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Matching Foundation Accurately is a Make up Must

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What's the best way to match foundation to your skin tones?

Matching Foundation Accurately is a Make up Must

Foundation is made to accentuate your features. It should look natural and match your skin. In order to find a "perfect match" for your foundation you must test it on your face. Testing it on your wrist is a “no, no” because your wrist is a different color than your face. Other parts of your body may tan easier or be exposed to the sun more often than your face. Try a few swipes down the chin to the neck and the color that you can't see is the one you should be using.

Test the foundation on your cheek or chin. If the foundation appears to disappear into the skin when your stripe it with a Q-tip in the test area and there is no discoloration then you probably have a pretty good match. Make sure the lighting in the store is close to natural light. Ask for several opinions and test a couple of color shades so you can compare.



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