Prescriptives Custom Blend Foundation Review

by Lisa Heath

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Today’s post is a little different than usual.  It’s not just a review on a product, but also on the service used to create the product.

Prescriptives has a Custom Blend Foundation Service is an online service and you have a virtual appointment with a Prescriptives Beauty Genius in order to create a foundation that is blended to perfectly match your particular skin tone/undertones so it looks seamless.

If you have trouble finding a foundation to match your skin tone, this is PERFECT for you!

To start the appointment, my Beauty Genius (Bobby was AMAZING!) needed a photo of me without makeup that was taken in natural lighting.  During the appointment (it was a video chat!) my Beauty Genius asked some questions to get a feel for what I want in a foundation.  Did I want a dewy complexion or matte?  Somewhere in between?  What kind of coverage was I looking for?  What kind of skin issues do I deal with?  Things of that nature.

The entire appointment took 10 minutes.  Bobby was incredibly patient with me while I explained my skin issues and what I want.  We even had some laughs!  It was a very easy and comfortable experience.

Once my Custom Blend Foundation was created I received an email letting me know what my custom blend ID was as well as all of the features I included in it.  I selected:

Medium Coverage

Matte Finish

Oil Control

Pore Minimizing

Firm and Lift

This Custom Blend Foundation formula is now saved in my Prescriptives profile online so when I want to reorder, I just log in and reorder my own personal blend!  If I want to change something up, I can set up a new appointment and that blend will then save in my profile as well.  This is perfect for those who swap foundations with the season.

How was the product?

A perfect match!  Below I did a simple swatch on my inner arm to show the foundation and then how it looks blended in, it’s PERFECT for my skintone.  I really didn’t expect it to be this close of a match.


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I was so happy to receive my foundation and I have been using it for the past month.  Coverage is perfect.  I get decent coverage without the foundation feeling too thick on my skin.  It’s lightweight, blends in perfectly and my skin looks flawless in it.  After a month of use, I still actually have more than half a bottle left (a little goes a LONG way!) and my skin isn’t breaking out or getting irritated by the custom formula.


(I don’t usually post this sort of “selfie” but my skin was cooperating and it shows me with just the foundation on… and my new red hair)

Jess and Lisa

(A night out with my sister-in-law Jess from Love for Lacquer)

Overall, the experience and the product are both fabulous.  I have my custom blend ID code saved in my Prescriptives profile and will definitely reorder when I am low.

Want to check out their Custom Blend Foundation Service?  Head over to the Prescriptives website!

I really love how I was able to tell Bobby (my Beauty Genius) what I WANTED in a foundation and I got just that.  Usually I have several foundations on hand and switch them up depending on how my skin is acting that day.  No more!  I have everything I want in one sleek glass bottle.

I usually do powder over liquid foundation (which they also do!) so I think that will be my next step with Prescriptives.

Would you be interested in trying this service out?

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Jess Scull September 4, 2014 - 4:05 pm

This is such a cool idea! I was wondering what you had on.. it was flawless!

Heather USA September 4, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Oh wow, “LoveForLacquer” is your Sister in law! Who knew!?! lol

Jamie @ Makeuplifelove September 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

I totally want this. This sounds amazing. And its custom even better!

Ange September 4, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo next time that you go visit Jess I am coming to STALK you in real life <3

Lisa Heath September 4, 2014 - 5:05 pm

You are near Connecticut?

Phyrra September 4, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Love your hair so much! Cute phone case too

Laura MyNewestAddiction September 4, 2014 - 7:10 pm

I had no idea you two were SILs!

Sheila September 4, 2014 - 7:49 pm

This sounds awesome – I had no idea you two were related!

Nidia - Lit From Within September 4, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Sweet selfie! And how cool that you and Jess are SIL in Real Life. :) Some high-end brands boast color-matching foundations, but I’ve never heard of a system where you can choose the properties of your foundation, too! This is geeeeenius!

Leelo R September 4, 2014 - 11:52 pm

This is amazing idea! I hope we will have something like that in my country too one day :)

BeautyJudy September 5, 2014 - 3:43 am

That really is a great match your skin looks fab! I need to look into this service, I love the idea!!!

Doria September 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Wow, that’s an amazingly comprehensive matching system! Sounds fantastic! Still loving the red hair btw ;)

Brooke @ Blushing Noir September 6, 2014 - 5:55 am

This sounds and looks amazing!!

Kendra September 6, 2014 - 7:39 am

you two are absolutely gorgeous! This foundation is amazing on you!

Melody September 7, 2014 - 3:53 pm

I’ve never tried their products but custom foundation sounds nice.


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