So today I was playing around on the internet and was checking in on InStyle Magazine (I LOVE to vote on their Look of the Day) and came across something really interesting and exciting! They had an online gallery under the Makeup section of "20 Most Annoying Beauty Problems Solved." I was all about it. Most of the stuff seemed pretty obvious to me, but then I got to page 7: "My favorite products keep getting discontinued." Seriously... what a pain in the butt! I hate that! You find the perfect lip color, cheek color, brow color, eye shadow, whatever and integrate it into your daily routine, then when you go to buy the same thing again, it's off the shelf! InStyle proposed a solution: Three Custom Color Specialists. I followed the link and checked out their website and it's completely true! They can recreate the exact color you're looking for! They also can custom make colors specifically for your face. For all y'all out there that aren't colorists and struggle with not knowing what will look good on your face, you will LOVE this site! I tried out the site to try to see how much it cost and it wasn't really all that expensive. I mean, a little pricier than just going out and buying what you're looking for, but it's being custom made for you so I think that's to be expected.
To show the price variance, I'll walk you through my test run of the site. I used to have this Smashbox lipstick that I loved for summer nights out: Candid. Discontinued :o( So I plugged it into the Three Custom Color Specialists site and they found it! Someone else had ordered it in the past. They then gave me the offer of going on good faith or sending them a sample to make sure they were matching the correct color. Since this is just a test run I ignored this step. They could send me two tubes for $60. I then went to the Smashbox Cosmetics website to compare to their normal prices (for colors still available) and they run between $19 to $22 per tube. So let's say I wanted 2 tubes of the Photo Finish Lipstick with Sila-Silk Technology (My favorite); it would run me $44. So really not a huge price upgrade to have it custom made in my discontinued color... AMAZEBALLS!
Check out these sites and see for yourself. I'm so excited!
InStyle Mag "20 Most Annoying Beauty Problems Solved" -
Three Custom Color Specialists-
Just a reminder that I am a lover of Smashbox Cosmetics. If you're interested in checking them out you can find them at most major beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta, Or you can check out their website: