i popped to fenwick in newcastle yesterday and was matched to shade 4 which they say is the equivalent of mac nw20. i'm nw15 in studiofix fluid and find that to be far too dark/orange for me, so please take the comparison charts as a guide only. if i'd have gone by the guides i would have been matched to number 2!
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as you can see number 4 is a pretty good match for me, the mua tried both 4 & 5 but we settled on 4 because it's warmer. if you're around the same skin-tone as me but cooler, definitely go with 5. whilst i've only had this for two days, i must say i am REALLY impressed. the more you buff it into your skin the more it looks like your-skin-but-better. it almost melts into your face, rather than adds a layer of product. i'm not sure what it is but i've found the lasting power of this incredible too - i applied it yesterday morning, went about my day, went to see bright eyes and jenny lewis play in a very hot room in the evening, got home at midnight and i didn't even need to powder. that's impressive! so overall, loving it so far. i was going to wait a while to post about it, but i figured some pictures of how it looks might help someone! i might do a more in-depth post when i've used it more.
in other news i applied to university a few weeks ago, had an interview a week ago and on monday i was accepted onto the course. so yeah i'm going to be starting a mental health degree come september. for everyone who hasn't read my dissertation or statements from my previous degree it might seem like a massive change (art to nursing?!) but it's not really. if anything it's a progression from what i've been doing for years, except this way i get a career. art doesn't pay, apparently!