Makeup is the adult version of make-believe, enabling post-adolescents to play power-lunch business-interview dress-up. Secure beautiful success with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $100 worth of personalized makeup blends at Colorlab Custom Cosmetics in Oak Brook, located inside Sears in the Oakbrook Center.
Colorlab allows people to choose their preferred pigment and formulates ingredients to precisely match unique faces, eliminating the garish hues and imperfect application of factory-forged makeup. A cavalry of concoctions line the counters, with an expert chroma-conjurer standing ready to mix pigments and powders into the formula of choice in a matter of minutes. CCC lines lips with fully customizable botanical-rich blends of shea butter, aloe, and essential oils in a choice of flavor and finish, from the smooth and creamy warm burnt rust ($20) to the sheer and shiny cool plum taupe shimmer ($20).
Foundations and powders (from $46) are free of fragrances, dyes, and talc, and contain micronized minerals and botanical extracts to smoothly tone complexions and subdue petulant pores. Colorlab is also armed with an arsenal of age-defying additives that can be specially blended into any powder formula for more moisture, firmer skin, allayed oil production, and more, effectively neutralizing the accumulated stress of years spent on the underground apple-bobbing circuit.