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.
If MAC N1 is too light for you and N2 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:
|Colourpop Pretty Fresh concealer||Light 40N|
|Glossier Skin Tint and Stretch Concealer||G11|
|MAC Face and Body foundation||N1 and N2|
|NARS Radiant Creamy concealer||Vanilla|
|NARS Sheer Glow foundation||Yukon||Review|
|Sephora Best Skin Ever liquid foundation||13P|
|Sephora Bright Future Concealer||04 Buttercream|
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?
MAC Foundation Shades for Indian Skin
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Swatches and Shades Guide
Beige Skin Tone — How It Looks Like (Visual Guide)
Medium Skin Tone – How It Looks Like (Visual Guide)