Mac Shades

(4 Posts)
Snoozy1 Thu 15-Sep-16 11:37:08

Was going to order the new Studio Fix perfecting stick, but have never quite got the hang of their shades. I'm around the shade 20, but not sure if NW or NC. I always thought NW was warm (yellow toned) and NC cool (pink toned) I'm pink toned and assumed I'd need NC20, but looking at some swatches online they look the other way around?

MaxineRockatansky Thu 15-Sep-16 11:43:42

NW: cool, pink toned.

NC: warm, yellow toned.

The names were based on the idea that if you're naturally cool you'd need warmed toned foundation to counteract that. Which is pure bollocks.

ElspethFlashman Thu 15-Sep-16 11:47:46

I always remember it as NW = Not Warm and NC = Not Cool.

If you're pink you need NW20. Also check out N4 which is just Neutral so neither warm nor cool and would be very similar to NW20 in shade.

Snoozy1 Thu 15-Sep-16 11:55:04

That's great. Just checked and they don't do neutral shades in the stick, so off to order NW20. Thanks for the explanations. x

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