What is the difference between NC and NW?

NW (neutral warm) is for cool, pink undertones, while NC (neutral cool) is for warm, yellow undertones. It can be confusing for the unfamiliar – it really seems like the NW and NC should be reversed, but it helps to think of NW as “not warm” and NC as “not cool.”

What is NC skin tone?

“NC” (known as Neutral, Nude, or Naked Cool) and “NW” (known as Naked, Nude, or Neutral Warm) are skin product terminologies used by cosmetic brands to classify products for different skin tones. They are often used for foundations and concealers.

What does NC mean in foundation?

Neutral Cool
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 is the difference between NC and C in MAC?

N, C, and W stand for “neutral,” “cool,” and “warm,” respectively. So, a N shade has more of a yellow/pink balance, a C shade is more yellow than a NC shade, and a W shade is more pink than a NW shade.

What’s the difference between Mac NC20 and NW20?

MAC makes their products according to the colour wheel, so NW (Neutral Warm) is meant for cooler skin tones to neutralize them. NC (Neutral Cool) is meant for Warmer skin tones to neutralize them. So yellow and golden skins need an NC and pinkish skin needs an NW.

What is the difference between NC and NW MAC foundation?

What is one shade lighter than NC42?

Hi @Nainika Singh, try one shade lighter which is NC41. For matte blush you can try brands like Milani, Bobbi brown and MAC.

How do I know if my MAC is NW or NC?

One quick way is to check the veins on your forearm If they appear greenish- you are likely to have warm skin and likely to need an NC shade. If they appear blue-ish you are likely to have cool skin and need an NW shade. This would be an approximate way. Otherwise go to the MAC MUA and ask them their opinion.