NC30 Foundation Matches

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.


NC30 light to medium beige with golden undertone for light to medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC30:

Foundation/ConcealerShadeReviewsSkin type 
100 % Pure powder foundation Peach BisqueAll
Albion Gel Mask Foundation 60ReviewAll
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation5.5ReviewAll
Armani Maestro Glow Foundation (discontinued)5.5Review
Bare Minerals Matte Powder Fairly mediumAll
Benefit Boi-ng concealer
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum ConcealerBeige #6ReviewAll, especially tired
By Terry Touche Veloutée Highlighting Concealer Brush#3 BeigeAll
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow foundationNo.30ReviewAll
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua30 BeigeReviewAll
Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Velvet30All
Cle de Peau concealer AlmondReviewAll
Clinique Airbrush ConcealerMedium 02ReviewAll, especially mature
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer8 Golden NeutralReviewAll
Diorskin Forever foundation022 CameoReviewCombination, Normal, Oily
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundationRattanReviewAll
Ellis Faas Concealer S204 MediumReviewAll
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk6ReviewAll
Hourglass Hidden Corrective ConcealerNaturalReviewAll
IT Cosmetics CC CreamMediumReviewAll
Kat von D Lock ItMedium 53
Keromask Camouflage Cream 13ReviewAll
Kjaer Weis Cream FoundationIllusionReviewAll
La Prairie Cellular Treatment FoundationRose BeigeReviewAll
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H 320 BisqueReviewAll
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer3N1 SandReviewAll
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted MoisturizerNatural RadianceReviewDry, Normal
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer#2ReviewAll
Le Metier de Beaute Tinted Moisturizer#2ReviewAll, especially mature
L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation105All
Loreal True MatchN3 All
Loreal True MatchN4All
Loreal True MatchC2All
MAC Face and Body foundationC3ReviewAll
MAC Studio Finish ConcealerNC30ReviewAll
MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundationNC30All
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able
Beige Golden 36
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation220 Natural BeigeReviewCombination, Normal, Oily
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth foundation220 Natural BeigeReviewDry, Normal
NARS All Day LuminousStromboliAll
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted MoisturizerSt. MoritzReviewAll
NARS Sheer Glow foundationPunjabReviewAll
NARS Sheer Glow foundationStromboliReviewAll
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer CustardReviewAll
Pixi Correction Concentrate concealerBrightening PeachAll
Serge Lutens compact foundationB40ReviewAll
Smashbox Halo Hydrating PowderLight/NeutralReviewAll
Tarte Amazonian Clay foundationMedium SandAll
Too Faced Born This Way FoundationWarm BeigeAll
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte foundationNatural BeigeAll
Tom Ford stick foundation05 NaturalReviewDry, Normal
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Ultimate ConcealerMedium TanReviewAll
Youngblood Mineral FoundationHoney ReviewAll
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening FoundationB50 HoneyReviewAll

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