For the new In Bloom collection, Prescriptives borrowed heavily from one the GREATEST painters of all time: Mother Nature.
To my eye, the palette draws inspiration from sunflowers, marigolds, petunias and lilies. The look itself features sheer eyes, cheeks and a rich, shiny lip.
It brings out my inner spring blossom … and she’s been shy ever since I hit my 30s, LOL!
The collection includes the limited edition Eye Color Duo eyeshadows ($24 each), Color Duo blushes ($24 each) and Lip Shine lipsticks ($17.50) in a mix of warm and cool shades. I tested three products from the collection: Cheer Color Duo in Warm 01, Eye Color Duo in Marigold and Lipshine in Posy.
Eye Color Duo in Marigold
Think fresh cut spring flowers. That’s what I think of when I see the shimmery gold and coral peach eyeshadow shades in the Marigold Eye Color Duo.
Both colors apply sheer with medium pigmentation because the powder’s finely milled and blends like a dream.
They should work great for semi-responsible occasions, as in work or school, but I’d think twice about using these shades for pictures.
To get the color to show well for this face of the day I had to apply three layers. Luckily, the creamy texture makes it uber easy to layer, which is why I’m keeping this duo close by this spring. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Cheek Color Duo in Warm 01
OOH! Check out the embossed flower design on the Cheek Color Duo. Pretty, yah?
What do you think of the Cheek Color Duo in Warm on my cheeks? It packs a shimmery coral blush on one side and a shimmery golden highlighter on the other. Each shade works when used separately or with its partner for a natural peach flush.
Though the colors themselves in the duo are gorgeous, I don’t think the powders are as finely milled as blush powders by Mac or Nars. Matter of fact, I can see some of the grains sitting on top of my skin, eek! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Lipshine in Posy
I think I’m in love with Posy’s rosy coral color and her shiny finish… The taste- and fragrance-free formula feels ultra soft and hydrating on my pucker, and it’s an easy to wear shade that I know I’ll reach for often. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Swatches from left to right: Posy, Marigold Eye Duo, Warm Cheek Duo
How do you feel about sheer shades this spring?
Aren’t sheer washes and transparent colors all over the place right now??
I mean, I don’t mind because I’m not always in the mood to wear loads of color, but a girl expects good pigmentation when a product costs department store prices.
What do you think? Are you down with In Bloom?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,