MAC NC42 Foundation Matches/Equivalents

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MAC NC42: 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.

Enjoy!

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Top Rated MAC NC42 Foundations

Try these foundation/concealer shades if you are matched to MAC NC42:

Foundation/
Concealer
ShadeReview
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation Caramel
Becca Bamboo
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick 5.5 Warm Honey
(yellow undertones)
Review
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless SPF15 FoundationWarm Honey
(yellow undertones)
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation
8
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer8
Estee Lauder Double Wear4W1 Honey Bronze
(warm golden undertones)
Review
Estee Lauder Double Wear 4N2 Spiced Sand
(neutral golden undertones)
Review
Fenty Pro Filtr'320
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 7.5Review
Huda Beauty FauxFilter Brown Sugar 410G
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40ST13 Kamari
(neutral warm undertone)
Review
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40ST13.5 Rialto
(golden undertone)
Review
IT Cosmetics CC CreamTanReview
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer CrèmeDeep 31
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo FoundationMedium 62
Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation 170y
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation301 Neutral Warm
L.A. Girl Pro Coverage Liquid FoundationBronze
L.A. Girl Pro Matte foundationCafe
Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation 320
(olive undertone)
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer420N Bisque (N)
Lancôme Teint Idole foundation420N Bisque (N)Review
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21420N Bisque (N)
Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance-Perfecting Foundation4W2 Chai
Laura Mercier Moisturizing Silk Crème Cashew Beige
L'Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Serum foundation80 Golden Sun
(warm undertone)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation (liquid)486 Toasted Almond
(warm undertones)
Review
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder260 Golden Sun
(golden warm undertone)
Review
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation208 Sun Beige
L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover FoundationSun Beige
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous MakeupW6 Sun BeigeReview
L'Oreal True Match Mineral Loose Powder FoundationSun Beige W6Review
L'Oreal Makeup True Match Super-Blendable Liquid FoundationSun Beige W6Review
L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute FoundationSun Beige
MAC Blot PowderMedium Dark
MAC Face & Body C5Review
MAC Mineralize Moisture NC42
MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35NC42
MAC Studio Fix 24-hr Smooth ConcealerNC42
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 NC42
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus FoundationNC42
MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 FoundationNC42
MAC Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation StickNC42
MAC Studio Tech Cream-to-Powder foundationNC42
MAC Pro Longwear ConcealerNC42
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof foundationNC42
MARS BB Cream Foundation Tan
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Honey Deep 58
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Y385
Makeup Forever Ultra HD liquid foundation Y415
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick foundation Y415
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define ConcealerC11
Maybelline Dream Urban Cover All-In-One Protective Makeup SPF 50310 Warm Honey
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Warm Honey 322Review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Warm Honey 322Review
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Multi-Use Concealer142 GoldenReview
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin FoundationWarm Honey
Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation 312 GoldenReview
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer06A Deep Beige
(neutral undertone)
Review
Miss Claire Everyday Foundation Cinnamon
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream#31 Golden Beige
NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation SPF 24Syracuse
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless foundation Syracuse
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear FoundationSyracuse
NARS Radiant Creamy ConcealerCaramel
NARS Sheer Glow foundation SyracuseReview
NARS Sheer Matte FoundationSyracuse
NY Bae Dewy Drops
Liquid foundation
Latte
NYX Total Control Drops Golden
PAC HD Liquid Foundation 3.3
Revlon Colorstay concealer050 Medium Deep
Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation for combination/oily skin370 Toast
(warm undertones)
Review
Sephora1Y09 or 2Y09
Sephora Collection 10Hr foundation Walnut
Sephora Color IQ2Y09
SUGAR Ace of Face Foundation Stick 47
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation 410
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15Tan Sand
Tarte Clay Stick FoundationTan Sand
Tarte Shape Tape ConcealerTan Sand
The Ordinary Serum foundation2.1Y
(yellow undertones)
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick7.7 Honey
Too Faced Born This Way foundation SandReview
Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting ConcealerSand
UD Naked 6
Wet n wild Mega cushion Foundation Honey Beige
YSL Touche Eclat Beige 60

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