I'll never forget my first experience working in cosmetics. I was young (17 to be exact) with a desire to build a career in the beauty industry. I took a job working at a local cosmetics counter with a brand that was unfamiliar to me at the time, Prescriptives.
Prescriptives taught me everything I needed to know about color matching, undertones, and how different each woman's skin truly is. It set the foundation for my career in cosmetics, leaving me with an invaluable amount of knowledge and a soft spot for the brand for years to come. Upon hearing the brand was being pulled from retail stores a few years back, I was crushed. Not only were they known for their excellent skincare, their custom blend foundation was something that was so unique to the market, and a perfect match for my skintone. Eventually, I moved on to find other brands, other foundations and colors, but like many, I had always hoped Prescriptives would return. What I didn't realize was that they began selling product via their website, including their unique custom blend service, just a few years ago.
Custom Blend Consultations:
The process for a consultation is simple. Log on to Prescriptives website between the hours of 10-7pm EST to speak with a Beauty Genius — making sure to have one makeup-free image of you to share. The conversation may last between 20-30 minutes, covering your wants/needs for a foundation and narrowing down your perfect match. Once the formula is created, it's instantly placed in your shopping cart for checkout with free shipping (and free returns if you happen to dislike the color).
I was happy to speak with Beauty Genius, Erica who made me feel comfortable and put my foundation woes at ease. Five days later, a custom blend foundation showed up at my doorstep with an unexpected travel-size container, too (every custom blend customer receives one, love that!). The color match was spot-on, and I was quite pleased with the formula.
If your considering a new foundation for the upcoming spring season, or perhaps something to get you through those last chilly months of winter (hello dry skin!), check Prescriptives out, I think you'll be happily surprised!