MAC NC5 to NC10 Foundation Matches/Equivalents

MAC NC5 and NC10

MAC Cosmetics

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.


Don’t know your skin tone or MAC shade?

If you don’t know your skin tone or MAC shade, use the Find Your Foundation Match by Skin Tone Visual Guide to determine your skin tone before viewing the shade matches/equivalents below.

If MAC NC5 is too light for you and NC10 is too dark for you, these foundation/concealer shades might suit you:

Bobbi Brown
liquid foundation
Bobbi Brown
Stick Foundation
0 Porcelain review
Buxom Show Some SkinTickle the Ivory 
Cover FX iN0 (for winter) and N10 (for summer) 
D&G Perfect
Finish Powder
50 Ivoryreview
Kevyn Aucoin
Sensual Skin Enhancer
SX 01review
Lancome Teint
Idole Ultra
100 Ivoire N 
Marc Jacobs
Ivory 10 
Maybelline Fit Me
Shine-Free Foundation
110 Porcelainreview
NARS Radiant
Creamy Concealer

Want more? Check out the Find Your Foundation Match Mega List.

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