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For Shanus, what do you think of MAC's warm-cool system?

To me pink is cool and yellow is warm, yet twice I watched their shows and they say just the opposite.  I threw up my hands and ignore their shows.  Since I know from the old days when I actually had a department store to shop at, that they have a really nice line, and I might want to try them again.  I'm worried about getting the totally wrong shade of foundation.

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Re: For Shanus, what do you think of MAC's warm-cool system?

FWD:   @Shanus 

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Re: For Shanus, what do you think of MAC's warm-cool system?

@depglass Not shanus, but pink can be cool/blue toned or yellow/warm either.  Colors can go toward one side or the other depending on the mix.  

 

Even black can be grayed to a warmer or cooler color.

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My notification system is usually goofed up so I've gotten into the habit of not using it.  Sorry to all the people that I should have taken more patience to notify.

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@depglass wrote:

To me pink is cool and yellow is warm, yet twice I watched their shows and they say just the opposite.  I threw up my hands and ignore their shows.  Since I know from the old days when I actually had a department store to shop at, that they have a really nice line, and I might want to try them again.  I'm worried about getting the totally wrong shade of foundation.


@depglass   I completely agree. I gave up on MAC foundations because their color system is so confusing. 

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Thank you, Shanus.  Coming from a pro I'm not feeling so bad about ignoring this line.  I do like their lipstick, though.

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Re: For Shanus, what do you think of MAC's warm-cool system?

Their system is the opposite of the rest of the industry's. This just leads to customer confusion and probably to some lost sales. When Lauder bought MAC the original agreement was to give the original owner-makeup designers continued creative control. This has to be a headache for Estée Lauder as well. I listened to a great podcast called Buisiness Wars, Lauder versus Lancome, which discussed the evolution of the Lauder Company and its brands. 

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Re: For Shanus, what do you think of MAC's warm-cool system?

This explains why I couldn't figure out what shade I was in a MAC foundation a few months ago.  Nothing made sense.  Lost sale, I gave up.

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Re: For Shanus, what do you think of MAC's warm-cool system?

@depglass It's very simple. If you can just forget about warm & cool. NC are yellow toned foundations, concealer & powders.

NW are pink/peach toned foundations, concealers & powders.

Then the numbers indicate the level of tone. 

NW10 is a very pale pink based shade.

NC10 is a very pale yellow based shade.

And foundations go up to a shade of 60. So they go from almost white to very deep shades & have tones for everyone (almost) in between.

Straight C shades are stronger toned yellow shades.

I love Mac foundations, concealers, color products, tweezers, mascaras, fragrance...

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@monicakm wrote:

This explains why I couldn't figure out what shade I was in a MAC foundation a few months ago.  Nothing made sense.  Lost sale, I gave up.


 

@monicakm   In most other makeup lines that bother to indicate cool and warm, C stand for cool and W for warm...Duh!?! I can't find a foundation when it's labled the opposite and moved on to other lines.