Lighter than MAC N5 Foundation Matches/Equivalents

Lighter than MAC N5

MAC Cosmetics

Lighter than MAC N5: rosy beige with neutral undertones for light to medium skin (neutral)

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.

The full list contains all the MAC shades.


Don’t know your skin tone or MAC shade?

If you don’t know your skin tone or MAC shade, use the Find Your Foundation Match by Skin Tone Visual Guide to determine your skin tone before viewing the shade matches/equivalents below.

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

Cargo Swimmables
10 Fairreview
Cover FX Total
Cover Cream
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation0N1 Alabasterreview
Face Atelier
Ultra Skin
Shade 1review
Huda Beauty
Fauxfilter Foundation
Idun Minerals
Nordic Veil Foundation
Idun Minerals
Norrsken Foundation
Makeup Revolution
Fast Base Stick
Nudestix Nudies
Tinted Blur Stick
Light 1review
PUR 4-in-1 StickLight Porcelainreview
Sephora Color ID 1Y01 
Tarte Amazonian ClayPorcelain Beigereview
Tarte Shape Tape
Hydrating Foundation
Too Faced Born This Way Cloudreview

Want more? Check out the Find Your Foundation Match Mega List.

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