Spring 06 Minimalist Beauty thanks to Prescriptives: Fashiontribes Beauty Buzz Blog!
One of the joys of being a girl is that we can 1) wear great things– lots of fun clothes and 2) wear lots of great make-up and look all girly thanks to lip glosses and shadows. But typically it can take an hour just to do hair and makeup and at least about 20-30 mins to get dressed IF you planned ahead!! No one wants to spend all day doing hair, makeup and getting dressed– I mean have you been WATCHING the weather reports here in LA? It’s gorgeous weather and perfectly ripe for all things spring!
Heck I try but am not always successful– at trying to slim down that routine but Prescriptives to the rescue!! Their spring collection — Modern Rose
actually rocks my world! Why? Because when you see the products and how easily this can be done, you will be blown away.
First things first is great skincare! You use what you want but if you haven’t seen the latest and greatest moisturizers and rebuilders for skin and eyes from Prescriptives–where have you been? Check them out while you are the counter or online!
Second thing is the great foundation choices that PX (shorthand for Prescriptives) has. You can get custom match or at least make sure you are color-printed to get the best match. Me? I am a Warm Gold–read Y/O and you have me nailed. . Perfect matches and I love to get foundations with light coverage. Photochrome is a favorite because it adjusts and looks flawless. I have other faves but that’s the one that does double/triple duty
Get past that foundation with a blend of a foundation brush or sponge and make sure skin looks blended well.
Move fast into color and check out the Colorscopes pressed powder shadows for eyes!
Talk about heaven in a colorbox!! These super creamy powder shadows slide on so easily that you don’t need a brush –unless you want precision. With Matte, Shimmer and Hi-Shimmer, you have LOTS of choices. Don’t let lines or dry skin around the eyes fool you into thinking you can’t wear these shadows,–you can! These silky shadows go on easily; don’t crease and are perfect for the spring metallic look without overdoing it. Knowing your Color Print code is key, don’t let it stop you from trying great colors that catch your eye–and attention! I loved Frosting, and Bronze.. which made a great combo –but then I played with Bordeaux and Flamingo and those were gorge.. Then I started crossing them together and used the Bordeaux as a liner and the Flamingo on the brow bone.. HOT HOT HOT!! Be creative .. think outside the box..
And while you are outside that box, check out the Moonbeam Reflective Eye Color which is tube liquid color for your eyes for that liquid metallic look that will rock your summer.
This creamy, liquid color shadow blends easily,–stays put– without smudging and gives you glorious shimmer, shine and metallic all in one. Available in a slew of colors, I picked out Solar Gold because it goes with the other shadows well and can be used as a base, blended out as a wash or will razzle dazzle for night.
Don’t forget your lips!! With all this shimmer color, lips need definition and if you want to go glossy, now’s the time!
Moonbeam Gloss is a great choice because 1) great gloss and 2) fab color choices from bold to soft. You can make your eyes the focal point or you can make your lips the star depending on the color. Want to soften the color? Apply with a brush. Want that bold glossy lips that everyone loves? Use it straight from the wand. Don’t be SHY!! There are lots of colors I chose Planetary — I know it’s not in my color range but I can tweak this color with pencils and also just a smidge on my cheeks for a pinky glow over a coraly or bronze blush. The shimmer in the tube makes for nice sparkling highlights!
So, you can get away with a foundation, 2 to 4 powder shadows, one lip gloss, and a creamy eye shadow. All you need is a fab mascara ( False Eyelashes Mascara anyone??), a great eye pencil ( Moonbeam Reflective Eyeliner– get the Beaming Plum for a unique contrast to the gold or bronze colors and to blend with the pink or bordeaux. ). Add in a shimmery blush like their new Powder Leaves and voila! you are done.
Now –by using fingers, you can slick on eye colors, and blend cheeks, dab on gloss, then whip out that pencil, apply mascara and smudge on some powder. Done in about 12 minutes.
Now that’s FAST!! It’s easy, It’s Prescriptives, Baby!!
See you at the beauty counter!
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