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*This paper was first presented as a poster during the 2015 IFSCC Conference held in Zürich.
• Color-matching foundations that are true
to skin tones is a challenge, especially for
• Here, the authors describe a process using
L*C*h* measurements to guide the formulator
with iterative adjustments to pigments and
levels, to successfully match black skin
tones. Researchers noted further research
is necessary to improve coverage without
impacting overall skin color.