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post #151 of 381

Re: Foundation Equivalencies

Hi guys, does anyone know what one shade darker than MUFE F&B in #34 is? I have #34 and it looks okay but just the tiniest bit too light without bronzer. Which would be one darker than that? I have yellow/golden undertones (zero pink) and i'm a MAC NC40/42...
post #152 of 381

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Hi All,

I'm still trying to find the "perfect" foundation.

Right now my winter shades are:

MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep
Studio Fix Stick NC45
Studio Fix C7

Lancome Photogenic Lumessence Suede 0 (N) paired w/Maquicomplet concealer (Dark) around edges of face

Summer:

MAC NC50 Select Liquid
Dark MSF Loose and compact

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Mahogany

I can also wear Revlon Colorstay Caramel

I have been trying to figure out which Loreal True Match I can wear and which Iman.

I looked at Clay 3 @ Target and thought it was too dark.

I also purchased Revlon's Custom Creations in deep but none of the shades fit me at all!

Please help!

Nat
post #153 of 381

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Originally Posted by Fiberluver View Post
Hi All,

I'm still trying to find the "perfect" foundation.

Right now my winter shades are:

MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep
Studio Fix Stick NC45
Studio Fix C7

Lancome Photogenic Lumessence Suede 0 (N) paired w/Maquicomplet concealer (Dark) around edges of face

Summer:

MAC NC50 Select Liquid
Dark MSF Loose and compact

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Mahogany

I can also wear Revlon Colorstay Caramel

I have been trying to figure out which Loreal True Match I can wear and which Iman.

I looked at Clay 3 @ Target and thought it was too dark.

I also purchased Revlon's Custom Creations in deep but none of the shades fit me at all!

Please help!

Nat
I'm C7 and I have the Iman stick in Clay 4. The paper swatches are not accurate at Target, and you can't test them there. I went to Ulta and tried them out before buying.

I also have MAC NC45 stick and think its a better match though if you need medium coverage--I would not apply the Iman all over my face. It reminded me of Bobbi Brown's stick in 6.5 (matches ok in the summer, wrong in the winter). If you can afford to try it, Becca Syrup it is perfect if you're a true C7 (meaning golden olive skin).

Also, thanks for mentioning Lancome Photogenic. I got color-matched by a counter manager and she gave me Suede 2 (I think that's the next one up from 0). While she was applying it on me, she said "It's a little red, but it works." Well if you can clearly see that it's red, then it really doesn't work, does it? Anyway, when I went outside to check in daylight, my left cheek looked like someone had slapped me, so I didn't purchase.
post #154 of 381

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Studio Tech MAC NC43
Studio Fix powder C40
Studio Fix Fluid NC42
Nars Sheer Glow Syracuse
MUFE HD 153
post #155 of 381

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Originally Posted by lenchen View Post
I'm a new guinea in NARS Sheer glow and i'm looking at it right now it definately has yellow undertones. I'm an NC 50 in MAC, and 177 in MUFE that foundation has yellow undertones if you go with NARS Trinidad, it is waay to dark for you and Benares would definately be too red as benares is red based.
I am also a nc 50 and I tried new guinea in the sheer glow it was ok a little flat looking. I looked on the Nars site and they have it listed as red undertones. I was thinking of trying New orleans but I'm not sure. Anyone else have this problem? I really want to try this foundation but the color matching for this is a little difficult.
post #156 of 381

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Here's a bunch of swatches that would help if you're anywhere from nc35-42 or are interested in any of these foundations.

They are (l to r); Nars sheer glow stromboli, NARS sheer glow barcelona, MUFE Mat velvet +35, MUFE HD 128, MUFE HD 127, MAC face and body C4:

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Hope this helps!
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post #157 of 381

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I'm pretty much inbetween NC40/42.
Studio Fix Powder: NC40
Select Sheer: NC40
MSFN: Medium Dark
MUFE Mat Velvet+: 55
MUFE HD: 153
Select Coverup: NC42
Select Moisturecover: NW30 (undereyes)
post #158 of 381

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Originally Posted by elektra513 View Post
While she was applying it on me, she said "It's a little red, but it works." Well if you can clearly see that it's red, then it really doesn't work, does it? Anyway, when I went outside to check in daylight, my left cheek looked like someone had slapped me, so I didn't purchase.
I swear, Im'ma slap the next MA that says this to me. Seriously. Ahem, carry on.
post #159 of 381

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Speaking of NC45 Studio Stick-if u luv better stock up now. It's being discontinued along w/NC40 and NC50.

Nat
post #160 of 381

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hello lovely ladies!
i was wondering if there were some equivalents for a NW35/NW40 Studio Sculpt gal?
i have super red undertones! which is pretty tricky and im reallllllllllllllllllllly scared of trying out foundations in other brand names
i have oily skin, for reference


any help would be appreciated!
post #161 of 381

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Originally Posted by michieme View Post
Hi I'm new this site and was wondering what some reccomendations would be for the NARS Sheer glow and MUFE Mat Velvet + foundations?
I am:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35
MAC Studio Fix Powder C40
MAC Studio Tech NC35
MAC Studio Sculpt NC35
Thank
M
I basically wear the same colors as you, but I'm a tad darker (nc37). For NARS sheer glow, Barcelona would match you perfectly because it's just the tiniest bit too light for me. I wear it anyway with a darker powder. For Mat Velvet +, the #35 would be perfect for you. It is also a bit light for me since I go up to nc40 in the summer, but would probably match you spot on. I have a bunch of swatches on my blog if you want to check them out!

Hope that helps!
post #162 of 381

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Here are some foundation swatches from my blog. For reference, I am MAC nc37-40/(sometimes 42) skin, MAC F&B C4, MAC MSFN Medium Plus/Medium Dark, NARS Sheer glow Barcelona/Syracuse, MUFE Mat Velvet + 35 (too light), MUFE F&B #34, Bobbi Brown Warm Natural 4.5, RCMA Shinto II, Revlon Photoready 006 (too light)



1. NARS Sheer Glow Syracuse
2. Benefit Erase Paste in Shade #2
3. Laura Mercier Oil-Free Sand (silk creme or tinted moisturizer? not sure)
4. MUFE Mat Velvet + 55
5. MUFE Mat Velvet + 50
6/ Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in 4.5 Warm Natural
7. MUFE HD 128
8. MUFE HD 127
9. MUFE HD 125


MUFE HD foundation swatches in shades 128, 127, 125. These colors would suit MAC nc35, nc37, nc 40, and maybe nc30/nc42 as well. For reference, I am nc37-40.






Also, an older post I did:
I went to MAC and Sephora today and swatched a lot of foundations! I wear nc37 but I think these swatches would help you if you are anywhere from nc35 to nc42 and are trying to choose a color:



I use MAT Velvet 35 and it's too light for me (nc37). However, if I put MAC MSFN in Medium Dark on top, it becomes a little too dark for me, so powder can really change the color:



Here are swatches against a white background which really shows the undertones. NARS is very yellow while MUFE is more neutral:



Here's one more pic after they dried out and oxidized a bit:



Hope this helps someone! I always have trouble matching. FYI The guy at the MAC store told me it's better to go lighter if you're not sure-oxidation, powder, and bronzer can always darken it.



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post #163 of 381

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Hi Ladies!
I was trying to get so help to find out what would be my shade on Armani Silk Luminous Foundation.
I have a lot of yellow undertones.
I was thinking maybe 8 or 9?

I am a mix of NC43/NC44 on most MAC liquid/creams foundations
FB C6 runs a little dark -C5 too light.
Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Dark
Studio Finish Concealer NW30 for undereyes - Perfect Match
MUFE Hi Def 155 winter and 160 summer are PERFECT matches
post #164 of 381

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Very oily skin/acne prone, very yellow undertones

Mac studio fix C6/C7 HG for years but last year started giving me cystic acne
Iman stick foundation Clay 2
Iman creme to powder Clay 2 more for winter
Iman luxury radiance liquid foundation Clay 2
Nars sheer glow Tahoe set with Mac mineralized skinfinish natural in dark (almost gave up on this one until I saw a review on makeupalley that prompted to try Tahoe, perfect cause husband complimented me on my skin NOT my makeup )
Cadiz had too much red, Macao was supposed to be my true shade but was too dark and oxidized darker)
MUFE mat velvet + #70 love this
MUFE duo matt powder foundation, HG for summer
Revlon colorstay oily/combo Toast set with MSF natural dark
Revlon colorstay normal/Dry caramel great for winter
L'oreal true match C6 winter/C7 summer; suprisingly good for yellow undertones
Mary Kay liquid full coverage 507 too oily on me except in winter but beautiful match
post #165 of 381

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I am an NC44 in Mac, 65 in MUFE mat velvtet + and i think 170 in MUFE hd, also i am Cedar in Chanel.

Does anyone have an equivalent for Dior foundations that is my similar skintone?
post #166 of 381

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I don't have many foundations that I use but:

I am approx NC35/37/40 depending on the season...basically 35 during dead of winter, 40 tan, and 37 will work pretty much anytime with a little powder/bronzer

Shiseido (all) - 040 Natural Fair Ochre (for NC35). Guessing 060 Natural Deep Ochre = NC40 but have not been able to find this shade instore

Cargo OneBase Foundation & Concealer - B25 (for NC35). B30 (for NC40).

BareMinerals - Golden Medium (for NC35)
post #167 of 381

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Hey ladies.

I am an NC50 in mac and I am having a heard time getting the correct color of foundation in NARS sheer matte and MUFe Mat velvet. The Sephora MUAs keep matching me wrong. CAn you ladies give suggestions for what might work...I will have to buy the NARs color online because they store does not go past cadiz and I really want to make sure it is right.
post #168 of 381

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Originally Posted by bobbiedoll03 View Post
Hey ladies.

I am an NC50 in mac and I am having a heard time getting the correct color of foundation in NARS sheer matte and MUFe Mat velvet. The Sephora MUAs keep matching me wrong. CAn you ladies give suggestions for what might work...I will have to buy the NARs color online because they store does not go past cadiz and I really want to make sure it is right.
Well, what have you been matched to, and what about them were wrong? Too light, wrong undertones, etc? You might be Macao in the Nars. Do you have a dept store near you? Those that carry Nars have more of the line than Sephora.

Not familiar with the MUFE colors unfortunately.
post #169 of 381

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Originally Posted by elektra513 View Post
Well, what have you been matched to, and what about them were wrong? Too light, wrong undertones, etc? You might be Macao in the Nars. Do you have a dept store near you? Those that carry Nars have more of the line than Sephora.

Not familiar with the MUFE colors unfortunately.
I was matched with NARS cadiz and it was entirely too light for my skin. No department stores near me have NARs...its only at the Sephora. I am going to have to purchase online which is why I wanted to get an idea of what women with similar skintones wear.
post #170 of 381

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Macao should match you if you are NC50. HTH
post #171 of 381

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Macao should match you if you are NC50. HTH

Ok, I will test it out. Thanks.
post #172 of 381

Re: Foundation Equivalencies

MAC NC40, Revlon CS Natural Tan, PhotoReady Golden Beige, Too Faced Powder Foundation Honey Beige
post #173 of 381

NARS Sheer Matte in Trinidad

MAC Tinted Moisturizer in Deep Dark

 

I've tried to use MAC foundations, but I'd be an NW44, and they don't make that color.  :(  I love my MAC TM though.  I use it with or without my Nars and it gives my face a polished look.  I would love to get MAC F&B but of course I'd be an N8 and they don't make that shade.  I'm going to try MUFE, but I have to get to the mall and get matched.  I've given up on using MAC foundations.

post #174 of 381
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Originally Posted by bobbiedoll03 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by elektra513 View Post
Well, what have you been matched to, and what about them were wrong? Too light, wrong undertones, etc? You might be Macao in the Nars. Do you have a dept store near you? Those that carry Nars have more of the line than Sephora.

Not familiar with the MUFE colors unfortunately.
I was matched with NARS cadiz and it was entirely too light for my skin. No department stores near me have NARs...its only at the Sephora. I am going to have to purchase online which is why I wanted to get an idea of what women with similar skintones wear.


I am considered NC50 in MAC and I was matched with new guinea in sheer glow and sheer matte. I'm 177 in MUFE HD and 70 in MAT velvet+.
 

 

post #175 of 381

Are there any ladies in the NW45-NC50 range using, or who have used Estee Lauder's Double Wear or Double Wear Light?  If so what is/was your shade and how did you like the formula(s)?  Thanks!

post #176 of 381

Haven't used much because but here are mine.

 

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick: 6.5 Warm Almond

L'Oreal True Match: C8 (N8 was too light for me)

Revlon Colorstay and PhotoReady: 011 Cappuccino

Smashbox HD Foundation:Dark 1 or 2 (Wasn't exactly sure.)

 

So I don't know what I would be in MAC because I never got the chance to get colormatched for MAC Foundations. So can anyone help me or guess what number with a Foundation would be with this?

post #177 of 381
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Originally Posted by lenchen View Post




I am considered NC50 in MAC and I was matched with new guinea in sheer glow and sheer matte. I'm 177 in MUFE HD and 70 in MAT velvet+.
 

 


I'm NC50 (for the most part in MAC) and was also matched to New Guinea in Sheer glow. However, I'm 175 in MUFE HD, 177 is too dark and 75 in MAT velvet, 70 was a tad too light.

 

post #178 of 381

I used NC42 in MAC mineralized satinfinish.  currently i am using smashbox halo hydrating perfecting powder in medium, i used the photo op under eye brightner, and photo finish color correcting foundation primer.  my make up just does not stay on my face through out the day....5-6 hrs later, i look like a hot mess!  tired and pale.  what is out there that i can use to keep me looking better?  a foundation that stays but doesnt clog my pores, and comes off easily when i wash my face. 

 

i have tried bare minerals in tan - its okay for the first 5 minutes, then its too dark for my face

i have used clinique even better foundation in i think cream caramel

 

i want to try laura mercier - i have friends that praise it soo much -  or go back to mac, but if there is something else, please let me know!  thank you!

 

post #179 of 381

Does anyone have issues finding their shade in Studio Sculpt. I've tried four different shades and none of them match me. Maybe its not meant for me. NC 50 looks good when first put on...I like it because it gave me a tannish look but after about 30mins it darkens my face. My neck and face are too completely different colors. NW 45 was just way too red on my skin. NC 44  (I think) was so pale on me, it did not blend in well. Finally I tried NW 43 which seemed okay on my forehead and chin area but on my cheeks and nose came up red. I really like the foundation it just sucks I can't find my shade. 

 

 

post #180 of 381

Hey ladies!

 

With the demise of the Prescriptives brand I must say I am deeply missing my Virtual Matte foundation in Fresh Cocoa. I have searched high and low for a comparable foundation/colour consistency BUT nothing has really  wowed me. MAC's NW45 leaves my skin looking orange-y and NARS sheer matte in Trinidad seems a bit off. Has anyone used Sheer Matte in Benares? Any recommendations on what I could use?

 

Thanks!! 

 

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