L'Oreal foundation matcher shade finder

L’Oreal Foundation Matcher and Shade Finder

Are you looking for your L’Oreal True Match shade? With 45 different shades, we know how hard it is to find the correct L’Oreal True Match shade.

So we’ve come up with this L’Oreal True Match shade finder to help you find your correct foundation shade.

Frequently Asked Questions about L’Oreal True Match Foundation Shades

Question: Who should wear L’Oreal True Match Nude Beige W3?

NC25
NC25

Answer: Someone with warm toned, light to medium skin that’s around MAC NC25 skin tone.

Question: What about someone who has medium skin with warm undertones that’s around MAC NC40 skin tone?

NC40
NC40

Answer: L’Oreal True Match in Sun Beige W6 would fit someone with warm toned, MAC NC40 skin.

What are the True Match Foundations and Concealers?

L’Oreal currently makes 5 kinds of True Match foundations.

Step 1: Pick Your Formulation

Pick #1

L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup is oil-free with SPF 17 and has buildable light to medium coverage. It is suitable for all skin types.

If you are not sure which True Match foundation to go with, I’d suggest giving this one a try first.

Pick #2

L’Oreal True Match Mineral Loose Powder Foundation is my personal favorite. It has a gentle mineral formulation with buildable light to full coverage and SPF 19. This foundation has never irritated my sensitive skin.

Pick #3

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup is the glowy version of the original True Match foundation.

It has SPF20 and is best for dry and aging skin types looking for medium coverage and a dewy finish.

Pick #4

L’Oreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum Foundation is a hydrating tinted serum with lighter coverage than the Lumi version.

Pick #5

The L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup is a powder foundation and gives buildable light to almost full coverage.

L’Oreal True Match Shade Naming Convention

L’Oreal True Match shades are sorted into 3 groups: Cool (C), Neutral (N) and Warm (W).

This means that:

  • shade C1 Alabaster has a cool undertone
  • shade N2 Classic Ivory has a neutral undertone
  • shade W1 Porcelain has a warm undertone

Step 2: Figure Out Your Undertone

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.

Step 3: Find Your Skin Tone Depth

When we describe someone as “light-skinned” or “dark-skinned”, we are really describing their skin tone depth.

Therefore, someone with “medium skin tone” would fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.

Step 4: Combine Undertone and Skin Tone Depth to Get Your Shade

Now that you’ve figured out your undertone and skin tone depth, you can use the L’Oreal foundation shade matcher below to find your perfect True Match shade.

L’Oreal Foundation Matcher/Shade Finder

Very Fair, Cool Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Fair Ivory C0.5

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Fair Ivory C0.5 is for very light skin with cool undertones.

Very Fair, Warm Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Cream Ivory W0.5

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Cream Ivory W0.5 is for very light skin with warm undertones.

Very Fair, Neutral Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Fresh Ivory N0.5

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Fresh Ivory N0.5 for very light skin with neutral undertones.

Fair, Cool Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Alabaster C1

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Alabaster C1 is for light skin with cool undertones or MAC NW10 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Bone C1.5

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Bone C1.5 is for light skin with cool undertones or MAC NW15 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Natural Ivory C2

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Natural Ivory C2 is for light skin with cool undertones or MAC NW20 skin tones.

Fair, Warm Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Porcelain W1

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Porcelain W1 is for light skin with warm undertones, or MAC NC10 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Light Ivory W2

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Light Ivory W2 is for light skin with warm undertones, or MAC NC15 skin tones.

Fair, Neutral Skin

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Soft Ivory N1

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Soft Ivory N1 is for light skin with neutral undertones or MAC NW10 to NW15 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Classic Ivory N2

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Classic Ivory N2 is for light skin with neutral undertones or MAC NW15 skin tones.

Light, Cool Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Ivory Beige C2.5

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Ivory Beige C2.5 is for light skin with cool undertones or MAC NW20 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Creamy Natural C3

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Creamy Natural C3 is for light skin with cool undertones or MAC NW25 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Shell Beige C4

L’Oreal True Match foundation in Shell Beige C4 is for light skin with cool undertones.

Light, Warm Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Nude Beige W3

L’Oreal True Match in Nude Beige W3 is for light skin with warm undertones, or MAC NC20 to NC25 skin tones.

Light, Neutral Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Natural Buff N3

L’Oreal True Match in Natural Buff N3 is for light skin with neutral undertones.

Medium, Cool Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Classic Beige C5

L’Oreal True Match in Classic Beige C5 is for medium skin with cool undertones.

Medium, Warm Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Natural Beige W4

L’Oreal True Match in Natural Beige W4 is for medium skin with warm undertones, or MAC NC25 to NC30 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Fresh Beige W4.5

L’Oreal True Match in Fresh Beige W4.5 is for medium skin with warm undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Sand Beige W5

L’Oreal True Match in Sand Beige W5 is for medium skin with warm undertones or MAC NC37 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Sun Beige W6

L’Oreal True Match in Sun Beige W6 is for medium skin with warm undertones or MAC NC40, and NC40 to NC42 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Caramel Beige W7

L’Oreal True Match in Caramel Beige W7 is for medium skin with warm undertones or MAC NC44 and NC45 skin tones.

Medium, Neutral Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Buff Beige N4

L’Oreal True Match in Buff Beige N4 is for medium skin with neutral undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in True Beige N5

L’Oreal True Match in True Beige N5 is for medium skin with neutral undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Perfect Beige N5.5

L’Oreal True Match in Perfect Beige N5.5 is for medium skin with neutral undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Honey Beige N6

L’Oreal True Match in Honey Beige N6 is for medium skin with neutral undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Classic Tan N7

L’Oreal True Match in Classic Tan N7 is for medium skin with neutral undertones.

Medium Dark, Cool Skin

L’Oreal True in Soft Sable C6

L’Oreal True in Soft Sable C6 is for medium skin with cool undertones or MAC NC45 to NC50 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Nut Brown C7

L’Oreal True Match in Nut Brown C7 is for medium dark skin with cool undertones.

Medium Dark, Warm Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Crème Café W8

L’Oreal True Match in Crème Café W8 is for medium dark skin with warm undertones.

Dark, Cool Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Cocoa C8

L’Oreal True Match in Cocoa C8 is for dark skin with cool undertones or MAC NC50 or NW50 skin tones.

L’Oreal True Match in Deep Cool C9

L’Oreal True Match in Deep Cool C9 is for dark skin with cool undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Hot Chocolate C9.5

L’Oreal True Match in Hot Chocolate C9.5 is for dark skin with cool undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Espresso C10

L’Oreal True Match in Espresso C10 is for dark skin with cool undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Coffee C11

L’Oreal True Match in Coffee C11 is for dark skin with cool undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Dark Chocolate C12

L’Oreal True Match in Dark Chocolate C12 is for dark skin with cool undertones.

Dark, Warm Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Spiced Latte W9

L’Oreal True Match in Spiced Latte W9 is for dark skin with warm undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Deep Warm W9.5

L’Oreal True Match in Deep Warm W9.5 is for dark skin with warm undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Deep Golden W10

L’Oreal True Match in Deep Golden W10 is for dark skin with warm undertones.

Dark, Neutral Skin

L’Oreal True Match in Cappuccino N8

L’Oreal True Match in Cappuccino N8 is for dark skin with neutral undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Mahogany N9.

L’Oreal True Match in Mahogany N9 is for dark skin with neutral undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Milk Chocolate N10

L’Oreal True Match in Milk Chocolate N10 is for dark skin with neutral undertones.

L’Oreal True Match in Chocolate N11

L’Oreal True Match in Chocolate N11 is for dark skin with neutral undertones.

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