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    Re: NC vs. NW

    There may be an Nc 37. Try mixing NC 35 and NC 40. Quote:
    Originally Posted by Azul.86
    no one can help =(?

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    Re: NC vs. NW

    There is no NC 38 or 39. Sorry chica. The studiofix powder is okay, but I stopped using it because it oxidized on my skin and turned a really gross color. I actually wore it for years, got tired of it and switched to MUFE HD foundation, which was perfect.
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    Re: NC vs. NW

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    (a) Yellow is not always warm and pink is not always cool, anyway. See GeekChick's notepad for a full explanation. MACs NC and NW shades vary on this and to me, the NC shades vary from cool yellow to warm peach/orange while the NW shades vary from cool pink to warm salmon.

    I know that was written quite some time ago, but that really helped me so much!

    I always thought I was cool toned...blonde hair, blue eyes, burns easily, doesn't tan, looks much better in silver jewelry because gold makes my skin look yellow, can't pull off brown clothes. However, the veins in my arms are greenish/blue, so that's been confusing.

    The Mac mua matched me at NC20, saying I have yellow undertones. Which I've come to realize that I do, but I also have reddish patches on my face, neck and chest. But after reading that NC was for 'warm' tones, I was very confused.

    I was recently matched at Estee Lauder as 2C1 Dusk...definitely not a warm tone and more pink. It is a good match though.

    When I match drugstore brands, I match with Sandy Beige or something like that...always the tones with the yellow undertone.

    Ya, so I'm still a bit confused as to what I am LOL, but it helps to know that some NC's from Mac are classified as cool.

    Anyone else like me...totally confused as to if you're cool or warm? Any ideas what I am?? LOL Oh, and I was color draped twice as a teen and was told Summer the first time (cool) and Spring the second time (warm)....by the same lady a year apart. LOL

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    Re: NC vs. NW

    OMG! Even after reading this thread I am still confused about this whole NC/NW thing. I believe I am an NC...I am Hispanic...dark brown hair, light brown/hazelish eyes, I tan pretty easily.

    When I look at my veins...They appear to be more green than blue.

    I've always purchased NC shades, and they appear to work for me. There was one time an MUA recommended an NW shade and it made me look too red. Yuck...Oh well!

    Thanks for all the tidbits of info. I think I will blog about this.
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    Re: NC vs. NW

    I tried the select spf nw20 on my hand and it looked really orange on me. I use the concealer in a tub in the same shade and it works well, albeit it's on smaller areas.
    N4/NW20 / blue eyes / blonde hair (praise peroxide)

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    Re: NC vs. NW

    I didn't want to make a whole new thread for this, and it kind of fits in..

    In face and body I'm C3 or 4 depending on my tan, and the same with studio fix powder.. but since they don't have C shades in studio fix and other foundations what color would I be in those?
    I bought the PLW in NC 30 and I think it's a little too light, but not unwearable.. would that be about right? Or would NC 35 probably work better for me?

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    Re: NC vs. NW

    I know some people that depending on the season can change from NW to NC and vice versa because of the amount of "tan" they get.
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    Re: NC vs. NW

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    No one answered this as far as I can see and I am still confused about it.

    Also, someone said you need NW for dark undereye circles and this is what I have been given, however, NW is cool-toned and I have always heard that you need a yellow-ish concealer (i.e. NC) to cancel out the blue-ish tones in undereyes circles. Can anyone explain this to me further?

    after reading through almost this whole thread, goldspice finally did it for me with her explanation and answers your question too. If i understand correctly it goes like this...it seems to us that nc would mean cool and nw would be warm, but thats why you have to remember the opposite rule, remember nc=not cool and nw=not warm, and that is because MAC was originally aimed towards pro makeup artists or still is therefore they are all about neutralizing and correcting, so if your cool you need nw because if you used nc it has no cool in it nw does! got it? lol! sorry my version was a little more twisted but I think I made the point.
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    Re: NC vs. NW

    I went to go get matched for pro longwear a little while ago and the SA gave me NW 30. I went home and tried it on and it looked SO weird. I was this ghostly pink blob face. So I went back the next day and expressed my concern to the SA I usually go to. She said I should not be an NW. Instead she handed me NC 40. It was darker and of course more yellow. She showed me how my neck was yellow but my face was pink. She wanted to try NC on me because it will cancel out my pink/red face. Sure enough it looked AMAZING. My face matched perfectly with my body. And it was a darker color as well so that helped.

    NW = pink NC = yellow
    NW = cool NC = warm

    That's how I FINALLY understood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by standardseries View Post
    I know some people that depending on the season can change from NW to NC and vice versa because of the amount of "tan" they get.
    i really think this is me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saviisneat View Post
    That's how I FINALLY understood.
    uh...what?

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    Too bad there's nothing for olive toned girls. : /

    NC-Mostly too Yellow or Orange
    NW- Mostly to Red or Pink

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    Ive been confused about this forever until now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inishkai View Post
    Too bad there's nothing for olive toned girls. : /

    NC-Mostly too Yellow or Orange
    NW- Mostly to Red or Pink
    I'm in the same boat.

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    hi! if someone is mac nc30 then which shade can she use for undereye area?thanks in advance

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    What color is under the eye? If it's redness, stick with NC 25-NC 30, if it's darkness, then do NW 30. The redness in the NW will cancel out the dark circles under the eyes. (:
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    Hi everyone, hoping there is somebody who can advise me on NC. NW. I have been having make up lessons for a while now with a MAC PRO. I am looking to start building my own kit in the next few weeks. I was only looking to purchase 5-6 shades to get me going. She has advised NW15, NW20-NW35. Apparently Nw's are more popular in the UK and I can look to add the NC's when I'm making more profit. Advice would be much appreciated :-)

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    There's a problem with the link

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    you should use an NW with a yellow undertone to it under the eyes, you have to use the opposite color of what you have to neutralize it.
    So yellow cancels out the redness.
    I have so much redness on my cheeks spreading all over the face almost (naturally) and I've always used foundations and concealers with yellow undertones to them.

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