MAC NC35 Foundation Matches


MAC Cosmetics

Updated: 4/24/24

MAC NC35 is a light to medium beige with peachy golden undertone for medium skin.

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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 NC35 foundations

Try these foundation/concealer shades if you are matched to MAC NC35:

Shade Review
AMOREPACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+204
Bobbi Brown Under Eye CorrectorPeach
Bobbi Brown
3.5 Warm Beige
Bobbi Brown 
Stick foundation
Natural 4Review
Boots No.7 -
Beautifully Matte Foundation
Warm Beige
Bourjois Healthy Mix#54
Chanel Perfection Lumiere B40
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless foundation5.5W
(warm undertones)
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation 6 Neutral
(neutral undertones)
Charlotte Tilbury
Wonder Foundation
6 Medium
Charlotte Tilbury
Magic Foundation
6 MediumReview
Clarins Everlasting Foundation +Sand #108
Clinique Even Better MakeupWN 46 Golden Neutral
(warm-neutral undertone)
Clinique Even Better MakeupCN 58 Honey
(cool-neutral undertone)
Colorbar 24Hrs Weightless Liquid Foundation 5.4
Cover FX Total Cover Cream FoundationG50
40N Golden Beige
Dior Forever Concealer2.5N (for brightening undereye area)
(neutral undertone)
Dior Forever Concealer3W (exact match)
(warm undertone)
Dior Forever foundation3W0
(warm olive undertone)
e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter4 Medium
(neutral undertone)
e.l.f Hydrating Camo concealerMedium Beige
(golden beige undertones)
Etude House
Double Lasting Foundation
Estee Lauder 
Double Wear
Ivory Beige 3N1
(neutral undertones)
Estee Lauder 
Double Wear Liquid 
Tawny 3W1
(warm golden undertones)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder FoundationTawny 3W1
(warm golden undertones)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum SPF 15 Cover Camouflage MakeupTawny 3W1
(warm golden undertones)
Estée Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45 Tawny 3W1
(warm golden undertones)
Fenty Beauty
Pro Filt'r Soft Matte
240 Warm Medium
Fenty Filt'r Soft Matte foundation290
(olive friendly)
Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection FoundationOlive
Giorgio Armani 
Luminous Silk 
Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow Foundation6.5
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush concealerSepia (to brighten undereye area)
(neutral undertone)
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush concealerBeech (exact shade)
(yellow undertone)
Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Tres Leches
ILIA Skin TintST10 Porto Ferro
(warm undertones)
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40ST11.5 Morgat
(olive undertones)
Insight Cosmetics Ultra-Thin Second Skin Long Wear Foundationgolden honey (cool undertone)
Insight Cosmetics Ultra-Thin Second Skin Long Wear Foundationrose beige (olive undertone)
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ CreamMedium Tan
(warm undertone)
Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral foundationLatte
(warm undertones)
Kat von D Lock It
Medium 56
Kevyn Aucoin
Kosas Revealer Concealer4 (for brightening undereye area)Review
Kosas Revealer concealer5 (exact shade)
(golden undertones)
Kosas Revealer concealer5.5 (exact shade)
(olive undertones)
Kosas Tinted Face Oil5.5
L.A. Girl PRO Matte FoundationLight Tan
Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation220 (neutral undertone)
Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation230 (warm undertone)
Teint Idole Ultra 24H
320 Bisque WReview
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Makeup Stick320 Bisque W
Laura Mercier
Silk Creme
Sand Beige
Laura Mercier
Smooth Finish Flawless Fluid
L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant ConcealerNude Beige (for brightening undereye)
L'Oreal Infallible concealerLatte
(neutral, golden and yellow undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Powder Foundation245 Radiant Honey
(peach with golden warm undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear foundation (liquid)475 Sun Beige
(warm golden undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Pressed PowderNatural Beige
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte FoundationFresh Beige 107
L'Oreal True Match Hyaluronic Tinted Serum Foundation4-5 MediumReview
L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Compact MakeupW4 Natural Beige
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable ConcealerLight/Medium Warm
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon ConcealerLight/Medium Warm
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable PowderW4 Natural Beige Review
L'Oreal True Match liquid W4Review
L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion FoundationW4 Natural Beige
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous MakeupW4 Natural BeigeReview
L'Oreal True Match Mineral Loose Powder FoundationNatural BeigeReview
MAC Pro Longwear ConcealerNC35
MAC Pro Longwear PowderNC35
MAC Face and BodyC4Review
MAC Matchmaster4
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Medium Dark
MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundationNC35Review
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus foundationNC35Review
Makeup Forever Face and Body#34
Makeup Forever Mat Velvet +#35
Makeup Forever
Ultra HD
Y365 Desert (previously 123)
MARS BB Cream Foundation Medium
Age Rewind
130 MediumReview
Dream Cushion
Warm Nude 30
Natural Beige Medium
Maybelline Dream Radiant Liquid Foundation60 Sandy Beige
Fit Me concealer
20 SandReview
Fit Me
Dewy + Smooth
220 Natural BeigeReview
Fit Me
Matte + Poreless
220 Natural BeigeReview
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder230 Natural BuffReview
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Stick FoundationNatural Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Tinted Moisturizer220
Maybelline SuperStay foundation220 Natural BeigeReview
Maybelline Super Stay Skin Tint220
(light medium with warm subtle olive undertones)
Perfect Cover BB
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Ginger (exact shade)Review
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted MoisturizerSt. Moritz
(golden undertone)
NARS Sheer Glow Punjab
(yellow undertones)
NARS Sheer GlowStromboli
(olive undertones)
NARS Soft Matte foundationStromboli
(olive undertones)
NARS Velvet Skin TintSt. Moritz (golden undertone)
Nykaa SkinShield Anti-Pollution Matte Foundation Hot Honey
NYX Bare With Me Concealer Serum05 Golden
NYX Born To Glow foundationMedium Olive
(olive friendly)
NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation11 BeigeReview
PAC Spotlight Liquid Foundation Sand Bank
Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer210N
(neutral beige undertone)
Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & ConcealerWarm Golden
Revlon ColorStay Full Cover for Normal/Dry Skin310 Warm GoldenReview
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation for Combination/Oily SkinWarm Golden 310Review
Colorstay Whipped
Warm Golden
Rimmel Match Perfection True Nude #301
RMS Beauty Concealer33
Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen3.5
Shiseido Synchro ConcealerMedium 301
(olive friendly)
Shiseido Synchro Skin foundation SPF 30Maple 350
(olive friendly)
Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation3.02
(neutral olive)
(olive friendly)
Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation50 watts
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer27H Light Medium Honey
(warm, peach undertones)
use this shade for undereye area
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer35H Medium Honey
(warm, peach undertones)
use this shade for face coverage
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer35N Medium
(neutral undertones)
use this shade for face coverage
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation2.O N
The Ordinary Serum Foundation2.1Y (yellow undertone)
Too Faced Born This Way foundationWarm Beige
(neutral undertones)
Too Faced Born This Way foundationSand
(golden undertones)
Urban Decay Naked Skin6
Wet n Wild Photo Focus FoundationGolden Beige
YSL Le Teint Touche EclatBD50

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Comments 18

  1. Thank you so much this really helped me decide which shade foundation to go for!! I’ve been using clarins sand 108 and been wanting to try out Armani luminous silk for ages, but it’s so expensive and I didnt want to get the wrong shade. I really hope 6.5 will be the right shade for me. Thanks a lot! Xxx

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      So glad you found this helpful, Ayesha!

      I, too, hate spending $$ on wrong foundation shades, which is why I wanted to build this shade database!

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Thank you so much. You def hit the right shades I can confirm on my behalf 5 of the shades I have used are an exact match to your post. Thank you so much!

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      Hi Fizzy, for NC35 skin tone, try the 245 Radiant Honey for L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Powder foundation. This shade has peach golden warm undertones.

      Hope this helps!

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      Hi Liz, here are the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer shades:

      warm undertones — 27H Light Medium Honey for undereye coverage
      35H Medium Honey for the rest of the face

      neutral undertones — 35N Medium for face coverage

  6. Hi,

    What shade would you pick for nyx bear with me concealer serum if you wear NC35?

    Also, what about Kosas concealer and Anastasia foundation?

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      Hello Liz,

      For NC35 skin tones, the NYX Bare With Me Concealer Serum in shade 05 Golden is a good match. For Kosas Revealer Concealer, try shade 4.

      As for Anastasia Luminous foundation, it’s a little more complicated because there are 50 shades and the correct shade depends on your skin undertone. I’d look between shades 300C (this fits NC30 skin tone) to 360C (fits NC40 skin tone) and pick the one that fits your undertone.

      Best of luck!

  7. Are you sure about the Armani Silk in 6.5 matching Mac Studio Fix NC35? I wear 3.5 in the Armani and NC35 in the Mac both are described as matching light to medium olive skin. I was matched to both recently in the store. I can see myself going up a little if I were to tan but not up to a 6. I’m also questioning the Nars Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz. I guessed Mykonos based on the shades on during COVID and it was too dark. St. Moritz looks a tad darker.

    Maybe I’m an NC30? I did get the NC35 on Labor Day weekend.

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      It sure sounds like you are lighter than NC35. If you wear 3.5 in Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, that’d put you in the light skin tone group. If you look at pictures of Armani 3.5, you’ll see that it’s a fairly light shade. Note that different brands have different definitions of “light to medium” and it’s best to judge the shades visually rather than from their descriptions.

      NC35, on the other hand, is what I’d consider a medium shade.

      I’d suggest you look at shades between NC20 to NC30 to see which ones matches your skin tone the best.

      I hope this helps and good luck hunting for your perfect shade!

  8. Hourglass concealer what shades are good for under eye, and whole face?

    Also, when you’re searching based off of Mac nc35 should I be looking at medium shades then?

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      For MAC NC35, try the Beech shade for the Hourglass Vanish Airbrush concealer. To brighten your undereye area, try Sepia which is one shade lighter. And yes, NC35 is a medium shade! Hope this helps!

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