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 |
Moisturizer SPF 15
|Bobbi Brown |
|Charlotte Tilbury |
Light Wonder Foundation
|Dermablend Leg |
& Body Cover
|D&G Perfect |
|Kevyn Aucoin |
Sensual Skin Enhancer
|Koh Gen Do |
|MAC face and body||N1 + White||review|
|Maybelline Fit Me |
Shine-Free Foundation stick
|Missha BB cream||#13|
|NARS Sheer |
|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?
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)