Monday, January 2, 2012

3 Custom Color Specialists Cosmetics - Review



3 Custom Color Specialists cosmetics is a fantastic makeup line. Created by makeup artists for makeup artists, this is a high end line. Scott, Trae, and Chad are the masterminds behind the line.




I received the Czarina Collection for review. I have to say I was immediately drawn to it when I saw it on the website, but was quite concerned about the vivid colors. There was no need for that! The Gilded eye shadow is a gorgeous, shimmery copper-bronze shade that’s pretty and flattering. Russian Blue is a great smoky blue shade. And the Ballet Russe lipstick? OMG! Amaze-balls! It’s like the best sheer red-pink lipstick shade ever. I totally understand why Allure loves it!

I wore this out and about one day, substituting the 3 Custom Color shadows for my normal BE items. They wore nicely and didn’t fade away. I also have really sensitive eyes and didn’t have any issues with eye irritation. That’s kind of major for me.

I was going to post a picture of the shades on me, but I left my camera in St Louis! D’OH! Ah well, I’ll have to see if someone there will email me my pics. Ha!

Before I chose the Czarina Collection, I asked about a million questions! Well, it was really three or four, but they answered them quickly and politely. Chad and Trae even helped give me color options and some different styling methods for their line! How awesome is that?


Now, to the packaging. If you know me, you know I think that packaging is a part of the presentation!  When I took my order out of the box, it was wrapped in sheets of handmade paper.  Um, swoon!  The 3 Custom Color Specialists line comes in the greatest compacts. The shadows came in a Gunmetal-Charcoal metal compact that had a super-clear mirror in it. The lipstick tube was the same color, sans the mirror. And the cool 3 Custom Color logo was embossed on the top. Very chic. 


Did I mention that 3 Custom Color also has a lipstick matching program? They do! We all have those favorite makeup shades that the company stops making. Well, 3C will color-match your favorite eye shadow, blush, or lipstick. They can even match your favorite foundation!

34 comments:

Lulu said...

I've never heard of this company, thank you for the review!
I love the colors they sent you, especially that bronze-shimmer eye shadow. Lipstick matching program sounds great)

Meghan Page said...

This seems like a great company! I love that they will match discontinued lipsticks for you and make custom blends!

momma2100 said...

i have never heard of this company and so glad i have now! Love that they will match foundation. thank you!

sheila askins
momma2100 at live dot com

Lilian said...

I am definitely attracted to the custom blend aspect. I never heard of the company before seeing them on allure. I would definitely look forward to your pics with the makeup on.

France Irish said...

That sheer red-pink lipstick looks really gorgeous!

JM said...

I like the eye colors in this set and would probably get it with my GC but that lipstick color might be more than I can handle. It's a beautiful name for a collection with great inspiration.

ThePixieSprinkles said...

I have never heard of this company, but it seems really innovative! I wish you would have swatched the colours as the lipstick looks scary to me! lol Thank you for the review and honest opinion!

pixiesprinkles@hotmail.com

Thanks! =)

Jewel said...

This is beautiful and unique color customizing make-up! The colors are vivid and remarkable. I bet that everyone who wears this make-up really notices how high quality it is.

Olivia L said...

I love that they will match colours for you. I have so many "favourite" lipsticks that I can't find anymore. The colours in the set you got seem super bright to me, but I expect it looks better actually on.

Jenna Froggy said...

I had never heard of this company before, but now I really want to try some of their products. Starting with this set.

astroqueen67 said...

I am very interested in trying Custom Color. Their colors are natural looking and I really want to try the #1 CONCEALER. Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

Amber said...

That lip color is so bright and pretty!

chaimaa said...

i have very sensitive eye area too ! maybe i should give this a try thanks !

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I actually never heard this company but after I read your review and checked their website, I think they have so many great and nice products. Especially I love the eyeshades , those look perfect :-)
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chaimaa said...

i like the lipstick too actually ! that looks like a gorgeos bright red lipstick !

Pam2424 said...

Had never heard of 3 Custom Color Specialists before I read your review. I like that they can color-match. I also like that they aren't prawn to fade and are okay for sensitive as I, too, have sensitive eyes. I would really like to give these products a try. Thanks.

rosewendy said...

Such neat, unique packaging is bound to make customers come back for more. Attention to detail suggests the product is going to be worth it!
The colour matching service is also a great idea. It's always hard to find something that matches a favourite.
wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

Sophie said...

I love the packaging for the eyeshadows! And those colours look gorgeous.

Danielle said...

I love the idea of custom color matching. I'm also interested to try their shadows, it seems like they are pretty long-wearing without creasing.

Mona said...

Thanks for your review. My biggest concern about make-up is lasting power. I love lipstick that doesn't require constant touch-ups and stays without looking and/or feeling dry.

I agree that presentation is everything.

Rebecca said...

Im always on the hunt for a great foundation…theirs on their site looks nice!
rebatink at gmail dot com

JaclynsMusings said...

I'd never heard of this company before and love the idea that they'll custom match your favorite shade of makeup for you! that's awesome!
~Jaclyn~
www.jaclynsmusings.com

liliana495 said...

i love the lip color :)

itsme said...

everything on their site looks great. I love teh eyeshadow trios

Michele P. said...

I really like the fact that they can re-create your discontinued lipstick shades for you... I had one from years ago that I loved, and would have loved to have that service back then.

sarah said...

i hope i win this i really need lipstick like thoes

Tammy H. said...

I know what you mean about the crazy colors! I was thinking the same thing when I looked at the shadows! I mean, I'm not one to wear makeup every day! But when I go out, I like to wear makeup. If you say that the colors aren't that much, I can try them out too!

daisies0999(at)yahoo(dot)com

fauxpaus said...

Those are beautiful colors and beautiful packaging! I hadn't heard of this company prior to the review so thanks for giving me the heads up!!

matthews.jennifer@gmail.com

jenzen69 said...

oohhh i love makeup. Its an obsession with me

Jude Skocki Kelly said...

I am really surprised to see you write that the lipstick is a sheer red-pink. In the picture it looks like a childish hot pink! I am glad you said that though it just goes to show you that pictures do colors a total injustice.

myfreebi3s at yahoo dot com

Erin from Long Island said...

i really like the sound of this company. i can't wait to try their products and see what i think!

kathy pease said...

they have such a huge variety of make up :)
I never leave home without it :)

BlackAsphodel said...

I've participated in another giveaway where the prize was a $50 gift card to their shop and that's when I first heard about them. The color matching they do is a really clever idea! I'd definitely use that at some point when choosing colors that suit me! It's true that you can find dupes for almost every makeup product that's been discontinued or is simply too expensive, but a few colors just can't be obtained by any other means than recreating them!

daveshir2005 said...

I have never heard of them. I love the color matching though. I had a favorite shade years ago and I would love to get that color again but haven't been able to find it.

daveshir2005@yahoo.com

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