MAC N5 Foundation Matches/Equivalents


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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 foundations if you are matched to MAC N5:

Bobbi Brown Nude
Finish Tinted
Moisturizer SPF 15
Porcelain Tintreview
Bobbi Brown
Stick foundation
Charlotte Tilbury
Light Wonder Foundation
1 Fairreview
Dermablend Leg
& Body Cover
D&G Perfect
Finish Powder
50 Ivoryreview
Kevyn Aucoin
Sensual Skin Enhancer
SX 01review
Koh Gen Do
Aqua Foundation
MAC face and bodyN1 + Whitereview
Maybelline Fit Me
Shine-Free Foundation stick
110 Porcelainreview
Missha BB cream#13
NARS Sheer
Glow Foundation
Tom Ford Traceless
Foundation Stick

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

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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)

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