Beige skin tone or beige skin color is a light to medium shade that is usually described as “light beige”, “buff”, “nude” and “rose beige”.
These shade names are not a precise way to determine one’s foundation/concealer shade, so at Redmond Mom we use the MAC foundation shade system to classify skin shades.
But before we get into the MAC foundation shade system, let’s go over some skin tone basics.
1. Know your skin tone depth
When we describe someone as “light-skinned” or “dark-skinned”, we are really describing their skin tone depth.
Someone with “beige skin tone” would fall between light to medium skin tone depth.
2. Find your skin undertone
Determining your skin undertone is crucial because the worst foundation mismatches tend to be shades that make one appear unusually orange or pink or grey.
Broadly speaking, skin undertones fall into 4 categories:
Warm skin tones look more yellow.
Cool skin tones look more pink.
Neutral skin tones are somewhere between yellow and pink.
Olive skin tones have green and grey hues.
3. MAC foundation shade system explained
Here at Redmond Mom, we use the MAC foundation shade system to classify brands and shade matches/equivalents because it’s more precise.
NC: has yellow, neutral and olive undertones
NW: has pink and neutral undertones
C: has yellow and olive undertones
For example, someone who is MAC NW20 will have light to medium skin with pink and/or neutral undertones.
What is rose beige skin tone?
What is warm beige skin tone?
Once you’ve determined your skin tone depth and undertone, you can find the right foundation/concealer shade by using the table below.
|Light to Medium Warm |
|Light to Medium Cool |
|NC25 Foundation Matches/Equivalents||NW25 Foundation Matches/Equivalents|
|NC30 Foundation Matches/Equivalents||NW25 to NW30 Foundation Matches/Equivalents|
|NC35 Foundation Matches/Equivalents|
Top foundations for light to medium skin (warm or neutral undertones)
Top foundations for light to medium skin (cool or neutral undertones)
How to find your foundation shade that matches your skin tone
Once you’ve figured out your skin tone depth and undertone, check out our extensive Foundation Matcher to find foundation brands and shades that match your skin tone.
If you want to know your shade for a specific foundation or concealer, use our Shade Finders to find the right match:
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