Will Be Gone But Never Forgotten . . .

Buy your favourite Prescriptives cosmetics in stores now until January 31st 2010!!! While supplies last!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Prescripvites cosmetics will no longer be sold in stores. They will only be sold online (www.prescriptives.com). I was bummed out when I heard the news because I was absolutely in love with their foundation (click here to see my blog entry).

So now I’m on a hunt for “Tess’ Next Top Foundation”!! LOL Any auditions??

Dear Prescriptives,

You will always be my number one foundation!

xoxox makeupbytess




Here is a look I am wearing for my family Christmas photos. It’s a burgundy, berry-ish slightly monochromatic look.

Products used:
Foundation: Prescriptives Flawless SkinTotal Protection Make-up SPF 15 in Beige 09
Powder: Prescriptives in level 3
Eye base: Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Eye Shadows:
Mac – Wishful; Winks; Say, Yeah; Falling Star; Shroom
Smasbox – Deep Green from the Electric Quad Palette
Shadestick: Mac Burrberry
Eye Liner: Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack
Mascara: L’Oreal HIP

Lip liner: Auraline Beauty Inc’s Berry Lip Liner
Blush: Mac Fleur Power

Thanks for watching!

On A Hunt . . .

I’m so sad Prescripvites has annouced that they will be closing all their make-up counters world wide on January 31, 2010. The company will still exist, but you can only make purchases online. They only ship to U.S. residents. (Lucky Americans! Sometimes I wish I lived in the States because it would make online shopping so much easier! 😛 But then I guess I’d be broke! ahaha)

Anyway, it will be difficult for me to part with my all time favourite foundation – Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup SPF 15

My skin colour got darker after I came back from my trip to the Caribbean so my current Prescriptive foundation in “Beige 09” isn’t a perfect match for me. I currently use Make-up Forever HD Foundation in “155”.

The coverage for this foundation is a medium coverage which I like. It’s also not too dewy and not too matte. I think it’s just right. It makes your skin look natural not cakey. I have a range of colours in my make-up kit which I love to use for weddings. But for personal everyday use, I’d like to find something else. The reason is because there is no SPF in their products. Ladies (and gentlemen) even though it’s winter, you still need to wear SPF on your skin! Shocking right?!

Here’s a little lesson on UVA/UVB rays:

Most people associate wearing SPF only in the hot summer months because it’s sunny…blah blah blah and they want to protect their skin from UVA and UVB rays. But believe it or not, UVA is presesnt all year round. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like and how sunny it is outside. UVA does more damage to your skin than UVB. UVA is responsible for the aging process of your skin. It’s responsible for the elasticity and strength of the skin and its youthful look. While UVB is responsible for giving you that “tanned” look and for creating age spots!! UVB is strongest during the summer as the earth rotates closer to the sun resulting in our skin getting darker if we’re out for a certain amount of time.

Soo…with that said, please wear SPF all year round! 🙂 It’ll keep your skin looking youthful and prevent your skin from aging faster than it should.

I apologize if you didn’t want to read my little lesson! LOL But that is the reason why I don’t like any of the Make-up Forever foundations as an EVERYDAY WEAR as none of them contain any SPF. Their foundations, in my opinion, are more for photoshoots and theatre.

FYI – Foundations with SPF with them create a lighter/whiter film on your face in photographs (white cast). That could be the reason why Make-up Forever does not contain any SPF in it. Well that’s my assumption anyway.

So I’m on the hunt for my new favourite “everyday” foundation. I still have to try Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing in “Natural Tan”. I bought it at a cosmetics warehouse sale for an awesome price! But I’m just waiting for my skin to get a tad bit lighter. What sucks is that this foundation doesn’t contain SPF either! SIGH!
If you guys have a favourite foundation let me know. I’m on a hunt…

(I suppose I can stock up on my Prescriptives foundation before January 31st!! :P)

Thanks for reading! 🙂