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.


medium beige with golden peach undertone for medium skinTry these foundation shades if you are matched to NC40.

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation Golden Medium review
Bare Minerals Original Golden Medium review
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! “I’m all The Rage” Beige
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick 4.5 Warm Natural review
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish  Warm Natural or Honey
Bourjois Air Mat foundation 04 Beige review
Bourjois City Radiance 05 Golden Beige/Beige Dore review
Burberry Beauty Compact foundation Trench 07
Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet 50 Beige
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation  7.0 review
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer 08 Golden Neutral review
Clinique Stay Matte foundation honey 11
Estée Lauder Double Wear Shell Beige
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Foundation Honey Bronze 4W1 review
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place 3N1 Ivory Beige
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation 3W2 Cashew review
EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation F200 review
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6 Golden Beige review
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Coverage Foundation 7.5 and 8 review
Lancôme teint idole 24hr 410 bisque w
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h Wear 045 Sable Beige review
Loreal infallible matte 108 caramel beige
MAC Face and Body C3 review
MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation NC40 review
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NC42 review
MAC Pro-Longwear NC 40
MAC Studio Fix NC 40
MAC Studio Fix Liquid NC37 review
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC40 review
Makeup Forever Ultra HD 153 = Y405 Golden Honey review
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy+Smooth 220 Natural Beige review
maybelline fit me matte & poreless  220 Natural Beige review
Maybelline FITME matte and poreless 238
Mehron Celebre HD Cream Foundation Eurasia Japonais review
Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation Sand Beige 06 review
MUFE HD Foundation Y375
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Stromboli review
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Stromboli review
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St. Moritz review
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Ginger review
NARS Sheer Glow  Stromboli review
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint St. Moritz review
Sephora ColorIQ 3Y07
Soap & Glory Instant Retouch Kick Ass Powder Totally Translucent review
Too faced born this way Sand review
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation #4.0 review
Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector Medium review

Comments 5

  1. Hi… I have the same skin tone as yours and I have been using Nars Sheer Glow in shade Stromboli as well as BB serum foundation in shade Warm Natural 4.5 and I’m in love with the Too Face Foundation Bur can’t decide if I should opt for Golden Beige/WarmBeige/sand.

    Can you please give me some suggestion. Thankyou

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