It’s a well understood fact that having the ability to customize something makes it at least 10 times more special (or maybe that’s just me?). As I’ve learned more about the beauty industry here in Austin, I’ve been thrilled to find out about all the customizable beauty products available. From lipsticks to foundations, body scrubs to soaps, you’ll find there’s a little something for everyone to get excited about.
1/ Lip Service XO
Have a favorite lip color or can’t ever find one in just the right shade? Lip Service XO is here to solve all your lipstick and lipgloss problems. Work with their team to choose not just the color, but also all the extra goodies that make your new lip product unique, like moisturizer, CBD, glitter, and more! It’s easy to get set up, and fun to watch the combination of ingredients transform into an actual product.
If you want to stick with the colors Lip Service XO has online, then you can still customize from there. Just pick your base and flavor before deciding whether you want to add any extras, such as a lip plumper or CBD.
3211 Palm Way – Website
2/ Jentri Quinn Makeup + Skin
One of my favorite things about Jentri Quinn’s makeup line is that it’s made specifically to hydrate and protect all skin types. Jentri’s QUINNtessential Body Scrub Duo is full of good ingredients. You can customize the scent with combinations like:
- coconut milk + lavender
- rosemary + mint
- black currant + vanilla
- …and more
Just make a note in the comment section when checking out or send an email to let the team know what scent you want. If you want to check out the product in-store, Jentri Quinn custom scents are available at Lure by Y&F at North Lamar and Hill Country Galleria in Austin.
Fun fact: While Jentri Quinn may be between brick and mortar homes right now, the local business does still offer custom foundations. Email a picture of yourself and the team will work with you to get the perfect shade blended!
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3/ Austin Natural Soap
If you’re into clean beauty, then you’ll absolutely love Austin Natural Soap. This business creates natural, handmade vegan soaps, which means all of the ingredients are safe to use on your skin!
The coolest part? Austin Natural Soap offers personalized, labeled bar soaps you can buy for yourself or an event. There are two sizes to choose from: 2.25-ounces and 4.5-ounces.
1801 S 1st St #A – Website
4/ Roux St. James
Finding the perfect perfume can be so difficult. Worry no more because you can craft your own signature scent at Roux Saint James. Krista Lacey has two workshops every month, when she teaches attendees how to formulate their own perfume from all-natural essential oils. The class takes about two hours. At the end, you’ll be able to go home with a 6-milliliter perfume in a glass roller bottle.
Interested in bringing some wine to get your creative juices flowing? Just let Lacey know when you sign up for the class.
1023 Springdale Rd Suite 9F – Website
➡️ Keep reading: Roux Saint James Inspires With Intention-based Natural Compounds
5/ Just Jill Beauty & Wellness
I love our local beauty brands and get so excited when I find something new. Just Jill Beauty & Wellness has its own natural mineral makeup line that is both good for the skin and made to look good on camera. If you head into the store, you can sit down with a Just Jill artist to create a custom blend foundation.
Fun fact: Just Jill has a special member on staff: Stella! Stella is a service and therapy dog, and just the cutest thing ever.
5555 N. Lamar Blvd. J111 – Website
6/ Feto Soap
Are you one of those people who scrolls through the #nailart part of Instagram? Love painting your nails? Then you might want to check out Feto Soap. Owner Lisa Chouinard teaches people how to make sheer, opaque, or glitter-bomb polishes.
She also helps customers create their own custom soap (with cute little toys inside that your kiddos will adore).
@theAustinot wants to know:
Which beauty product are you most excited about customizing?