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  • MatchCo is an app that creates custom foundation
  • MatchCo is an app that creates custom foundation
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MatchCo is an app that creates custom foundation

Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido has bought start-up MatchCo, which provides people with a personalised foundation that matches their skin tone. This innovation supports the growing desire for personalised products, and demonstrates how tech can help beauty brands adapt.  

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