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Face and Neck Different Color!!!


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#Post 1 of 30 OFFLINE   makeupchicky

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:12 AM

hi ladies...i need some advice...even without makeup, my face and neck are different colors. my face looks paler, whereas my neck has more yellow and is darker. what should I do when picking out a MMU color. Do i match my face or my neck? Oh, and one more thing...if I match my neck, then my ears will be different color...LOL
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#Post 2 of 30 OFFLINE   dlwt2003

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:13 AM

what do you normally do with regular makeup?
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#Post 3 of 30 OFFLINE   makeupchicky

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:16 AM

ooh, that's a good question...somehow i never noticed that problem when i used my tinted moisturizer....so i'm assuming that it matched my neck...but i guess since the coverage was light, it didn't look as obvious... hmm..now you got me thinking...LOL...(unless i got super pale since it's winter time).
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#Post 4 of 30 OFFLINE   girl_geek

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:22 AM

For starters, if all you need is sheer coverage, you can apply mmu with a sheer coverage -- just use a fluffy powder brush instead of a kabuki (the fluffier the brush, the more sheer the coverage) and make sure you only have a tiny bit of powder on the brush before you apply! That being said, I would think that it would be better to match your neck, so you don't have a noticeable makeup line at your jaw. I think a makeup line there would be more noticeable than your ears being a different color! I've noticed that most of my face (my nose, cheeks, and chin) are more pink than my neck, while my forehead and jawline are more yellow and are closer to my neck color. For a while I tried foundations with pink undertones since that's what the Prescriptives sales associate matched me to, but I always had a noticeable pink makeup line at my jaw! Finally I found a mineral makeup that is a perfect match for my neck and forehead color, and it also helps hide the extra pink on the rest of my face, so now my whole face is the same color as my neck! My mom is always telling me that my makeup looks soooo much better and more natural now!
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#Post 5 of 30 OFFLINE   Thais

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:35 AM

My face is always lighter too. I self tan, but because I wash my face twice daily AND exfoliate almost everynigh, my face is always pale and the rest of my body is a bit darker. So I use foundation that matches my neck color.

#Post 6 of 30 OFFLINE   bluebird26

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:38 AM

LOL, My neck is lighter so I just use a little bit of tanning lotion

#Post 7 of 30 OFFLINE   noahlowryfan

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:09 AM

what if it is the other way around. my face is just a shade darker than my neck and my neck has strong yellow undertones while my face is more of an olive undertone. how do i match my foundation?

#Post 8 of 30 OFFLINE   girl_geek

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:13 AM

That would be similar to my situation (except my face is more pink, which it turn makes it look darker, but my neck is yellow) and I have the best luck matching to my neck. If you are interested in mineral makeup, most brands let you order samples so just get samples to match your face, your neck, and shades in between (if possible) and experiment to see which one looks best! And don't forget to look at the makeup under natural sunlight -- some of the pink foundations looked fine in my bathroom mirror but horrible under the sunlight!
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#Post 9 of 30 OFFLINE   ~*PrInCeSs*~

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:14 AM

i have the same problem.. but i wear a darker shade than my face to match it with my neck

#Post 10 of 30 OFFLINE   makeupchicky

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:25 AM

thanks for the responses, girls! i think what i'll do is wear a darker shade to match my neck, but i'll probably worry about my ears being lighter than my face. i guess i can also put some makeup on my neck as well so that at least my face and neck are somewhat closer in shade. :)
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#Post 11 of 30 OFFLINE   Laura123

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:26 AM

My face is slightly pink but my neck has neutral undertones...I always go for the neutral in foundations as I don't actually want to look as pink, seems to work...I don't really agree that you have to have a foundation perfectly match your skin. Obviously going too dark/too light will show but I think using a neutral undertone foundation is fine for eliminations some pink tendancies....what does everyone think?If you have pinkness do you always go for the pinky foundations?

#Post 12 of 30 OFFLINE   speerrituall1

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:34 AM

I match my foundation with my neck skintone.
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#Post 13 of 30 OFFLINE   makeupchicky

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:09 PM

i actually have some pink on my face too...whereas my neck is more yellow/olive. so it's always hard for me to find something to match. i usually do the yellow/olive undertone for my face...or else it'll end up looking too pink, especially compared to my neck!
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#Post 14 of 30 OFFLINE   katrosier

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:23 PM

Matching your foundation to your neck works fine if you're pale but it makes people with darker skin look muddy.
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#Post 15 of 30 OFFLINE   summerxdreams

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:14 PM

thanks everyone for the tips, I have the same problem! (darker face, lighter neck)

#Post 16 of 30 OFFLINE   MayFan

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:40 AM

I have the same problem too, but I match my neck. My face is more pink and pale than my neck, which is more yellow and tanned-ish.

#Post 17 of 30 OFFLINE   rlise

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:10 PM

see my face is darker then my neck! so i have always had issues with colors ! i have no tips or anything, but just wanted to say good luck!

#Post 18 of 30 OFFLINE   tadzio79

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:43 PM

my face is darker (and kind of more reddish) than my neck also. I haven't really found the solution as to match, I guess the shade I use now probably matches my neck better, and MU looks a little pale on my face, but the color seems to fit my face an hour or so later. I have different shades all over my body! because I forget SPF lots of times (bad, I know!) I have trucker tan on both arms! lol! (and have the palest legs because I don't wear shorts or skirts) so if I were to wear a sleeveless top or something, my face and neck is way lighter than my arms! :scared:

#Post 19 of 30 OFFLINE   Little_Lisa

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:50 PM

I always match to my neck which is darker than my face...in the summertime. Right now i'm pale all over. :frown:
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#Post 20 of 30 OFFLINE   korina981

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 07:50 PM

i have this problem in the summer... in the winter i cover my neck with a scarf and so it's not a problem.

i've actually consider putting a light coverage of makeup on my neck and with MMU actually have a few times. anyone else try that?

also i've thought about putting sunscreen on my neck which i rpobably should anyway.. perhaps that would help?