MAC Foundation help please

Jan 19, 2008
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I recently went to Mac for a new foundation - and was recommended Studio Fix Fluid in NC37. I regularly fake tan so that's not my natural skin colour, and I'd say that naturally I have a more pinky toned skin but that doesn't really suit me in foundations.

The thing I've noticed with NC37 is that sometimes it can look very yellowy/orange on my skin and a bit too 'fake' looking - I'm thinking of getting another colour and blending the two to get a perfect match, but I don't know whether to get a lighter NC or a similar NW? The NC37 isn't really too dark for me, but I don't like my skin looking pinky....what would you suggest?
 
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Ask the MAC pro at the store if she can mix the two together to see if you get a match with it. I have blonde hair and I require NC30 which is kinda yellow because it has a yellow undertone to it. Whereas NW has more of a peachy/pink color undertone.

If you mix an NW & an NC you will most likely get a great match.
 
Jan 19, 2008
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Yeah you're probably right about getting them to mix some for me...but my nearest Mac counter is like an hour away so was hoping I might be able to buy one online :sad:
 

devoted7

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I have that same problem too. why don't you go back to mac without make up and let them match you again. I had to have them match me 4 times until I got the color I wanted/ looked best! good luck!
 
Jan 19, 2008
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Yeah that is a good idea, just that Mac is about an hour away! Does anyone now how the NCs and NWs correspond? Like is a 30 in one the same as the other?
 

devoted7

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With MAC's new foundation, you may want to step down in color. Like the new foundation is a little darker than regular foundations. Have you wore MAC before? What's your regular foundation? If anything, I would contact MAC Live Chat tomorrow, they will be able to help you.

Also, IMO: I find that NC's are a little yellow...I really have to buff out my foundation and add a powder to it. I find that "C" foundations worked better for my skin.
 

angelnyc89

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I think you should go a shade down. Order several shades lower online and return the ones that dont work. I hope you find the perfect shade! :biggrin: