MAC NC15 Foundation Matches


MAC NC15 is a light beige shade with golden undertone for light skin.

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.

Top rated MAC NC15 foundations

Try these foundation/concealer shades if you are matched to MAC NC15:

Bare MineralsN10
BareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF 20Light Natural 09
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF30Vanilla
Bareminerals Original Loose Powder Foundation Spf 15Golden Fair 04
Becca Ever MatteShell
Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion CremeShell
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Spf 15Warm Ivory
(yellow undertones)
Bobbi Bown Stick foundationPorcelain
(neutral undertone)
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream31
Bourjois Healthy Mix FoundationLight Vanilla (51)
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation100W
Clinique Even Better foundationWN 01 Flax
(warm-neutral undertones)
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Color Corrector SunscreenVery Light
CLIO Kill Cover Fixer Cushion#3 Linen
COVER FX Power Play FoundationG20
Cover FX Pressed Mineral FoundationG20
COVERGIRL Outlast All-Day Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Liquid Matte Foundation SPF20805 Ivory
Covergirl Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation225 Buff Beige
(neutral warm undertones)
COVERGIRL Smoothers Lightweight BB CreamFair to Light 805
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter foundation2 Fair
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation SPF 152 Fair
Charlotte Tilbury Magic2 FairReview
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer2 Fair
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid MakeupFresh Natural 03
CLIO Kill Cover Glow Cushion03 Linen
Dior Diorskin ForeverIvory
e.l.f Hydrating Camo concealerLight Ivory
(neutral warm undertones)
ESPOIR Pro Tailor FoundationPorcelain
Estee Lauder Double Wear1N1 Ivory Nude
(neutral undertone)
Estee Lauder Double Wear1W1 Bone
(warm undertone)
ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Foundation1N1 Ivory Nude
(neutral undertone)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body Broad Spectrum SPF 151N1 Ivory Nude
(neutral undertone)
ETUDE HOUSE New Double Lasting FoundationIvory
Etude House Precious Mineral Any CushionW13 Natural Beige
Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint2
Fenty Pro Filtr'130
Flower Beauty Light Illusion FoundationPorcelain L1
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk3Review
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation 3
Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation101 Perfect Beige
Givenchy Matissime Velvet N01
Givenchy Teint CoutureElegant Porcelain 1
[Hera] UV Mist Cushion Ultra Moisture#21 Vanilla
Hourglass Ambient Lighting PowderDim Light
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush concealerCotton (exact shade)
(warm undertone)
Huda Beauty FoundationPanna cotta
ILIA Skin TintST2 Tulum
(warm undertones)
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40ST2.5 Sombrio
(warm olive undertone)
IOPE Air Cushion COVER No.21 Vanilla
IT Cosmetics CC+ CreamLightReview
Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral foundationWarm Silk
(warm undertones)
Josie Maran's Vibrancy Foundation Cosmic G15
Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancerSX03
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua FoundationWarm 213
Kosas Revealer concealer2
(golden undertones)
KVD Lock It Light42
(warm undertone)
KVD Lock It Light44
(cool undertone)
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear foundation215 Buff NReview
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21 215 Buff N
Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme FoundationPorcelain Ivory
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless FluideCrème
Laura Mercier Silk Creme1N1 Cream Ivory
L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50Ivory
L'Oreal Lumi MagiqueN1 Pure Pearl
(neutral undertone)
L'Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation410 Ivory
(neutral, peach and yellow undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible concealer325 Eggshell
(neutral and yellow undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Powder foundation120 Vanilla
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Powder foundation020 Ivory
(rosy neutral undertone)
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation201 Classic Ivory
(neutral undertone)
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Longwear Foundation101 Classic Ivory
(neutral undertone)
L'Oreal True Match liquid foundationW2
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal True Match LumiW1-2 Porcelain-Light Ivory
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal True Match Mineral Loose Powder Foundation Light Ivory W2
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum FoundationVery Light 0.5 - 2Review
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Compact MakeupLight Ivory W2
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable ConcealerFair/Light Warm
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable PowderLight Ivory W2
(warm undertone)
MAC Face & Body foundationC1Review
MAC Matchmaster concealer1
MAC Mineralize SkinfinishLight Plus
MAC Longwear Pro Concealer NC15
MAC pro Longwear foundationNC15
MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundationNC15Review
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus foundationNC15Review
Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundationY225
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick FoundationY225 or 117
Marc Jacobs Remarcable Full Cover Foundation ConcentrateIvory Light 10
Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation Makeup, SPF 50110 Porcelain
Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Concealer05 IvoryReview
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundationPorcelain 110Review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundationPorcelain 110Review
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder110 PorcelainReview
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Stick FoundationPorcelain
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Multi-Use ConcealerIvoryReview
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Multi-Use Concealer150 Neutralizer (for undereyes)Review
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector 4-In-1 Matte MakeupFair/Light
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer0A3 Warm Porcelain
(warm undertone)
Missha M Signature Real Complete 21
MUFE Mat Velvet +No. 20 Ivory
NARS Tinted MoisturizerFinland
(yellow undertone)
NARS Pure Radiant tinted moisturizerAlaska
(golden undertone)
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear FoundationGobi
(yellow undertone)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Madeleine
(neutral undertones)
NARS Sheer GlowGobi
(yellow undertone)
Nature Republic Provence Air Skin Fit FoundationY21
NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop foundation2 AlabasterReview
NYX Invinciblefair
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder foundationCreamy Natural
Peripera Airy Finish2 beige
pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral MakeupLight
Revlon colorstay whipped Buff
(neutral undertone)
Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation for combination/oily skin110 Ivory
(cool undertone)
Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation for combination/oily skinBuff 150
(neutral undertone)
Revlon Colorstay Liquid foundation for combination/oily skin295 Dune
(warm undertones)
Revlon Colorstay ConcealerFair
Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation 103 True Ivory
Shiseido Sun CompactSP30
Skinfood Royal Honey Cover Bounce Cushion#1
Smashbox Studio Skin1.1
Tarte Amazonian ClayFair Sand
(warm, golden undertone)
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer27S Light Medium Sand
Touch in SOL Flawless Skin Top Coat1 Light
Too Faced Born This WayPorcelain
(neutral undertone)
Too Faced Born This WayAlmond
(golden undertone)
The Body Shop Fresh Nude FoundationBali Vanilla
The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clearing FoundationRailay Beach 014
The Ordinary Serum foundation1.1N
(neutral undertones)
The Saem Tip Concealer 1.25
Ultra Violette Daydream Screen SPF50 Tinted VeilV2
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Fair Neutral
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Liquid makeup1.O
Wet n wild Photo Focus FoundationNude Ivory
YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer B10 Porcelain
YSL All Hours Foundation BD20

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      Hi Gwen, I’d go with 100W for By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation. It’s a light shade for warm skin tones. Hope this helps!

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      For NC15, I’d look at the fair/light shades like 120 Ivory (golden undertone), 130 Opal (slight golden undertone) and 160 Shell (neutral undertone) and pick the shade that best suits your skin undertone.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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