MAC NC45 Foundation Matches/Equivalents

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MAC NC45

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MAC NC45: bronze with golden undertone for dark 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 NC45 Foundations

Try these foundation/concealer shades if you are matched to MAC NC45:

Foundation/
Concealer
ShadeReview
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Industrial
Strength Full Coverage Concealer 
03 Medium (for undereye area)
Black Opal Total Coverage Face and
Body Concealer 
Beautiful Bronze
Bobbi Brown Foundation StickWarm AlmondReview
Cargo HD Picture Perfect Pressed Powder40
Colorbar 24Hrs
Weightless Liquid
Foundation
8.2
Colourpop No
Filter Foundation
155
Covergirl Matte Ambition
All Day Foundation
Tan Golden 2
Covergirl Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation260 Classic Tan
Covergirl Simply Ageless Instant Wrinkle Defying Foundation260 Classic TanReview
Estee Lauder
Double Wear
5W1 BronzeReview
Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating
Longwear Foundation 
370
Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte
Longwear Foundation
370
Huda Beauty
FauxFilter Foundation
Gingerbread 430 N
(neutral undertone)
Iman Cosmetics BB CrèmeClay Medium Deep
Kay Beauty
Hydrating Foundation
180y
Kosas Tinted Face Oil8
LA Girl Pro Conceal
HD concealer
Fawn
Lancome Teint
Idole
470 Suede C
(cool undertone)
 Review
Laura Mercier Tinted
Moisturizer Oil Free
4C1 Almond
L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear
Foundation (liquid)
510 Hazelnut
(neutral, olive undertones)
Review
L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear
Foundation in a Powder
330 Hazelnut
(warm undertone)
Review
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy
Luminous Makeup
N7-8 Classic Tan/Cappuccino
(neutral undertone)
Review
L’Oreal True Match
Liquid foundation
C6 (cool undertone)Review
L’Oreal True Match
Liquid foundation
W7 (warm undertone)Review
L’Oreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic
Tinted Serum Foundation with 1% Hyaluronic acid
Tan 6-7Review
L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable
Multi-Use Concealer 
W7-8
MAC Face/Body Foundation C7Review
MAC Matchmaster
SPF 15 Foundation
7
MAC Mineralize SkinfinishMedium Dark
MAC Pro Longwear ConcealerNC45
MAC Pro Longwear
Foundation Waterproof
NC45
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
SPF35
NW40 (for undereye area)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer 
SPF35
NC45 (for face)
MAC Studio Fix 24 Hour
Liquid Concealer
NC45
MAC Studio Fix
fluid foundation
NC45
MAC Studio Fix
Powder Plus foundation
C7
MAC Studio Tech FoundationNC45
MAKE UP FOR EVER Full
Cover Concealer
12
Makeup Forever
MUFE HD
(old formula)
173 = Y445 
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 30 Honey (for undereye area)Review
Maybelline Loose Finishing Powder Medium Deep
Maybelline New York Fit Me Dewy + Smooth330 Toffee
(warm undertone)
Review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless330 Toffee
(warm undertone)
Review
Maybelline Fit Me Matte+ Poreless335 Classic Tan
(neutral undertone)
Review
Maybelline Fit Me Stick FoundationToffee
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind
Eraser Dark Circles Treatment
Multi-Use Concealer
CaramelReview
Maybelline Super Stay
Full Coverage Foundation
334 Warm SunReview
Milani Conceal
Perfect 2 In 1
Foundation Concealer
09 TanReview
NARS All Day Luminous
Weightless Foundation
Cadiz (neutral and golden undertones)
NARS Luminous
Weightless Foundation 
Macao (warm and olive undertones) 
NARS Radiant Creamy ConcealerSucre D’orge
NARS Sheer Glow foundationCadiz (neutral and golden undertones)Review
NARS Sheer Glow foundationMacao (warm and olive undertones)Review
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted
Moisturizer SPF 30
Cuba (neutral undertone)
Nykaa SkinShield
Anti-Pollution Matte
Foundation
Coffee Chestnut
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Full Coverage Foundation
Warm Caramel
(neutral undertone)
Review
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
Full Coverage Foundation
Mahogany
(cool undertone)
Review
NYX Total Control Drops Mahogany
PAC HD Liquid Foundation 4.3 (olive undertone)
PAC HD Liquid Foundation 4.5 (warm undertone)
PAC Spotlight
Liquid Foundation
Coffee Walnut
Revlon ColorStay
for Normal/Dry Skin
Caramel 400
(warm undertones)
Review
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
(Combination/Oily Skin)
Caramel 400
(warm undertones)
Review
Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup Foundation260 Caramel
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed PowderDeep #050
Revlon PhotoReady Candid
Natural Finish Foundation
440 Caramel
Sephora 8HR
Matifying Powder
D50 Mocha 
Shiseido Synchro
Skin Self-Refreshing
Foundation
430 Cedar
SUGAR Ace of Face
Foundation Stick
55
SUGAR Rage for
Coverage 24hr
Foundation
55
The Ordinary
Coverage Foundation
3.0Y (yellow undertone)
Urban Decay
Naked Skin 
9.0 

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