(image from www.prescriptives.com)
Prescriptives has come up with two wearable and good-value makeup palettes for holiday 2007. The palette in Cool I am reviewing here includes six pink and plum-based shades for eyes and two shades for cheeks.
For the eyeshadows, I have categorized them into highlighting, main, and eye-lining shades:
Chiffon: cream white with pearlescent shimmer, suitable as a base or a highlighter
Main (from left to right/ light to dark) –
Shell: pale dusty pink with pearlescent shimmer
Hocus: light taupe with pearlescent shimmer
Aubergine: brownish plum with metallic shimmer
Indigo: dark charcoal grey with minimal shimmer
Plum: brownish plum with minimal shimmer
(Color-wise, Aubergine is almost as dark as Plum, but it has a lot more shimmer and, for me, it doesn’t bring much depth to my eyes as an eye-lining shade.)
The six shades blend well and can be easily coordinated to create simple and sophisticated daytime looks and intense evening looks.
Petal: a matte warm pink
Highlighter Cool Light: a very pale pink with frosty shimmer
Petal is a very wearable blusher shade. Highlighter Cool Light can be worn with Petal to bring a veil of shimmer to the matte finish of Patel. Another great way to wear this cheek highlighter is to layer it right on the center of cheeks to make the cheeks pop and to bring out the dimension of the face.
All the shades are quite well pigmented, with Highlighter Cool Light being sheer and shimmery. (These are all regular shades and not limited-edition ones. The silver stripes on the cheek colors featured in the palette in the top photo are spray-ons.)
The palette comes with a nicely big mirror. The limited-edition double-ended eyeshadow brush features a soft medium brush for eyeshadow application and a slightly slanted flat-tip brush, which is good for blending. You will need another brush to line your eyes with the darker shades.
The sizes of the eyeshadows and blushers are the same as the usual sizes they come in. The palette itself is refillable, so you can also add in your favorite shades to customize your own palette. (The slots for blushers will hold two eyeshadows each.)
The palette also comes in Warm:
Overall, the palettes offer good ranges of shades and further flexibility of customization. Retailed at 38 pounds in the UK, it is relatively good value considering all the shades are worth around 100 pounds when bought separately. This is also a good starter palette to consider if you are interested in trying wearable shades by Prescriptives.
Related Posts for Holiday 2007:
Lavshuca Christmas 2007 Makeup Palette
(cute and affordable)
DiorLight Jewelled Necklace
(sparkling with Swarovski crystals)
Paul & Joe Lip Gloss N
(perfect berry-red lip gloss)