Find your foundation match — advice from Reddit’s r/MakeupAddiction

Buying foundation is such a hit or miss thing for me. Somehow I always end up with a shade that’s completely wrong for me. And then I discovered this fantastic megathread at r/MakeupAddiction where the makeup aficionados there listed all the popular foundation shades that matched their skin tones.

I wanted to make that super useful resource easier to use, so I’ve extracted the shade info from the thread and sorted it by MAC shade.

Enjoy!

NC5 to NC10 Foundation Matches

If NC5 is too light for you and NC10 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Bobbi Brown foundations Porcelain
Buxom Show Some Skin Tickle the Ivory
Cover FX i N0 (for winter) and N10 (for summer)
D&G Perfect Finish Powder Foundation 50 Ivory review
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX 01 review
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 100 Ivoire N
Marc Jacobs foundations Ivory 10
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation stick 110 Porcelain review
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Chantilly

NC10 Foundation Matches

very fair beige with neutral undertone for very fair skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC10.

Estee Lauder Cool bone
Giorgio Armani luminous silk 2
Kat Von D Lock It Light 44
Kat Von D lock it powder  42
Lancome teint idole 90
Loreal True Match W1
loreal true match W2
MAC face and body C1
Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Ivory Light 10
Maybelline Fit me matte+poreless 110 Porcelain
Missha perfect cover BB cream #13
MUFE stick 115
Sephoras Color IQ 1Y01
Shiseido Sheer and perfect compact  I00
Tarte tinted moisturizer Ivory
Too Faced Cocoa powder foundation Fair
UD naked skin 1.0

NC10 or NW10 Foundation Matches

If either NC10 or NW10 match you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Opal
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Fair beige
Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Fair honey

NC15 Foundation Matches

light beige with golden undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC15.

Bare Minerals N10
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream 31
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Light Vanilla (51)
Covergirl 3-in-1 805
Estee Lauder Double Wear 1n1 
Estee Lauder Double Wear 1W1
Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation 101 Perfect Beige
Givenchy Teint Couture Elegant Porcelain 1
KVD Lock It Light 42 and 44
Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation Porcelain Ivory
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Crème
loreal true match W2
L’Oreal True Match W1 Porcelain
MAC pro longwear NC 15
MAC Studio Fix Fluid and Studio Sculpt NC 15
meow cosmetics ocicat
MUFE Mat Velvet + No. 20 Ivory
NARS Gobi
NARS Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer Alaska
Nars Sheer Glow Gobi
Nars Sheer Glow/All Day Luminous Gobi
NYX Invincible fair
revlon colorstay whipped  Buff
Revlon Colorstay  Ivory
Urban Decay Naked Skin 1.0

NC15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

If NC15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

3 Concept Eyes Waterful Glossing Foundation Natural Ivory review
Bobbi Brown foundations Porcelain
Chanel Le Blanc Whitening Compact Foundation Radiance Thermal Comfort  20 Beige review
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation 10 review
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Foundation  N20 review
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation 30 Beige review
Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation BC20 review
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation Alabaster review
Cle De Peau Teint Naturel Fluide Cream Foundation 10 review
Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion Foundation  012 Porcelain review
Dior Diorskin Star Studio Foundation 020 Light Beige review
DIOR Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion Foundation 10 review
DiorSkin Forever Undercover 24 Full Coverage Foundation  #010 Ivory review
Estee Lauder Double Wear W1W (a bit yellow)
Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Smoothing Firming Foundation #03 review
Giorgio Armani lasting silk #2
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 04 Light Sand/Light Golden review
Lancôme Teint Idole UltraWear 24H Foundation #02 Lys Rose review
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 101 Classic Ivory
MAC mineralize moisture SPF15 Foundation NC 15
MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation NC 20 review
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Light review
MAC Studio Fix NC 20
Makeup forever duo mat 200
Makeup Forever ULTRA HD Invisible Cover Foundation Y205 Alabaster review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless 110
Napoleon Perdis  Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation Look 1 review
NARS foundations Gobi
NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Mont Blanc review
NARS Sheer Glow Gobi
NARS Tinted Moisturizer Finland
NYX Total Control Drop Foundation 3 Porcelain review
Pacifica Dreamy Cover Bare-Faced Serum Foundation medium/tan review
Senna Cosmetics Lasting Illusion Foundation Buff review
Shu uemura lightbulb 784
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Foundation Compact No. 21 review
Suqqu Nude Wear Liquid Foundation 002 Cool Shell review
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Light Sand review
Tom Ford Flawless Powder Foundation Cream review
Urban Decay Cosmetics All Nighter Foundation 3.25 review
Urban Decay Naked Skin  2
YSL Le Cushion Foundation Fusion Ink 10 review
YSL Youth Liberator Foundation B20 review

NC20 Foundation Matches

light beige with neutral golden undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC20.

Aveda Desert 06 
Bare Minerals Light-medium
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Natural 05
Biotherm Aquasource Evermoist CC Cushion Fair Beige review
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation Vanilla 52
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua B10
Clinique Superbalanced  Alabaster
ELF Flawless Finish foundation Porcelain
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup Foundation Alabaster review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Ecru
Givenchy Teint Couture Balm 1 Nude Porcelain review
IT Cosmetics CC cream Light
Kat Von D Light 45
Lancome Teint Idole 24h Buff 210 (N)
Laneige BB cushion Light
Laura Mercier Photo Finish Oil-Free Cream Ivory
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder #4 review
MAC Face & Body C1
MAC Face & Body N1
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer Y23 Ivory review
Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder Foundation 113 Neutral Porcelain review
Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation Y130 review
Mary Kay Mineral Foundation Ivory 2
Maybelline Super BB Cushion Fresh Matte SPF25 02 Light review
MUFE Pro 117
MUFE Pro 117
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Ceylan
Revlon Nude
Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage Makeup Bare Buff review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped 200 Sand Beige
Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear Perfection Light Ivory
shu uemura Lightbulb Foundation 584
Su:m37 Water-full CC Cushion Perfect Finish 01 Clear Beige review
Tarte Light-medium neutral
Tarte Amazonian Clay Light Sand
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12h Fair-Light Honey
The Body Shop MoistureWhite Bright Compact Foundation #01 review
Too Faced Born This Way Vanilla
Too Faced Born This Way Ivory review
YSL TTE B20

NC20 to NC25 Foundation Matches

If NC20 is too light for you and NC25 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 Sand (2) review
Bobbi brown skin foundation 1 Warm Ivory
Bourjois 123 CC Cream 31 Ivory
Bourjois 123 CC Cream 33 Rose Beige (in summer)
Clarins Instant Concealer #02 review
Clarins Teint Extra-Firming Foundation 108 Sand review
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer 06 Ivory   review
Cover Girl 3 in 1  Buff Beige
Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Ultra-Fluid Serum Foundation #020 review
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup SPF25 2C3 Fresco review
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation #03N Natural review
Guerlain Multi-Perfection Concealer 03 Medium Warm review
Guerlain Parure Gold Fluid Foundation #02 review
Guerlain Parure Gold Gold Radiance Powder Foundation #00 review
La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 Natural #12 review
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation #2 review
Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50+ No.21 Natural Beige review
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation Vanilla review
Laura Mercier Silk Créme Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation Ivory review
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Nude
Lily Lolo Warm Peach
NARS Deauville
RMK Casual Solid Foundation or RMK 3D Finish Nude 101 and 102 review
RMK UV Liquid Foundation #102 review
Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Soul Drops Foundation Essence 062 Lalla review
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water Light review
Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 Fawn review
YSL B20
YSL Touche éclat  B30
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation B20 review

NC25 Foundation Matches

light beige with golden peach undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC25.

A’Pieu Air Fit Cushion SPF 50+/PA+++ No. 21
bareminerals complexion rescue  Ginger
Becca perfect skin mineral foundation Nude
Bobbi brown skin foundation 3
Bourjois healthy mix serum  53
Chanel vitalumiere aqua B20
Covergirl 3 in 1  242 Medium Beige
Estee Lauder Double Wear 2W2 Rattan
Estee Lauder Double Wear Wheat
Hard candy glamoflauge concealer medium/tan
Hourglass Immaculate Golden
IOPE Air Cushion XP C23
Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturiser with SPF Blush
Loreal Infallible 104
Loreal true match concealer W4-5
Mac Face and Body C2
Marc Jacobs genius gel #34 beige medium
March Jacobs marvellous mousse #34 beige medium
Maybelline dream wonder foundation 60
Maybelline Fit Me 220 Natural Beige 
Maybelline fit me concealer light (10)
Maybelline fit me concealer 25
Maybelline master conceal  light/medium
Maybelline stick foundation shine-free Buff Beige
Missha BB creams #23
MUFE HD 140
MUFE Ultra HD Y305
MUFE Ultra HD Y245
MUFE Ultra HD 118 = Y325 Flesh
Naked Skin 4.0
Nars All Day Luminous Santa Fe
NARS All Day Luminous Foundation Fiji
Nars Sheer Glow Punjab
Nars Sheer Glow Fiji
NARS Sheer Matte Fiji
Nars Tinted Moisturizer Alaska
NARS Tinted Moisturizer Groenland
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Natural Beige
Revlon colorstay sand beige
Rimmel 25 hr Soft beige
Sephora color iq  3Y04
Stila Stay All Day Foundation Tone
Tarte Amazonian Clay  Light-Medium Honey
Too Faced Born This Way Warm Nude
YSL Touche Éclat B30

NC30 Foundation Matches

light to medium beige with golden undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC30.

100 % Pure powder foundation  Peach Bisque
Albion Gel Mask Foundation 60 review
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 5.5 review
Armani Maestro Glow Foundation 5.5 review
Bare Minerals Matte Powder  Fairly medium
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer Beige #6 review
By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush #3 Beige
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow foundation No.30 review
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 30 Beige review
Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere Velvet 30
Cle de Peau concealer Almond review
Clinique Airbrush Concealer Medium 02 review
Diorskin Forever foundation 022 Cameo review
Ellis Faas Concealer S204 Medium review
Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer Natural review
Keromask Camouflage Cream 13 review
La Prairie Cellular Treatment Foundation Rose Beige review
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H 320 Bisque review
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Natural Radiance review
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2 review
Le Metier de Beaute Tinted Moisturizer #2 review
Loreal True Match N3
Loreal True Match N4
Loreal True Match C2
Maybelline “Fit Me” Liquid foundation 220 Natural Beige
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St. Moritz review
Serge Lutens compact foundation in B40 B40 review
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder Light/Neutral review
Tom Ford stick foundation 05 Natural review
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Ultimate Concealer Medium Tan review
Youngblood Mineral Foundation Honey review

NC30 to NC35 Foundation Matches

If NC30 is too light for you and NC35 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 40 Beige
cover girl outlast  medium beige
Estee Lauder Double Wear tawny
EX1 Foundation F200-F300
loreal infallible natural beige
Maybelline Fit Me 220 mixed with 240
maybelline fit me matte & poreless  128
MUFE HD 123
MUFE HD/Ultra HD 123/Y365
NARS Stromboli mixed with Ceylan
Sephora perfecting mist airbrush mediun
Tarte Amazonian clay medium sand
Urban Decay Naked Skin 4.0

NC35 Foundation Matches

light to medium beige with peachy golden undertone for medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC35.

Bobbi Brown Skin (stick) Natural 4
Boots N7 – Beautifully Matte Foundation Warm Beige
Bourjois Healthy Mix #54
Chanel Perfection Lumiere  B40
Clarins Everlasting Sand #108
Cover FX Total Cover Creme  G50
Dermablend Cover Creme Golden Beige
Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid  Tawny 3W1
Giorgio Armani – Luminous Silk  6.5
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer #08
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Sand Beige
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid Buff
L’oreal – True Match liquid  W4
MAC Pro Longwear Powder NC 35
MAC Face and Body C4
MAC Matchmaster 4.0
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish  Natural Medium Dark
Makeup Forever Matte Velvet 53.0
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Y365 Desert (previously 123)
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Natural Beige Medium
MUFE Mat Velvet + #35
MUFE – Face and Body #34
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St. Moritz
NARS Sheer Glow Stromboli
Revlon Colorstay Liquid/Whipped Warm Golden
Rimmel – Match Perfection  True Nude #301
Stila Illuminatiing Powder Foundation 50 watts
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Warm Beige
Urban Decay Naked Skin 6.0
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat BD50

NC35 to NC40 Foundation Matches

If NC35 is too light for you and NC40 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme Tan
Bobbi Brown foundation Warm Natural 4.5
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Warm Natural 4.5
Bourjois Healthy Mix No 54 Beige
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet  50 Beige
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 50 Beige
Charlotte Tilbury 7 medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear 4N1 Shell Beige
Giorgio Armani Face Fabric 4.0
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser Caramel
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 107.0
MAC Face and Body C5
MAC Studio Moisture Tint Medium Plus
MUFE N128 
NARS Sheer Glow Barcelona
Smashbox BB Cream Medium

NC40 Foundation Matches

medium beige with golden peach undertone for medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC40.

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation Golden Medium review
Bare Minerals Original Golden Medium review
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! “I’m all The Rage” Beige
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick 4.5 Warm Natural review
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish  Warm Natural or Honey
Bourjois Air Mat foundation 04 Beige review
Bourjois City Radiance 05 Golden Beige/Beige Dore review
Burberry Beauty Compact foundation Trench 07
Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet 50 Beige
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation  7.0 review
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer 08 Golden Neutral review
Clinique Stay Matte foundation honey 11
Estée Lauder Double Wear Shell Beige
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Foundation Honey Bronze 4W1 review
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place 3N1 Ivory Beige
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation 3W2 Cashew review
EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation F200 review
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6 Golden Beige review
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation 7.5 and 8 review
Lancôme teint idole 24hr 410 bisque w
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h Wear 045 Sable Beige review
Loreal infallible matte 108 caramel beige
MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation NC40 review
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC42 review
MAC Pro-Longwear NC 40
MAC Studio Fix NC 40
MAC Studio Fix Liquid NC37 review
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC40 review
Makeup Forever Ultra HD 153 = Y405 Golden Honey review
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth 220 Natural Beige review
maybelline fit me matte & poreless  220 Natural Beige review
Maybelline FITME matte and poreless 238
Mehron Celebre HD Cream Foundation Eurasia Japonais review
Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Sand Beige 06 review
MUFE HD Foundation Y375
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Stromboli review
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Stromboli review
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St. Moritz review
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Ginger review
NARS Sheer Glow  Stromboli review
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint St. Moritz review
Sephora ColorIQ 3Y07
Soap & Glory Instant Retouch Kick Ass Powder Totally Translucent review
Too faced born this way Sand review
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation #4.0 review
Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector Medium review

NC40 to NC42 Foundation Matches

If NC40 is too light for you and NC42 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Becca Complete Coverage Olive
Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation 56.0
Cover FX G60
Dior Foundation 40
Estee Lauder Double Wear  3W2
EX1 Invisiwear foundation F300
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk  7.5
Givenchy Photo Perfection #8
It Cosmetics CC Cream Tan
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo M57
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX11
Lancome Teint Idole  410 Bisque (W)
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Amber
L’oreal true match foundation N6 Honey
MAC pro longwear concealer NC 42
MakeUp Forever HD 153/Y405
MakeUp Forever Mat Velvet+ #53
Tarte Amazonian Clay  Tan sand
Too Faced Born this Way Sand
Urban Decay Naked Skin 7.0

NC42 Foundation Matches

true medium beige with golden undertone for medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC42.

Armani Luminous Silk 8.0
Becca  Bamboo
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick Golden Honey or Warm Honey
Estee Lauder Double Wear Spiced Sand
KVD Lock It Medium 62
Laura Mercier Moisturizing Silk Creme Cashew Beige
MAC Mineralize Moisture NC 42
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Honey Deep 58
MUFE Ultra HD Y385
MUFE Ultra HD Y415
MUFE Ultra HD Stick  Y415
NARS Luminous Weightless Tahoe, Cadiz or Syracuse
NARS Radiant Cream Foundation Barcelona
NARS Sheer Glow Tahoe, Cadiz or Syracuse
Sephora 1Y09 or 2Y09
Sephora Collection 10Hr foundation Walnut
Sephora Color IQ 2Y09
Too Faced Born This Way Sand
Too Faced Born This Way Honey or Sand
UD Naked 6
Urban Decay Naked Skin 6 or 7
YSL Touche Eclat Beige 60

NC44 Foundation Matches

tanned caramel with golden undertone for medium to dark skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC44.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation Tan Deep Sand

NC44 to NC45 Foundation Matches

If NC44 is too light for you and NC45 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Becca Ever matte Amber
Blackup mattifying foundation NFL04
Covergirl Queen Q805 
Estee Lauder Double wear 4W2 (toasty toffee)
Lancome Teint idole 450 suede (N)
MAC careblend powder medium deep and medium dark (medium dark is lighter than medium deep) 
MAC face & Body  C6
Maybelline fit me (matte and poreless and the original formula) 330 Toffee
NARS all day luminous  Syracuse
NARS pure radiant tinted moisturiser Annapurna
NARS sheer glow Tahoe
Sephora airsbrush foundation Almond
Smashbox studio skin 3.4

NC45 Foundation Matches

bronze with golden undertone for dark skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC45.

Lancome Teint Idole 470.0
MUFE HD (old formula) 173 = Y445
NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation  Macao
Sephora 8HR Matifying Powder D50 Mocha
Urban Decay Naked Skin  9.0

NC45 to NC50 Foundation Matches

If NC45 is too light for you and NC50 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Burberry Cashmere Foundation 43 Almond
Dolce & Gabbana The Perfect Matte Foundation 148 Amber
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H 460 Suede W
MAC Face and Body  N9
MAC Studio Fix Foundation N9
Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation Y445
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able  82 Cocoa Light
MUFE HD 178.0
NARS Sheer Glow Tahoe/Macao
Urban Decay Naked Skin 10.0

NC50 Foundation Matches

rich brown with golden undertone for deep dark skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC50.

BlackUp Full Coverage Foundation  HC-14
Cover FX custom cover drops N100
KVD Lock It Tattoo Deep- 74
Loreal Pro Matte Cocoa 112
Loreal Tru Match C8
Makeup Forever Ultra HD (liquid and stick form) 178 -Y535
Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Coconut
Maybelline Fit me 355-360
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Coconut
MUFE Duo Matte Powder 218
MUFE Pro Finish Powder 185
Nars All Day Luminous Trinidad
Sephora Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish 45
Urban Decay Naked Skin 11.5

Lighter than NW10 Foundation Matches

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to Lighter than NW10.

Bobbi Brown skin foundation Alabaster
Illamasqua’s Skin Base foundation SB02
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture 112
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Ivory
Missha bb creams #13
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick Alabaster

NW10 Foundation Matches

very fair beige with rosy undertone for fair skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW10.

Bare Minerals Original Fair
Bare Minerals pressed Fairly light
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick Porcelain (0)
Clinique BB Cream O1
Graftobian GlamAire neutral Lady Fair
Kat Von D Light 42
Kat Von D Lock It Light 42
Lancome Teint Idole 110 Ivoire C
Lancôme teint idole 24hr  100N
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer Porcelain
L’oreal Infalliable Pro-Matte Classic Ivory
L’oreal Pro-matte True Porcelain
L’oreal true match W1
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation Light 10
Maybelline Fit Me concealer Fair
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless 110 Porcelain
Maybelline Fit Me Stick 110
Missha BB cream #13
MUFE liquid foundation Y205 
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Chantilly (for undereye)
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers powder foundation Classic Ivory (10)
Revlon Colorstay  Ivory
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer Light (125)
Sephora 10hr Wear Perfection 10 Light Ivory N
Sephora spray foundation Cream
Tarte Amazonian Clay Fair beige
Tarte BB cream  Fair
Too Faced cocoa powder foundation Fair
Urban Decay Naked 0.5

NW10 to NW20 Foundation Matches

If NW10 is too light for you and NW20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Bobbi Brown Alabaster
IT Cosmetics powder foundation and CC cream Fair
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo light 42
Tarte Amazonian Clay  Fairly Light Beige
Urban decay Naked 0.5
YSL Touche Eclat B10

NW10 to NW13 Foundation Matches

If NW10 is too light for you and NW13 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème Porcelain
It Cosmetics CC+ full coverage cream Fair
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super–Charged Oil–Free Foundation 10 Ivory Light
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation R220
Neutrogena Shine Control foundation Classic Ivory

NW13 Foundation Matches

fair beige with neutral undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW13.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Ivory 805
Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous 105
L’Oreal True Match N1
NARS All Day Luminous  Mont Blanc
UD Naked Skin 0.5

NW15 Foundation Matches

light beige with neutral undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW15.

Bare Minerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Fair 01 review
Bobbi Brown Long Wear 0 Porcelain
Chanel Perfection Lumiere 12 Beige Rose
Covergirl Clean Oil Control Classic Ivory
Eddie Funkhouser 16 Hour 4 Way Liquid Concealer Light review
Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation Fair review
Estée Lauder Double Wear 1C0 Shell
Estée Lauder Double Wear Cool Bone
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation #1 Porcelain + Zero Minus review
Fitglow Beauty Vita-Active Foundation VF 1 review
HOURGLASS Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick Vanilla review
Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation RF115
Kat Von D Lock It  42 Light
Kat Von D Lock It  Light 44
Kat Von D Lock-It Light 42
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX 02 review
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 090 Ivoire (N)
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Vanille or Shell
L’Oreal Infallible Matte 24H 10 Porcelain
L’Oreal Pro-Matte Infallible Classic Ivory
L’Oreal True Match N2
L’Oreal True Match C1 Rose Ivory or Alabaster
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus  NW 15
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation Y225 Marble review
Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation Y215 review
Makeup Forever Mat Velvet 25
Makeup Forever Ultra HD R230
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Y225 Marble review
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick R230
Marc Jacobs ReMARCable 10 Ivory Light
Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation Porcelain Ivory 10 review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless  112
Missha’s Perfect Cover BB cream no.13
MUFE Ultra HD R220 (Pink Porcelain)
NARS Mont Blanc
NARS All Day Luminous  Mont Blanc
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Mont Blanc
NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
NARS Sheer Matte Mont Blanc
Revlon Colorstay ivory
Rodial Airbrush Concealer 01 Aspen review
Rodial Airbrush Make-Up O1 review
Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation Alabaster review
Skin79 BB cream orange label
Suzanne Somers Organics Sheer Flawless Foundation Porcelain  Light review
TEMPTU Air Pod foundation 1 Porcelain review
Too Faced Born This Way Nude
Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer Fair Neutral review
Urban Decay Naked 0.5
YSL Touché Éclat B10

NW15 to NW20 Foundation Matches

If NW15 is too light for you and NW20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Benefit Big Easy BB Cream 2
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer Buttermilk review
Dior Airflash Spray Foundation 200 Light Beige review
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation 02 Beige Clair review
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick Shell review
Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation Beige Ivory review
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick 115 IVory review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation 115 Ivory review
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation 02 Cameo/Classic  Ivory review
Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Frisky Bengal
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Vanilla
NYX Mineral Foundation Stick 04 Light Medium review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Ivory 
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Buff
Revlon Nearly Naked foundation 150 Nude
Shiseido The Makeup Stick Foundation I20 review
Smashbox Liquid Halo Warm Vanilla
Tarte Amazonian Clay Light Sand or light beige
The Body Shop Moisture Foundation O6 review
YSL Fusion Ink foundation B20 review

NW20 Foundation Matches

warm neutral beige with rosy undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW20.

Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Fair
Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Powder Foundation Fairly Light
BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme Foundation Cashmere review
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Ivory (I’m so pure)
Bourjois Healthy Mix #52
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua beige rose
Clinique BB cream 2
Clinique Superbalanced Fair
Collection Naturally Matt Foundation Ivory 2 review
CoverFX Natural Finish Foundation G20
Dior Nude Air 20
Dior Nude BB Creme  Fair 002 (in spring)
DiorSkin Star 20
Estee Lauder Double Wear 2C1 Pure Beige review
IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging CC Cream Light review
KVD Lock-It Powder  Light 45
Lancôme Teint Idole  230 Buff (w)
MAC Face and Body N2
MAC Face and Body C1
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW 20
MAC Studio Sculpt NW 20
Make up Forever HD Foundation (old formula) N120
Mally Beauty Complexion Perfection Soft Focus Foundation Light review
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 120 Classic Ivory review
Missha — M Signature Real Complete BB Cream No.21/Light Pink Beige
NARS Gobi
Nars Radiant Cream Foundation Deauville (in winter)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Vanilla
NARS Sheer Glow Punjab
NARS Sheer Glow Deauville
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Deauville (in winter)
NYX — Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation 04 Creamy Natural
Osmosis+ Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation Natural Light review
Pur Minerals Air Perfection CC Cushion Compact Foundation Medium review
Pur Minerals HydraFluid Water Serum Foundation Medium review
Revlon 2-in-1 Colorstay Compact Nude review
Revlon Colorstay 220 Natural Beige
Revlon Colorstay  Nude
Revlon Colorstay  Porcelain
Senna Lasting Illusion Satin Finish Foundation Sand review
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Foundation #11 review
Tarte Amazonian Clay Light Sand
Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage Light Beige
The Ordinary Serum Foundation 1.2P review
Too Faced Born This Way Nude review
UD Naked Skin 3.5
UD Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Fair Neutral
Urban Decay Naked Skin 0.5
Urban Decay Naked Skin 1.5
Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation Pebble review
YSL Fusion Ink Foundation B(r) 30 Cool Almond (in summer)
YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint B30 review
Za Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation 0C00 review

NW25 Foundation Matches

rosy beige with rosy undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW25.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet/Vitalumiere Aqua B30
Dior Nude Air Serum o20
Hourglass Immaculate  Natural
Paula’s Choice Sheer Matte Tint #3
YSL Touche Eclat/Fusion Ink  B30

NW25 to NW30 Foundation Matches

If NW25 is too light for you and NW30 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue 05 Natural
Bare Minerals Original Medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear 3N1 – Ivory Beige
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 3.75
It Cosmetics CC Cream Medium
NARS Luminous Vallarius
Tarte Medium Tan Honey
YSL Touché Eclat BR 40-50

NW45 Foundation Matches

medium mahoghany with rosy undertones for medium to dark skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW45.

Lancome Teint Idole 500 Suede W
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Mocha
Maybelline Fit Me 355 Coconut
MUFE HD 177/178
MUFE’s Mat Velvet 57
NARS Sheer Matte  Trinidad
UD Naked Skin  11
YSL Le Teint Touché Éclat B80

NW47 Foundation Matches

deep auburn with neutral undertones for dark skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW47.

MAC Face & Body N9
Mac Fix Studio Fix Fluid NW44
MAC Mineralize Moisture  mix of NC50 and NW50
Makeup Forever HD Foundation Chestnut
MUFE Face and Body Foundation Ebony 48
MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation R530 
Revlon Colorstay Mahogany

NW50 Foundation Matches

rich coffee with neutral undertone for dark skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NW50.

Loreal Pro Matte 112 Cocoa
Loreal True Match C8
MUFE HD Foundation 178
NARS Sheer Glow Benares

N1 to N2 Foundation Matches

If N1 is too light for you and N2 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Cover Fix N20
MAC Face and Body foundation N1 and N2

N4 to N5 Foundation Matches

If N4 is too light for you and N5 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Benefit Hello Flawless! Foundation  “I’m Pure For Sure” Ivory
MAC Studio Fix Powder N4 or N5
Neutrogena Skin-Clearing Foundation  Natural Ivory (I20)
Skin 79 Intense Classic SPF 35++ BB Cream no shade

N1 to N5 Foundation Matches

If N1 is too light for you and N5 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Cover FX Liquid Foundation N 0
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation N 0
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation  Snow

Lighter than N5 Foundation Matches

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to Lighter than N5.

Cargo Swimmables Foundation 10 Fair review
Cover FX Total Cover Cream N10 review
Face Atelier Ultra Skin Shade 1 review
Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Foundation Milkshake review
Idun Minerals Nordic Veil Foundation Jorunn review
Idun Minerals Norrsken Foundation Jorunn review
Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick F1 review
Nudestix Nudies Tinted Blur Stick Light 1 review
PUR 4-in-1 Stick Light Porcelain review
Sephora Color ID 1Y01
Tarte Amazonian Clay Porcelain Beige review
Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation Porcelain review
Too Faced Born This Way Cloud review

N5 to N10 Foundation Matches

If N5 is too light for you and N10 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Porcelain Tint review
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation 1 Fair review
D&G Perfect Finish Powder Foundation 50 Ivory review
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer SX 01 review
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation 12 review
MAC face and body N1 + White review
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation stick 110 Porcelain review
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Siberia review

N9 Foundation Matches

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to N9.

Bobbi Brown skin foundation Alabaster
Dermablend Leg & Body Cover Light
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture 112
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Ivory
Missha bb creams #13
Sephora 2Y01
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick Alabaster

N10 Foundation Matches

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to N10.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation Y225 or Y215 (new shade) review
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Chantilly review
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Fair Warm review

N18 Foundation Matches

light neutral with rosy undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to N18.

MUFE Ultra HD  Y235 

NW15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

Neutral when pale but golden/yellow when tanned

If NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Armani Luminous Silk 3
Armani Luminous Silk 2
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 20 Beige
Clinique Even Better Creamwhip (summer)
Cover FX Total Cream Cover N20

NC20 Foundation Matches

light beige with neutral golden undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC20.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB Bone 1W1 review

NC30 Foundation Matches

light to medium beige with golden undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC30.

Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation Illusion review

NW15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

Neutral when pale but golden/yellow when tanned

If NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-2
MAC Blot Powder Medium-Dark (summer)

NC40 Foundation Matches

medium beige with golden peach undertone for medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC40.

MAC Face and Body C3 review

NW15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

Neutral when pale but golden/yellow when tanned

If NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

MAC Face and Body C3 (in summer)

NC30 Foundation Matches

light to medium beige with golden undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC30.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30 review

NW15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

Neutral when pale but golden/yellow when tanned

If NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

MAC Studio Waterweight NW 15
MAC Studio Waterweight Powder Light Plus (summer)
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Nude
Maybelline Fit Me 15
MUFE HD 117
MUFE Ultra HD Y225

NC30 Foundation Matches

light to medium beige with golden undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC30.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer  Custard review

NW15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

Neutral when pale but golden/yellow when tanned

If NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

Rimmel Match Perfection Fair
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer Medium (undereye only)

NC20 Foundation Matches

light beige with neutral golden undertone for light skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC20.

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation Chelsea Porcelain 10 review
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion V203 Natural Beige review

NW15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

Neutral when pale but golden/yellow when tanned

If NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.

YSL Fusion Ink B20
YSL Touche Eclat No. 1 and No. 2

NC30 Foundation Matches

light to medium beige with golden undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC30.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation B50 Honey review

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  1. Pingback: Foundation shades spreadsheet and info, sorted by MAC shades, extracted from megathread – MADNESS GOODNESS BLOG

  2. Hi this list is so useful ! Thankyou it’s s big help and well done in putting the hard work. Just wondering if you have a similar list for concealers x

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