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C8 vs NC45

post #1 of 15
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I haven't used MAC in quite a while (went over to mineral makeup)
WHen I was using it (StudioFix) I was always matched as NC45 or NW45. This was frustrating because both were kind of ashy on me.

Well fast forward to today...I went in to try at it again and the MAC guy put C8 on me. It was perfect. I had NEVER heard of C's, I though NC or NW was all there was.

What's the difference? Are the C's new?
post #2 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

From M·A·C Cosmetics

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If your skin looks more Golden Beige, you match with Neutral Cool or NC shades.

If your skin looks more Pink Beige, you match with Neutral Warm or NW shades.

If your skin looks more Yellow-Golden Olive, you will find those undertones in the Cool or C shades.

If your skin looks more Beige, you will match with the Neutral or N shades.

If your skin looks more Pink, you will find those pink undertones in the Warm or W shades.
post #3 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

It's kinda crazy this came up. I went to MAC just on Friday and told the MA of my concern that I thought NC 45 was too dark for me. I always think it looks ashy around my nose when the MA put Studio Fix on me (I generally use Satinfinish because of that). Maybe I should try C8 next time I go in.
post #4 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

I usually use a C7 during the Fall/Winter but I noticed this summer it was a tad light so I went up to a C8. You might want to try C8 if NC45 is to light or even a C7 in studio fix compact .
post #5 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

Honestly, I always wondered where ppl got the "C's" from. This helped!

Thanks
post #6 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

I believe Cs are pro shades.
post #7 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

C8 is more olive than NC45 and in three years working for the company I've only had 2 customers who are truly a C8. So be very careful when considering that color, because it can turn very green on NC45 and C7 skin tones.

C's are available @ counters in Studio Fix only, but @ stores they are available in Face and Body Foundations as well
post #8 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

I was really starting to think that I was the only C8 in the world...

I have very yellow undertones and this is the only shade that looks right.

I will die if this ever gets discontinued! NC45 was too light if I remember correctly.

You can get it anywhere, I buy it online.
post #9 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

I think the C and N colours were the original MAC colour families, and then NC and NW came in so they were phased out in most formulations. I had an old Matte foundation in C2 in the plastic tube. I'm still yellow-olive (Asian) but would probably be a C3 now (approx. equivalent to NC25/NC30).
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Re: C8 vs NC45

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post #11 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

I am glad I stumbled upon this thread as well. I wear C8 and I was wondering if I was the only person wearing too. ..everyone always mentions the NC and CW's. I have to be really light with it or it will look too dark for me. I want to try Studio Tech I think the Studio fix powder is breaking me out.
post #12 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

I just bought C8 today. I have never had success with SF (I've tried NW43, NC45, and NC50) but this one seems promising; I think in the winter C7 will be awesome too. I am already using PX Anywear Powder foundation in Antelope, but I heard that it might get dc'd soon , so I need other options just in case.
post #13 of 15

Re: C8 vs NC45

Update: C8 is a really, really good match. I will definitely try C7 when it gets cold and I am a little lighter...
post #14 of 15

aaahhh  C8's!  too bad this thread is so old...I need the skinny on this powder I have recently been matched.  What other brands have shades equivalent to c8...help!

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by califabulous View Post

aaahhh  C8's!  too bad this thread is so old...I need the skinny on this powder I have recently been matched.  What other brands have shades equivalent to c8...help!

I know this thread is tres old, but I am bumping it to see what other C8's are here, and to ask if anyone is using it. The only formulation left seems to be Studio Fix Powder foundation. Is this the case?
Edited by sagehen - 12/15/13 at 5:08pm
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