Hi! I would say in general...yes. "NW" will def. be pinker or more neutral...but it also just depends on the formula of the product you're checking out. NW20 in one MAC foundation does not mean it will run the exact same shade in all MAC foundations, so I would ask to see them before you buy. NC's vary in how yellow they are....and some NW's will be more pink, while other's look more neutral, like I said earlier. I am an NW20...but tend to be more neutral. Please make sure you get a sample first...or you try it at the counter beforehand. Hope I haven't confused you too much!