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These Foundations Offer a Shade for Any and Every Complexion

Never stress about shade-matching again
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Let's face it (pun intended): Without a good foundation, the rest of your makeup would most likely look like complete you-know-what. Finding the right formula is often challenging enough, but even once you've mastered this step, there's still the color conundrum. After all, there's really no worse makeup faux pas than applying the wrong shade and making it VERY apparent that you're wearing a full face of base. Happily, these days foundations come in more shades than ever, with options for any and every skin tone. These nine make it easier than ever to find your perfect match.

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To tamp down excess sheen, this drugstore superstar is choice. Blurring micro-powders make pores magically disappear and the matte finish is just matte enough, without veering into cakey territory. Need further proof? It's the number one selling foundation in the U.S. The fact that it comes in 40 shades probably has something to do with that, too.

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Five new shades were just added to the existing lineup of this full coverage foundation, giving you an even two dozen options to choose from. While the coverage is complete, the feel is featherweight; the formula is made with 21 percent pigments to 22 percent water, creating a perfectly breathable balance that covers your skin, without suffocating it.

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Dior Diorskin Airflash, $62
Pricey, yes. Worth it? Absolutely. This newbie, inspired by pro airbrushing, delivers a super fine mist of foundation, which you can then build up or leave more sheer. The 18 shades are categorized not only by skin tone but undertone, too, ensuring a seamless match. Plus, it lasts up to 12 hours.

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It's notoriously hard to find foundations that work on darker skin tones. This new line focuses on just that, with 25 shades made for multi-cultural complexions. The formula is no joke either, with a powder matte finish and built-in primer for extra staying power.

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