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MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

post #1 of 131
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I thought it'd be a good idea to have a list of MAC foundation shade equivalencies in MUFE. Some of us don't have MUFE counters near us and the MUFE system can be so confusing!

From what I've read, I think #20 in Face & Body is equivalent to NW20? And #38 in Face & Body is suitable for a lot of PPPs or 15 range in MAC.
post #2 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

I've gone through all the HD thread and here's a list of what lovely specktra ladies use:

HD - MAC
115 - NW15/20
117 - NC15/20
118 - NW/C20
120 - NC25/30
123 - NC30
127 - NC30/35
128 - NC35
135 - NW30
140 - NC35/40
153 - NC40
155 - NC35/40
170 - NC40
173 - NC45
175 - NW45
177 - NC45/50
178 - NC50
185 - NW55

I think it might be a bit confusing as several colors match the same MAC colors, but please bear in mind that the HD foundation is much more forgiving in color matching than other foundations.
post #3 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

This seems to be accurate, Im NC50 in MAC foundations and 178 in MUFE HD. What's the equivalent for MAC to MUFE Face & Body and MAT VEL(sp) I think that's the name of the Matte Foundation from MUFE.
post #4 of 131
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Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

Thank you Ikara for compiling that list, that is so helpful!

@couturesista, I'm interested in F&B too. What's everyone wearing in F&B?
post #5 of 131

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I'm NC30, and someone recommended #34 to me.
post #6 of 131

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I'm NW15-20 in MAC and in MUFE I am the following:

Velvet Mat + I am #20

HD Foundation I am #115
post #7 of 131

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Originally Posted by Septemba View Post
Thank you Ikara for compiling that list, that is so helpful!

@couturesista, I'm interested in F&B too. What's everyone wearing in F&B?

on sephora site you have shade finder when you select MUFE from brand list
post #8 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

NC45= HD #173 and F&B #26
post #9 of 131
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Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

Karla Sugar did a survey and made a cross-referenced table for MUFE F&B and MAC foundation shades.

I snipped the ones that hadn't been matched, all credit to her and her amazing blog.

The Next Best Thing to Going Shopping Yourself: Make Up For Ever Face & Body cross-referencing

Face & Body vs. MAC -

#20 – NC/W15, NC/W18, NC/W20
#32 – NC 20, NC 25, NC30
#2 – NW20, NC/W25, C3
#1 – NW20
#34 – NC30, NC35, C4, NC40
#36 – NW10, NW15
#38 – NC/W15, N3
#6 – NC40
#18 – NC45
#12 – NW45
#24 – C6, NC42
#26 – NC43

She also has wonderful swatches of all the foundies. Thank you to Karla.

The Next Best Thing to Going Shopping Yourself: Make Up For Ever
post #10 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

I'm NC45 in MAC and #173 in MUFE HD (although it needs to be warmed up a little with a powder) and #26 in MUFE F & B (this is a fantastic match for me but it is always sold out on the sephora website )
post #11 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

I'm NC30 and a 120 in HD and #30 in mat velvet.

Sorry for the misinformation. I'm NC30 in MAC, 120 in HD (perfect match!), and #40 (not #30!) in mat velvet.

I was previously matched to #30 because the Sephora SA said that #35 would be too dark for me, which it is, but when you go to #40, it's darker than #30 (expected) but it's lighter than #35! (wouldn't have expected that).
post #12 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

im barely 110 in HD and too pale/neutral for any mac shades.
post #13 of 131
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Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

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Originally Posted by spacegirl2007 View Post
im barely 110 in HD and too pale/neutral for any mac shades.
I'm 110 in HD, too! It's a great match. It's so hard to get the perfect shade when you're very fair AND neutral!

That's partly why I have never tried any MAC foundies because I just assume that they'll be too dark.

Go MUFE!
post #14 of 131

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Here's the MUFE shade converter thing. Wow, I wish I knew about it before.

Make Up For Ever at Sephora
post #15 of 131

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Sorry...I double posted in two different forums.
post #16 of 131

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nw 45= mufe 177, 178 or 180
depending on your undertones, this should be definately never bought sight unseen
post #17 of 131

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I'm NC 42/43 in Mac...any recommendations for MUFE face and body foundation. Someone suggested #34 but I'm not sure....should I go with 26?
post #18 of 131

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I'm NC30 and I wear 123 in HD.
post #19 of 131

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I'm NW50 and #80 in Mat Velvet (my skin color in a bottle).
post #20 of 131

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I'm confused by the cross-referenced chart. I'm an NC35 in Studio Fix powder and a Soft Beige 1 in MUFE F&B. I'm definitely not an NW20!
post #21 of 131

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Im a NC45 and I wear no 70 in Mat Vel+ and no 18 in Face and Body
post #22 of 131

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Im MUFE HD 117, and NC15 from MAC was almost too dark for me. I wouldn't agree that NC20's would suite HD117.

MUFE HD 117 = MAC NC15
post #23 of 131

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Anyone knows wwhat would be the MUFE Mat Velvet equivalency for MAC NW45?
post #24 of 131

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I'm NW20 and am #2 in F&B, perfect shade for me too!
post #25 of 131

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I'm a Mac nw25 to nw30 in studiofix and studiofix fluid, which would be the correct shade in the Mat velvet?
post #26 of 131

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i'm a NC 40 winter NC42/43 winter and summer
MUFE 153 HD♥
MUFE 34 or 3 face and body
MUFE mat velvet 50 winter 60/65 summer
NARS sahara
post #27 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

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Originally Posted by zerin View Post
I'm NC 42/43 in Mac...any recommendations for MUFE face and body foundation. Someone suggested #34 but I'm not sure....should I go with 26?
I got the MUFE foundation in 34 but she custom mixed it with 70% 34 and 30% 18
post #28 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

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Originally Posted by blindpassion View Post
Im MUFE HD 117, and NC15 from MAC was almost too dark for me. I wouldn't agree that NC20's would suite HD117.

MUFE HD 117 = MAC NC15
Not this NC15, lol. 117 is too dark and too yellow on me and seems to oxidize and get darker as the day goes on. I've seen alot of other NC15s on MUA say they couldn't get a match in HD either. I think they really need paler yellow and neutral shades, around the level of 110, which is so pink. I'm experimenting with mixes of 110 and 117, so far 2/3 110 and 1/3 117 seems like an improvement, but I'm not sure I love this foundation enough to fork over the $$$ for 2 shades.
post #29 of 131

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I'm right in between NC25 and NC30.
The SA at Sephora matched me to 140 in MUFE HD. I hope it matches.
It's just a sample so it's not a big deal if it doesn't.
It seems like it may be too dark, according to what others are saying, but I'll find out for sure tomorrow!
post #30 of 131

Re: MUFE/MAC Foundation Shade Conversion

I just discovered how awesome MUFE foundations are the other day at Sephora. I had been using NW30 in StudioFix fluid and NW25 in Mineral Skin Finish Fluid. Neither of them are a perfect match for my skin, because I have more pink in my skin, and the 25 looks chalky and the 30 is too orange. NC is completely out of the question. But! I went to Sephora to look at MUFE HD foundations and found #145. It's amazing. Its the exact color of my skin in a bottle. And the HD powder is also A-MA-ZING.
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