The NC50 Thread

RaizinnthaSun

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I saw a NC45 thread, and I got a lil jealous! So, I thought that I'd make a NC50 thread, for fellow NC50ers to share other brands' foundation shade equivalencies, blush recs, eyeshadow recs, and other useful info.

About Me:
I'm a nc50 with STRONG yellow undertones. I'm probably a teeny-tiny bit darker than NC50, because sometimes Studio Fix Fluid and Studio Fix Powder can look a teeny bit gray on me. Studio Tech NC50 is a really good match for me (but I"m really oily, so that foundation is a no go most times). I can't go darker with NC55 (too dark), NW43 is wayyyyy too orange, and NW45 is too dark and and orange (though, I can get away with NW45 more so than NW43 because I think it's less orange).

Foundations I wear on the regular:
MAC Matchmaster 8.0
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Warm Almond 6.5
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Walnut
Bare Minerals Matte Warm Tan

Favorite Blushes:
NARS Luster (best highlight EVER)
Ben Nye Nectarine
MAc Loverush
NARS Exhibit A
MAC Raizin
Sleek Contour Kit Dark- good contour color
Covergirl Queen Ebony bronzer

Favorite Lipsticks/Gloss:
MAC Honey Love- Favorite nude
MAC Ruby Woo
MAc Kirsch Mattene
MAC Laugh a Lot
MAC Faux
MAC Rebel

I'm interested to know what products my fellow NC50ers are wearing. I love to buy makeup- enable me!
 

spectrolite

Active member
NC50 with yellow undertones. My jawline is darker which is annoying because my neck and chest are really yellow so matching everything up gets tricky. I can get away with NW45 in the summer and if my neck and chest are covered in winter.

Foundations I wear:
- Mac Pro Longwear NC50
- Grafbotian HD Glamour Cream "Pecan"
- Benefit Hellow Flawless "Gotta Know Me Nutmeg"
- Sleek Beauty Balm in Dark - wayyyyyyy to dark for me but i wear it super sheer around my jaw
- Mac Mineralized Skin Finish in Dark - I often just wear this over a primer.

Favorite Blushes:
- Makeup Store "Flower"
- Illamasqua "Tweak, Thurst" and "Excite" - dont they sound sexy? :)
- Mac "Her Blooming Cheek" or "Azalea"
- Tom Ford "Narcissit"
- Rock and Rebublic "Bedroom"
- Nars "Crazed" and "Exhibit A"
- Mac "Superdupernatural"

Favorite Highlighters:
- Mac "Trace Gold" Blush - my favorite ever! It's just perfect.
- Mac "Shooting Start" MSF
- Lush "Feeling Younger" Skin Tint

Favorite Lipsticks/Glosses:
- YSL Rouge Volupte "Provocative Pink + Forbiden Burgundy"
- Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque "Dragon"
- Mac "Heartless" Lipstick (Cruella de Ville)
- OCC "Anime" Lip Tar
 

VampyCouture

New member
NC45-50, golden/olive undertone. (45 is too light, 50 is a tad too dark)


Foundations I wear:
Currently wearing:
Mac studio fix (nw43/44)
Iman Cream & Stick Foundation Earth 2 (too dark)
Revlon Colorstay & Colorstay Whipped in Caramel
Tarte Amazonian Clay in Deep

Favorite Blushes:
Sleek Sunrise
La Femme Sienna
Mac Passionately Tempted
Nyx Cream Blush in Tan

Favorite Highlighters:
Benefit High Beam
TheBalm Mary LouManizer
EDSF in Superb

Favorite Lipsticks/Glosses:
Mac Ruby Woo, Diva, Rebel, Deeply Adored
Nars Cruella, Red Lizard, Funny Face
YSL Exquisite Plum
MUFE Rouge Artist Intense #48
MUFE Aqua Rouge #11
Mac lipglass Strawberry Malt
 

RaizinnthaSun

New member
- Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque "Dragon" - Mac "Heartless" Lipstick (Cruella de Ville)
- OCC "Anime" Lip Tar
You may want to try the Sleek Beauty Balm in Medium 01. It's their new shade, and it's in between Medium and Dark. The Medium 01 is a little too dark for my whole face, but I wear it around my face perimeter. I'm waiting for my Medium to arrive, and I'll probably wear that in the center of my face and Medium 01 on the perimeter.

Since my undertone is so yellow, another thing I'll sometimes do is add a pump of my Chanel Perfection Lumiere 94 Ambre foundation to my other foundation. That Chanel foundation is super, duper yellow so it'll yellow out some of my other foundations.
 

sagehen

Active member
Foundations I wear on the regular:
MAC Matchmaster 7.5
MAC Pro Longwear in NC50
MAC F&B N7
Black Opal Liquid/Stick in Nutmeg (sometimes Beautiful Bronze in the Summer)
Revlon Colorstay Liquid in 400 Caramel

Favorite Blushes:
Ben Nye Coral Red
MAC Loverush
MAC Passionately Tempted
LaFemme Terracotta, Sienna, Orange
Covergirl Queen Ebony bronzer

Favorite Lipsticks/Gloss:
MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Kirsch Mattene
NYX Matte in Perfect Red, Alabama, Indie Flick and Shocking Pink
Rimmel London Kate Moss l/s in 107
MAC Candy Yum Yum

I am going to enjoy reading/getting ideas from this thread. By the responses so far, you can see subtle differences between us, even all in the NC50 bucket.
 

RaizinnthaSun

New member
MAC Matchmaster 7.5 MAC Pro Longwear in NC50
MAC F&B N7
Black Opal Liquid/Stick in Nutmeg (sometimes Beautiful Bronze in the Summer)
Revlon Colorstay Liquid in 400 Caramel

Favorite Blushes:
Ben Nye Coral Red
MAC Loverush
MAC Passionately Tempted
LaFemme Terracotta, Sienna, Orange
Covergirl Queen Ebony bronzer

Favorite Lipsticks/Gloss:
MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Kirsch Mattene
NYX Matte in Perfect Red, Alabama, Indie Flick and Shocking Pink
Rimmel London Kate Moss l/s in 107
MAC Candy Yum Yum

I am going to enjoy reading/getting ideas from this thread. By the responses so far, you can see subtle differences between us, even all in the NC50 bucket.
I know, right! How do you like the Face & Body foundation? I'm planning on trying it soon. Also, do you find your Pro Longwear (PLW) foundation to look really orange? I only have the PLW concealer in NC50 and it looks really orange. The color difference between my NC50 PLW concealer and NC50 Select Cover concealer is almost comical. But, the finish and look of the PLW beats the Select Cover, hands down.
 

CRIMSONDIVA82

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Glad I ran across this thread! I was matched to a nw45, but it oxidized & was too dark. My SA at the MAC Pro told mr nc50. I have yet to go back to try it.
Currently I wear Revlon Color Stay Whipped in 340 Caramel (avi) but I have recently noticed when I use MOM for oil control in pics with a flash it looks ashy how can I stop that? I was thinking maybe use Fix+ while applying my foundation may help, what do y'all think?

Oh I also use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Caramel Dark 2
 

sagehen

Active member
Glad I ran across this thread! I was matched to a nw45, but it oxidized & was too dark. My SA at the MAC Pro told mr nc50. I have yet to go back to try it.
Currently I wear Revlon Color Stay Whipped in 340 Caramel (avi) but I have recently noticed when I use MOM for oil control in pics with a flash it looks ashy how can I stop that? I was thinking maybe use Fix+ while applying my foundation may help, what do y'all think?

Oh I also use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Caramel Dark 2
I find that ashy look happens when I use the Colorstay Whipped as well. If you are oily have you tried the liquid one for oily skin (400 Caramel)? I like this one year-round
 

sagehen

Active member
I know, right! How do you like the Face & Body foundation? I'm planning on trying it soon. Also, do you find your Pro Longwear (PLW) foundation to look really orange? I only have the PLW concealer in NC50 and it looks really orange. The color difference between my NC50 PLW concealer and NC50 Select Cover concealer is almost comical. But, the finish and look of the PLW beats the Select Cover, hands down.
@ the bolded: I do think it looks orange. I am trying to use up this bottle so I can B2M it. I have worked around this by using very little, and using Prep and Prime Powder to set, but if I am not carefuland use to much, ORANGE!

I LOVE F&B (and just for reference I hate MUFE F&B), and am so mad that they dc'd the large bottle in my shade. The small one is not as economical. I wear N7,and if set with NC50 powder or StudioFix, it's great. It lasts, is water resistant, is a good color match for me (no oil control but I can work around that), has no SPF so I don't have to worry abouot flashback. I have bought several backups, so I am set for awhile, but when those BUs run out I am on the hunt again. I have been told to mix N5 and N9 to get that shade, but N9 is soooo red, I dunno.
 

DanceLovesMAC

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I'm usually a strong NC50 in the summer and somewhere in between NC45-50 in the winter. Golden undertone, but I warm up easily when I tan. I also have very oily skin. Foundations I wear Regularly: Matchmaster 7.5 (currently mixed with a small pump of Prolongwear Concealer NC45 to adjust the color) ProLongwear NC50 (Same mix as above) Face & Body C7 + MSFN Dark to warm it up a little Favorite Blushes: Coppertone, pinch o peach, vintage grape, sunbasque, plum foolery, dollymix, blunt (contour) La femme Bordeaux, cinnabar, peach sparkle, terracotta Favorite Highlighters: MSF's Poercelain Pink, Center of the Universe, redhead, superb, shimpagne Betty Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder Hush CCB, Improper Copper CCB Favorite Lips: Half n half, charmed I'm sure, ruby woo, dark side, up the amp, pillow talk Revlon Lip Butters Sugarplum, peach parfait, pink truffle Revlon kissable balm stains: smitten
 

RaizinnthaSun

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@ the bolded: I do think it looks orange. I am trying to use up this bottle so I can B2M it. I have worked around this by using very little, and using Prep and Prime Powder to set, but if I am not carefuland use to much, ORANGE!

I LOVE F&B (and just for reference I hate MUFE F&B), and am so mad that they dc'd the large bottle in my shade. The small one is not as economical. I wear N7,and if set with NC50 powder or StudioFix, it's great. It lasts, is water resistant, is a good color match for me (no oil control but I can work around that), has no SPF so I don't have to worry abouot flashback. I have bought several backups, so I am set for awhile, but when those BUs run out I am on the hunt again. I have been told to mix N5 and N9 to get that shade, but N9 is soooo red, I dunno.
I just ordered the big bottle of the N7 from someone on Ebay. Hopefully it works out for me. I also just got the Sleek Beauty Balm in Medium. It's a PERFECT match. And, it really lives up to what it says it does. I didn't have to use a primer, and it really smoothed my skin's texture, it gave a lot of coverage, and I didn't get oily for like 6 hours (and I have really, really oily skin). I like the Medium Beauty Balm way more than I like the Medium 01.
 

sagehen

Active member
I definitely hope you like the N7. You are the second or third person to metion the Sleek bb cream. Now I have to check it out. But that site gets me with all the colorful things - I start adding stuff to my cart and forget what I came for lol.
 

afulton

New member
Foundations:
Chanel Mat Lumiere Chestnut
MAC NC 50 Prolongwear
Tom Ford Praline
MAC Matchmaster 7.5
MAC F&B C7 (mixed with a little NC50 prolongwear concealer)
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Walnut

Favorite Blushes:
Tom Ford Savage (Can wear this everyday)
Tom Ford Ravish
Tom Ford Narcissist
Chanel Plum Attraction (lovely)
MAC Fab
MAC Notable
MAC Lovejoy
NARS Exhibit A
NARS Liberte
NARS Crazed
Tarte Blushing Bride

Favorite Highlighters:
MAC Earthshine MSF (Gorgeous)
MAC Brunette MSF
Dior Amber Diamond
MAC Warmed MSF
MAC Center of the Universe (Gorgeous)
Giella I am Glam (sp)
MAC So Ceylon MSF
NARS Albatross
Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous (Gorgeous)

Favorite Lipsticks/Gloss:
Chanel Giggle glossimer (Favorite of all time)
Tom Ford Aphrodisiac (Can wear this everyday)
MAC Viva Glam V lipstick and gloss
MAC Impassioned
Chanel Unity glossimer

Eyeshadow Palettes:
Chanel Kaska Biege Quad (favorite of all time)
Chanel Raffinement Quad
Tom Ford Cognac Sable
Tom Ford Burnish Amber
Tom Ford Enchanted
UD Naked 1 & 2
Laura Mercier Artist Palette

 

RaizinnthaSun

New member
I definitely hope you like the N7. You are the second or third person to metion the Sleek bb cream. Now I have to check it out. But that site gets me with all the colorful things - I start adding stuff to my cart and forget what I came for lol.
Ok, I've been wearing the Sleek Medium BB Cream for about a week. It's a definite keeper. I've gotten several compliments on my makeup when wearing it. I think it's because it makes me look like I'm wearing foundation, but it's not heavy looking at all. @Sagehen- I know what you mean about buying other stuff on Sleek's website. If you don't have it already, check out their new contour kit that comes with a bronzer. I got it, and I'm feeling it.
 
I match a lot of foundation colors close to nc 50 but i have a more olive tone vs yellow....here we go

Foundations:
Lancome Teint Idole 24H 460 Suede W
ARMANI MAESTRO 10
Laura Mercier OIL FREE FOUNDATION Toffee bronze
Bobbie Brown oil free warm almond 6.5
MAC Matchmaster 7.5, C8 powder
MUFE face&body 12, duo mat 214, velvet 70, pro finish 174
NARS Seychelles TM, Macao (matte), Tahoe (matte/powder)
Givenchy Airy-light mat 8
Dior Forever liquid-050
Chanel perfection lumiere 94

Concealer:
MAC plw nc45
MUFE full cover 14

Blushers that really pop:
MAC: Dollymix, sweet as cocoa, pinch me, fleur power, blunt
NARS: Dolce Vita, Exhibit A, Liberte, torrid, Taos, Mata Hari

MAC Golden bronze as highlight. On the hunt for HG...

Lips:
MAC Blankety, CYY, Shy girl, Cherish, VG 5 l/g, up the amp,russian red, ruby woo, VG II, VG nikki 1 lip glass!
Chanel coco rouge shine Flirt (69), Romance 55
Burberry Pink Heather, Tulip Pink
Bobbi Brown Pink Buff
NARS carthage, roman holiday, belle du jour, honolulu honey,dragon girl, bahama, never say never, giza
 

lilchocolatema

New member
This is a really good thread! I've been wanting to try a new foundation for a few weeks, so I may just order online based on these recommendations. I love my Make Up For Ever foundations, don't get me wrong, but I'm just looking for something new and fun to try!
 
i want to know what is the must have nude eyeshadow combo? I speak in mac when it comes to eyeshadow shades but any other brands high or low end are welcome. For me, I like mac soft brown on the lid and handwritten or sketch in the outer V. I use painterly as a base for the SB to pop. I'v also used saddle as an all over wash of color and just added liner and mascara. Recently, I've worn Samoa silk and Nars cordura II in the outer v/crease or MUFE 162 or handwritten in the outerV/crease....
 

Kisha

Member
i want to know what is the must have nude eyeshadow combo?  I speak in mac when it comes to eyeshadow shades but any other brands high or low end are welcome.  For me, I like mac soft brown on the lid and handwritten or sketch in the outer V.  I use painterly as a base for the SB to pop. I'v also used saddle as an all over  wash of color and just added liner and mascara. Recently, I've worn Samoa silk and Nars cordura II in the outer v/crease or MUFE 162 or handwritten in the outerV/crease....
 

Kisha

Member
Foundation Nars Sheer Glow New Guinea (absolute favorite) Mac Mineralized Foundation SPF 15 in NC50 of course Nars tinted moisturizer in Seychelles Blushes Mac raizin, peach twist, flirt & tease Nars Taj Mahal, Mata Hari, Seduction Lips Nars Fire Down Below, Dressed to Kill, Gold digger, wonder, place de nome (sp) Mac Rebel, Girl About Town, Night Blooming, Viva Glam Gaga 2, Queen Bee, Ruby Woo, Hello Kitty Cover Girl Divine Nars Illuminator in orgasm, Mac msf in dark, Benefit Watts up Benefit They're Real Mascara
 
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