MAC NC40 and NC42
MAC NC40 is a medium beige with golden peach undertone for medium skin.
MAC NC42 is a true medium beige with golden undertone for medium skin.
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.
Don’t know your skin tone or MAC shade?
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Top rated MAC NC40 to NC42 foundations/concealers
If MAC NC40 is too light for you and NC42 is too dark for you, these foundation/concealer shades might suit you:
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