This Magical Custom Foundation Machine Is the Future

No swatches, no problem.

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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

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Even though the technology is only offered in selected Nordstrom stores (see the full list here (opens in new tab)), 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 (opens in new tab) 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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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.