Prescriptives gave me deja vu today. I was playing with a couple of the colors from their new LipShine lipstick collection ($17.50 each) and realized I’d seen this movie before.
The lipgloss-in-lipstick’s clothing thing — the easy application of a lipstick with the high shine of a lipgloss — has been done before, even a couple times earlier this year. MAC, with their Slimshines ($14.50), and Avon, with their Glazewear ($8), both released lipgloss-lipstick hybrids in 2008.
Which makes sense, right? What’s not to like about getting the best of both worlds?
What Sets Prescriptives LipShines Apart?
Prescriptives may cost a little more than either the MAC Slimshines or Avon’s Glazewear, and the LipShines come in fewer colors (12, versus Avon’s 15 and MAC’s 24), but they deliver a lusciously thick formula more moisturizing than the hybrids by Avon and MAC. All three offer plenty of shine and non-stick, sheer-to-medium coverage that lasts an average of three hours, but the LipShines outshine the others when it comes to moisture, and that’s no small thing.
12 Prescriptives LipShine Shades
- Vanilla Latte: golden nude with pink shimmer
- Mocha Chill: warm caramel brown
- Iced Coffee: tawny nude with shimmer
- Sunkissed: tawny reddish brown with shimmer
- Bellini Fizz: coral with golden pearl
- Strawberry Twist: rose with bronze pearl
- Pink Smoothie: pop pink with shimmer
- Raspberry Ice: berry pink with shimmer
- Passionfruit: coral with pink golden shimmer
- Black Cherry: deep plum burgundy
- Pinkberry: soft rose
- Boysenberry: plum with golden shimmer
Both of the two shades I tested, Strawberry Twist and Boysenberry, have lots of shine and very subtle, pretty shimmer.
Use: Moisturizing, with the shine of a lipgloss and the color coverage of a lipstick
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Best of Both Worlds
Prescriptives did well with the lightweight gel formula. It feels slick on the lips and has no annoying taste or fragrance.
While Avon’s Glazewear is a great budget option ($8, baby!) and MAC Slimshine offers a huge selection of colors, I think the Prescriptives Lipshine formula feels more moisturizing than the others and provides the best (least sheer) coverage overall.
It hit 80 degrees today!:) Of course, I was stuck in an office and not outside enjoying the sun, but it helps to know it was there, LOL!
Right now I’m baking a couple stuffed salmon fillets for dinner (yummy with spinach and steamed rice). I still have to finish watching Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Have you ever seen it? I’m dying to know what happens to Brick’s (Paul Newman’s character) best friend (don’t tell me!).
Wowza! Back in the day, Liz rocked the hottie status, hard!
How was Monday?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,