Estee Lauder Double Wear To MAC Foundation Shade Conversion Chart

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Estee Lauder Double Wear To MAC Foundation Shade Conversion Chart

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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.

 

estee lauder double wear to mac foundation shade conversion chart

 

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.

 

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

MAC

Notes

0N1 Alabaster NC10 Alabaster is a little lighter than NC10.
1C0 Shell NW10 Shell is a little lighter and more cool toned than NW10.
1C1 Cool Bone NW10 Cool Bone is a little darker than NW10.
1N0 Porcelain NC10  
1N1 Ivory Nude NC15 Ivory Nude is a little more cool toned than NC15.
1N2 Ecru NW15 Ecru is a little more warm toned than NW15
1W1 Bone NC15  
1W2 Sand NC20  
2C0 Cool Vanilla NW15  
2C1 Pure Beige NC35  
2C3 Fresco NW20  
2N1 Desert Beige NC25  
2N2 Buff NC25  
2W1 Dawn NC25  
2W2 Rattan NC30  
3N1 Ivory Beige NC35  
3W1 Tawny NC37  
3W2 Cashew NC40  
4N1 Shell Beige NC42  
4N2 Spiced Sand NC42  
4W1 Honey Bronze NC42  
4W2 Toasty Toffee NC44  
5C1 Rich Chestnut NW47  
5W1 Bronze NC45  
5W2 Rich Caramel NW43  
6C1 Rich Cocoa NW47  
6W1 Sandalwood NC50  

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