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When choosing a foundation, whether at the department store or drugstore, Quinn says to skip the old dot-on-the-edge-of-the-hand trick - it doesnt work. "The skin on the hand is darker than the face," he says. People generally put sunblock on their face and not their hands, so the hands get darker. Same with the décolleté - it picks up more sun than the face. So try the color right at your jaw line and blend in. Look at it in a full-length mirror, not a hand-held, its a more accurate perspective." If you find yourself trying to decide between two shades, always err on the side of darker, Quinn says. Something too light will look aged and cakey. "I always recommend that women should have a 'wardrobe' of foundation," Quinn says. "You can blend or switch depending on season and need." A bright face starts with the right color and properly applied foundation. From the new Armani store on Manhattans Fifth Avenue, Quinn gave us his detailed tips for doing it at home.
Step 1: Starting with a clean face, dab a lightweight eye cream under the eye and on the brow bone to hydrate the area, then apply a daily moisturizer over the rest of the face.
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