12. KaylaK

    I wanted to like these but I couldn’t get past the smell of them, like the testers and the ones I got smelt funny, like dirty hands maybe? lol I know it’s a weird way of describing but I couldn’t get past it so I didn’t get them, I’ll stick with my dazzleglasses.

  13. Brenda

    Christine, I have to say I noticed you have a couple freckles on your lips which is cool, I have a couple too and I’ve never noticed it on anyone else!! :)

  14. I picked up amethyst and sandstone today and sandstone looks fantastic over viva glam I :)


  15. brittany xWWWCx

    I picked these up just because of this post!

  16. Dorene

    Can you tell me where I can purchase the amethyst? I just bought it, loved it and lost it.
    Please help!