Winter Collections 2008

Prescriptives AGLOW Look

How are you liking the Prescriptives AGLOW coverage so far today? I have a few more items to review for you but I’ll get to them tomorrow!

For today I’ll leave you with one of my completed looks!

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For the look below I used:

Cheeks
Prescriptives Winter Reflections All Over Highlighter Pearls
Prescriptives Blush More or Less in Sonoma Rose (Review Coming Soon….)

Eyes
Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad

Lips
Prescriptives Colorscope Lipcolor in Winter Rose (Review Coming Soon….)

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Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches

I feel so bad because this morning I was rushing around and only got the chance to do a quickie look using the new Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad! It’s such a gorgeous quad it deserved more of my attention but the Muse doesn’t do Monday mornings too well so I only have a quickie look I did using it!

The good news is you’ll get a review, swatches, and pictures today and tomorrow I promise I’ll do a better look using the quad! Forgive me?

The Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad is one of two quads released with the Prescriptives Aglow Holiday Collection. This quad contains all cool shades and the other quad is more of a warmer quad. I choose the cool quad because I think the shades are much more flattering for the Winter! The quad most definitely brings together the cool, frostiness you probably associate with the Holiday.

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I love the fact that three of the shades included in the cool palette are actually limited edition. Many palettes released always have rerun shades that are already out and available, it’s pretty nice that Prescriptives took the initiative to make the palette extra special with new, limited edition colors. The shades in the cool palette are:

  • Oyster (Pink)
  • Twinkle (Blackish Cranberry)
  • Eclipse (Bluish Gray)
  • Shell (Cream)

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As I mentioned my look was super quick this morning so I used Oyster as an all over color wash and lined my eyes using Twinkle. To get the most of the palette you can use it in any number of ways one of which would be using Oyster as an all over color wash, highlighting using Shell, applying Eclipse in the V of the eye, and finishing the look by using Twinkle as a liner. All the shades in the palette are nicely pigmented and have a frosty finish aside from Twinkle and Eclipse which are quite matte with a tiny bit of shimmer.

The Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad creates a rather beautiful, sophisticated look for the Holidays that can easily be turned into a fun look by applying a bit of shimmer to your face!

Even though I didn’t take full advantage of the palette this morning I must say that I still liked the look I created! Twinkle smokes out my eyes beautifully well and contrasts quite nicely with Oyster or any other pink shade of shadow in your collection. In the photos below I’m also using the Prescriptives Winter Reflections All Over Highlighter Pearls.

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I fell in love with Prescriptives Quads this Fall when I tried the Fall Dimensions palette and I must say I’m just as in love with this quad so I’m Muse Approving it for purchase as I think I’ll be reaching for this one again and again and again this coming Winter and Holiday Season!

You can nab yours Nordstroms or your local Prescriptives counter! Keep your eyes peeled for the release on the Prescriptives website as well where you can get Free Shipping!

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Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls Review & Swatches

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Prescriptives Winter Reflections All Over Highlighter Pearls Review & Swatches

One of the first item that captured and caught my attention from Prescriptives AGLOW was of course the Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls. Although you might be quick to compare them to Guerlain Meteorites, the Muse feels the products are comparable in style but that’s about it. Aside from the fact that they are both pearls I think they happen to be very, very different!

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The Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls consist of a dominant shade of rose and follow up closing by peach and white. I felt like the pearls worked almost as a blush as they deepened the shade of my own blush and cast a faint luminance to my cheeks and face. The pearls have enough pigmentation to work completely by themselves on bare skin if you’d like a natural pink glow to your face which is the main difference between these and Meteorites. Meteorites are not nearly pigmented enough to multitask as a blush and a highlighter which is why the Prescriptives ones are quite lovely!

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The finished result is a nicely highlighted face with a bit of a cool glow. These should appeal to anyone who wants a a bit of highlight but not shimmer overload. Taking into consideration that many highlighting powders and pearls overdose on shimmer these should be a nice change from that as they just cast a glow minus shimmer, glitter, and sparkle.

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The Muse wearing Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls over her blush
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The price of the pearls is $35 USD which isn’t bad at all considering that these will last you simply ages! I liked these alot and recommend getting to your nearest counter to swatch and play around with them for yourself. I imagine you’ll fall in love with them as much as I did.

The Muse Approves these for purchase to give a bit of a Holiday glow to cheeks and face! Loves it!

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Holiday Collection 2008: Prescriptives AGLOW

I was so impressed by pieces I’ve seen of the Prescriptives AGLOW Collection that I decided to dedicate an entire day to the line up! I’ll be doing a few reviews today of different items that were released with Prescriptives AGLOW.

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Prescriptives AGLOW is available for purchase now at Nordstrom or your local Prescriptives counter and will be released shortly on the Prescriptives website!

Do see my original post on the Prescriptives AGLOW Collection and tell me what your thoughts are of the collection!

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Stila Surprise & Shine Palette Review & Swatches

I’m such a cheese but I totally dig the Stila Surprise & Shine Palette simply because it has an option that allows you to record a personal holiday message and play it back! Hey, it’s the little things in life that thrill the Muse to pieces!

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After testing this out I promptly headed onto Stila’s site and ordered three more as stocking stuffers for a few of my good friends! Soon after receiving them the Muse sat down, hit record, and started singing along with Andy Williams as he sung “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”! Nothing says personalized gift giving like the Muse singing while you apply your makeup! Gifts like this are priceless. Too bad for you the Muse won’t be sharing her rendition of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” but she will share a review with you of the Stila Surprise & Shine Palette!

I dig the simplicity of Stila palettes lately and the Stila Surprise & Shine is just that, simple. The palette includes everything you need to create a really simple yet beautiful Holiday look no prior brain surgery training required. Truly I love Holiday palettes but honestly sometimes (Yes, I’m talking about you MAC) you really do need to be uber creative or just an amazing makeup artist to understand and use some of these palettes! If you’re looking for simple, quick, and easy I’d say that the Stila Surprise & Shine palette is ideal for you!

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The palette comes with a base eyeshadow shade which you’ll be using as an all over color wash on your eyes and a prep for the primary shadow shade. The base shadow is a nude, flesh color with a tiny bit of golden sparkle that’s barely noticeable so you won’t have the disco ball shimmer effect with this but just a tiny hint of shimmer. The primary color you’ll be using on your lid and blending up to your crease if you like. Completing your eye look you’ll be using the darker liner shade which can double up as an eyeshadow if you like. Finally add a bit of the Stila Convertible Color to lips and cheeks and away you go!

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The finished result is a natural look that’s pretty and flattering for a day or evening look! I’m particularly partial to the palette as it makes my eyes look quite fresh and I highly recommend it if you’re a bit older and starting to experience fine lines around your eyes or puffiness! The colors manages to diminish the look of shadows, fine lines, etc…while making your eyes more awake and fresh looking!

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I think the novelty of recording my own personal message was what really snagged my attention about this palette but the colors included and the simplicity of use most definitely kept my interest!

If you’re not great at makeup application and you’re looking for a nice little palette that easy to use the Stila Surprise & Shine Palette is worth taking a peek at! If you’re looking for a creative little gift to tuck into a friend’s stocking or to give as a little gift this is fantastic as well!

The Muse thought this was a cute little palette for the Holidays and recommends checking it out for yourself!

The palette is available now at Sephora and Stila cosmetics.

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