MAC NC20 Foundation Matches/Equivalents


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MAC NC20 light beige with neutral 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 NC20 Foundations

Try these foundation/concealer shades if you are matched to MAC NC20:

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Luminous Foundation210N
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation Warm Ivory
AvedaDesert 06 
bareMinerals Blemish Rescue Skin-clearing Loose Powder FoundationFairly Light
bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 FoundationFairly Light 03
bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Foundation Broad Spectrum Spf 20Fairly Light 03
bareMinerals Matte Foundation SPF 15Fairly Light 03
bareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF 20Ivory 02
Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
Birch 1.5
Biotherm Aquasource Evermoist CC CushionFair BeigeReview
Bobbi Brown Skin FoundationSand 2 (neutral undertone)
Bobbi Brown Skin Stick FoundationSand 2Review
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum FoundationVanilla 52
Vitalumiere Aqua
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation3.5Review
Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer
CN 18 Cream WhipReview
Covergirl Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation225 Buff Beige
Covergirl Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation225 Buff Beige
(neutral warm undertones)
ELF Flawless Finish foundationPorcelain
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup FoundationAlabasterReview
Estee Lauder Double WearEcru 1N2 (rosy undertone)Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear1W2 Sand (warm, olive undertone)Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB Bone 1W1 (warm undertones)Review
Flower Beauty Light Illusion FoundationIvory
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk4.5Review
Givenchy Teint Couture Balm1 Nude PorcelainReview
Hourglass Vanish StickShell
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation StickCrème Brulee 150 - Golden
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40ST6 Ora (warm undertone)Review
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer20.0 Medium (N)
IT Cosmetics CC CreamLightReview
Kat Von DLight 45
Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation05
Lancome Teint Idole 24hBuff 210 (N)Review
Laneige BB cushionLight
Laura Mercier Photo Finish Oil-FreeCream Ivory
Laura Mercier Silk CremeBamboo Beige
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder#4Review
L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation20 Golden Ivory
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder130 True Beige
(neutral cool undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Up To 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation (liquid)425 Linen (Warm undertone)Review
L'Oreal True Match Powder Foundation N2 (neutral undertone)Review
L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Foundation Vanilla W2.5 (warm undertone)Review
MAC Face & Body foundationC2 (warm undertone)Review
MAC Face & Body FoundationN2 (neutral/cool undertones)Review
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish NaturalLight Plus
MAC Pro Longwear ConcealerNC20
MAC Studio Fix 24 Hour Liquid ConcealerNC20
MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundationNC20
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus FoundationNC20
MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 foundationNC20
MAC Studio Waterweight Spf 30 FoundationNC20
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD ConcealerY23 IvoryReview
MakeUp For Ever Ultra HD Foundation117=Y225
Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder Foundation113 Neutral PorcelainReview
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define FoundationF6
Marc Jacobs Shameless FoundationY130Review
Mary Kay Mineral FoundationIvory 2
Maybelline Clear Smooth Pressed Powder 02
Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation Makeup, SPF 50Warm Nude
Maybelline Dream Fresh Skin Hydrating BB cream, 8-in-1 Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30100 LightReview
Maybelline Dream Pure Skin Clearing BB Cream, 8-in-1 Skin Perfecting Beauty Balm With 2% Salicylic Acid100 Light
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer20 SandReview
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + SmoothWarm Nude 128Review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + PorelessWarm Nude 128Review
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Multi-Use ConcealerLightReview
Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Liquid FoundationWarm Nude 128Review
Maybelline New York Super Stay Powder foundation120
Makeup Forever Pro117
Makeup Forever Ultra HD StickY225
Milani Conceal Perfect 2 In 1 Foundation Concealer Creamy Vanilla (warm undertone)Review
MILK MAKEUP Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30Medium
Missha Perfect Cover BB#21
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless FoundationCeylan (yellow undertone)
NARS Sheer GlowFiji (warm undertone)Review
NARS Tinted MoisturizerAlaska (golden undertone)
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint40
Nykaa SkinShield Anti-Pollution Matte Foundation Very Vanilla (warm undertone)
PAC HD Liquid Foundation1.6
NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation Vanilla 06Review
Revlon PhotoreadyNude
Revlon Age Defying DNA Advantage MakeupBare BuffReview
Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation
for Combination/Oily skin
150 Buff (neutral undertone)Review
Revlon Colorstay Whipped200 Sand Beige
Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear PerfectionLight Ivory
shu uemura Lightbulb Foundation584
Su:m37 Water-full CC Cushion Perfect Finish01 Clear BeigeReview
SUGAR Ace of Face Foundation SUGAR Ace of Face Foundation Stick 27
Tarte Clay Stick FoundationLight-medium neutral
Tarte Amazonian ClayLight Sand
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hFair-Light Honey
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 1514S fair-light sand
The Body Shop Fresh Nude FoundationChelsea Porcelain 10Review
The Body Shop MoistureWhite Bright Compact Foundation #01Review
The Face Shop Oil Control Water CushionV203 Natural BeigeReview
The Ordinary Serum foundation1.2N (neutral undertone)

1.2Y (yellow undertone)

1.2YG (yellow golden undertone)
Too Faced Born This Way foundationVanilla (neutral undertone)Review
Too Faced Born This Way foundationPorcelain (neutral undertones)Review
Touche Eclat Le Teint Radiant Liquid FoundationB20
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation Soft Beige

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