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I thought it’d be helpful to swatch some of MAC’s transition shades side by side since it can be hard to see the undertone differences on the website. These are shades I find suitable for my skin tone (MAC is C7/C8 and sometimes I can get away with NC45). The brand does offer both lighter and darker colors than what I have swatched here, so if nothing here suits your skin tone, all is not lost.
Swatches, top row: MAC cork, saddle, brown script, and soft brown**
Swatches, bottom row: MAC texture and uninterrupted**
Swatches: MAC brown script, swiss chocolate**, and bougie babe (LE)
I know that Bougie Babe was a limited edition shade, but anyone who does have it may want to know how it compares to some of the permanent shades. All of the shades swatched with the exception of bougie babe are still available in the permanent range. The refill pans like the ones pictured cost $8**. The shade brown script can only be purchased as a refill pan. However, if you want other shades in a regular compact, they are $19**.
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