January 19, 2018

Prescriptives Custom Blend Review

Disclaimer: MPR was not paid for this post. Products received are for review purposes only. Opinions are MPR’s only.


For  months I had been struggling to find a foundation that felt right on my skin and matched my pale, sometimes blotchy, complexion.  I was eager to get started working with Prescriptives when they offered to have me test out their Custom Blend ($65) foundation.

Prescriptives was established in 1979 and is the first beauty brand in the U.S. to launch Live Video Chat/photo upload technology.  This means doing a Skype-like meet and greet with a Beauty Genius who talks to you about what you are looking for in your foundation and/or powder, and views you on video and in a photo to help you find just the right shade that works for you.   It was easy to set-up an appointment.  I filled out an online questionnaire ahead of time and was given an email verified appointment.  At the set time I fired up my computer, logged into the video system link I was sent (you are sent it ahead to test out to see if it works beforehand too.) and met Erica my online Prescriptives consultant.  We talked for about 20 minutes and discussed what I was looking for in a foundation and what my skin was like in texture and color.  When it was over I just had to wait about a week before my Custom Blend foundation to come in the mail.

A few days later, in a soft gray pouch, my Custom Blend by Prescriptives foundation was at my door. I could hardly wait to use it.  It was light, soft and silky and when applied matched my skin incredibly well.  I was shocked.  It gave me a medium amount of coverage with a soft candlelight mix that makes my skin appear dewy and not just merely covered.  I like using it and it doesn’t sit on my face or feel like I am wearing a lot of make-up.  I love that my Custom Blend is stored online and I can tweak it, if needed.  I can send it back if it isn’t right or just keep ordering it whenever I need to.

You can get started on your own Custom Blend right here. Find them on Facebook and Twitter too.

MPR Rating:  Four Stars.