Why: These days, personalization is everything. From monogrammed towels and initial keychains to a TiVo that picks shows based on your particular predilections, it's all about you. That should hold especially true when it comes to your makeup. What better luxury to indulge than finding your perfect match, not just color-wise, but finish- and formula-wise, too?
I was recently color matched for powder and bronzer, and the experience was nothing short of revolutionary. First, the Prescriptives custom color consultant asked me what I didn't like about my current powder (not enough balancing coverage, and a tendency to over-dry my sensitive skin). Then she found my natural undertone which determines what color cues I should be taking. Then came the real magic: I watched as she mixed scoops from a rainbow of vials, each color with its own special function. Mauve and violet powders pick up my blue-red undertones, a moisturizing powder combats tautness, a shimmery highlighter adds just a little natural-looking sparkle, and a colorless agent ensures a smooth, even finish. The formula she used is mine and mine alone, based on my skin type and what I'm looking for in a powder.
Find your perfect match, whether it be powder, foundation, concealer or bronzer. You'll walk away feeling fantastic about your skin, and you'll see a great show (think Benihanas meets the makeup counter). It's a little self-indulgence that goes a long way; once you find your makeup mate, your formula's kept on file to make reordering a snap.
Details: Custom color consultants will be out in full force Thursday, Nov.15 and Friday, Nov.16 at the Prescriptives counter at Macy's Water Tower in Chicago. Tickets are $35, and that counts towards any custom color purchases you make at the event. Call 312-335-7648 to make a reservation at Chicago's event, or visit Prescriptives' website to find a U-Blend event near you.