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.
If NC35 is too light for you and NC40 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.
|Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme||Tan|
|Bobbi Brown foundation||Warm Natural 4.5|
|Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation||Warm Natural 4.5|
|Bourjois Healthy Mix||No 54 Beige|
|Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet||50 Beige|
|Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua||50 Beige|
|Charlotte Tilbury||7 medium|
|Estee Lauder Double Wear||4N1 Shell Beige|
|Giorgio Armani Face Fabric||4.0|
|Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser||Caramel|
|L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte||107.0|
|MAC Face and Body||C5|
|MAC Studio Moisture Tint||Medium Plus|
|NARS Sheer Glow||Barcelona|
|Smashbox BB Cream||Medium|