Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Prescriptives Moonbeam Reflective Eye Colour

RRP: £8.00/0.9oz from
no. of shades available: 8
Available from: go to and follow their links to find a store near you; in the UK, you can call 0870 034 2566 for your nearest stockist.

--What does the promo say?--
"A sensational, light-reflective eye color that lays down smooth, sheer, shimmering color that lasts all day. Light reflective pearls add a new dimension of shimmer with a beautiful silky feel. The creamy formula of Moonbeam Reflective Eye Color is long wearing and crease proof. Smooth on alone as a sheer wash of reflective color or layer under powder eyeshadow for a base that gives enhanced dimension."

The box is a small, silver and white affair, with white lines scoring horizontally through the silver. The Prescriptives logo is very jazzy indeed - it's written in evenly placed white capital letters, with the V shooting upwards away from it. All other information is written in black or white. I really like the impression the box give - it's young, the lines scored across make it look really neat and clean, and of course even the name of the brand itself makes it seem personal and professional. On the tube itself, no information about the product is given. It's a mere 4 inches long, and the tube is clear and curvy, while the silver-effect screw-top lid carries on the straight-up silver + lines effect. It's easy to open and doesn't leak.

While you can apply this all over your eyelid, using the applicator provided, I think this personally gives too strong a colour, and that it's better to apply it as you would a liquid liner (following the line of the upper lashes) and then blend outwards for a subtler shimmer.

This is a very smooth liquid eyeshadow, and while it has shimmer particles, they're not big glittery clumps and you can't feel them at all. It also doesn't irritate the eyes.

As I said, it could be so easy to go over the top with this, so hold back a little. Less is more and all that. On the eyes, the shadow looks just beautiful.

If I was blown away by the MAC pigment, this is the only thing I've found to rival it so far. I put it on my eyes at approximately 9 a.m., and when I came to take it off at 11 p.m. it hadn't moved an inch. Top stuff. This product definitely does what it says it will.

--Value for money--
It's quite affordable and you don't have to use very much at a time. The brand also keeps you on your toes by rotating its colour choices regularly, so that you can always expect new things from the brand. What can I say? I'm impressed.

perfect partners
Prescriptives Moonbeam Reflective Gloss, £7.50 from Strawberrynet
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