Friday, June 18, 2010

MAC Studio Fix Fluid & Revlon Colorstay Foundation Color Chart

For all requests on helping you choose a suitable shade: I've found this chart from around the web, so I really have no idea and won't be able to help you pick out a shade from Revlon or MAC. Sorry! Good luck though!

Hi everyone!! :) Getting back to beauty blogging... I've heard great reviews about BOTH MAC SFF & Revlon Colorstay Foundation, but I have never tried using them yet :3

But MAC's foundations are sooooooooo expensive, so I only grabbed only the exfoliator. Their foundations were $48.00 each, so both products would be $AUD96.00 ... Therefore, I am gonna order from USA... Since the foundations are only $USD28.00.. But I need to find a US resident who will be able to help me out :3

ANYWAYS. So.. since I have an idea of what shade I am... I was struggling to find the equivalence in Revlon's Colorstay foundation. Took me a while to research this. And I hope this helps for you too! ... If you're facing the same problem.

This chart was copied DIRECTLY from HERE >

Revlon Colorstay vs MAC Studio Fix Fluid - Color Chart

Ivory: NW15/NC15 (lightest shade of the ranges)
Buff: NC20 (best match for fair NCs)
Sand Beige: NC20-25 (with somewhat neutral undertones)
Nude: NC25 (with peachy undertones, definitely not for pinks or true goldens)
Natural Beige: NW20 (tends to run pink)
Medium Beige: NC27 (between Sand Beige & Golden Beige)
Fresh Beige: NW25 (with pinky undertones)
Golden Beige NC30 (with yellow/olive undertones)
Warm Golden: NW30/NC30 (with somewhat neutral undertones)
True Beige: NW30 (with pinky undertones - for Fresh Beige in Summer)
Natural Tan: NC40/NC42 (more neutral than Golden Caramel)
Early Tan: NW35 (with somewhat peach undertones)
Rich Tan: NW35 (with pinkish undertones)
Golden Caramel: NC40/NC42 (more golden than Natural Tan)
Toast: NW43/NC45 (with neutral undertones)
Rich Ginger: NW45 (very peachy-pink)
Caramel: NC45
Cappucino: NC50 (slightly more peach than Caramel)
Mahogany: NW50/NC55 (the darkest of NWs, but not extremely peachy)
Mocha: NW55 (seems to be very cool toned)

I am gonna check out the range soon, and most definitely WILL try out the testers! This chart may not be precise, so please be careful! :)

I am by-no-means an expert. I don't understand much of these shading things! But if you have any question! Please leave in the comment and we can try to discuss with other beauty bloggers too! :)

EDIT: Please not that this color chart does NOT apply to Revlon's PhotoReady Foundation

26 comments:

  1. i have use Revlon colorstay early tan but a bit dark for me. im still using it. so wanna ask what is the colour that a bit lighter than this?

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  2. Thank you soooo much for this blog post! Super informative since I am on a budget and cannot purchase my Usual MAC fix fluid right now. I will try the Buff.

    Thanks again,

    Mandy

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  3. Great peice of info. You dont have color matches with Dior by any chance? lol

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  4. I've used Revlon colorstay liquid foundation in medium beige for years, but since moving to a dark place that doesn't get much sun medium beige is now too dark. Any suggestion on which lighter shade I should try? Please, I could really use your help! I've used medium beige since I first started using foundation when I was 15 and now I am so confused! Please help!

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  5. Very good! I'm always interested in seeing mac equivalents of foundations even though I don't use M.A.C. It's still a good thing to know because so many people use those shades for comparison. I am NC15-20 and I use the buff it is pretty good match for me! the ivory in Revlon colour stay was too pink for me.

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  6. im an nc35 in mac what would be a good shade in revlon colorstay

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  7. MY FACE IS LIKE YELLOW AND LIGHT??? WHICH FOUNDATION IS BETTER FOR ME..

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    1. Not sure if you found your foundation but i had the same problem and found that golden beige is pretty good.warm goldenlooked a tad too yellow

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  8. Hi, I'm always confused as to what shade of foundation I am. Revlon Photoready in Caramel is the only one that perfectly matches my skin. But, I do not like the shimmer in it and I'd like to switch over to the Colorstay range. Which one do you think would be a shade match?? Please help me!

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    1. Hi!! I'm so sorry I couldn't help you! I actually reposted this from a site I found online back in the yonks -- I personally am not very much of REVLON/MAC user also! x

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  9. This had been the most helpful chart I've seen! Thank u so much I'm going to try natural tan now :)

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  11. Very good and helpful information on Mac's fluid foundation.

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  12. great post! very helpful. I'm always on the hunt for a new foundation in my shade. i'm also an NC30!

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  13. I just recently got coloured matched for MAC NW 18, i was using Ivory in revlon colourstay and it was just too yellow on me and made me look terrible, so hoping the MAC looks better, if not might have to try Buff in Revlon even though it is darker.

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  14. So helpful thank you!!Linking this page in a blog post today !

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  15. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I HAVE BEEN USING THE WRONG COLORSTAY SHADE THE ENTIRE TIME :/

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  16. can u help,i was using revlon colourstay in golden caramel.but the colour isnt available anymore where i stay,could u suggest me almost same colours that is available which is early tan,warm golden,toast and nude..

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  17. Anybody know which one matches NC37?

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    1. do you have golden/yellow undertones? if so, then golden caramel.
      or try neutral tan if you have more neutral undertones.
      i use nc37 in mac and i tried the warm golden and it oxidizes way too pink for me and was a a bit light as well. but try that one out if you think it'd be a good match.

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  18. Does the 'W' and 'C' on 'NW/NC' mean Warm and Cool? Cuz that would help so much in finding my shade.

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    1. Yes. It does. However, in MAC's books, cool is used to counteract warm to a "neutral" tone. Applied vice versa, meaning:

      People with cool undertones, use NW range.
      People with warm undertones, use NC range.

      I hope that helps xx

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