MAC Concealers : NC or NW?

Wondering what concealer shade suits you?
Here's a comparison of MAC Studio finish concealer in NC20 & NW20 shades.

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Yes I'm aware that NC means "Neutral Cool" and NW for "Neutral warm", but this is easier to remember =)

NC means Not Cool = Warm skintones
NW means Not Warm = Cool skintones

Learn more about MAC's Shade Guide HERE.

As you can see, there's a noticeable difference between the 2 shades.

NC is yellow toned and suits almost all skintones. Choose a shade lighter if you want to brighten the undereye area or a your skintone shade if you want to hide pimples /blemishes.

NW on the other hand is a peachy-beige that suits cool or neutral skintones. This shade also counteracts dark undereye circles.

Hope this post helps. =)

Till next time,


Anastacia said...

I always go with a yellow toned ones. Yay! I want one too :P

+ S T A R + said...

thanks for the review. if ever there will come a time that i want some mac concealers, ill visit you because you have nice reviews about concealers =)

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maki said...

short but very helpful tip. thanks khymm.

✿M.I.T.C.H said...

Helpful post sis.. This will really help those who are not so familiar with MAC's shade... =)

Whitney & the full effect said...

that's a great way to remember it!
NC (not cool) instead of the original Neutral Cool and NW (not warm) which stands for Neutral Warm.

great post!!

JoiceyTwenty said...

ohhhh thank you!!! this really helped :)) i'm NC :))


Ashley Dy said...

Oh wow! I love MAC. Awesome blog, love!

Celina (Fables in Fashion) said...

Oh wow! This is great because I JUST bought NC20 over the weekend... I wonder whether I should consider getting the NW20 for my dark circles?