NC42 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.


true medium beige with golden undertone for medium skinTry these foundation shades if you are matched to NC42.

Armani Luminous Silk 8.0
Becca  Bamboo
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick Golden Honey or Warm Honey
Estee Lauder Double Wear Spiced Sand
KVD Lock It Medium 62
Laura Mercier Moisturizing Silk Creme Cashew Beige
MAC Mineralize Moisture NC 42
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Honey Deep 58
MUFE Ultra HD Y385
MUFE Ultra HD Y415
MUFE Ultra HD Stick  Y415
NARS Luminous Weightless Tahoe, Cadiz or Syracuse
NARS Radiant Cream Foundation Barcelona
NARS Sheer Glow Tahoe, Cadiz or Syracuse
Sephora 1Y09 or 2Y09
Sephora Collection 10Hr foundation Walnut
Sephora Color IQ 2Y09
Too Faced Born This Way Sand
Too Faced Born This Way Honey or Sand
UD Naked 6
Urban Decay Naked Skin 6 or 7
YSL Touche Eclat Beige 60

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