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magalaya magalaya 8 years
This sounds really amazing, I'd love the check it out
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
I can't wait to go and try this out! I'm SO excited now!
sheexulted sheexulted 8 years
The foundation is only as good as the person doing the mixing! I cannot emphasize this enough. I recommend going to a Prescriptives counter that has been around for a much longer time, getting recommendations, and *sticking to your guns* when you don't think the shade is right. I'm a halfie too, and my skin-color is tricky. Even so-called yellow-based foundations (truematch, HIP, Clinique, Estee Lauder, etc.) are very orange. Pinker foundations look like clown makeup. The only foundation that's worked for me is Aveda's liquid foundation "Inner Light"... the color is Wheat.
sheexulted sheexulted 8 years
The foundation is only as good as the person doing the mixing! I cannot emphasize this enough.I recommend going to a Prescriptives counter that has been around for a much longer time, getting recommendations, and *sticking to your guns* when you don't think the shade is right.I'm a halfie too, and my skin-color is tricky. Even so-called yellow-based foundations (truematch, HIP, Clinique, Estee Lauder, etc.) are very orange. Pinker foundations look like clown makeup.The only foundation that's worked for me is Aveda's liquid foundation "Inner Light"... the color is Wheat.
moxylicious moxylicious 8 years
I got a Custom Blend concealer in August and it was by far the best decision I ever made. I've graduated from undergrad and now my skin feels like being a teenager! Anyway, the concealer covers up all my blemishes and just makes me feel less self-conscious. I love you (Custom Blend) Prescriptives! :D
steen steen 8 years
Wow! Being half-Korean, I always have a hard time finding the right color. I especially love that it's non-comedogenic, which keeps my finicky skin under control. Maybe I can get some custom blended stuff for my birthday!! Thanks for the review, Bella! I'd just given up on anything but mineral powders so I'm excited!
menthadict menthadict 8 years
wow, this sounds amazing! i'm never sure of what foundation works for my skin
Dr_NO Dr_NO 8 years
I've been Custom Blended and it was great! The foundation matched perfectly, which is difficult since I'm African-American. I've had it for months (it lasts FOREVER if you use a foundation brush and not a sponge) and is definetly not clumpy or gross. Unfortunately, I went to the Bahamas, and it didn't blend too well for a few weeks since I was darker. I also got the loose powder, which I actually love more than the liquid foundation. They add whatever you want to it--moisterizer, oil-control, bronzer, you name it. It is well worth the price!
Dr_NO Dr_NO 8 years
I've been Custom Blended and it was great! The foundation matched perfectly, which is difficult since I'm African-American. I've had it for months (it lasts FOREVER if you use a foundation brush and not a sponge) and is definetly not clumpy or gross. Unfortunately, I went to the Bahamas, and it didn't blend too well for a few weeks since I was darker. I also got the loose powder, which I actually love more than the liquid foundation. They add whatever you want to it--moisterizer, oil-control, bronzer, you name it. It is well worth the price!
mlen mlen 8 years
i'm going to have to try this sometime- i feel like no matter what i do i never get the perfect shades- so itd be really cool to check this out
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Omg! That sounds like a lovely time. I would love to try this!
Alannah Alannah 8 years
I have two custom blended glosses and they are my favourite glosses (outside of my MAC ones). They're really perfect & exactly what I wanted! I can imagine the foundation is even more awesome... I will hopefully get a chance to try that someday! I had my glosses made when I was visiting a friend in Dallas since we don't have a counter here that does the custom blend.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 8 years
I love Prescriptives base! Unfortunately, there is no Prescriptives counter any where near me. I had to get the first base I bought out of state. I'll be going back next month, though. I would love to do this. I can never get the right shade of under eye concealer.
agrepina agrepina 8 years
thaats great...and not that expensive either!!
spacebear spacebear 8 years
How much is the loose powder? I'm intrigued but 62 dollars might be a little too much for me to spend on myself right now...esp before the holidays.
bealotus bealotus 8 years
I used to work for Prescriptives and mixing the foundation and the powders was a lot of fun,and very messy too. They also do lipgloss in some counters. It is expensive but so worth it because it matches your skin tone perfectly. Oh and I am yellow orange.
chatnoir chatnoir 8 years
I so want to try this!
chatnoir chatnoir 8 years
I so want to try this!
jdepp_84 jdepp_84 8 years
I'm glad you had a great experience. My friend went one time to do this, but the lady wouldn't really listen to her. She kept teling her she didnt think the color was right, but the MA said it was okay, that the light made it look that way. Then my friend asked for some luminizer type thing to be added, but the MA added way too much. She wore the foundation one time to school and it looked about 3 shades off, the luminizer thing made her look super sweaty, it was real bad. BUT....she went back and another MA helped her get the perfect look.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
best counter makeup ever, try it!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Oh, cool, Cleegiants! I'm glad to hear that it was a good experience for you, too. You make a good point — while the service isn't cheap, it's a good value. The bottle of foundation seems like it's going to last for a long time. Plus, honestly, over time I've probably spent a lot more money than $62 on trying to get the right foundation. So for me, it's worth it. Madbain, I haven't had my foundation for long, but like jmt, I've tried the readymade Prescriptives foundation before. It lasted a long time without getting gloppy or gross. No chunks at all.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Oh, cool, Cleegiants! I'm glad to hear that it was a good experience for you, too. You make a good point — while the service isn't cheap, it's a good value. The bottle of foundation seems like it's going to last for a long time. Plus, honestly, over time I've probably spent a lot more money than $62 on trying to get the right foundation. So for me, it's worth it.Madbain, I haven't had my foundation for long, but like jmt, I've tried the readymade Prescriptives foundation before. It lasted a long time without getting gloppy or gross. No chunks at all.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
It sounds really cool - too bad the counters that do it are all kinda far away from me
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
wow bella - i just got custom blended too! i had heard about this service and finally took the plunge. my skin was a little hard to match since i have slightly rosy cheeks. part of me was the blue-red undertone while the other one was yellow (?) I forget exactly. anywyas - my makeup artist did a great job in mixing the bases and levels. since my skin is also dry, she was able to add moisturizer, some redness relief, and a candelight glow so now my skin looks great! i went with the medium coverage and got the foundation; loose and pressed powders. in the end, i look like me, just with the flawless skin i always wanted. i really like the poweder - most loose poweders have been too light or too dark for my skin, but this custom blended one is perfect! it also doesn't look super cakey which is great. for those worried about cost, the bottle of foundation is pretty big, plus you get the "leftovers". if you have hard to match skin, it's definitely worth it.
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
wow bella - i just got custom blended too! i had heard about this service and finally took the plunge. my skin was a little hard to match since i have slightly rosy cheeks. part of me was the blue-red undertone while the other one was yellow (?) I forget exactly. anywyas - my makeup artist did a great job in mixing the bases and levels. since my skin is also dry, she was able to add moisturizer, some redness relief, and a candelight glow so now my skin looks great! i went with the medium coverage and got the foundation; loose and pressed powders. in the end, i look like me, just with the flawless skin i always wanted. i really like the poweder - most loose poweders have been too light or too dark for my skin, but this custom blended one is perfect! it also doesn't look super cakey which is great.for those worried about cost, the bottle of foundation is pretty big, plus you get the "leftovers". if you have hard to match skin, it's definitely worth it.
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