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Finding Foundation

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Photo Credit: Dan Lecca

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Q: How do I find the right foundation to match my skin tone?

A: In order to find the perfect match for your skin, you need to look at the color of your jawline and neck as well as your face, says Boston-based makeup artist Julie Michaud. Matching foundation color to your jawline will prevent a makeup line.

The best place to test foundations is in a department store. To test a color, apply and blend stripes of the three closest shades of foundation to your jawline. Then, find some natural light and see if you can still see the makeup. A perfect match will be invisible on your face.

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