MAC NC20 to NC25 Foundation Matches

MAC NC20 and NC25

MAC Cosmetics

MAC NC20 is a light beige shade with neutral golden undertone for light skin.

MAC NC25 is a light beige with golden peach 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 to NC25 Foundations

If MAC NC20 is too light for you and NC25 is too dark for you, these foundation/concealer shades might suit you:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous foundation210N
(olive friendly)
Bareminerals Barepro Liquid Silk silk 14
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 Sand (2)Review
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation W-036 Warm Sand (yellow undertones)
Bobbi Brown Stick foundationWarm SandReview
Bourjois 123 CC Cream 31 Ivory
Bourjois 123 CC Cream 33 Rose Beige (in summer)
Clarins Instant Concealer #02Review
Clarins Teint Extra-Firming Foundation 108 SandReview
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer 06 Ivory  Review
Clinique Even Better MakeupWN 12 Meringue
(warm neutral undertone)
Covergirl Outlast
All-Day Stay Fabulous
3-in-1 Foundation 
Buff Beige
Covergirl Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation 225 Buff Beige
Covergirl Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation230 Classic Beige Review
Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made Liquid FoundationTrue Ivory
Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Ultra-Fluid Serum Foundation #020Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation2W2 Rattan
(warm olive undertones)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation2C3 Fresco
(cool rosy beige undertone)
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup SPF25 2C3 Fresco
(cool rosy beige undertone)
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation145 (warm olive undertones)
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation 160 (warm peach undertones)
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation3.5
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation #03N NaturalReview
Guerlain Multi-Perfection Concealer 03 Medium WarmReview
Guerlain Parure Gold Fluid Foundation #02Review
Guerlain Parure Gold Gold Radiance Powder Foundation #00Review
Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation6
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush concealerOat
(warm undertone)
Hourglass Vanish foundation stick Bisque
Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral foundationAmber
(warm undertones)
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua FoundationWarm 213
Kosas Revealer concealer3.2
(olive undertones)
L.A. Girl Pro Matte FoundationBeige
La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 Natural #12 Review
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation #2Review
Lancôme Teint Idole 270 Bisque WReview
Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50+No.21 Natural BeigeReview
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation VanillaReview
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil-free Photo Edition Bamboo Beige
Laura Mercier Silk Créme Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation Ivory Review
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Nude
Lily Lolo mineral foundation Lily Lolo Warm Peach Mineral FoundationWarm Peach
L'Oreal Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Matte ConcealerCashmereReview
L'Oreal Infallible Up to 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation425 LinenReview
L'Oreal Pro Glow 203 and 204 mixed
L’Oréal True Match Liquid Foundation Vanilla W2.5
(warm undertones)
MAC Studio Waterweight NC25
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Y315
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation MakeupLight Beige 118
(neutral undertone)
Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Concealer11 Vanilla Review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless FoundationLight Beige 118
(neutral undertone)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Multi-Use Concealer120 LightReview
Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation120 Classic Ivory
(yellow undertone)
Maybelline Super Stay
Full Coverage Powder Foundation
120 Classic Ivory
(yellow undertone)
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + ConcealerCreamy VanillaReview
Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear ConcealerLight Vanilla
Milk Makeup- Flex Foundation StickSand
NARS All Day Luminous Deauville
NARS Light Reflecting FoundationFiji
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Alaska
NARS Sheer Glow PunjabReview
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Can't Stop Won't Stop FoundationNude 6.5
(olive friendly)
Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & ConcealerSand Beige
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin SPF 15Sand Beige 180 (neutral undertone)Review
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation for Normal and Dry SkinSand Beige 210 (neutral undertone)Review
Revlon New Complexion One-Step Face Makeup, Longwear Light Coverage with Matte Finish, SPF 15Sand Beige 003
Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Foundation220 Sand Beige
Revlon Youth Fx Fill + Blur FoundationSand Beige
Rimmel Stay Matte FoundationClassic Beige
RMK Casual Solid Foundation or RMK 3D Finish Nude 101 and 102Review
RMK UV Liquid Foundation #102Review
Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Soul Drops Foundation Essence 062 LallaReview
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water LightReview
Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage FoundationLight Sand
Too Faced Born This Way AlmondReview
Tom Ford Soleil Flawless Glow Foundation SPF 30Fawn 4.0
Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation #03 FawnReview
URBAN DECAY Stay Naked Weightless Foundation30CG
(light cool with olive undertone)
(olive friendly)
YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Awakening Foundation SPF 22 B20
YSL Touche éclat  B30
Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation B20Review
Find Your Foundation Match Mega List

Want more foundation/concealer matches? Check out the Find Your Foundation Match Mega List.

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