August 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm #188735
Hi everyone, ..umm this is my first post on this forum., feel a bit shy lol
Anyway I have a problem. I’ve been using MAC mineralize satinfinish for the past 2 years in NC 37. The MAC counter I got it from had a very helpful salesgirl who took a lot of time in helping me decide what shade to get. Recently I needed more coverage (dermalogical issues), I bought it from the MAC counter at an airport. I didn’t remember my previous MAC shade (The one i’ve been using and which comes out fine in pictures and in real life) while buying the new foundation. I got the Studio Fix fluid this time and the girl was in a big hurry (lots of customers and only 2 salesgirls at the counter), the foundation she picked out for me was NC30 ! I saw the shade number when I got home ! I can’t return it since I’m in a different country now (although it’s still in the original box and I haven’t used it), so now I’m confused. Is the studio fix NC numbering different from the mineralize one ? And is it soo different that she gave me a foundation that was 7 shades lighter. Her own makeup was fine so I trusted her choice and went completely with her suggestion because I don’t use makeup very often and have no clue how to shop for the right foundation for your skin colour. Help me please ! Should I use the NC 30 foundation, it’s possible my skin changed colour over the past 2 years, or should I just give it to someone with lighter skin than myself, my sister maybe. Help !
ThanksAugust 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm #188796
A lot of people, when they state what their foundation shade is in MAC, do not specify which foundation accompanies that shade. Personally, it drives me bonkers. An NC30 in MAC Studio Fix Fluid will not be the same as NC30 in MAC’s other formulas, as some ranges run darker or lighter than others. (Pro Longwear and the Mineralize cream foundation both run darker than Studio Fix Fluid, for instance.)
Mineralize Satinfinish has been discontinued, but I seem to remember it ran fairly light?
If it’s too light for you, you may as well swap it or give it to someone else. Then, when you go foundation shopping again, try to remember to bring your Satinfinish with you (if you still have some), so you can compare and contrast.August 29, 2012 at 7:49 am #188869
thanks for the reply shellygrrl. But is the difference between mineralize satinfinish and studio fix fluid so much that an NC30 in studio fix would be equal to an NC37 in mineralize satinfinish ?
There’s no MAC in my country so I’m relying on the internet for adviceSeptember 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm #189445
I wish I could remember for sure. And unfortunately there are no swatches of Mineralize Satinfinish online.
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