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Estee Lauder and MAC are two of the best foundation brands available. Estee Lauder Double Wear is my current daily choice of foundation, while MAC offers a huge range of foundations for different skin types and situations. Whichever brand you’re looking at trying out, I’ve created a conversion chart between Estee Lauder Double Wear and the MAC shades to help you find your perfect match.
Disclaimer: Of course not all shades have an exact match. For example the Estee Lauder Double Wear in shade Alabaster is lighter than anything MAC currently offers. However, I’ve tried my best to find the closest shades possible and to include any notable differences where applicable.
This isn’t meant to be an exact conversion chart, but rather a rough guide to help you find your perfect foundation shade. You’ll also notice that some of the Double Wear shades are matched to the same MAC shade. This is because Estee Lauder have some shades that are only subtly different, and in this case I recommend either looking at swatches online or going in store to find your perfect shade.
Why Should You Know Your MAC Shade?
It’s always useful to know your MAC shade, even if you don’t use their foundations. Many online reviewers will state their MAC shade before mentioning whether a product works for them, meaning you can work out which products will look good on you without even having to try them on.
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Estee Lauder Double Wear To MAC Foundation Shade Conversion Chart
This chart doesn’t include every shade in either range, but I’ll be updating it whenever I find a new match. So if you know of a good match then please leave it down in the comments so we can fill the chart out!
Estee Lauder Double Wear
|Alabaster is a little lighter than NC10.
|Shell is a little lighter and more cool toned than NW10.
|1C1 Cool Bone
|Cool Bone is a little darker than NW10.
|1N1 Ivory Nude
|Ivory Nude is a little more cool toned than NC15.
|Ecru is a little more warm toned than NW15
|2C0 Cool Vanilla
|2C1 Pure Beige
|2N1 Desert Beige
|3N1 Ivory Beige
|4N1 Shell Beige
|4N2 Spiced Sand
|4W1 Honey Bronze
|4W2 Toasty Toffee
|5C1 Rich Chestnut
|5W2 Rich Caramel
|6C1 Rich Cocoa