MAC Studio Collection for Spring 2013 (Shade Extensions)

MAC Studio Collection for Spring 2013

M·A·C focuses on glamour from an artistic and professional perspective with new shades of Studio Foundation that offer an enhanced spectrum of colour and coverage with a highly nuanced level of studio-quality perfection. Featuring formulas enriched with antioxidants and suited for all skin types, the concealers and correctors can be used individually or combined to perfectly match any skin tone.

The pros know that no one’s skin is perfect, especially in the studio where the lighting is full on. M•A•C’s New Conceal and Correct Palette delivers exceptional colour and coverage with the professional’s high-level needs and creative vision in mind. Each palette contains four Studio Finish Concealers and two Studio Finish Corrector shades grouped by Light, Medium, Medium Deep and Dark that mirror even the hardest to match skin tones.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • NW10 (New)
  • NW13 (New)
  • C5.5 (New)
  • C5 (New)
  • C4.5 (New)
  • C3.5 (New)

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • NW10 (New)
  • NW13 (New)
  • NW18 (New)
  • NW22 (New)
  • NW33 (New)
  • NW44 (New)
  • NW46 (New)
  • NW48 (New)
  • NW58 (New)
  • C5.5 (New)
  • C5 (New)
  • C4.5 (New)
  • C3.5 (New)


  • 116 Blush Brush ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)
  • 193 Angled Foundation Brush ($33.00 U.S. / $39.50 CDN)
  • 195 Concealer Brush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
  • 217 Blending Brush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

Pro Conceal and Correct Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Light NC15, W10, NC20, NW20, Pale Yellow, Pale Pink
  • Medium NC30, NW25, NC35, NW35, Mid-Yellow, Mid-Peach
  • Medium Deep NC40, NW40, NC42, NW43, Rich Yellow, Burnt Coral
  • Dark NC45, NW45, NC50, NW55, Ochre, Pure Orange

Availability: North America January 3rd, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at; International January 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and

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Yay for NW10, but waaaah no NC10! I actually find Studio Sculpt in NC15 a great match for me, but all the other foundations in this shade (and prolongwear in 1) are too dark. Strange…

That is because studio sculpt nc15 runs one shade lighter and more neutral (less golden), so it has really the paleness of nc10. You can check the swatches on the karlasugar blog, you will see that there is a huge gap between nc15 and 20.

Finally. I’ve always liked Studio Fix, but the liquid never came in an NW shade light enough for me, and NC15 makes me look green. And I’m glad to see some really pale concealer colors. I have Full Coverage in W10, which is just a really big pot of concealer, so that’s nice that it was added to one of the palettes. I wish it were available in the small pots, though.

My thoughts exactly. And frankly, as a makeup artist, I’m more likely to use a warm-toned foundation anyway- even those who do have pink tones in their skin typically don’t want to emphasize them; the warm balances them out. Oh well, it’s a step in the right direction…

This is amazing! After this crazy summer I’ve been blending NW45 with NW50 to get the right shade! I am looking forward to experimenting with the other shades around NW45. Kudos MAC for doing this!

How did I know they would only include a pink toned pale foundation shade? >( I am NC 5 but yellower. I doubt I’ll ever be able to wear a MAC foundation. But at least they are always improving their shade selection for ladies with darker skin.

This is a great collection, but I wish they’ve made a Light-Medium palette, NC15 would be too light for me whereas NC35 way too dark 🙁 It would have been lovely if there was a palette with NC20 and NC25

Wowwwww I’m actually a little bit impressed…seems like MAC is starting to open their eyes a bit more about what other brands are doing! I haven’t looked at the rest of the 2013 collections Christine has uploaded but for the first time in a LONG time, I feel kind of excited!

I think it’s great that MAC is willing to expand their shade range but I honestly feel like this is a step backwards with all those NW shades for darker skins. There are way more women who are darker skinned that do not have red in their skin than will justify so many shades here. They should have expanded the C and NC shades farther in the SFF. If C6 & C7 can exist in the SF powder and F&B why stop at C5.5 in the SFF? Ridiculous. I hope they are still in the lab mixing these shades and will come out with more in the summer, otherwise I can’t help but feel some kind of way (negative) about MAC. Hmmph!

I agree, I don’t think there are enough yellow-toned shades for darker skin. Not all darker skin is red-toned. I’m personally in between NC45 and NC50. The jump between these shades is much too drastic, I would have loved to see an NC47 (or C6.5 or C7). I’m tired of mixing.

What I don’t understand is the introduction of “C” labeling in SFF…why not keep the number labeling consistent?

The fact that the concealer palettes are permanent though?!?! That is amazing to me! I will be buying these for my kit and the dark/medium dark for myself. I wish NW43 was in the dark, I use it to conceal undereye circles.

I normally use the Mac Studio Fix Powder in C4. I decided to try out the Studio Fix Fluid just yesterday however I was disappointed to find out that they do not offer a C4 in that but the C3.5 & C4.5 just came out and so, I came across this article.
I was told:
1. I could try NC40 but that appears orange on me. 2. That I could mix the 2 shades 3.Just try the C3.5 which is apparently closer to the C4 then the C4.5.

I will be making a trip to MAC tomorrow and buying the C3.5. I am puzzled why they would come out with the halves but not the actual numbers. Also, none of the other liquid foundations offer a C color. Let’s see how this half foundation numbered foundation turns out though.

If anyone has tried any of the above, it’d be nice to get some feedback!

Hmm, well, where are the pale yellow shades? Is C2 the lightest yellow shade MAC makes? I don’t want anything beige, so no NC. What I really need is CC15.

I went into two BT2 stores on April 2nd 2013 only to find the lightest MAC shades they stocked were NW15/NC15 .. When I asked about NW10/13 they said they had “never heard of those colours”. I’m usually NW15 but I’ve become paler and when I went in and explained this to them they matched me to NC15 instead. Needing a new foundation, I just put up with the slight mismatch of colour and bought it, figuring I could correct it with powder (which is what I usually do).
Can anyone tell me why the MAC counters haven’t got the new pale shades yet?

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