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.
If NC44 is too light for you and NC45 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you.
|Becca Ever matte||Amber|
|Blackup mattifying foundation||NFL04|
|Estee Lauder Double wear||4W2 (toasty toffee)|
|Lancome Teint idole||450 suede (N)|
|MAC careblend powder||medium deep and medium dark (medium dark is lighter than medium deep)|
|MAC face & Body||C6|
|Maybelline fit me (matte and poreless and the original formula)||330 Toffee|
|NARS all day luminous||Syracuse|
|NARS pure radiant tinted moisturiser||Annapurna|
|NARS sheer glow||Tahoe|
|Sephora airsbrush foundation||Almond|
|Smashbox studio skin||3.4|