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post #241 of 370

Hi Ladies,

 

This post makes me laugh, and I only joined so I could get involved with this thread (even though I use spektra all the time)

 

Glad I'm not the only one having foundation matching problems.

 

MAC Studio Sculpt NC42 - matches perfectly to my neck, makes parts of my face a bit too ashy probably an ok winter colour

MAC Studio Sculpt NC44 - bit to dark, probably slightly peach might be ok for summer but doesn't match my neck giving me lines

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW35 - hate it! Too pink horrible

 

Bobbi Brown Honey 5 - bit too pink, matches sometimes when I'm lighter

Bobbi Brown Golden 6 - too orange

 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moistiser Tan - Too pink even though its sheer you can still tell

 

I have countless others these are the only ones I can think of cos I've used them in the last 6mths.

 

Thinking if I mix MAC NC42 and NC44 i might get the right colour.

Althought I read on another forum a few girls mixed NC42 and NW35 to get their perfect colour

post #242 of 370
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Originally Posted by ellesea View Post

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)

I thought I was the only one stuck in that weird NC 35/37/40 skin! I don't know I get quite to NC35 in the winter, but it's happened. Shiseido 060 Natural Deep Ochre is actually a beautiful match for NC40. I will warn that it has the tiiiiiniest bit of peach in it, but not enough to be noticeable on NC40 skin. On me it does not seem to oxidize either. I had luck finding it at the macy's counter. 

 

 

Foundations:

 

Mac studio sculpt SPF 15 Foundation NC 40

Shiseido 060 Natural Deep Ochre (matches nc40)

Inglot's freedom system concealer in MW00 (matches NC40)

 

Although inglot's is not a foundation, it has the same consistency and staying power. a long goes a long way and it does not fade. does not break me out either and I have rosacea, which is the most intolerant type of skin. they honestly should just repackage it and sell it as foundation. 

 

Thanks Bellagemma for posting those! will look into mufe as well. 


Edited by jaylilee - 9/6/12 at 8:54am
post #243 of 370

Hey everyone!

 

I really only joined so I can get in on this thread. I read it pretty frequently.

 

So far, I've only been using:

 

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao

 

Bare Minerals in Warm Tan

 

Both of these are a pretty perfect match for me.

 

I've never used MAC (I try not to use anything that isn't cruelty free). I am thinking about trying the MUFE HD & the Mat Velvet. Can someone give me some ideas? 

post #244 of 370

Hi everuone

Glade to know there are so many like me out there. I 've bought dozens of make up over last 6 months and none fit perfectly. I used to wear neutrogena golden beige (then stopped wearing make up except for light/medium mineral powder) now all the sales girls are recommending True Match W6 (close but brown) One tried on Revlon Toast with natural tan powder in teh mall. When I went outside it was too dark... but they could pass... i'll look tanned and cn't use too much.

My sister gave me Chanel Honey ultime.. again, i can wear it  but it gives a slightly tanned look ( i have oily but dehydrated skin and the make up just sinks in). I want to try clinique and estee lauder  and another l'oreal

 

Any suggestions?

make up challenged,

dancer

post #245 of 370

I'm a NC-42-43ish with yellow undertones.

Bobbi Brown Honey is a perfect match.

Nars Syracuse is great too but wish it was more yellow.

Boots NO7 tan foundation.

Those of you looking for best concealers should try Ellis Faas.  S205 is great match but its pink based which is annoying. S206 is just a bit too dark but perfect yellow undertone. Most people i've met who are a similar skin shade to me have a yellow undertone its bewildering to me that Nars and Ellis Faas seem to have a peach undertone in this. They seem to use an "every other" system for undertones when going deeper in skin color. Shade below and up will be yellow based. Frustrating.

post #246 of 370
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Originally Posted by AFin94 View Post

Hey everyone!

 

I really only joined so I can get in on this thread. I read it pretty frequently.

 

So far, I've only been using:

 

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao

 

Bare Minerals in Warm Tan

 

Both of these are a pretty perfect match for me.

 

I've never used MAC (I try not to use anything that isn't cruelty free). I am thinking about trying the MUFE HD & the Mat Velvet. Can someone give me some ideas? 

 

mat velvet 70 or *75

HD 173 *175 or 177 

 

*=most likely match

post #247 of 370

Not sure if this was posted already, but here goes:

 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid  - NC45

MUFE HD - #173

Nars Sheer Glow - Cadiz (Medium/Dark #3)

L'oreal True Match -  N6.5

Revlon Photoready - 010

 

I hope this helps as much as I've been helped by this thread!

post #248 of 370

Is this the Loreal True Match Powder? I been wanting to know my shade in the powder...if anyone knows that shade to match NC45/MUFE 173 let me know. Let me add that I have strong yellow undertones.

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Originally Posted by sarie69 View Post

Not sure if this was posted already, but here goes:

 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid  - NC45

MUFE HD - #173

Nars Sheer Glow - Cadiz (Medium/Dark #3)

L'oreal True Match -  N6.5

Revlon Photoready - 010

 

I hope this helps as much as I've been helped by this thread!

post #249 of 370

thanks! :)

post #250 of 370

Sorry, the L'oreal True Match I was referring to was the liquid foundation.

post #251 of 370
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Originally Posted by sarie69 View Post

Not sure if this was posted already, but here goes:

 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid  - NC45

MUFE HD - #173

Nars Sheer Glow - Cadiz (Medium/Dark #3)

L'oreal True Match -  N6.5

Revlon Photoready - 010

 

I hope this helps as much as I've been helped by this thread!

I was hoping to find an equivalent to Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation. I've heard great things and would love to try!

post #252 of 370
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Originally Posted by sarie69 View Post

I was hoping to find an equivalent to Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation. I've heard great things and would love to try!

It's an awesome foundation. One of the best I've ever used.

 

It doesn't oxidize or turn on you at all.

 

What you get at 8 am when you put it on is what you'll have a 8 pm or 10 pm when you take it off.

 

I've never worn it more than 12 hours though eventhough it is supposed to last for 24.

post #253 of 370

Mac: NC30

ID Bare Minerals: Golden Medium

Smashbox Studio Skin: 2.2, Light golden beige

Jane Iredale: Warm Sienna is the closest

Make up for ever HD: 127 Dark Sand

Cover FX cream 30SPF: M50

Ben nye HD cream: Brulee

Dermablend cover cream: Golden Beige

post #254 of 370

MAC Studio Tech in NC43

MUFE HD in 160

Urban Decay Naked Skin in 6.5

post #255 of 370

Hello Fellow Makeup Addicts th_hello2.gif,

I haven't worn MAC foundation in forever, but I recently purchased Face & Body in N7 and it is a perfect match. Other shades that work for me are Loreal True Match Lumi in C6, Smashbox Studio Skin in 4.1, and Smashbox HD in D1. What shade do you think matches me in the NC/NW shades for MAC? 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #256 of 370

Hey, ladies! Wow this is a really useful/helpful thread...

 

I wear Nars Sheer Glow in Cadiz

MUF in 170

Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Tan

 

Do you guys have any suggestions on what I could possibly be matched too in Estee Lauder Double Wear and Chanel Perfection Lumiere? 

post #257 of 370
Hi Ladies
This is my first time posting. I have been lurking since the beginning of this thread. I knew if I ever worked up the nerve, one of my first posts would have to be here.

MUFE mat velvet 75
Bobbi brown stick foundation 7.0
MUFE HD foundation 175
MUFE Face and Body 44
Graftobian HD creme foundation Ginger
post #258 of 370

I'd love to know as well. It seems that we're the same shade.

post #259 of 370
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Originally Posted by devin View Post

MAC

Fix fluid/powder-NC45/C7

Mineralize skinfinish-medium deep

 

Make Up For Ever:

Matte Velvet +-70

Face & Body-18

Duo Mat powder-214

HD-173

 

Armani

Luminous Silk-9.5

 

Becca

Stick foundation-Maple

 

Bobbi Brown

Stick foundation- Golden 6

 

Chanel

Mat lumiere-110 Cedar

 

Chantecaille

Future Skin-banana

 

Dior

Diorskin Nude-51 dark sand

 

Nars

Sheer Glow-Cadiz

 

Shu Uemura

Face Architect Smoothing Fluid foundation-524

 

Phew...that's a lot of foundations!!

 

 

 

 

Thank you soooo much! We have so many of the same foundations and colors. Now I don't have to go to Chanel to get matched, I'm about to order online :-)

post #260 of 370

Benefit Hello Flawless in Nutmeg (this foundation has more of a yellow base)

MAC Prolong Wear in NW 45

MAC Studio Fix powder NW 45

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Deep

Smashbox HD Foundation in Dark 2

Laura Mercier TM in Mocha

Covergirl Natureluxe in Brazilnut 370

Smashbox TM in Dark

Maybelliene BB Cream in Deep

Lancome Color Ideal in IV-20 (discontinued)

post #261 of 370

For any who are curious.

 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid/ProLong Wear in NC42

Nars Sheer Matte in Syracuse

Christian Dior Forever Extreme Wear in Sand no. 31 (although slightly ashy)

MUFE HD #153

MUFE Mat Velvet+ #65

Estee Lauder Double Wear in Shell Beige

Tarte Amazonian Clay in Tan

Cover FX in m80

Sephora Mattifying Powder Foundation in D33 Walnut

Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combonation skin in 360 Golden Caramel

Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse in 2.5 Natural Beige

Maybelline Superstay in Natural Tan

Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Natural Beige

Maybelline FitMe! Foundation in 310

post #262 of 370

I have tried:

 

MAC NW45 in pro longwear foundation 

MAC NC50 in studio fix fluid 

MAC NW45 in studio fix powder 

MAC mineralized skinfinish in deep dark

NARS sheer  glow foundation in new guinea

Maybelline BB cream in dark

Sleek bb cream in medium 

MUFE HD foundation in #177

Revlon colorstay foundation in caramel 

post #263 of 370
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Originally Posted by sarie69 View Post

I was hoping to find an equivalent to Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation. I've heard great things and would love to try!

 I am a NC45 in MAC and Carmel in Revlon Colorstay (absolutely love this foundation by the way) and I would love to know this too!!!  I am sooo wanting to try this!!!  Would anyone happen to know this?

 

Ooops... I failed to mention that I was once a lurker until today! LOL!

 

:)

post #264 of 370
Hi guys I was wondering if anyone knew the equivalent of Laura mercier tinted oil free moisturizer SPF 20 - sand, in bare minerals original xx
post #265 of 370

I've been wearing MAC studio fix in C8 and MUFE Mat Velvet +70, and MUFE HD 177 but I've come to realization their a little too dark. C8 and 177 look like dirt smudges before i blend, also when I mix the two MUFE foundations the Mat Velvet is much lighter than 177. So I went to Sephora today and tried 173 and I love it. +70 is fine on me and 173 looks just like it. We have to remember that these are ranges and I'm guessing once you get between two colors, you go with the more dominant tone in your face?

post #266 of 370
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Originally Posted by drammy04 View Post

I've been wearing MAC studio fix in C8 and MUFE Mat Velvet +70, and MUFE HD 177 but I've come to realization their a little too dark. C8 and 177 look like dirt smudges before i blend, also when I mix the two MUFE foundations the Mat Velvet is much lighter than 177. So I went to Sephora today and tried 173 and I love it. +70 is fine on me and 173 looks just like it. We have to remember that these are ranges and I'm guessing once you get between two colors, you go with the more dominant tone in your face?

I tend to try to match my chest if it will be exposed. so I'll go with my match on the lighter side of the range as my neck is distinctly lighter than my face. I spent all last summer in the sun with my neck and chest exposed trying to tan!!!  Otherwise, i normally wear a darker color to even out my face.  I have to be really careful because I am oily and that can make my foundation oxidize.  This is why I don't wear mac c8.  it is a good match for me but looks like mud within an hour and a half.

 

For lancome I wear 460 Suede W. I noticed many nc45's wear the 450 Suede N...this is in the 24 hour formula

post #267 of 370
OMG, I came home and with half my face in 173 and 177. By this time they looked damn near identical on me with 173 a smidgen lighter. I wiped it all off and applied it again. It looks so much better and matches perfectly, I love it!
post #268 of 370

MAC SFF- NW43

Revlon Colorstay Oily Combo - Caramel (summer only)

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation 301 ----This is THE BEST foundation I have ever worn hands down.

post #269 of 370
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Originally Posted by Hina Huynh View Post

For any who are curious.

 

MAC Studio Fix Fluid/ProLong Wear in NC42

Nars Sheer Matte in Syracuse

Christian Dior Forever Extreme Wear in Sand no. 31 (although slightly ashy)

MUFE HD #153

MUFE Mat Velvet+ #65

Estee Lauder Double Wear in Shell Beige

Tarte Amazonian Clay in Tan

Cover FX in m80

Sephora Mattifying Powder Foundation in D33 Walnut

Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combonation skin in 360 Golden Caramel

Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse in 2.5 Natural Beige

Maybelline Superstay in Natural Tan

Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid Foundation in Natural Beige

Maybelline FitMe! Foundation in 310

katvon d tattoo foundation in medium 62

bobbi brown skin foundation in warm honey

Lancome bisque 9w( my favorite!!!)

 

.. strange , the drug store brands dont seem to ever  match. ill have to try those lised aove.

post #270 of 370

Revlon Colorstay (Oily/Combination) - Toast a bit dark on my skin.

 

Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Makeup - Medium Beige. Too pink. Makes my skin look ashy. Picked up Toast but the salesperson told me Medium Beige is a better match. Shouldn't have listened to her because obviously it was not my colour at all. I have golden/yellow undertones. I don't really like the finish. It slips.

 

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation - NC42 not sure if it's the right colour. My dad told me it makes my skin looks darker. I was matched with NC40 but I thought it was too light. Love the texture.

 

Still searching for my HG foundation.

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