Posted by: Chelsea Novak | March 4, 2007

Prescriptives CustomBlend Foundation

Oh the wonders of the custom world. If you have the money, you can have just about anything tailored to fit the individual wonder that is you. Sometimes, customization is an exercise in frivolity, but other times it just makes sense. One of those instances is with foundation.

The face is a very complicated place. Skin tones can be different, sometimes there’s oil, sometimes it’s dry, texture and shadowing can vary and that’s just on one person. Multiply that by billions and you have the primary reason why, unless you’re that lucky one in a million, generic foundation will always look a bit wrong.

For years makeup artists would blend different colours and tones of foundation to make it look like natural skin. Then Prescrptives came along and offered CustomBlend Foundation. It takes about 30 minutes to make. They take into account the type of skin you have, the type of finish you want and the palette of colours involved in making the shade that is truly yours.

For example, my foundation is a colour mixture of yellow, orange and white. It’s a perfect match. No more of the line between chin and neck. It has a mattifying agent, but also contains moisturizers. It finishes to a slightly shimmery, dewy texture and provides medium coverage, meaning redness from acne or dark spots are concealed, but my freckles still come through. Yay for deception!

It costs around $80, but it is well worth it. You even get a travel size container with it. Check it out if you’re noticing that your skin just looks surreal in natural light.



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