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Table 5 Comparison of color matching between skin color and product by age (N (%))

From: Facial L*a*b* values and preferred base makeup products among native Korean women: a clinical study

  Product color much darker than skin color Product color slightly darker than skin color Product color same as skin color Product color slightly lighter than skin color Product color much lighter than skin color χ 2 (p)
Age 20s–30s 0 (0.0) 15 (30.6) 75 (42.9) 165 (52.9) 4 (66.7) 12.51 (0.014)
40s–50s 1 (100.0) 34 (69.4) 100 (57.1) 147 (47.1) 2 (33.3)
Total 1 (0.2) 49 (9.0) 175 (32.2) 312 (57.5) 6 (1.1)