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 NW10:
|Bobbi Brown Skin |
|e.l.f Hydrating Camo concealer||Fair Rose|
|Koh Gen Do |
|Marc Jacobs |
|Missha BB creams||#13|
|Tarte Amazonian Clay |
16-hour full coverage
|08B Porcelain Beige|
|Tom Ford Traceless |
Want more? Check out the Find Your Foundation Match Mega List.
Foundation/Concealer Shade Guides
Maybelline Foundation Finder: What the Numbers Mean and Finding Your Perfect Shade
What’s the difference between Maybelline’s Classic Ivory, Natural Ivory, Ivory and Fair Ivory shades?
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Swatches and Shades Guide
MAC Foundation Shades for Indian Skin
Beige Skin Tone — How It Looks Like (Visual Guide)
Medium Skin Tone – How It Looks Like (Visual Guide)
I am shade 102 in the Maybelline fit me matte + poreless foundation, would you be able to tell me what shade I would be in the L’Oreal 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation? Thanks!
For the liquid L’Oreal Fresh Wear foundation, check out this shade finder to find your shade: https://redmondmom.com/beauty/loreal-infallible-foundation-shades/
For the powder version, use this shade finder: https://redmondmom.com/beauty/loreal-infallible-powder-foundation-shade-finder/
Hope this helps!