NC35 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.


NC35 light to medium beige with peachy golden undertone for medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to NC35:


Foundation/ConcealerShade ReviewsSkin type
Bobbi Brown Skin Long Wear Weightless Foundation 3.5 Warm BeigeNormal, Combination, Oily
Bobbi Brown Stick foundationNatural 4ReviewAll
Boots No.7 - Beautifully Matte FoundationWarm BeigeOily
Bourjois Healthy Mix#54All, especially dry
Chanel Perfection Lumiere B40All
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation6 MediumAll
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation6 MediumReviewAll
Clarins Everlasting Foundation +Sand #108All
Cover FX Total Cover Cream FoundationG50All
Dermablend Cover Crème Foundation Golden BeigeAll, especially sensitive
Etude House Double Lasting FoundationAmberAll
Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Tawny 3W1ReviewAll
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte240 Warm Medium
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 6.5ReviewAll
Kat von D Lock It FoundationMedium 56All
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer#08All
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ CreamMedium Review
Lancôme Teint Idole foundation320 Bisque WReviewAll
Laura Mercier Silk CremeSand BeigeCombination, Oily
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless FluidBuffAll
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte FoundationFresh Beige 107Normal, Combination, Oily
L'Oreal True Match liquid W4All
MAC Pro Longwear PowderNC35All
MAC Face and BodyC4ReviewAll
MAC Matchmaster4All
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Medium DarkAll
Makeup Forever Matte Velvet53All
Makeup Forever Ultra HDY365 Desert (previously 123)All
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer130 Medium
Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation Warm Nude 30All
Maybelline Dream Matte MousseNatural Beige MediumAll
Maybelline Fit Me concealer20 SandAll
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth128 Warm NudeReviewNormal, Dry
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless220 Natural BeigeReviewNormal, Combination, Oily
Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation128 Warm NudeAll
Missha Perfect Cover BB#27All
MUFE Mat Velvet +#35All
MUFE Face and Body#34All
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted MoisturizerSt. MoritzAll
NARS Sheer Glow PunjabReviewAll
NARS Velvet Skin TintSt. MoritzNormal, Combination, Oily
Revlon Colorstay Liquid/WhippedWarm GoldenAll
Rimmel Match Perfection True Nude #301All
Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation50 wattsAll
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation2.O NAll
The Ordinary Serum Foundation2.O NAll
Too Faced Born This Way FoundationWarm BeigeReviewAll
Urban Decay Naked Skin6All
Wet n Wild Photo Focus FoundationGolden BeigeAll
YSL Le Teint Touche EclatBD50All

Comments 2

  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

  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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