Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Prescriptives The Illuminators

Prescriptives new collection, The Illuminators, is a collection of richly textured shades with threading of darkened gold. The look is "quiet opulence"- eyes are done in dark shades of antiqued, tarnished, burnished or matte gold. Cheeks are natural with an incandescent golden glow. Lips are enhanced with a glossy high lacquer finish.

-The Illuminator All Over Face Color (limited-edition, $35)- Three base shades overlaid with gold imparts a radiant multi-dimensional effect that's flattering to all skin tones. This sheer, pretty powder highlights and contours with golden shades of bronze and pink. Neat packaging too- the little silver charm adds character to the shiny granite packaging.

-Shine Envy (limited-edition, $18.50)- Lip lacquer with the opaque color of lipstick and the high-shine finish of a lip gloss. Provides medium to full coverage. I tried Nuance,
(mauve brown) other new shades include Barely, Champagne, and Blushing. It does provide a very opaque gloss that's very long lasting and creamy.

-Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50)- Color and shine drench lips in new, Iced Plum (intense grape flecked with silver shimmer.) This color looks dark in the tube, but when applied, it comes out as a pretty raspberry color- it's kind of like Clinique's famous Black Honey, it's that amazing. Add a couple coats for a deeper shade, that will look different on everyone. The shimmer is pretty and festive for the holidays.

-Colorscope Eye Color ($14)- Soft, long wear eye shadow. The new, limited-edition shades are Goldleaf, Caviar and Storm. I used Goldleaf (golden khaki shimmer) and Caviar(black with gold shimmer). The color went on smoothly and blended easily. Goldleaf is a great shimmery base color for night and the gold flecks in Caviar make eyes pop.

-Colorscope Creamy Eye Color ($18)- A long wearing cream eye shadow that claims to stay color-true without creasing for up to 8 hours. Water-resistant. I used Smoking Gun (metallic gunmetal). It was creamy and easy to blend. Looks good under Caviar shadow.

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