I’ve been intrigued about Prescriptives, a high end luxury brand coming up with its own version of mineral makeup. I wondered if it would be as good as the ones that I am using right now, which are sold online, and handmade by very talented mineral makeup formulators, which I so so so love. So, when I got my Prescriptives All Skins Mineral Makeup, I immediately tried it on me as I would want to get an initial feel of this mineral makeup!
Of course, the shiny, shiny pot won me at first look, because I just love the packaging. I got my shade in Level 2, Warm-Light, which is a Light to Medium neutral shade. I was able to get away with this shade because of my being pale nowadays, so I’m glad that I was able to roadtest it on my skin to try.
At first look on the pot, the mineral foundation looked very matte, but the moment I swiped it at the back of my hand to swatch and get an initial feel, it had sheen. It was bismuth oxychloride. Well, it is still up to the user if he/she can tolerate bismuth oxychloride, and since the weather’s cold here, I’m all for it! (I’m just too happy that I don’t get reactions with this certain ingredient ).
I used the Prescriptives Round Buff Brush, which can actually pass up for a long handled kabuki, and with its animal hair, it provided good buffing quality. The feel on the skin was fairly okay, it wasn’t the softest animal haired brush on earth, but it wasn’t coarse at all, and it didnt prick the skin, so it was really just alright for me. The softness of the brush was good enough for buffing.
Going back, as I buffed some mineral foundation on my skin, I noticed that the coverage was light. I don’t mean light, that can actually pass as a finishing powder, but light like Bare Escentuals. Actually, I can find alot of similarities with Prescriptives’ All Skins Mineral Makeup and Bare Escentual’s Mineral Foundation. Their coverage are almost the same, and the sheen, as well. I was able to build up my coverage to medium after three layers and one spray of moisture mist, and my skin looked very bare, and natural. This is the type of mineral foundation that you’d love to wear when you’re not in the mood to wear any makeup at all, or you don’t want to show up looking like you have any, and I mean any makeup at all. The finish is very flawless, I can’t complain at all!
To sum up, my initial review of the Prescriptives’ All Skins Mineral Makeup SPF15 is fairly good. The coverage is buildable, but might require some effort, but people who have both good skin and bad skin will be able to enjoy this mineral foundation because it can give coverage in the sense that it can make your skin look very natural and bare, even with this mineral foundation on your face. The staying power is also good, as it stayed on my face for a good 4-5 hours before it demanded a retouch.
I shall be roadtesting this more in the next coming days, and I’d be back for a full blast review!