Prescriptives Goes Mineral – Summer 2009

By April 1, 2009 2 Comments

Prescriptives Goes Mineral – Summer 2009

The new mineral collection from Prescriptives is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I had a chance to play around with the bronzer – cool 02 – and the gloss – amethyst 02 (you know how I heart a good Prescriptives gloss!) and I’m loving both products.

“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.”

That’s right. These products apparently have actual gems in them (like Stila’s Pearl Shimmer glosses!) I’m feeling a semi-precious trend on the loose…

Here are the products:

Making Faces Mineral Kit (blush) ($37.50):
Warm Light/Medium
Warm Medium/Deep
Cool Light/Medium
Cool Medium/Deep

Making Eyes Mineral Kit (37.50):

Mineral Bronzer ($30.00):

Mineral Lip Gloss ($17.50):
Amber (Warm)
Sunstone (Warm)
Rose Quartz (Cool)
Amethyst (Cool)

All of the powders are fragrance, oil and talc free.

Here’s why I like them:

The bronzer gives skin a healthy, glowing sun-kissed color. A tad more red than gold, it’s a warmer tan than my cult favorite, Tarte Hotel Heiress. But it’s incredibly natural and is a great choice if you have a bit more pink to your actual tan (which I don’t because I have an olive complexion but I still dig the Native American Indian hued tan). The powder is soft, doesn’t streak and has a slight shimmer.

The Amethyst gloss is absolutely brilliant. It’s a gorge shade of pink with a splash of coral – but very, very sparkly and glossy. It turns my pout into a “come-hither” kissing machine – men’s eyes automatically gravitate to the shine. This is a perfect spring color.

I really want to try the blushes!

All products are available April 2009.

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