Product Review: Prescriptives Holiday 2007 Colorscope Refillable Palette for Eyes and Cheeks in Cool

by PJ on Thursday, December 6, 2007

in -Prescriptives, 2007 Holiday, makeup, makeup - blusher, makeup - eyeshadow

(Prescriptives Colorscope Refillable Palette
for Eyes and Cheeks in Cool)
(image from

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

(Shell, Hocus, and Aubergine)

Indigo: dark charcoal grey with minimal shimmer
Plum: brownish plum with minimal shimmer

(Indigo and Plum)

(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.

Cheek Colors:
Petal: a matte warm pink
Highlighter Cool Light: a very pale pink with frosty shimmer

(Petal and Highlighter Cool Light)

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:

(Prescriptives Colorscope Refillable Palatte
for Eyes and Cheeks in Warm)
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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)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

CC Friday, December 7, 2007

I love to read your blog. It’s so informative and organized!

I like to buy cosmestic products a lot too, mostly Japanese products and some western brands like MAC and Lancome. I just can’t resist myself in buying those glamorous holiday set~

Nice to meet you~


PJ Friday, December 7, 2007

Hello CC,

Thank you very much for your kind words! Nice to meet you too!

I find holiday sets very difficult to resist as well. I tend to like makeup palettes and there are always many of them tempting me during this time of year. But so far I have been doing okay in restraining myself!

Thank you very much for leaving a comment on my blog! :)


Suzanna Mars Friday, December 7, 2007

These seem like all-purpose, very neutral palettes. It can happen that palettes look great until someone tosses a freak hue into the middle, but not here!

I had a look around cosmetic counters yesterday and nothing really jumped out at me.

Perhaps I have too much makeup.


PJ Friday, December 7, 2007

Hello Suzanna,

Indeed, these shades are all quite neutral and should be useful and flattering for most people.

I also think I might have too much makeup…until the next season, that is!

Thank you for your comment again!


Row @ Friday, December 7, 2007

Hey PJ

So this is £38 not £35 ? (listed as £35 in Selfridges brochere but it could be wrong since there are so many things included with the palette).

I have my eye on warm for my anniversary present and cool for Christmas! The colours don’t look madly exciting but it looks like a nice palette to have around.


PJ Friday, December 7, 2007

Hello Row,

It is £38 pounds, which is also listed on the John Lewis Winter 2007 brochure.

Indeed the colors might not be very exciting, but they are wearable ones. I think they will complement some bolder shades as well, like blues and purples.

Thank you for commenting again! :)


Row Monday, December 10, 2007

Hey PJ

I have another question relating to these palettes? I noticed you said the silver spray on the blush – do you mean the line that seems to run down the middle of them come off?

Because I will have to order my online but I am unsure if the palette I see online is this current 2007 one as it does not show the line going through the blushers…(if that makes sense!)


PJ Monday, December 10, 2007

Hello Row,

The spray-ons are the bottom/lighter half of each of the two blushers.

They are described as oversprays on the Prescriptives website so I am positive that they come off. (I was sent all the shades that make up the palette individually by Prescriptives for this review and the two blushers don’t have any spray-on.)

Do please send me the link where you are planning to make the purchase and I will have a look at it to help you make sure.

Thank you for your question! :)


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