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post #31 of 63

Re: R U in between NC45 & 50 like me?????

I'm NC-50 in studio tech, but I used NC-50, and NC 45 conceler to correct my imperfections!
post #32 of 63

Re: R U in between NC45 & 50 like me?????

Same here. I have to mix NC45/50 to get my match. Which is probably the reason I don't wear my MAC Foundation often. I'd rather just use my Revlon CS or Maybelline Superstay, than go thru the hassle some times.
post #33 of 63

Re: R U in between NC45 & 50 like me?????

I fall into this category as well ! Nc 45 is almost perfect for me and Nc 50 gives me a great lil tan! I would recommend that you try using a bronzer around the perimeter of your face. I am a make-up artist and worked for MAC at the beginning of my career, and I discovered this method while fooling around and LOVED it! Try mineralize skinfinish powder in deep dark around the perimeter of your face. It should bronze you up nicely.
post #34 of 63

Re: R U in between NC45 & 50 like me?????

im joining this club! great thread. i also hate mixing foundations, way too time consuming for every day. becca is awesome, but expensive. i guess im mixing till mac gets it together

@ digital rain
dont u have to mix your revlon and maybelline colors? i know i do
post #35 of 63

Re: R U in between NC45 & 50 like me?????

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Originally Posted by ebonylady View Post
I am right there with you ladies. NC45 makes me look sick and NC50 makes me look a freakin oompa loompa, so I just gave up on MAC (for foundation). I am not one for mixing foundation everyday. That is too much work, and not to mention too expensive. I also use Prescriptives (Antelope) and I use Clinique's Perfectly Real in #39 and I love the tinted moisturizer by Becca in Tobacco. MAC needs to get it together.
same problem here. This way I just say nc45/nc50 to describe my skintone, also I'm not a huge fan of the formulation of mac foundations I find I get a better match with MUFE and NARS.
post #36 of 63

Re: R U in between NC45 & 50 like me?????

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Edited by .Ice - 1/5/12 at 12:21pm
post #37 of 63

do you wear mufe face and body?  what shade? I am on the hunt to find my perfect shade.  then i discovered nc 47...doesn't exist! boooooo lol

post #38 of 63

I've been told (in MAC) I am nw 45, nw 43, nc 50, nc 45, nw 40.....something is wrong here.  I will admit I tan very easily but gee wiz.  I don't think MAC is for me. I am on that MUFE right now.  F&B #18 is too light so I am going to try #12.  so far, Chanel Chestnut is my bestie and NARS MACAO is a close 2nd (runs a bit dark tho).  IF MUFE doesn't work out I am going to try Bobbi Brown.....

post #39 of 63



 

I have the same problem, but i have yet to actually give up on MAC. But, recently i have been tempted to give NARS Sheer MAtte a try

 

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Originally Posted by califabulous View Post

I've been told (in MAC) I am nw 45, nw 43, nc 50, nc 45, nw 40.....something is wrong here.  I will admit I tan very easily but gee wiz.  I don't think MAC is for me. I am on that MUFE right now.  F&B #18 is too light so I am going to try #12.  so far, Chanel Chestnut is my bestie and NARS MACAO is a close 2nd (runs a bit dark tho).  IF MUFE doesn't work out I am going to try Bobbi Brown.....



 

post #40 of 63

Update!

 

MAC matchmaster 7.5 is a good match. Finally a color from mac I can wear.  I have also found that using a duo fibre brush with nars sheer matte in macao is a great match.  I am considering getting cadiz for the center of my face but I don't think I really "need" it.  Bobbi Brown was a bit.....I don't know.  too golden?  I think I was matched to 7 in the oil free foundation...

post #41 of 63

Hi....I actually ran across your post and are having the same issues as every other person on this site . I am also between nc 45& nc50 and completely frustrated with my makeup look and is not feeling mixing two foundation just to get something close to my skintone. I have tried everything and even the new foundation mac has launch  Match Master which many people are raving about i tried 7.0 which is way too light and 7.5 which is way to dark.  Have you tried this foundation and is so what do you think? I have tried the Nc50 select Spf over the summer and the color payoff is perfect just not finding it's enough coverage for the winter. I will try your combination by using the pressed powder. I was told that the Select SPF will be discontinued but not sure when. Is this still working for you or are you using something else that you can share with me.

Thanks

post #42 of 63
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Originally Posted by mstammy View Post

Hi....I actually ran across your post and are having the same issues as every other person on this site . I am also between nc 45& nc50 and completely frustrated with my makeup look and is not feeling mixing two foundation just to get something close to my skintone. I have tried everything and even the new foundation mac has launch  Match Master which many people are raving about i tried 7.0 which is way too light and 7.5 which is way to dark.  Have you tried this foundation and is so what do you think? I have tried the Nc50 select Spf over the summer and the color payoff is perfect just not finding it's enough coverage for the winter. I will try your combination by using the pressed powder. I was told that the Select SPF will be discontinued but not sure when. Is this still working for you or are you using something else that you can share with me.

Thanks



So recently I was matched to C8 in studio fix pwdr. I'm not such a fan of this powder but i am a fan of the color match.  try a C shade and see what happens.   also go see an EXPERIENCED person at MAC.  I interview them to find out how "good" they are.  ask them questions about colors you already know the answer to. or ask them about color combos you know work or don't work.  This may seem like a lot of work but trust me you will waste much less money and time once they give you nw45 and tell you it's perfect.  I still wear Macao in nars sheer matte and i can wear cadiz in the nars powder foundation.  Also, MUFE face and body #12 seems good.  But i have to keep wearing it to check. I am going to wear it this weekend to test it out again.  nars cadiz and macao (liquid) mixed is great but i am not doing all of that....yet :) Let us know how it works out...

post #43 of 63

Same here.  I used to be NW45 all over.. Went to Jamaica in the summer and my face went crazy.

Now I use NW50 around the perimeter and NW45 in the centre. 

But as the winter continues the colour in my face is starting to fade back to NW45.

 

 

post #44 of 63
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Originally Posted by prettytrini1913 View Post

Is anyone else like me and wished MAC came out with an NC47? I'm an NC45/50. I mix 45&50 (in fix fluid) because although 45 is perfect for the center of my face, looks kinda ashy on the perimeter. NC50 looks a little too dark in the center of my face so I just use both. Working at a counter though, its hard to get WOC to understand that they may have 2 wear 2 colors sometimes. I cant but wonder what an NC47 would look like though...probably perfect for me!

Any thoughts?????





I agree I was also paired up between NC 45/NC 50 also. Thing is I find NC 45 to be a little bit light for me and NC 50 too dark. But the MAC MUA told me to stick with NC 50. I really think I'm also a NC 47, because I believe that NC 47 would work for me also.

post #45 of 63

For all of the NC47 ladies, try Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation in Beige Ambre 64.  

post #46 of 63

I would say i'm about an NC48, lol. The center of my face a lighter & the perimeter is darker than the rest. NC45 is way too light & makes me look ashy, while depending on the formula NC50 is usually just easier even though it is a tad too dark for me. Others don't really notice, but that's because only I know what my skin actually looks like underneath. 

For the perfect match I have to mix like 2 parts NC50, to 1 part NC45, hence my NC48. Matchmaster 7.5 is a pretty darn close match, however the formula is good but not my favorite & doesn't wear the best on me after a few hours.

post #47 of 63

If you look at my siggie you can see I'm all over the place with my foundations.

 

With the MAC studio stick - in the winter - I'm NC45. Perfect match! Lo, it's dc'd though. I also wear NC45 Studio Fix powder in the winter & spring and can wear C7 as well.

 

The summer- its a different story.

 

NC50 is waaaay to dark and of course NC45 and C7 are too light.

 

I've emailed MAC many times about this and have not received a concrete answer.

 

No one there cares.

 

Thus I switched to Lancome Teint Idole 24Hr Foundation.

 

2 words: LOVE IT!!!

post #48 of 63

I'm having the same issue with MAC under eye concealer.  NC44 was perfect for me.

post #49 of 63

I am having this very same problem too. When I first started wearing foundations about 5 years ago NC45 was a perfect match for me. I look back at pictures and it was spot on. I don't know what happened :(

 

Fast forward, NC45 is too light. In the summer, NC50 is fine but by September it starts to look too dark and reddish, especially after it oxides on my skin.

I have both but I can't bother to mix, I just don't have the time.

 

I wear MSF Dark, and that's perfect for everyday.

 

C7 in Face and Body is a great match, I'm just not in love with the finish. Which is why I haven't bought it as yet.

 

NARS Macao is alright, maybe a tad too light, but absolutely fine with MSF Deep Dark around the perimeter. Except that powder is too dark, for regular use, I don't want things in my collection I don't need.

 

MUFE 177 has been not too light but ASHY on me (weird huh) I'm going to try it again. Whereas MUFE 173, the next yellow based shade up looks too light. 175 is obviously just too red. Haven't tried their face and body as yet. Can someone suggest a shade? 

 

Stilla in 12 (Warm) is a FABULOUS match. Still considering a purchase. But it's spot on. Got a sample and going to fiddle with it. Not sure I will buy though (comes with a concealer and brush for almost 60, I don't need a new brush everytime I buy it)

 

Revlon Colorstay I can't swatch in store so I refuse to buy.

 

I'm a MUA, but i really don't feel like mixing. Might just have to give C7 a proper try.

 

/end novel

post #50 of 63

I see that MAC is getting ready to introduce Studio Fix Fluid in NC44.5 in the US! I cannot wait. I'm smack between NC45 and NC44.

post #51 of 63

Me too. I would be estatic with MAC if they expand the new SFF shades to include C6, C7, and C8 though. Stopping at C5.5 was such a tease, smh lol.

post #52 of 63

hello love! which Lancome color is that?!cheerleader.gif

post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by RicaBee View Post

I am having this very same problem too. When I first started wearing foundations about 5 years ago NC45 was a perfect match for me. I look back at pictures and it was spot on. I don't know what happened :(

 

Fast forward, NC45 is too light. In the summer, NC50 is fine but by September it starts to look too dark and reddish, especially after it oxides on my skin.

I have both but I can't bother to mix, I just don't have the time.

 

I wear MSF Dark, and that's perfect for everyday.

 

C7 in Face and Body is a great match, I'm just not in love with the finish. Which is why I haven't bought it as yet.

 

NARS Macao is alright, maybe a tad too light, but absolutely fine with MSF Deep Dark around the perimeter. Except that powder is too dark, for regular use, I don't want things in my collection I don't need.

 

MUFE 177 has been not too light but ASHY on me (weird huh) I'm going to try it again. Whereas MUFE 173, the next yellow based shade up looks too light. 175 is obviously just too red. Haven't tried their face and body as yet. Can someone suggest a shade? 

 

Stilla in 12 (Warm) is a FABULOUS match. Still considering a purchase. But it's spot on. Got a sample and going to fiddle with it. Not sure I will buy though (comes with a concealer and brush for almost 60, I don't need a new brush everytime I buy it)

 

Revlon Colorstay I can't swatch in store so I refuse to buy.

 

I'm a MUA, but i really don't feel like mixing. Might just have to give C7 a proper try.

 

/end novel

Get it from Target.  They're return policy with makeup is great. 

post #54 of 63

Over the years I have used Black Opal Truly Topaz (too yellow especially in photos) and Revlon ColourStay Caramel 340 (grey undertone in my wedding photos). Both seemed okay under natural light but at times it made me look tired under artificial lght.  I recently treated myself to MAC (because of its raving reviews from friends) - and I was at first wowed by the results in the studio - they sold me NC50 Studio Fix and C8 Studio Fix. I applied both at home as instructed and went outside and saw that my face was really dark and my chest was really light. I went back to MAC hoping to rectify it - afterall its an investment MAC it ain''t cheap! and the MUA told me to use the C8 on its own. Well well...The match was okay but in the sun I was melting - mind you I didn't use moisturizer just my toner as a base. Sigh!

 

Now I have the NC50 and I am afraid to admit it is a bit dark for me.  I was considering purchasing the NC45 and probably mixing the both but thanks to everyone's contribution I have saved myself some money.  I will try Clinique and give an update!

 

Thanks Everyone!

post #55 of 63

Hey Everyone!

 

I got a sample of Clinique 24 Golden stay-matte foundation - tried it today and so far so good.  I also got a sample of the Estee Lauder 5CN1 Invisible Fluid Makeup looks a bit red in the packaging but I guess I will have to try it and see how well it blends. Sad to say I may have to toss out Mac NC50!

 

Lots of Love! 

post #56 of 63
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Originally Posted by Fiberluver View Post

If you look at my siggie you can see I'm all over the place with my foundations.

 

With the MAC studio stick - in the winter - I'm NC45. Perfect match! Lo, it's dc'd though. I also wear NC45 Studio Fix powder in the winter & spring and can wear C7 as well.

 

The summer- its a different story.

 

NC50 is waaaay to dark and of course NC45 and C7 are too light.

 

I've emailed MAC many times about this and have not received a concrete answer.

 

No one there cares.

 

Thus I switched to Lancome Teint Idole 24Hr Foundation.

 

2 words: LOVE IT!!!

 

What colour in the Lancome Teint Idole do you wear?

post #57 of 63
I so wish they had an nc 47 that would be awesome . Since the winter is coming , I've been trying to find mac formula for dry skin that has the darkest nc45 . So far I think I am going to try the mineralize foundation in the compact , right now I'm wearing matchmasters in 7.0. It's ok but the pigment sucks . I have the mineralize skinfinish in dark to add a bit more pigment , but it browns the foundation too much ! Such a frustrating thing to be multi toned
post #58 of 63

ive been searching for the right color to cover a scar on my nose! i already know im c&nc in mac. NC50 is too golden for my undertone, i have strong olive green undertone. i received some black opal total coverage conceals today. truly topaz, beautiful bronze and heavenly honey.  TRULY TOPAZ, is my color match. im so happy i ordered and the coverage is like none ive had before. the color looked a bit to light at first but after i blended, yess!! also 

 

so if your like me in between nc45 and nc50

get black opal truly topaz!

 

im waiting on my dermablend concealer stick in brown to come in the mail. 

ive been wanted to give them a test. 

post #59 of 63

OK so forget what i said about the black opal truly topaz it is tooooo yellow for me. Nutmeg is the closet color i can get for a match but its undertone is slightly red. i dont like for make up to change my undertone. i only wear it on small part of my nose so i need it to match perfectly. im going to order rich caramel and see how that works.

 

But i must say that the Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer in Brown!!!

is the closest match to my skin tone in the center of my face I am in Love! and ive already checked it in the sun and all kinds of lighting.

 

ive read that the undertone of it is for neutral undertones. I have golden/yellow

 

So trust me ive been on the hunt for years for my right color

Dermablend quick fix concealer!! Shade Brown.

 

 

let it warm up on your finger first.

 i also ordered the dermablend cover creme in olive brown. Waiting for that in the mail. i was on the site and that seemed the closest to the q.f.c in brown, im worried it might be too light i wish more reviews were available for the darker shades.. anywho Ill Keep you guys posted :]. Would love some feed back lol 

post #60 of 63

try dermablend quick fix concealer in brown. :D 

warm it up dab all over and blend if you wanna use as a foundation. 

 

With a primer it goes on sooo smooth and looks like skin 

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