NC45 to NC50 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.


If NC45 is too light for you and NC50 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:

Burberry Cashmere Foundation 43 Almond
Dolce & Gabbana The Perfect Matte Foundation 148 Amber
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H 460 Suede W
MAC Face and Body  N9
MAC Studio Fix Foundation N9
Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation Y445
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able  82 Cocoa Light
MUFE HD 178.0
NARS Sheer Glow Tahoe/Macao
Urban Decay Naked Skin 10.0

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