My Perfect Match Foundation
If you’ve spent hours scouring department store counters for a good match, or spent too much money to count on different bases without ever really getting what you want, you’ve come to the right place.
Our uniquely personalised and expert service helps you find your perfect skin-true match as quickly and easily as possible.
Wherever you live, our makeup artists can guide you to not only the most natural shade, but also the best formula to support your skin and bring out your best ever complexion.
Choose from our ready-to-wear collection across 6 foundation formulas, all developed and made with love in our own London labs.
Or let our experts blend the benefits of two or more to create a customised bespoke blend that ticks ALL the boxes. Bespoke blending is something that professional makeup artists do every day for their VIP clients. With us, you are the VIP! So instead of choosing from 20 shades, you can choose from 1000s.
If you have always felt makeup looked fake, orange or ashen, or otherwise not quite right, contact us!
So how does it work?
The quickest way to get your perfect match is to book in for a free Bespoke Foundation Blending appointment in our Chelsea boutique.
What happens in the consultation?
Our makeup artist will analyse your skin type, and discuss the level of coverage, look, feel and benefits you want. Skincare benefits can include moisturisers, shine control, age-supporting active ingredients and SPF protection.
Whatever your skin type, whether you have combination skin, or mature, dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin, we can suggest a beautiful, high-performing base for you.
In the consultation, you can trial as many options as you need, judging the colour against our high tech lighting modules, and against natural daylight. There are no machines, only years of training, expertise and a passion for perfection. Our makeup artists have honed their skills on thousands of clients and know colour inside out. So you can be sure of getting the best advice, quickly.
How Long Does It Take?
Whether ready to wear or bespoke, the whole process is quick, easy and totally FREE. You can book ahead or drop in. It only takes about 10-15 minutes.
Once your perfect match is found, take it home with you or take away a free sample to road test the match for a few days.
When Is My Blend Ready?
With our fluid formulas, we can make the full size while you wait. With powder and cream formulas, our lab will need to make your formula and send it out to you, but the longest you’ll have to wait is 48 hours.
Order and reorder ready to wear and bespoke shades easily online, or via telephone mail order. We’ll have your blend on file, so don’t worry if you can’t remember the shade.
How much does it cost?
A 1-1 Bespoke Blending Consultation with our makeup artist in-store at our Chelsea studio is free but we do recommend booking an appointment to avoid waiting. This includes a 5-day sample to take home and try if you are not sure. A full-size bespoke blend is £60 the first time you order, and whenever you need a top-up. You can reorder your blend anytime, anywhere in the world.
Here's a glimpse at one person's bespoke blending experience!
Matching At A Distance
If you can’t make it to London, that’s no problem. We can get your perfect match at a distance, too. Just a couple of steps and you’ll have a perfect base for a naturally even and radiant complexion, day after day. Try different shades and formulas at home, risk-free, with our personalised sample sets.
How do I get started?
Matching By Photo
Purchase a Foundation Sample Set on our website (see link below). We’ll prepare a selection of samples just for you, and the cost is fully redeemable against your next full size purchase.
Send us a photo via email to [email protected] or on Instagram or Facebook @cosmeticsalacarte
Matching By Zoom
Book a Zoom consultation to talk through your complexion needs in more detail with our team. After the 20-minute call, receive a list of recommendations and a personalised sample set, delivered to your door. The cost of the samples is included in the cost of the call, and again is fully redeemable against your next full size purchase.