Everyone wants simple easy makeup but often when you’re trying to find that perfect shade or texture, it’s never that simple. So sometimes it’s worth going custom. People are forever asking me what is the best foundation and it’s really completely dependant on your skin type and what sort of finish you are after so having your own developed is the dream solution. Prescriptives offer a fantastic custom blend service that can be done either at the counter or through their website, yes you can get a custom blend foundation by snapping a selfie. With two finishes to choose from and powder options as well you can get exactly what you want, oh and you get a pretty cool ‘Beauty Print‘ as well. For the ultimate custom blend head over to A La Carte Cosmetics at Fortnum & Mason where they can not only blend you your perfect foundation but start whipping up eyeshadows, blush & lipsticks to your heart’s desire in whichever formulation you choose. This is also great if you find you suffer allergic reactions with a lot of products as everything is fragrance & preservative free and made right here in London. If you find it’s not the shade that’s causing you issues but the textures of most foundations try Custom Cover Drops by Cover FX. These little vials of intensely pigmented foundation can be added to any element of your skincare or beauty regime to give you precise control about how much coverage you’re getting whether you add it to your moisturiser or BB cream for an extra hit. With 25 shades to choose from in pink, neautral & golden tones there is something for everyone and the tiny size makes your makeup bag a bit lighter. If you like a more matte finish but with the same level of coverage as a tinted moisturiser try adding a few drops to a mattifying moisturiser such as La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat and then skip on any powder. Gone are the days of only having a couple of foundation shades to choose from, the world is now your oyster. Of course if you want to recreate this image from my Vogue Paris shoot you will have to buy every shade going.