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Perfect Prescription Custom Foundation

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Aug 12, 2013

I’ve spent countless hours and dollars searching for that perfect foundation to match my skin tone. It’s so hard for me to find that perfect foundation because of my fair skin with red undertones.

Prescriptives is the first beauty brand in the United States to offer a unique, custom experience, allowing the confused consumer to “meet” a beauty genius via video chat . The beauty genius asks for a photo of your face and then asks several questions about your skin type. From there, your personal genius prescribes a base shade level, coverage options, skincare options, shade extenders, and finishing options. Since my skin is oily and red, my beauty genius recommended oil-control and brighten, clarify and even for my skincare options. There are other skincare options such as lifting ingredients-firm, lift, and minimize. The resulting custom blend I received could not be more perfect.

Pros: 100% returnable; includes travel bottle, lasts eight to nine months, completely customized; no webcam required (just a picture!).
Cons: Why didn’t I know about this sooner?!

Fair-skinned redhead seeking an end to rosacea.