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3.9
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Overall rating
69%
would repurchase

Latest Prescriptives Reviews

Colorscope Lipcolor in Rose Glow Shimmer

So glad these are again available. From my memory, the Colorscope colors are pretty similar to the 1980's Prescriptives lipsticks, which were always balmy in texture with shimmer. The Rose Glow is a pinky nude that is dark enoug. I now have platinum hair (I was dark) and need brighter lipsticks to avoid looking washed out. The shimmer is subtle and adds plumpness to your lips by reflecting light. Very comfortable to wear. It reminds me of my go-to color of long ago, Rose Quartz. Amazingly, these really seem to be like the long-discontinued products.

Colorscope Lipcolor in Rose Glow Shimmer
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17 days ago

So glad these are again available. From my memory, the Colorscope colors are pretty similar to the 1980's Prescriptives lipsticks, which were always balmy in texture with shimmer. The Rose Glow is a pinky nude that is dark enoug. I now have platinum hair (I was dark) and need brighter lipsticks to avoid looking washed out. The shimmer is subtle and adds plumpness to your lips by reflecting light. Very comfortable to wear. It reminds me of my go-to color of long ago, Rose Quartz. Amazingly, these really seem to be like the long-discontinued products.


Virtual Skin [DISCONTINUED]
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24 days ago

It seems as though I've spent most of my life trying to find the perfect foundation shade match and formula. I have a LOT of horror stories. I used to wear the Px Custom Blend foundation before they left the stores. As I stated in my CB powder review, the first round of CB foundation was just okay, not perfect. However, the second round of CB foundation matched perfectly! The main problem was that the wear not great. That issue was partially due to the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer I was wearing under it (also discussed in another review). Also, back in the day there were no setting sprays. Fast forward to this week: I picked up Px Virtual Skin Super-Natural Finish foundation (VS SNF) in 11 Real Antelope at a steal of a price from Nordstrom Rack to see if it would work. I did not want to spend 40.00 on a foundation from the Px site only to find it was not a match as I had heard they changed the formula and the colors. The Px Chat box said they did not change either, but who knows? EDIT: I did compare it to an old Px Oil-Free Exact Color makeup I still had in Antelope and VS SNF is a bit warmer, but this shade is better for me. As others have said both here and on the Px website, the VS SNF coverage is very sheer. Most of the complaints compare it to Virtual Matte, which is discontinued. These two are not the same formula. Also complaints about it being splotchy: I always go over my makeup with a damp sponge before it dries to blend. Px Chat stated the only transfer-resistant foundation they offer is the Flawless Skin. Not being a big fan of full coverage, sheer is no problem for me and is more forgiving if the shade match is not exact. I prefer to rock a no-makeup-makeup look at work anyway. My favorite for this look used to be NARS powder foundation SPF 12 in Jamaica (discontinued). I preferred the old formula over the newer All Day Luminous powder SPF 24 as the oldie did not crumble (I think the new one is being discontinued too). My long-ago favorite for light coverage was Px Instant Face Face in Level 5, a powder foundation that saw me through grad school (repurchased 3X). Sad to see it go as it was perfect for me in every way. Why Px VS SNF? Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place (EL DW SP) does not work for me --- it is too heavy, too dry, and too matte. Plus, I have never found the correct shade. The closest matches for me in EL DW SP are either too red-orange (5N2) or too dark (5W2). Same problems with Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H (460W Suede) and Fenty Pro Filt'r Hydrating foundation (420): both are too dark. Is it my imagination or do these two dry down darker? I also like a little radiance, or at least not a dry, matte finish. Maybe the problem is with the makeup artists/associates in the stores who cannot seem to match me? I have deep skin with olive and yellow undertones, which is the reason I resorted to buying Px CB many years ago, out of frustration. I also use Px All Skins Mineral powder makeup in Level 5 Warm (pretty good match). I don't think it should be this hard! But, I digress... Anyway, sometimes I do want a bit more coverage. I fixed the Px Virtual Skin 'too sheer' problem by mixing in a little Urban Decay Velvetizer powder (the travel size is also on sale at Nordstrom Rack), or a bit of L'Oreal Paris Hydra Perfecte powder (my shade is Deep, but that shade is discontinued and hard to find) before application. Both powders are very finely milled and the mixes worked perfectly to give the foundation more coverage, more lasting power, and did not change the shade or the finish. I like Px VS SNF very much and it is a pretty good off-the-shelf match for my skin tone. Note: no pump on this baby. Antelope is the shade I used to buy before I went the CB route. I have sensitive, combo skin and Px makeup has never led to break outs --- I used many of their formulas back in the day. Ladies, if you considered buying this foundation from Px but were price resistant, hustle over to Nordstrom Rack online and get yours before it is gone. Great price at about 50% off. I will update this review after more extensive wear tests with and without primer, setting spray, in the rain, and as it gets warmer. Will see if it turns orange as some Px reviewers say.

Virtual Skin [DISCONTINUED]
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24 days ago

It seems as though I've spent most of my life trying to find the perfect foundation shade match and formula. I have a LOT of horror stories. I used to wear the Px Custom Blend foundation before they left the stores. As I stated in my CB powder review, the first round of CB foundation was just okay, not perfect. However, the second round of CB foundation matched perfectly! The main problem was that the wear not great. That issue was partially due to the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer I was wearing under it (also discussed in another review). Also, back in the day there were no setting sprays. Fast forward to this week: I picked up Px Virtual Skin Super-Natural Finish foundation (VS SNF) in 11 Real Antelope at a steal of a price from Nordstrom Rack to see if it would work. I did not want to spend 40.00 on a foundation from the Px site only to find it was not a match as I had heard they changed the formula and the colors. The Px Chat box said they did not change either, but who knows? EDIT: I did compare it to an old Px Oil-Free Exact Color makeup I still had in Antelope and VS SNF is a bit warmer, but this shade is better for me. As others have said both here and on the Px website, the VS SNF coverage is very sheer. Most of the complaints compare it to Virtual Matte, which is discontinued. These two are not the same formula. Also complaints about it being splotchy: I always go over my makeup with a damp sponge before it dries to blend. Px Chat stated the only transfer-resistant foundation they offer is the Flawless Skin. Not being a big fan of full coverage, sheer is no problem for me and is more forgiving if the shade match is not exact. I prefer to rock a no-makeup-makeup look at work anyway. My favorite for this look used to be NARS powder foundation SPF 12 in Jamaica (discontinued). I preferred the old formula over the newer All Day Luminous powder SPF 24 as the oldie did not crumble (I think the new one is being discontinued too). My long-ago favorite for light coverage was Px Instant Face Face in Level 5, a powder foundation that saw me through grad school (repurchased 3X). Sad to see it go as it was perfect for me in every way. Why Px VS SNF? Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place (EL DW SP) does not work for me --- it is too heavy, too dry, and too matte. Plus, I have never found the correct shade. The closest matches for me in EL DW SP are either too red-orange (5N2) or too dark (5W2). Same problems with Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H (460W Suede) and Fenty Pro Filt'r Hydrating foundation (420): both are too dark. Is it my imagination or do these two dry down darker? I also like a little radiance, or at least not a dry, matte finish. Maybe the problem is with the makeup artists/associates in the stores who cannot seem to match me? I have deep skin with olive and yellow undertones, which is the reason I resorted to buying Px CB many years ago, out of frustration. I also use Px All Skins Mineral powder makeup in Level 5 Warm (pretty good match). I don't think it should be this hard! But, I digress... Anyway, sometimes I do want a bit more coverage. I fixed the Px Virtual Skin 'too sheer' problem by mixing in a little Urban Decay Velvetizer powder (the travel size is also on sale at Nordstrom Rack), or a bit of L'Oreal Paris Hydra Perfecte powder (my shade is Deep, but that shade is discontinued and hard to find) before application. Both powders are very finely milled and the mixes worked perfectly to give the foundation more coverage, more lasting power, and did not change the shade or the finish. I like Px VS SNF very much and it is a pretty good off-the-shelf match for my skin tone. Note: no pump on this baby. Antelope is the shade I used to buy before I went the CB route. I have sensitive, combo skin and Px makeup has never led to break outs --- I used many of their formulas back in the day. Ladies, if you considered buying this foundation from Px but were price resistant, hustle over to Nordstrom Rack online and get yours before it is gone. Great price at about 50% off. I will update this review after more extensive wear tests with and without primer, setting spray, in the rain, and as it gets warmer. Will see if it turns orange as some Px reviewers say.

Colorscope Lipcolor
4.0
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25 days ago

Blast from the past, the small lipsticks in (used to be a heavy grey steel case) now a plastic chrome case. Short and compact for the purse. Same light formula with a balm-like feel. I love that balm feel, not a fan of matte heavy lipsticks, ie cannot wear MAC Ruby Woo. I got Rosette, billed as a warm red. It's not really, it's a rosy plum and it turned slightly fuchsia on me (but many lipsticks will do that.) However I loved the light feel and the slight shimmer. It doesn't wear long. But it feels lovely. Welcome back.

Colorscope Lipcolor
4.0
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25 days ago

Blast from the past, the small lipsticks in (used to be a heavy grey steel case) now a plastic chrome case. Short and compact for the purse. Same light formula with a balm-like feel. I love that balm feel, not a fan of matte heavy lipsticks, ie cannot wear MAC Ruby Woo. I got Rosette, billed as a warm red. It's not really, it's a rosy plum and it turned slightly fuchsia on me (but many lipsticks will do that.) However I loved the light feel and the slight shimmer. It doesn't wear long. But it feels lovely. Welcome back.