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Prescriptives Holiday Collection 2008: AGLOW

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I’ve taken a look at the Prescriptives AGLOW champaign and I must say I’m duly impressed and eager to see it on counters!

Prescriptives Holiday Collection AGLOW will be available on counters and on the Prescriptives website in November, I’m happy see that Prescriptives is taking things slow and giving us room to enjoy the beautiful Fall season, I wish more companies would consider the same!

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I like the looks of virtually everything that’s available from this collection but I’m seriously lemming the Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter which is limited edition compact of soft, shimmering pearls to highlighting the face with shades of white, beige, and pink! You can use these on face or body which makes them a great multitasking product!

Prescriptives is also releasing two limited edition eye shadow quads in a Warm and Cool version. The Prescriptives Winter Reflections Eye Color Quad comes housed in a platinum mirror compact and contain four coordinating shimmering shades of color! I have my eye on the cool version but the warm version looks equally as nice!

Prescriptives Winter Reflections Eye Color Quad Warm

  • Chestnut (New & LE shade)
  • Brunette (New & LE Shade)
  • Suede (New & LE Shade)
  • Banana

Prescriptives Winter Reflections Eye Color Quad Cool

  • Oyster (New & LE Shade)
  • Twinkle (New & LE Shade)
  • Eclipse (New & LE Shade)
  • Shell

Prescriptives is also releasing a brand new Blush More or Less shade in Santa Fe Sun.

For lips Prescriptives has several limited edition shades of gloss and lipstick available in the following selections:

Prescriptives Coloruscope Lip Gloss (All Shades are LE)

  • Twinkling
  • Peachy
  • Rosy
  • Icy

Prescriptives Colourscope Lipcolor

  • Golden Quartz (LE)
  • True Bronze
  • Winter Rose (LE)
  • Wisteria

All in all I really like the looks of this collection and hopefully will nab some to review for you soon! I’m highly interesting in checking out the shimmering pearls for sure!

How about you?

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Prescriptives Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad Review

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Prescriptives has my heart this season with it’s new Fall Collection Daring. The entire collection is simply gorgeous but one item in particular I’d like take a moment to rave about is the new Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad.

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Wow.

Simply Wow.

Must have Fall makeup starts with this quad.

The quad consists of three flattering shades of yummie Fall colors and a rather oddball fourth color of blue! Have no fear the blue works! Promise!

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I created two separate looks with the palette one of which was a very flattering brown smokey eye and the other was a dupe of from Prescriptives Urban Heat Collection! Hey, what can I say I’m still in Summer mode here! Sue me!

I wish I had created a third look for you duping the promo model’s eye makeup but the Muse only has one face! I’ll work on that third look soon.

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The first look was creating by using three colors in the palette. How brilliant is that already? Three colors, a little mascara, and I’m looking smoking hot (well kinda…not really smoking but definately cute comes to mind!).

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As I get older I find simplicity is the key to life, the universe, and everything (42 also happens to the key but that’s probably another story for another day when I’m feeling more geeky to explain!) so reaching for one palette in the morning to create an elegant, mature, and fun look is a good thing for the Muse. Especially since mornings consist of the Muse running around like a chicken without a head.

The three colors I used in my first look were the base shade which is a matte creamy beige color, followed by a lighter lid shade of brown, and followed up with a contrasting shade of deep dark chocolate and finishing with the deeper chocolate shade as a liner. Add some mascara and I had a beautiful smokey brown look.

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Aside from the lightest base shade in the palette each shade has a very fine grain of shimmer which is barely noticeable but does give a bit of a sparkle to your completed look! Very nice to say the least.

Now I got all happy when I originally seen the Urban Heat promo images and I can recall wanting to dupe that look and there in lays the inspiration for my second look!

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The Muse’s version of Urban Heat:

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To create my look I simply used Bare Minerals Glimmer in the color Cervas on the inner lid of my eye and finished with some of the dark blue from my Perspectives Dimensions Eye Color Quad.

Pretty interesting isn’t it? I’m feeling rather properly proud of myself! I really like how the blue contrasted with the gold and creates an exotic look to my eyes!

I realize I could have just lined the bottom lash line with the blue when I did my smokey brown look but I was feeling adventurous and wanted to use the bolder blue to create something completely different! Isn’t that the fun of a palette? Creating multiply looks from four simple colors!

The texture of each shadow is silky and easy to blend and pigmentation is pretty good as well. Granted it’s not as pigmented as say a MAC shadow would be but it’s a different type of pigmentation that you’re really not wanting a load of color on your eye to create simplicity and elegance. That’s why I adored the palette so much.

The presentation of the packaging is extremely nice as well with it’s quilted cover and quilted design on each shadow. Beautiful!

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If you adore elegance, if you seek a beautiful Fall eye look, and if you love nudes and naturals don’t hesitate picking one of these up!

Definitely a gorgeous palette to add to your Fall must have beauty list!

The Muse approves it in a major way! It’s been a long time since a palette has captured my heart so quickly!

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Stay Tuned for more reviews on the Prescriptives Fall Collection!

Although the Prescriptives Website has not been yet updated with the Fall Selections you can get yours at both Nordstrom and Macy’s (Bonus Gift with Purchase at Macy’s!)! Happy Shopping!

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Enjoy other palette reviews by weeding through some of my past posts!

MAC Colour Forms Review featuring the Warm Palette

Cosme Decorte Magie Deco Shadow Brilliance Palette First Impressions

MAC Dresscamp Palette Review

KATE Glamtrick Palette Review

Lunasol Geminate Diamond Palette FOTD (Warning: Shimmer Overload!)

Bobbi Brown Mauve Palette Review

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Prescriptives All Minerals Makeup Review

I think I might have unintentionally found the holy grail mineral foundation. Seriously.

First off I should explain that I have a certain dislike (or hate if you prefer) for mineral makeup. When mineral makeup was first making it’s big appearance in the makeup circuit I was the idiot that promptly purchased a Bare Minerals kit. Hey, here it was a kit with everything I needed to look flawless! Awesome!

I got the kit and promptly threw it in the garbage. No joke. The Muse felt it wasn’t even good enough for swap bait!

Coverage was awful, I felt like I had a mask on, and damn was I itchy as hell! That’s not exactly my idea of flawless coverage more along the lines of uncomfortable coverage!

Since that awful experience I’ve kept far away from mineral makeup and decided it was for those with perfect yet oily skin. Those of us with flawed, dry skin were basically out in the cold. No mineral makeup for you guys! Sorry!

About a year ago I felt it was my responsible as a super star blogger (I like the way that sounded…suppppppppppper star…ok sorry..I’ll take it out later, promise, don’t be a killjoy about it! *grumble*) to venture back into the world of mineral makeup. At the moment everyone and their mum has some sort of mineral foundation out on the market. I wonder if Bare Minerals is having a cow over this. Whatta ya think?

Anyway!

The market was particularly saturated in the drugstore where many drugstore cosmetics have taken on the mineral frontier and are trying to boldly go where no cosmetic brand has gone before….I think, maybe, their might be a snark in that statement do to the Muse’s strong distaste for drugstore cosmetics.

As I was saying I’ve been sorta picking and choosing a few brands to try out and I haven’t successfully located any good mineral makeup as of yet aside from Urban Decay’s rather awesome Surreal Skin.

I know MANY of you awesome people have recommended me various e-tailer brands. Thank you! I’ll definately be making some selections soon from those brands however I may not have to since I’ve discovered thee most awesome mineral powder I’ve tried to date.

Prescriptives has introduced it’s own line of mineral foundation and I am in love.

Absolute love.

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I gotta say I am a tad bit disappointed as I was reading reviews for this on MUA and it only got a rating of 3.4 or so. That’s not particularly bad but it’s not awesome either. Who are these people reviewing this? We should take a wanted dead or live warrant out on them!

My first time using this I think I made a little bit of a mess. I was comparing this to other mineral foundation I’ve used so boy was I buffing it on like nobody’s business! I ended up looking like a scary chalky mess. Turns out that the coverage is pretty amazing so a little tiny bit goes a very, very, very long way! This is rare with mineral foundation! I’ve always found I have to pile it on but not the case with Prescriptives All Minerals Makeup. A little tiny bit will give your skin the coverage it needs while remaining light and natural.

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You may have read in a few of my posts this Summer how my skin was going through a rather dull phase due to the overwhelming humidity but I’m looking freaking awesome after application with this. At least I thinks so. It looks so fresh and it really lightens up my face which I love!

Ok, so it has sun protection right plus it contains good for you minerals and it sets the perfect canvas for makeup but get this……the long wearing that they promise…..true. Seriously, long wearing. As in bulletproof long wearing. As in jump in the pool and still look awesome long wearing.

We’re suffering a bit of the typical New York heat wave the past week and a half or so which means we get the normal round of blistering sun plus major waves of humidity. I tell ya…you can seriously do some major testing on your makeup in weather like this.

I walked 8 blocks yesterday in the humidity. 8 blocks isn’t a whole lot for me as I walk alot more but 8 blocks in the humidity tends to feel like 200 blocks. After reaching my destination I feared my face melted right off so I quickly stepped into the ladies to touch up.

No need.

My face was beautiful. No touch ups required. This stuff is seriously waterproof. I was looking as fresh as a daisy hmmm or a rose I can’t decide which. After a quick touch up with gloss I was ready to go! Right at that moment I was wishing I had my camera so I could have done some serious Before and After shots! Coverage pretty much lasts until you remove it. This stuff isn’t going anywhere. I’ve used it for about a week and a half now and I can’t begin to say what a great ride it’s been. I’m shocked, delighted, and amazed at how awesome it is. We have a winner people!

The Muse looking flawless and fresh wearing Prescriptives All Minerals Makeup
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THIS is my first attempt with the powder! I don’t think it looks too bad but you can see that I went a little bit overboard. Remember kids less is more!
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You have 18 shades to choose from so I think everyone should be able to locate at least one shade that’s flattering to your skin tone. Each jar is 0.3 oz in size and $32.50 USD.

The powder is very silky and feels weightless plus I had no itchy feeling that I normally get from mineral powders. I just felt like I had nothing on which is a plus when it comes to powder foundation of any kind. As I mentioned, please for the love of God, a little goes a long way so don’t get crazy!

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Prescriptives has a brush available at a special price of $17 USD when you purchase the mineral foundation. I got it at Macy’s but I’m unsure if you can get one at all counters. It normally retails for $30 USD so that’s a considerable discount.

The buffing brush introduced with the foundation is interesting. I’m unsure if I love it or not yet. It shed a bit which was disappointing but I did like how dense it was and how it picked up a healthy amount of product to buff onto your face. I used the powder with my MAC mini kabuki and I just felt like the Presciptives brush did a much better job of buffing the product into my skin. I’m unsure if that was due to it’s larger size. The bristles are quite soft but…kinda stiff. So I do have a few minor rants about the brush but I’m in a stage where I love and hate it at the same time. I do think at $17 USD it’s kinda sorta worth picking up because it made applying easier.

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I noticed that they have a good selection for darker skinned girls. I noticed that the tones went from nice light coffee shades all the way up to very darker shades so if you find it difficult to get a good match in mineral foundations I think it’s safe to say they should have your color available! Also plenty of the shades were flattering for my lovely Asian girls.

I know, I know many of my Singaporean readers are hating on me right for reviewing this since Prescriptives has pulled out of the Sinaporean market. I’m sorry guys! Definately check around MUA to see if some kind MUA’er can do a CP to grab some of this for you.

This one is Muse Approved for purchase. The Muse likey. Alot. The Muse has found her mineral makeup of choice!

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Check out the shade selections for Prescriptives All Minerals Makeup by clicking here!

Click on over here to see the brush!

Don’t forget you get free standard shipping if you include any All Mineral purchase in your basket! Plus you can choose a free sample with your order!

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Stay tuned for the new Fall palette that I’ll be featuring shortly from Prescriptives in an upcoming review!

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Prescriptives Friends and Family Discount

Prescriptives is offering it’s 1st Time Ever Friends and Family Discount! 25% off plus Free Shipping at Prescriptives.com and they’ll add in a free sample of your choice!

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Awesome!

The Muse wants to try out the new dual foundation sticks for sure…hmm and maybe the Magic Effects Eyeshadows I’ve been lemming..and maybe the potted lip glosses….oh I feel the list getting longer and longer!

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Prescriptives Magic Eye Shadow Effects

I spied with my little eye some fantastic shadows from Prescriptives last night!

Behold! Magic Eye Shadow Effects Eyeshadow in Gold and Silver

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Prescriptives is probably a brand I should pay more attention to but sadly I don’t. I happened across these and wanted them rather badly. Although I was somehow being frugal when I seen the $25 price tag!

Maybe after the Holidays!

I will say these are a very beautiful fine shimmer eyeshadow that’s a sure hit with the Muse as I love shimmery shades!

I have no idea if these are a Holiday item or if they have been around a while because as I said I’m not on the Prescriptives bandwagon but these look to be a definite keeper!

They will be mine *insert evil laugh here* but for now they can be placed on the back burner while I finish up my Christmas shopping for others as sometimes I have to remember Christmas isn’t always about “what the Muse wants”!

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