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post #91 of 148

NC45 here with strong yellow understones! I switched from using NW40 as a concealer to NW35 I found that NW40 was too red when I just wanted to put on the concealer alone. Favorite MAC concealers: Studiosculpt, Prolongwear, Select Cover.

Concealer I use for dark circles Studiosculpt in NW35, I use prolongwear in NW35/Select Cover NC45/MUFE full cover 14 for blemishes, for brow highlight Studiofinish in NC42.

 

Foundations:

Pronlongwear NC45, perfect match

Satinfinish NC45, perfect match

Studiosculpt NC45, one shade too light, right undertone

Matchmaster 7.0, neutral undertone on me

MUFE HD 173, almost perfect, sometimes I notice the red in it but for the most part I think the undertone is neutral

MUFE HD 170, tad too light, right undertone

MUFE MAT 70+ is too light, 75+ is too dark

Cargo HD Powder 40, perfect match, perfect yellow undertones in powder my favorite one!

Cargo Tinted Moist. Tan, too red

Revlon Photoready Caramel, neutral undertone

MSF Natural in Dark

NARS Sheerglow in Cadiz, perfect match/perfect undertone goes on light but settles in five minutes

NARS Tinted Moist. in Cuba, perfect match and very yellow undertones


Edited by kimbunney - 11/3/12 at 6:08pm
post #92 of 148

I'm NC45/C7 as well.

 

When I compare my Lancome Teint Idole to NC45 - NC45 is much more orangey!

 

With liquids: I prefer teint Idole. (see my siggy for TI shade)

Powders: I love MSF Natural & Studio Fix


Edited by Fiberluver - 11/3/12 at 8:32am
post #93 of 148

Although I have never been matched to nor tried any NC45 foundations, some of my best (not perfect) matches cross over to shades that a lot of NC45's wear.  I have more olive undertones and less yellow -if any- and I believe that makes the difference.  I have been matched to NC50 but that color just doesn't work either.

 

MUFE velvet +70 

MUFE HD 173

MUFE F&B 12 (18 is soooo wrong)

MUFE duo mat 214

MAC studio fix powder + C8

MAC matchmaster 7.5 (7.0 only seems to work when I am my palest)

MAC Medium Deep MSF

NARS sheer matte in Tahoe (i have no idea how or why this matches) and Macao works better in summer (cadiz-neverrrr)

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Suede 460 W

Diorskin forever 050/060 I think the 050 is lighter on my chin area I can't remember....

 

MAC NW40 concealer makes me look like a dry ash-monster.  NC45 pro-long wear concealer is perf. NW35 moisture cover under eye works well also.

MUFE Full cover in 14 for all over.  Full cover 12 for under eye highlight

 

BLUSH:  

MAC pinch me, sweet as cocoa, dollymix, Fleur power, Coppertone, dirty plum, Golden bronze loose pwdr

NARS Exhibit A, Liberte, Mata Hari, Gina, amour, torrid, taos

 

EYESHADOW:

MAC Saddle, brown script, girlie, soft brown, sable, sketch, satin taupe, nocturnelle, star violet.

 

LIPS:

Dior Cruise

chanel rouge coco Flirt, Romance

Mac cherish, blankety, viva glam V l/g, VG nicki l/g is my new obsession.  So Chaud is really nice and mocha too..

 

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post #94 of 148

My best MAC match so far has been C7, but it doesn't come in the forumlations I want. NC45 ends up turning orange on me. Currently using MUFE HD 173 which is a great match for me in the cooler seasons. I have yellow-olive undertones making it difficult to find a good match. Prescriptives Fresh Antelope was also a great match for me back in the day.

post #95 of 148
Great thread! I'm NC45 and these products work for me:

MUFE HD Foundation: 173
MUFE Face and Body Foundation: #18
MUFE Liquid Lift Foundation: 14
MUFE Duo Mat Foundation: 214

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation: #64 Beige Ambre

Dolce and Gabbana Creamy Foundation and Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation: Soft Tan

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: Malaga

Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer: NC45
Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer: NC45

YSL Touche Eclat: #4

MUFE HD Concealer: #360
MUFE Full Cover Concealer: #12 Dark Beige

Nars Concealer: Amande
post #96 of 148

Shontay have you ever tried YSL Touche Eclat #5 for olive/golden undertones? Curious if that would work for us.

post #97 of 148
I vaguely remember swatching all the new colors when they came out and thinking none of them would work for me. Next time I go to a counter, I'll take another look, though.
post #98 of 148

Thanks, I was just curious. Unfortunately no YSL near me so I can only do trial and error online ordering. 

 

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post #99 of 148
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I just googled the shades and it seems 5 has taken the place of 4. I was told that before, but I've still spotted 4 at Sephora and other department stores in my area. From the looks of it, 5 doesn't seem bad at all. Google it and take a look. I don't know how it compares side by side to 4, but maybe (just maybe) it's worth taking a chance.
post #100 of 148
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Originally Posted by shontay07108 View Post

Great thread! I'm NC45 and these products work for me:
MUFE HD Foundation: 173
MUFE Face and Body Foundation: #18
MUFE Liquid Lift Foundation: 14
MUFE Duo Mat Foundation: 214
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation: #64 Beige Ambre
Dolce and Gabbana Creamy Foundation and Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation: Soft Tan
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: Malaga
Mac Studio Sculpt Concealer: NC45
Mac Select Moisture Cover Concealer: NC45
YSL Touche Eclat: #4
MUFE HD Concealer: #360
MUFE Full Cover Concealer: #12 Dark Beige
Nars Concealer: Amande

HOw do you like the Armande?  

I am NC44 and I use the same concealers as you.  Almost the same foundation colors too, well, that was this summer. I don't know what I am anymore. 

 

 

Am I the only one who likes having different foundation types and colors to choose from?   
One day I might want a TM, the next heavy coverage, the day after that just concealer in certain places, or a matte finish, or just a mineral foundation.  I can't wait to my skin gets back to being as clear as it was.  

post #101 of 148
I really like amande. It's good coverage and not cakey.

I ususally like dewy foundations because I have dry skin, but I do appreciate variety. I like having powders, liquids and creams to choose from. I never use just concealer, though. I either do foundation or nothing. I feel naked with just concealer, strange or not.
post #102 of 148

WAY WAY BACK IN THE DAY I WAS MATCHED TO SFF NC45 AND STUDIO FINISH CONCEALER. I ACTUALLY WORE IT FOR A VERY LONG TIME, UNTIL I SAID TO MYSELF I AM NOT THIS DARK!!!

 

I AM A NC44 IN SFF. IN THE FALL I USE MY STRAIGHT NC44, BUT, IF I TAN IN THE SUMMER I MIX A LIL NC45.

 

CONCEALER I USE NW30 OR 35 IN STUDIO FINISH OR PRO-LONGWEAR

 

MAC SFP NC43.

 

MSFN: MEDIUM DARK AND FOR A LIGHT CONTOUR MED DEEP

 

BLUSHES: FORMAT, RAIZIN, BLUNT TO CONTOUR, SWEET AS COCOA, COPPERTONE, GINGERLY, PINCH ME, GENTLE, HER BLOOMING CHEEK L.E.....I HAVE MANY MORE

 

 

MUFE HD: 153 MIXED WITH A DROP OF 173

post #103 of 148

MUFE DUO MAT: 209

MUFE MAT VELVET: 65 BUT, I DO  NOT WEAR THIS IT IS TOO ORANGE

MAC MATCHMASTER 6.0

MAC FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION: C6

CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIERE BEIGE AMBRE #64

ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR: 4W1

ESTEE LAUDER  DOUBLE WEAR LIGHT: 4

"        "         CONCEALER #4

NARS SHEER MATTE: TAHOE

NARS SHEER GLOW: TAHOE

NARS TM: CUBA

post #104 of 148
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Originally Posted by LAKESHA1908 View Post

WAY WAY BACK IN THE DAY I WAS MATCHED TO SFF NC45 AND STUDIO FINISH CONCEALER. I ACTUALLY WORE IT FOR A VERY LONG TIME, UNTIL I SAID TO MYSELF I AM NOT THIS DARK!!!

 

I AM A NC44 IN SFF. IN THE FALL I USE MY STRAIGHT NC44, BUT, IF I TAN IN THE SUMMER I MIX A LIL NC45.

 

CONCEALER I USE NW30 OR 35 IN STUDIO FINISH OR PRO-LONGWEAR

 

MAC SFP NC43.

 

MSFN: MEDIUM DARK AND FOR A LIGHT CONTOUR MED DEEP

 

BLUSHES: FORMAT, RAIZIN, BLUNT TO CONTOUR, SWEET AS COCOA, COPPERTONE, GINGERLY, PINCH ME, GENTLE, HER BLOOMING CHEEK L.E.....I HAVE MANY MORE

 

 

MUFE HD: 153 MIXED WITH A DROP OF 173

i think my skintone might be similar to yours...i also use nars cuba...i've been matched as nc45 by mac last summer, but it only really matched perfectly for a very short period when i was at my most tan...i think the next time i get colour matched i'll try out nc43...i know for certain nc42 is too light.

post #105 of 148

I swatched all the YSL touche eclat shades.  I remember looking at 3 and 5 and they were so light.  I think 3 might work but i would have to be very careful and blend really well.  I guess if you have more yellow tones or are lighter 3 might be the one.  5 seemed to have noticeable sparkle..it didn't work for me.  #4 seems to be sold everywhere except in store at sephora...HTH

post #106 of 148

ARADHANA,

 

IN THE SFF YOU SOUND LIKE ME A NC44 AND SFP NC43!!! YES, NC45 TENDS TO RUN REDDDDDDDDDDDD AFTER IT SETS!!!!

 

NARS CUBA IS PERFECT!!!!!!!

post #107 of 148

One of the best foundations I ever wore was by Borghese: Hydro-Minerali Natural Finish Makeup #7.

 

That stuff was da bomb!

 

Loved it! Wore it for years, then the shade was dc'd. Grrrrrrrr!!!

post #108 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by LAKESHA1908 View Post

MUFE DUO MAT: 209

MUFE MAT VELVET: 65 BUT, I DO  NOT WEAR THIS IT IS TOO ORANGE

MAC MATCHMASTER 6.0

MAC FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION: C6

CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIERE BEIGE AMBRE #64

ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR: 4W1

ESTEE LAUDER  DOUBLE WEAR LIGHT: 4

"        "         CONCEALER #4

NARS SHEER MATTE: TAHOE

NARS SHEER GLOW: TAHOE

NARS TM: CUBA

hmmm i picked up some samples today at sephora of sheer matte in syracuse and sheer glow in cadiz.  i looked at tahoe, but thought it might end up too yellow.  i should have checked your list! i'll try to go back tomorrow and get some tahoe samples to compare.  

 

i just tried on cadiz when i got home, and it seems like a hint more red/pink than my natural skin, but not as extreme or orange as nc45!

post #109 of 148
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

hmmm i picked up some samples today at sephora of sheer matte in syracuse and sheer glow in cadiz.  i looked at tahoe, but thought it might end up too yellow.  i should have checked your list! i'll try to go back tomorrow and get some tahoe samples to compare.  

i just tried on cadiz when i got home, and it seems like a hint more red/pink than my natural skin, but not as extreme or orange as nc45!
Tahoe would Defintely suit your skin tone.
post #110 of 148
I use nars tinted in Cuba
Love nars sheer glow in Tahoe
Also have Dior air flash in 400 really nice but for winter cause it is a tad light or with bronzer
Laura mercier mineral powder in honey
Lancôme 24 hr in 430 bisque c
Lancôme mattifying powder 450 suede
Mac face body c6
Laura mercier camouflage in c5
I do have a couple more that I will list from mehron,Armani and stila.
post #111 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

hmmm i picked up some samples today at sephora of sheer matte in syracuse and sheer glow in cadiz.  i looked at tahoe, but thought it might end up too yellow.  i should have checked your list! i'll try to go back tomorrow and get some tahoe samples to compare.  

 

i just tried on cadiz when i got home, and it seems like a hint more red/pink than my natural skin, but not as extreme or orange as nc45!

YES, TAHOE IS YELLOW BUT. NOT OVER THE TOP, IT LOOKS LIKE MY SKIN. CADIZ IS PINK/RED AND YOU ARE CORRECT IT IS NOT AS ORANGE AS NC45.

post #112 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

hmmm i picked up some samples today at sephora of sheer matte in syracuse and sheer glow in cadiz.  i looked at tahoe, but thought it might end up too yellow.  i should have checked your list! i'll try to go back tomorrow and get some tahoe samples to compare.  

 

i just tried on cadiz when i got home, and it seems like a hint more red/pink than my natural skin, but not as extreme or orange as nc45!

I love Cadiz.  However this summer it was way too light.  But like I said before, my Summer Tan was weird.  I didn't really get darker, but redder.   So I had to switch to Seychelles TM bc the color after Cadiz was too dark. 

post #113 of 148

hi am i the only one who has realized that for some of us that we all seem to get matched to nc45 if we are a certain light dark colour...i find that mac foundations are TOOO ORANGEY for me...i really want another foundation...basically im of a cool colour so the nws are not for me either but really and truly im finding that mac is all about the brand and not delivering anymore!...but as for many the girls dont match us properly at the counters i dont know if they work on commision or what but i guess they just want us to buy the stuff....or it matches in that light in the store at the time but when u take pics etc its just awful! i have dry skin and my colour is nc45 without the orange-ness  any suggestions

post #114 of 148

I think I'm really similar to you - NC45 with the orange. I don't wear MAC foundations due to the orangeness. You may want to try C7 if you want to stick with MAC foundations. I was matched to that color the one and only time the MUAs spent a lot of time and effort trying to colormatch me. Unfortunately it doesn't come in many formulas. Personally, I stay away from MAC foundations as I don't think the formulations are impressive and they've all oxidized to orange on me. Make Up For Ever (MUFE) has a wide variety of undertones for our skin color and I'd recommend stopping by your local Sephora to see if you can find something that works for you.

post #115 of 148

ahh thank you very much...i know there are loads of answers on her already but its really alot to take in especially when most ppl have oily skin--thanks so much for answering me specifically i live in the uk :( no sephora here that i know of so i have to dig deep on the net to find info for anyone else who might have the number that i should try...trial and error i guess..but nope when my mac is finished and i dont use it often i wont be buying another one back! hopefully people will stop buying so someone else out there will make something that actually matches us black girls!
 

post #116 of 148

Ack, I meant to say I'm NC45 withOUT the orange - sorry. I understand your foundation frustration. I'm in the US, but live outside of an urban area meaning I do not have easy access to products for black women. Nearly everything I purchase is sight unseen. It can be very frustrating ordering so many things online, but I've recently begun to utilize this forum and literally start stalking people who are my color. LOL I figure if something works for them it will likely work for me. All of the women I've messaged have been extremely kind and helpful.

post #117 of 148

lol yes me too...ive given up now...i tried ordering sleek caramel liquid foundation and it is soooo much more orangey than the creme to powder one which i mix with johnsons baby lotion that works perfectly as a tinted moisturizer as thats what i resorted to wearing everyday as i do not need foundation as i dont have lots of scaring or spots i just wear it to look more flawless really...but yea waste of 9 quid again....so just gonna use trial and error....im going to upload a pic so i can get suggestions for skinfinishing powders that are not mac! i will never purchase another mac product

post #118 of 148

what shade do u guys use in lancome


Edited by browneyes-envy - 2/17/13 at 10:57am
post #119 of 148
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Originally Posted by Fiberluver View Post

I'm NC45/C7 as well.

When I compare my Lancome Teint Idole to NC45 - NC45 is much more orangey!

With liquids: I prefer teint Idole. (see my siggy for TI shade)
Powders: I love MSF Natural & Studio Fix
What shade are you in lancome?
post #120 of 148

Hello Ladies 

Mac- NC45/C6 Studio Fix Powder Foundation

Bobbi Brown - Golden 

Bobbi Brown Powder - Golden Orange

Prescriptives - Fresh Antelope

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