The NC50 Thread

RaizinnthaSun

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I got a sample of BECCA Radiant Foundation in Mink from Sephora. The sample allowed me to try the foundation for 2 days. It was a REALLY good color match for me, and I loved how the finish of the foundation made my skin look really good when I first put it on. I liked it for about 2-3 hours after I put it on. But then I noticed that it really sank into my pores and every skin imperfection. It made them really stand out. And, I got really oily with this foundation.
I used the BECCA matte skin primer with this. The primer did give me a matte look for about 2 hours, but then the primer didn't do much to combat my oil. Also, the primer dried my skin out a lot, and it stung when I put it on.
So, I was left with dry, slightly flaking skin that still got oily while wearing foundation. Fail.
But, Becca foundation is good to try if you have a hard time finding a good foundation color/undertone match. There are different finishes to the foundations, so you may find one that works for you.
 

BeautyByLele

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Nope! I already have Flamingo from a previous release and I have morange ( same as neon orange) and I just recently picked picked up SLN . So nothing else is appealing to me. Passing on this collection
 
Wore nw 45 for the longest time alway was too red when it oxidized i prefer NC 50 with NW 43 studio fix powder over it Foundation SFF NC 50 SF NW 43 MSFN Dark Studio Moisture tint in dark deep MUFE Velvet mat in 75 (too red though) MUFE HD in 177 (perfect color skin too oily for this wish this shade was in the Velvet) NW 40 studio finish concealer (to highlight) NC 50 or NW 45 studio finish to conceal Blush overdyed (le) tippy (le Hello kitty) format sweet as cocoa raizin love thing love joy dirty plum Cover queen bronzer in Ebony deep sleek contour palatte in.dark Mac definitive contour powder (pro) Lippies: lady Gaga 1 &2 ruby woo touch up the amp high tea plumful modesty
 

kisses87

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Foundations I wear on the regular:
MAC Mineralized Moisture NC50
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Walnut
LA Pro concealer in Toast
Sephora Mattifying Powder in Dark


Favorite Blushes/ Hi-lights:
NARS Taos
NARS Dolce Vita
TheBalm Mary-louMinizer
MAC Shape the Future EDSF


Favorite Lipsticks/Gloss:
MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Hot Chocolate
Wet n Wild 24 Carrot
MAC Embrace Me
 

sagehen

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Favorite Blushes/ Hi-lights:
NARS Taos
NARS Dolce Vita
TheBalm Mary-louMinizer
MAC Shape the Future EDSF


Favorite Lipsticks/Gloss:
MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Hot Chocolate
Wet n Wild 24 Carrot
MAC Embrace Me
I love this l/s shade - how do you wear it? Full on or with a darker liner to contour the lip?

And welcome!
 

StyleBlack

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Depending on the formula, I bounce between NW45-48 and NC50. My "perfect" match is Pro Longwear Concealer in NC50.


Foundations (Though I mostly only wear concealer):
MAC Face & Body C9
MAC Mineralize Moisture NC50
MAC Mineralize Creme MW45
MUFE Face & Body 48 (I think!)
Urban Decay Naked 11.0

Concealer:
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC50 <~~~~~ my fave
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NC50 <~~~~~ my other fave

Powder:
MAC Mineralize Dark (only to highlight the centre of my face); I find Deep Dark looks too red most of the time, and most other brands' "dark" powders look dry and ashy on me.

Lips:
Yikes.... way, way too many. It's like everyday I come up with a new, holy grail, absolute fave lip combination. Right now, my fave "peachy brown girl nude" combo is: Cork liner, Ravishing lipstick, and Over Indulgence Cremesheen
NARS Dragon Girl lip pencil (LOVE)

Highlighter/Bronzer:
I use cream foundations to highlight/contour if I'm really trying to go all out, but for a traditional (shimmery) highlight, I like Cargo Cosmetics Bronzer in Dark
Cover Girl Ebony Bronzer (It's a bit too sparkly so I'm ready to give Guerlain Terracota 08 another shot)

Blush:
NARS Taj Mahal (I use it sparingly because I hate sparkles on my face)
MAC Burnt Pepper
MAC Desert Rose
MAC Frankly Scarlet
MAC Genuine Orange pigment
MAC Rhubarb
 

NiniCakes

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hey ladies!
i see there hasn't been much activity on this thread lately so I just wanted to stop by and check in with everyone! Did anyone find any new dupes for our beloved NC 50? My bestie just told me about black opal's even true makeup, have any of you guys tried this before? she said the coverage was awesome and it felt lightweight so i'm thinking of checking the drugstores to see if they have it in stock in nutmeg, the ones nearest me usually don't so i may have to order it online. I'll come back and report on it soon!
 

Divad2013

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I just got matched with the Studio Tech NC50.... I like it.. I have yellow undertones.... You cant really tell I have it on. The same with the NARS I found it was in sheer glow... I have no idea about concealers. I am looking and trying to learn but its a mess... for me.. I am looking for dupes for the NC50 its pretty expensive for someone who is learning how to put foundation on.
 

neckbones

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MAC NC 50

BOBBI BROWN 7.5 WARM WALNUT OIL-FREE FOUNDATION

FASHION FAIR OIL-FREE SOUFFLE IN BROWN BLAZE

CLINIQUE IN AMBER
 

Siindsz

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I used to wear fashion fair liquid foundation in warm caramel while ago, i liked how the colour was matching and all but as soon as i started to sweat or it rained it just melted off my face.. :( :(
 

sagehen

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I used to wear fashion fair liquid foundation in warm caramel while ago, i liked how the colour was matching and all but as soon as i started to sweat or it rained it just melted off my face.. :( :(
If you like the color match, have you considered wearing a colorless setting powder with antiperspirant? That helps me in high temps.
 

GoldenGirl

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I am so tempted to check out the NARS Sheer Glow foundation today... not that I need ANY more foundations, I just bought one from Lisi Cosmetics and one from BH Cosmetics.

Right now my favorite foundations are MUFE HD 177 and Lisi Cosmetics Silk Veil 109. The MUFE I only wear for special occasions, it's a bit much for every day. The Lisi I use sort of like a tinted moisturizer, mix half a pump with my moisturizer on the back of my hand and apply with a brush.

Fav Concealer: I can't really say it's my favorite, I'm still searching for my HG, but I am currently using MAC Mineralize concealer in NW45.

Powder: Loving MAC's Careblend Pressed Powder in Dark. I also like MUFE's HD Powder, even though it ain't nothing but silica. I like how it makes my face look, but it's a HOT Ghostly mess in flash pictures, so I don't use it often, and especially not on an occasion where I KNOW there will be photos. I also like MAC MSFN in Dark or Medium Deep.

Lips: Viva Glam Cyndi. I absolutely ADORE this one, so much so that I barely use it because it's DC'd. Fresh Brew. 5N from the...um... nudes? collection? I can't remember the name of the collection but it was the one with the lipsticks all like 1N, 2N, 3N, etc. Ruby/RiRiWoo. The Maybelline Vivids.

Highlighter/Bronzer. I have YET to find a bronzer or highlighter that's not a shimmery mess. My pores disagree with all things shimmery. Still looking.

Blush: Loverush, my first ever MAC purchase. Raizin. NARS Taos ( I know I said I don't like shimmery on my cheeks, but I still love this one. I use a light hand and try to buff it out as much as I can with powder), NARS Exhibit A.
 

GoldenGirl

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So I got samples of the Nars sheer glow and sheer matte from Sephora and they are both magical. No. Really. Magical. I do think however, that I prefer the sheet matte just because I like a more matte finish, but the sheer glow made me look so luminous that I am almost considering getting that one instead. For now. I can totally see myself getting both of them in the future, they are THAT good.

What I like about them is that they have yellow undertones, as opposed to red or even peach undertones. I've noticed many foundations made for women of color seem to assume that we all have red undertones and that's not the case. I even tried a sample of the Lancome 24H foundation and while I appreciated the application, feel and finish, the color was all kinds of wrong because the undertones were so red, which made it too dark. I considered getting the next lighter shade, but eh! I have Nars Sheer Glow/Matte now, I'm all good!


I have the sheer matte on today, and will wear the sheer glow again tomorrow, using a different application method than I used the last time I used it, to see if I can get it to stay a little more matte on my skin but still give me that fabulous glow, but so far these foundations are AWESOME. And it's summertime here in NYC where you'd expect it to just melt off my face. The secret tho is that daggone beauty blender. I resisted buying it for SOOO long cause I was like I do NOT need that expensive sponge, but I saw that amazon was selling two of them for a little more of the price of one of them in Sephora so I caved. Using it really sheers out the foundation, but you still get coverage and a lovely finish.

Ok, enough rambling.
 

Copperhead

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So I got samples of the Nars sheer glow and sheer matte from Sephora and they are both magical. No. Really. Magical. I do think however, that I prefer the sheet matte just because I like a more matte finish, but the sheer glow made me look so luminous that I am almost considering getting that one instead. For now. I can totally see myself getting both of them in the future, they are THAT good.

What I like about them is that they have yellow undertones, as opposed to red or even peach undertones. I've noticed many foundations made for women of color seem to assume that we all have red undertones and that's not the case. I even tried a sample of the Lancome 24H foundation and while I appreciated the application, feel and finish, the color was all kinds of wrong because the undertones were so red, which made it too dark. I considered getting the next lighter shade, but eh! I have Nars Sheer Glow/Matte now, I'm all good!


I have the sheer matte on today, and will wear the sheer glow again tomorrow, using a different application method than I used the last time I used it, to see if I can get it to stay a little more matte on my skin but still give me that fabulous glow, but so far these foundations are AWESOME. And it's summertime here in NYC where you'd expect it to just melt off my face. The secret tho is that daggone beauty blender. I resisted buying it for SOOO long cause I was like I do NOT need that expensive sponge, but I saw that amazon was selling two of them for a little more of the price of one of them in Sephora so I caved. Using it really sheers out the foundation, but you still get coverage and a lovely finish.

Ok, enough rambling.
Which shades are you trying in the Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte? I wear some of the shades you wear and I was thinking Macao would be the one for me to try. Or would it be Trinidad?

I absolutely LOVE the Beauty Blender! Before I got it I was like, 'But it's just a darn sponge! I'm not spending that for a sponge', LOL, but hey, I love the thing.
 
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