What does NC and NW mean in MAC?
As many of you may already know, the MAC color system is divided into NW and NC tones. NW (neutral warm) is for cool, pink undertones, while NC (neutral cool) is for warm, yellow undertones.
What does C and N mean in MAC?
C – Stands for Cool. Best for yellow, golden olive skin. NC – Stands for Neutral Cool. So is best for skins with a slight golden glow. Common color.
What is NW20 skin tone?
NW20. rosy beige w/ rosy undertone for light skin.
What is my NC skin tone?
NC: Neutral Cool – golden beige undertones. NW: Neutral Warm – red, pink or blue undertones. N: Neutral – beige undertones. C: Cool – Yellow, golden or olive undertones.
What color is C5 in MAC?
MAC C5 is described by the brand as “Peachy beige with golden undertone for medium skin.” It is a shade in the Studio Fix Powder Plus range, which is a pressed powder foundation with a matte finish and full coverage that retails for $30.00 and contains 0.52 oz.
How do I choose MAC shades?
- Fair. Select Your Undertone.
- Fair+Pink. Select Your Shade.
- Fair+Yellow. Select Your Shade.
- Fair+Neutral. Select Your Shade.
- Light. Select Your Undertone.
- Light+Pink. Select Your Shade.
- Light+Yellow. Select Your Shade.
- Light+Neutral. Select Your Shade.
What color is NW20?
MAC NW20 is described by the brand as “Rosy beige with rosy undertone for light skin.” It is a shade in the Studio Fix Powder Plus range, which is a pressed powder foundation with a matte finish and full coverage that retails for $30.00 and contains 0.52 oz.
Is nw15 the same as nw20?
When I got home, obviously my first instinct was to compare my new NW15 to my NW20. I couldn’t get over it. They were more a less the same!! I was expecting NW15 to be much lighter as it’s the lightest shade they do, but no. Have a look. NW15 is on the left of ALL photos.
What do NC and NW mean in Mac Foundation labelling?
Many clients ask me about the labelling of MAC foundations as they don’t understand what NC and NW means and how to colour match themselves. In colour theory, we’re taught that cool undertones are reds, pinks and blues and that warm undertones are yellow, peaches and golds. However, in MAC labelling, the undertones are the opposite.
What is the difference between NC and NW undertones?
NW: Neutral Warm – red, pink or blue undertones. N: Neutral – beige undertones. So a person with yellow, peach or golden undertones would be suited well to an NC foundation whereas a person with red, pink or blue undertones would be better suited to an NW foundation.
Does Studio Fix Fluid colour match Mac nw20?
So last year I was colour matched in MAC as NW20. Grand job, bought my first bottle of Studio Fix Fluid-which I love. Since then my skin has lightened due to the fabulous weather we have been having here in Ireland lately (not). NW20 isn’t very dark on me but I do notice a bit of a difference between my face and body which annoyed me.