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Old 04-10-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
 
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Default Do you match your foundation to your neck?

When I try to buy foundation, the sales people always tell me to "match the foundation to the skin color of your neck." But my neck is always paler and more yellow than my face.

In theory, my face and neck skin should be the same color but I guess because my face is exposed to the sun more often (even though I wear sunscreen) it's different.

Are you able to match your foundation to your neck? I definitely see demarcation if I don't match my foundation to my neck, but if I buy foundation that matches my neck I look like a ghost. Which is worse - line of demarcation or relative of Casper? What do you do?
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
 
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line is worse for me, personally. I look at it this way... if I match it to my face, i have to take the foundation down to my shirt in order to avoid a line. if I match to my neck, i just have to cover my face. Easier and cheaper :P

if it's a DRASTIC difference in colors, maybe you could find something in between... and just fade it down your neck so you don't have a really defined line
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i'm with Mims on this one. but i'm pretty evenly white so it's not something i have to think about.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
 
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Yes, I match to my neck. You can always add a little more life into your face if you feel you look ghostly with blush or bronzer (just don't go crazy with it, of course).
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
 
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Thanks everyone.
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