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 NC5 is too light for you and NC10 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:
|Bobbi Brown foundations||Porcelain|
|Buxom Show Some Skin||Tickle the Ivory|
|Cover FX i||N0 (for winter) and N10 (for summer)|
|D&G Perfect Finish Powder Foundation||50 Ivory||review|
|Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer||SX 01||review|
|Lancome Teint Idole Ultra||100 Ivoire N|
|Marc Jacobs foundations||Ivory 10|
|Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation stick||110 Porcelain||review|
|NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer||Chantilly|