Monday, November 12, 2018

Custom Lipstick Experience - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

I'm so exited to share today's post! I have been so jealous watching people in places like Toronto and Los Angeles be able to go to Lip Labs and make their own custom lipsticks! There has been nothing like that anywhere near Alberta, until now! 


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

Posh Couture Cosmetics is located in St. Albert, Alberta - just outside of Edmonton. I heard about Posh Couture a little while ago and have been waiting for a chance to pay them a visit!


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

I was in Edmonton, AB for training at work a couple weeks ago and booked myself in to make a custom lipstick shade! Posh Couture cosmetics is located inside Suburbia Hair Spa in St. Albert and it's such a cute little strip mall. (In addition to this location, I believe they have a pop-up shop open in West Edmonton Mall right now as well!)


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

I was greeted by the lady who would be helping me create my custom lipstick and brought over to the Posh Couture area. I looked through their binder and was talked to a little bit about the ingredients - they are all natural and you can see a list on their website here


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

Then we started to discuss what I was looking for in a custom lipstick - I explained that I was basically looking for a "my lips but better shade". I wanted something that was a combination of rose and nude, without being too warm, too cool, or too brown on my lips.

Maybe this sounds a little boring; but, I feel like I don't really have a shade I can wear every day if I'm out for work or out with the family - I do have lots of lip shades; but, wanted my custom one to be the perfect shade like this for me! 


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

They mix a combination of shades in front of you and you try it on - I think I tried on 4 or 5 before settling on my perfect shade! I would try it on and then describe how it could be changed - so the first one was "too pink" or the next one was "too light" and they would continue to customize and add shades based on the feedback I gave. Once I settled on my perfect shade, they use a formula to determine the exact amount of each shade to make a full size lipstick! 


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

This is actually my custom lipstick all perfectly measured prior to being mixed up! At this point you can also add an essential oil to the lipstick as well - they have everything from lavender to patchouli to peppermint. I chose Sweet Orange for mine! Then, the lipstick is mixed up on the plate! 

Once it's all mixed up, the lipstick is scraped in to a cup, where it is melted down and poured in to a lipstick mold that has been coated in jojoba oil. The lipstick is then placed in the fridge for 5 minutes. Once the lipstick is set, it is slid from the mold into the lipstick case! 


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

And, voila, after that whole process; here is my custom lipstick shade! This whole custom lipstick experience was $60.00 CAN. I'm super happy with my experience - it was so fun to totally customize a shade to exactly how I wanted it to look on me! 


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

Here is my custom Posh Couture Cosmetics shade on! I love it! And, I have to say - the formula is really great! It is very nourishing and soft to wear on the lips - it is so comfortable to wear all day! It won't set down, so it isn't a transfer proof formula; but, it can be blotted. I found it wasn't smudging all over the place and wore really nicely for hours on the lips. It was actually like wearing a lip balm; but, with whatever colour you want! 


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

The packaging of the lipsticks is okay - it's a little bulky; but, I think it's a little cute. The lid is just plastic, so it might not be the best to travel with. I think Posh Couture also offers pre-made lipsticks for purchase as well as the custom shades. 

Overall, I'm very happy with my Posh Couture Cosmetics custom lipstick experience! It was so cool to perfectly select a colour and watch it made right in front of your eyes! I love it! 


Custom Lipstick - Posh Couture Cosmetics ~ Edmonton, Alberta

If you guys are anywhere near Edmonton, Alberta I would highly suggest this experience if it's of interest to you! I also think a gift card for this would make a great gift to someone, as it's just such a personal experience! 

26 comments :

  1. I really want to do this for a MLBB shade too, if I am going to spend the extra on a custom, I want to wear it all the time

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    1. Yes! It only makes sense to spend this much if it's a shade you will wear all the time!

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  2. That's so cool! I love the shade you created!

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  3. That colour is SO perfect for you! I just went to a custom lipstick event the other day in Toronto, I think it's a great thing to gift somebody who loves makeup.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy there are more places offering this service! It's so cool!

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  4. Lovely pink colour! Your lips look really smooth and the finish doesn't look overly creamy. I've been seeing a handful of custom lipsticks on my Instagram feed as well.

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    1. Ya I noticed a few popping up in my feed too - I'm glad more places are offering this service! It's so cool!

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  5. Very cool! I too am always jealous when I see others post their lip lab experiences. Your custom shade is so pretty! Suits you very well �� $60 CAD sounds pretty reasonable too!

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    1. Thanks Robyn! Ya it was a little pricey, but for the perfect MLBB shade it was so worth it!

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  6. What a cool concept. The shade of pink looks amazing on you

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  7. That's such a pretty colour! I love seeing the mixing plate, it's always my favourite with these kind of posts! I love the process of getting to that perfect shade!

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  8. Love the concept! Would love to check it out some day!

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  9. Ok this is SOOO cool! I wish there was something like that here in Vancouver. Also, the shade you made is perfect!

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  10. This is a great shade on you. THis looks like so much fun. I went and made a custom lipstick last week here in Toronto and love how hands on it can be.

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    1. Thanks Jill! I'm so glad more places are coming out with this service - it's so fun to do!

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  11. I live in Edmonton and I had no idea this existed!! Definitely going to check it out

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    1. Ahh - go check them out! I think they even have pop up in West Ed now; but, this little salon was a really neat spot! Very quiet!

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  12. It is the PERFECT shade for you!

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