NC35 to NC40 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.


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

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