Makeup Review: Prescriptives Summer 2009 Collection

by PJ on Friday, May 22, 2009

in -Prescriptives, 2009 Summer, makeup, makeup - eyeshadow, makeup - lip gloss

(image from Prescriptives)

Prescriptives‘ summer 2009 makeup collection, Exhilarating, is inspired by the brand’s Calyx fragrance. The colors are fresh and vibrant, and the ad image conveys a carefree and sensuous feel. Today I am reviewing the three new eyeshadows as well as one of the three new lip glosses from the collection.

(U-Pick Eye Colors in Teal, Calyx Green, and Lemondrop)

U-Pick Eye Colors

Lemondrop (right) is a cream white with a pale champagne undertone and a softly metallic finish, Calyx Green (middle) is a predominantly matte vibrant warm yellow-green, and the softly metallic Teal goes on warmer than it looks in the pan with its yellow-green undertone.

Teal is among the most wearable teals that I have come across in terms of creating a soft daytime look. It works well with Lemondrop, which has a similar warm pale yellow undertone and the same soft metallic finish.

Calyx Green can be a strong accent color when the three shades are used together. It can look quite bold and funky for those with a fair complexion, while I think it can work even better and look really gorgeous for those with a dark complexion.

All the shades go on easily, layer well, and have a good staying power.

Calyx Exhilarating Lip Gloss in Pink Grapefruit

Pink Grapefruit is one of the three lip gloss shades in the collection, along with Mango and Guava. It is a sheer warm pink-red with nicely sparse shimmery particles, which are mostly red and gold. (I personally prefer lip glosses with sparse shimmery particles to those with intense shimmer.)

It has a pleasantly light watery-gel and non-sticky texture. It goes on smoothly and imparts a wet glossy finish that lasts well. I like the juicy and translucent look that it creates.

It has a very light fruity scent that is not overpowering.

Prescriptives’ summer 2009 collection also includes four shades of Exhilarating Lip Color and Calyx Sheer Exhilarating fragrance (50ml). All items in the collection are limited editions.

Related posts on Prescriptives:

Spring 2008 Makeup Collection

Creamy Eye Color, Plush Blush & Magic Liquid Powder

Flawless Skin & AnyWear Foundations

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

CedriCeCCentriC Saturday, May 23, 2009

Are Prescriptives eyeshadow pans the same size as Shu Uemura’s?


Jennifer H Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hello there! i saw your blog has so many japanese makeup :D!!! i’m into japanese makeup too, I just did a major Ettusais haul lol. I’m new to beauty-blogging.


innerchild Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thanks for the reviews, PJ! :) The ad for this new collection looks nice, I like it! I also liked the ad from their Fall collection in 2008. I’m liking what they’ve been putting out for us so far :)


kuri Monday, May 25, 2009

All the colors sound nice; I’d like to check out lemondrop. It’s too bad it’s LE though.

I also want to try Calyx sometime; maybe on my next visit to the U.S.


PJ Monday, May 25, 2009

Hi CedriCeCCentriC,

Good to hear from you again. :)

I am afraid that I don’t really know whether Prescriptives’ and Shu Uemura’s eyeshadow singles are of the same size, since I don’t have eyeshadow singles from Shu Uemura. Perhaps someone that comes across this post might know the answer.

Thank you very much for your question! :)


PJ Monday, May 25, 2009

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you very much for reading my blog! :)

I saw your Ettusais purchases. I have used some Ettusais skincare products before and I like them. I have used their primers as well. (Your Faces vanity case looks very pretty!)

Thank you for posting your comment, and enjoy blogging! :)


PJ Monday, May 25, 2009

Hi Innerchild,

You are very welcome!

I like the ad image as well. It should leave a strong impression on the consumers.

I think the overall quality of Prescriptives’ makeup items is quite solid, and I will be looking forward to what they will bring out for the next season.

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


PJ Monday, May 25, 2009

Hi Kuri,

I do seem to remember that Prescriptives is not available in Japan. (A reader who lives in Japan e-mailed me about this some time ago.) Since nearly all major western beauty brands are available in Japan, it almost seems somewhat bizarre that Prescriptives isn’t…

Thank you for your comment again, and hope you will get to try Calyx soon! :)


kuri Monday, May 25, 2009

yes, no prescriptives here. If they have it in HK or Singapore I will get to check it out soon though :)


PJ Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hi Kuri,

I see. Thank you for your confirmation!

I don’t really know for sure whether Prescriptives is available in Hong Kong or in Singapore. (It seems that Prescriptives is not focusing on the Asian market.) Perhaps the readers from Hong Kong and Singapore can help us with this.

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


em Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I love the promo image! makes me wish it was summer here! thanks for your thoughts about the collection.


PJ Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hi Em,

You are very welcome!

I like the ad image too. I think it should leave quite a strong impression on consumers.

Thank you for posting your comment! :)


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