By Marianne Mychaskiw
Updated Apr 11, 2013 @ 4:45 pm
Essence Beauty Matchmaker
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Have you ever bought a pretty eye shadow only to find out it didn't look right once you tried it at home? We've been there! Luckily, our friends at Essence are about to change that. The magazine teamed up with shopping site 72Lux to launch the new app Beauty Matchmaker, which is designed to help black women find the most-flattering products for every skin tone. Simply select the model with the complexion most like your own—celebrities with similar skin tones are also listed—and from there you can select the type of product and specific shade you want to find, plus get suggestions from celebrity makeup artists and Essence's beauty pros. Here's to perfect makeup today, tomorrow, and forever! Head over to or click the box below to start, and happy shopping.