This Magical Custom Foundation Machine Is the Future

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The perfect foundation is a game-changer, but finding it? That's akin to tracking down The One. Or at least it was, until Lancôme made a magical foundation-mixing machine available to the public for the most bespoke coverage money can buy.

The brand's Le Teint Particulier Custom Foundation offering takes the "second skin" effect to a whole new level by first scanning your skin with an innovative device designed for color accuracy. Then, concocting a one-of-a-kind foundation with customized coverage, finish, and level of hydration based on the readings. No matter what your foundation prescription is, the formula is ultra-light, oil-and-fragrance free, and has buildable, satin-finish coverage.

Even though the technology is only offered in selected Nordstrom stores (see the full list here), beauty lovers have been flocking for the mixed-right-before-your-eyes experience. The cherry on top of the experience? Walking away with a gorgeous white bottled labeled with your name and foundation ID, which you can reference to have your formula recreated. At $80, it doesn't come cheap. But if you're committed to the cause—that being a flawless, seemingly-born-with-it glow—and can appreciate apothecary-like treatment, it may just be worth it.

Instagram user/beauty sleuth TrendMood1 has hailed custom foundation makeup as the future–and we don't think they're wrong. Now please excuse us while we watch this mesmerizing process on repeat.

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Koa Beck