November 23rd, 2010, 11:59 AM #1
Which Revlon ColorStay for MUFE 117/MAC NC20
I can't decide which Revlon Colorstay foundation to get. Revlon is not sold in Denmark, so I can't try it on.
My best match in foundation is definitely MUFE 117. I have strong yellow undertones. In Studio Fix Powder I am NC20 , in Studio Fix Fluid I am NC15. Maybe I am actually more NC 15 now that it's winter.
Based on Temptalias foundation Matrix I should get either Ivory or Buff. But I am sort of in between, so which one?
Any help is highly appreciated.
November 26th, 2010, 03:43 PM #2
November 26th, 2010, 04:27 PM #3
I am about a NC 20 and I wear 150 Buff and 180 Sand Beige. Sand Beige is better for me in the summer and I am wearing Buff now that I am a bit paler. I hope this helps some. And it's a great foundation by the way. Plus you can't beat the price of Colorstay for the quality.
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November 26th, 2010, 05:17 PM #4
December 8th, 2010, 08:32 PM #5
I'm around an NC20 and for my winter color, I use 150 Buff and 180 Sand Beige for summer! I haven't had any problems with it looking too orange or pink on my super pale-olive skin tone!
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January 10th, 2011, 07:05 PM #6
180 Sand Beige.
April 22nd, 2011, 07:25 AM #7
For reference, I am an NC20, with yellow or beige undertones.
I had been using MAC SFF and Revlon Colorstay for more than 5 years now.
Buff Beige is lighter on my skin.
I love the sand beige on winter, but I think I can get away with a medium beige during summertime.
Or you can mix both to create a wonderful combo.
Here is a color chart of Revlon Colorstay as compared to MAC SFF.
Hope it helps.
Color chart for Revlon Colorstay vs MAC Studio Fix Fluid:
Ivory: NW15/ NC15 lightest of the bunch
Buff: NC20 best match for fair NCs
Sand Beige: NC20-25 with somewhat neutral undertones
Nude: NC25 with peachy undertones, definitely not for pinks or true golden
Natural Beige: NW20 tends to run pink
Medium Beige: NC27 between Sand Beige and Golden Beige
Fresh Beige: NW25 with pinky undertones
Golden Beige: NC30 with truest yellow/olive undertones
Warm Golden: NW30/NC30 with somewhat neutral undertones
True Beige: NW30 with pinky undertones (for Fresh Beige in summer)
Natural Tan: NC40/NC42 more neutral than golden caramel
Early Tan: NW35 with somewhat peach undertones
Rich Tan: NW35 with pinkish undertones
Golden Caramel: NC40/NC42 more golden than natural tan
Toast: NW43/NC45 with neutral undertones
Rich Ginger: NW45 very peachy-pink
Caramel: NC45 seems to run true to color
Cappucino: NC50 slightly more peach than Caramel
Mahogany: NW50/NC55 the darkest of NWs but not extremely peachy
Mocha: NW55 seems to be very cool toned, almost grey undertone
September 18th, 2014, 07:35 PM #8
So i have tried the Sand beige and the Nude in Revlon colorstay.....sand beige was a better match of the two , because Nude was more peachy on me and noticeable in the natural day light. However, sand beige when applied had a greyish tint on my skin that made my complexion look dull and was especially more greyish around my mouth and chin area. Does anyone know what that means? Should i go and purchase Buff to see if that is a better match? I'm kind of stuck at this point and not sure what would help.
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September 18th, 2014, 09:29 PM #10
See that sounds right to me also! Thank you for the advice that was very helpful. I was afraid that Buff would be too light as well, but i didn't know if Buff was more of a yellow based foundation or not and i thought maybe anything would be better than the ashiness. I have light skin with yellow undertones and I'm having a hard time finding something just right! I have the Make up forever full coverage in #5 and that is dead on, so i have been trying to match a Revlon color stay shade as best as i can to that(i have also been compared to a NC20-25)...no luck yet , but maybe if i mix the Sand beige and Nude like you said it will make a difference. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one