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 (including MAC NC40 foundation equivalents!).

I wanted to make that super useful resource easier to use, so I’ve extracted the MAC NC40 foundation shade info from the thread and sorted it by MAC shade matches.

The full list contains all the MAC shades and equivalents.


NC40 medium beige with golden peach undertone for medium skin

Try these foundation shades if you’re a MAC NC40 foundation match:


Foundation/ConcealerShadeReviewsSkin type 
Bare Minerals Matte FoundationGolden MediumReviewCombination, Normal, Oily
Bare Minerals OriginalGolden MediumReviewAll
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow!"I'm all The Rage" BeigeAll
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick4.5 Warm NaturalReviewAll
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Warm Natural or HoneyNormal, Oily
Bourjois Air Mat foundation04 BeigeReviewAll
Bourjois City Radiance05 Golden Beige/Beige DoreReviewAll
Burberry Beauty Compact foundationTrench 07All
Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet50 BeigeCombination, Normal, Oily
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation 7ReviewAll
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer08 Golden NeutralReviewAll
Clinique Stay Matte foundationhoney 11Combination, Oily
Dior Backstage Face & Body3NAll
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick FoundationHoney Bronze 4W1ReviewAll
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place3N1 Ivory BeigeReviewCombination, Oily
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation3W2 CashewReviewCombination, Oily
EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid FoundationF200ReviewAll
Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation300Combination, Normal, Oily
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation6 Golden BeigeReviewAll
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation7.5 and 8ReviewAll
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ CreamTan WReviewAll
Lancôme teint idole 24hr410 bisque wReviewAll
Loreal infallible matte108 caramel beigeNormal, Oily
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation (Liquid)W6 Sun BeigeAll
MAC Face and BodyC3ReviewAll
MAC Mineralize Moisture FoundationNC40ReviewAll
MAC Pro Longwear FoundationNC42ReviewAll
MAC Pro-LongwearNC 40All
MAC Studio FixNC 40Combination, Normal, Oily
MAC Studio Fix LiquidNC37ReviewAll, especially oily
MAC Studio Sculpt FoundationNC40ReviewAll
Makeup Forever Ultra HD153 = Y405 Golden HoneyReviewAll
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth310 Sun BeigeReviewNormal, Dry
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 310 Sun BeigeReviewCombination, Normal, Oily
Mehron Celebre HD Cream FoundationEurasia JaponaisReviewAll
Milani Conceal + Perfect FoundationSand Beige 06ReviewAll
MUFE HD FoundationY375All
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless FoundationStromboliReviewAll
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless FoundationBarcelonaAll
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear FoundationStromboliReviewCombination, Dry, Normal
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St. MoritzReviewAll
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer GingerReviewAll
NARS Sheer GlowStromboliReviewAll
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint St. MoritzReviewCombination, Normal, Oily
Revlon Photoready#8 Golden Beige
Sephora ColorIQ3Y07All
Soap & Glory Instant Retouch Kick Ass PowderTotally TranslucentReviewAll
Too faced born this waySandReviewAll
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation#4.0ReviewAll
Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion PerfectorMedium ReviewAll

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