I am so excited to share this foundation review with you guys. A while back I was contacted by the kind folks at Prescriptives to do a fun online foundation match. when I first read the words online foundation match , I thought to myself “this has to be a joke” I mean how could anyone match your foundation perfectly over the internet. But I was so wrong. The foundation match was perfect and I would love to share my experience with you guys.
Prescriptives offers a new innovative way for consumers to get the perfect foundation match without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. By way of the new Custom Blend Video Chat. With this new beauty innovation, Prescriptive offers the opportunity for consumers to meet with a beauty genius who will kindly guide you to your correct foundation match.
Along with the Custom Blend video chat, Prescriptives offers three different options for staying in touch with a Px Beauty Genius:
Text Chat: Text a PX Beauty Genius about your skincare and makeup questions.
Video Chat: Chat face-to-face (or privacy of one-way) with a PX Beauty Genius. For individual beauty tips and recommendations.
Custom Blend Chat: By appointment only. Speak with a PX beauty genius who will guide you in finding the foundation or powder that is perfect for you.
What is a Beauty Genius?
I had the privilege of having a custom blend chat with Px Beauty Genius Nikki( no longer works with Prescriptives). Nikki was so kind and after speaking with her for thirty minutes I felt confident that I would finally find the foundation match I’ve always searched for.
Nikki and I discussed my previous foundations and what I loved and didn’t love about each one. I told her about my love for my Mac NC45 foundation but how I hated the weird white cast the foundation left on my face when taking photographs. We spoke about different things I look for in a foundation like coverage and finish.
From the picture above Nikki said that she felt that I had really good skin but she could see signs of acne scarring. She then asked me if I preferred full or medium coverage. I told her that I preferred full coverage foundation but she encouraged me to try a medium coverage foundation instead, stating that I actually have great skin.
Speaking with Nikki felt like speaking to a close friend. She was so understanding and helpful. Every question I asked I felt as if Nikki had the perfect answer. I must admit because I am more on the darker side of the skin tone spectrum I feared that doing an online foundation match would possibly end up being a huge mistake. With that fear pressing on the front of my brain, I asked Nikki if she felt Prescriptives had the ability to match women from a wide range of skin tones. She assured me that Prescriptives has had the opportunity to match the foundation of many women around the world. She even told me about a client that had a deep dark complexion that called her crying with excitement when she realized Prescriptives actually matched her skin tone perfectly. After hearing that, all my fears subsided and I was eager to review my new custom foundation. After a day or so I received an email with my Custom Blend foundation.
My end foundation formula below:
Based on our chat, I recommend the following recipe for you:
Suggested Foundation Name: FL/WNT Fndtn: Full Cover. w/Moistre&Firm.
Step 1: Level 4 & Level 5
Step 2: Full Coverage
Step 3: No Finish
Step 4: Moisturizes & Firms, Lifts, Minimizes Lines
Step 5: Yellow 7, Black 2, Tan 2, Dark Brown 1
So did the custom blend foundation work? See for yourself below. On the left I have the picture of my bare skin and on the right I have a photograph of me wearing the Custom foundation.
Don’t allow the difference in lighting to fool you. My blemishes are covered and I don’t appear to have excess makeup on my face which I hate. Here is another comparison of the Cover girl foundation and the Prescriptives Custom Blend Foundation.
Above I am wearing my Covergirl Queen Collection foundation on the left and Prescriptives Custom Blend foundation on the right. I actually like them both but felt that the Prescriptives Custom Blend foundation covered more of my acne scarring and left my skin feeling moisturized. The sun cast a bit of an orange tint to my skin so check out the photographs taken in doors below.
On the left I am wearing my Mac foundation. The lighting really broadcast my oily skin. I also notice that weird white cast around my chin area. With the Prescriptive foundation on the right, my skin is even , not oily, and looks natural. I think it’s a no brainer which foundation I love more.
I have used this foundation for the past two months and I can say without a doubt that I am a Prescriptives junkie. If you have a few extra minutes at the end of your day, stop by the Prescriptives website and schedule your Custom blend chat now. Trust me you won’t regret it!