69% would repurchase
on 11/23/2017 12:20:00 AM
More reviews by amanda1432
Hi, more a question than a review. I was "prescribed" prescriptives foundation in Red Petal (All Skins Basic) when I was 16) (38 now) for my prom and used it religiously thereafter - i believe either the formulation or color were discontinued and throughout my 20s i continued to order either it or a similar color/formulation on ebay (and/or ordered similar colors/coverages from to light and medium-heavy and mixed them together). The last color i applied was camellia - slightly too light/yellow but the texture was what I knew and loved. Anyway, i've been trying to use Dior blends for two years now and when i ran out, applied my last remaining Rx and remembered why i loved it so much. I've basically been making my own custom blends for years, but the raw materials are no longer available. what luck have people had with the "make your own" foundation? esp. for fair skin reds?? Close to $80 is a lot to shell out on a hope and a prayer.
on 7/12/2017 9:56:00 AM
More reviews by inthiscity
I'm giving this one star because of Prescriptives customer service. I had two jars of this from various sales that when opened are totally different colors - one is a baby pink another a yellow towards an orange. I don't know if I have spoiled product. I dont want an allergic reaction. No reply from customer service. So I guess I'm just done with this brand.
on 4/23/2017 2:09:00 PM
More reviews by MrsCrow
This product was HG to me for as long as Prescriptives was easily available. I got it for my wedding day makeup when I was 27. And it really did give me that luminous wow factor when applied lightly over my foundation. Let me say though that getting the "wow factor" is a lot easier when you are 27! I am 40 now and this powder still looks nice on me, but I am not as attached to it. So the "liquid" aspect of this is that, when first opened, it feels like a minty/liquid/cool sensation as you are brushing it on. After the product has been used for a while, the magic liquid feels disappears, which is fine. Neat party trick, but it doesn't actually enhance the product. As an actual finishing powder, it is not totally translucent. It has a slight yellow/peach tint that doesn't bother me or even look bad on my super pale skin (nw10 for reference), however if you are seeking a truly translucent finishing powder, this isn't it. It does have a nice illuminating property, which is the main allure for me. It livens up overly-matte foundation and dull skin, without looking like a shimmer mess. I apply with a large powder brush and it lasts pretty well through-out the day. It seems quite dry in the jar, but on application it actually can add a slightly dewy appearance to the skin. It is $42 for a very large sifter jar, which lasts and lasts. I probably won't be ordering a replacement for this. I think I would rather have a truly translucent finishing powder and I am going to give up on the "wow factor" I achieved at 27 on my wedding day. If I had warmer or more yellow toned skin, I would probably stick with this product though. Overall very good and worth considering if you are seeking an illuminating setting powder.
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on 4/16/2017 11:19:00 AM
More reviews by Firstladyt27
I've owned this brush since maybe 1995. It was my first foundation brush and is still THE best quality makeup/foundation brush I own. It does not shed or soak up too much foundation. It cleans very well. I love it! Well worth the money!
on 2/5/2016 9:08:00 AM
More reviews by ilminyia
This is my HG of lip balm type products, and I have tried so many, with price ranges from about $2 to about $30. This is the only one that I find feels really good on, does not break out the skin surrounding my lips, has reasonably healthy ingredients, no detectable fragrance, no irritants, and heals my chapped lips in the winter no matter how severe they have gotten. I even use it on the skin around my lips in the winter, as it gets chapped too, and this product even helps with that. I could not live without this in the winter, but I use it all year long. This goes out of stock on the Prescriptives web site all the time, unfortunately, so I can tell I am not the only person who feels this way. Definitely my HG.
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