Want a flawless complexion no matter your skin type? Look to professional makeup brand M.A.C Cosmetics. With M.A.C, you can create the perfect makeup base routine and enjoy airbrushed skin everyday. A gorgeous range of high-performance foundations and concealers available in a variety of finishes, coverages, and shades, M.A.C face makeup is designed to be long-lasting and skin-like—never heavy or cakey.
Why Is M.A.C Foundation Good?
M.A.C is a professional beauty brand that’s loved by makeup artists, beauty experts, and everyday people alike. M.A.C foundations are known to be of the highest quality, with long-lasting formulas to take you from day to night. The brand also has an extensive makeup shade range, having been one of the first companies to cater to the lightest and darkest skin tones as well as warm, cool, and neutral undertones. M.A.C Cosmetics offers a variety of foundations, so no matter whether you have oily, dry, normal, mature, or sensitive skin, you can enjoy the benefits of a M.A.C foundation.
M.A.C Foundation Shades Explained
On first glance, M.A.C foundation shades can be a little confusing. In fact, they can still be confusing after the second glance! The brand uses a unique numbering and lettering system, one which works differently to that of other makeup brands.
First, the letters refer to a particular undertone: warm or cool. The trick with M.A.C, though, is that you DON’T want to pick a makeup that matches your undertone. You want to pick the opposite undertone to balance your complexion!
So, if you have a warm complexion with yellow and olive hues, you want to look at ‘C’ shades. And if you have a cool complexion with pink and rosy hues, look for ‘W’ shades. The ‘N’ stands for neutral, which tones down the amount of warmth or coolness in the foundation. That means an ‘NC’ shade is less pink than a ‘C’ shade is.
Second, the numbers refer to the lightness or darkness of your skin. The higher the number, the darker the shade.
If you’re unsure of your M.A.C foundation shade, you can always use our Findation tool on the product page to find your match.