MAC NC50 Foundation Matches


MAC Cosmetics

Updated: 2/8/24

MAC NC50 is a rich brown shade with golden undertone for deep 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.


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.

Top rated MAC NC50 foundations

Try these foundation/concealer shades if you are matched to MAC NC50:

Bareminerals Matte Spf 15 Foundation Golden Deep
Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation Gotta Know Me Nutmeg
BlackUp Full Coverage Foundation HC-14
Black Opal Loose Oil Blocking Powder none
Black Opal True Color Mineral Matte Creme Powder Foundation SPF 15Nutmeg
Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation Nutmeg
Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Powder Foundation Nutmeg
Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation Nutmeg
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick Warm Almond (yellow undertone)Review
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15 (liquid) Golden Almond (golden undertone)
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15 (liquid)Warm Almond (yellow undertone)
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation StickGolden Almond (golden undertone)Review
Chanel Mat LumiereChestnut
Clinique Even Better foundationWN 118 Amber
(warm-neutral undertones)
Colourpop No Filter Foundation185
Cover FX custom cover dropsN100
Cover FX Pressed Mineral FoundationG80
COVERGIRL truBlend Liquid Foundation Classic Tan D4
COVERGIRL Queen CC Cream Golden Honey
COVERGIRL Queen Natural Hue Liquid Golden Honey
e.l.f. 16HR Camo concealerDeep Olive (for brightening undereye area)
(golden olive undertones)
e.l.f. 16HR Camo concealerRich Cocoa (exact shade)
(neutral undertones)
e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter6 Tan/Deep
(warm undertone)
e.l.f Hydrating Camo concealerRich Chocolate (exact shade)
(warm undertones)
Estée Lauder Double Wear6W1 SandalwoodReview
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Matte 420
Graftobian HD Glamour Crème Foundation Pecan
ILIA Skin TintST14 Dominica
(neutral undertones)
Iman Cosmetics Luxury Pressed PowderMedium Dark
IMAN Cosmetics Concealing Foundation Earth 1
IMAN Cosmetics Second to None Luminous Foundation Clay 5
IT Cosmetics CC CreamRich HoneyReview
Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation Medium Dark
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Deep- 74
Kevyn Aucoin SSE SX15
Kosas Revealer concealer8.1 (for brightening undereye area)
(olive cool undertones)
Kosas Revealer concealer8.7 (exact shade)
(neutral golden undertones)
Kosas Revealer Foundation360 Medium Deep
(neutral olive undertones)
(olive friendly)
LA Girl HD Pro Concealer Toast
Lancôme Teint idole 500WReview
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil FreeWalnut
L'Oreal Infallible concealer415 Honey (for brightening undereye area)
(neutral, golden olive undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation (liquid)520 Sienna
(warm, red undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder355 Sienna
(neutral undertone)
L'Oreal Infallible Longwear Shaping Stick Foundation410 Cocoa
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation212 Cocoa
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation Cocoa 112
L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation312 Cocoa
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion FoundationC8 Cocoa
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous MakeupC7-8 Nut Brown CocoaReview
L'Oreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum Foundation with 1% Hyaluronic acidTan-Deep 7-8Review
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Liquid Foundation C8 CocoaReview
MAC Face & Body foundation N7Review
MAC Matchmaster SPF15 Foundation8.O
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Dark
MAC Pro Longwear ConcealerNC50
Mac Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation NC50
MAC Studio Fix 24 Hour Liquid ConcealerNC50
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF15 FoundationNC50Review
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus foundationNC50Review
MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 FoundationNC50
MAC Studio Tech Compact FoundationNC50
Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation Cocoa Deep
Makeup Forever Ultra HD 178 -Y535
Mary Kay TimeWise Matte Wear Liquid Foundation Bronze 5
Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Coconut
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth 355 coconutReview
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 355 coconut Review
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder360 Mocha
(neutral undertone)
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Multi-Use ConcealerHazelnutReview
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Coconut
Maybelline SuperStay foundation355 CoconutReview
Maybelline Super Stay Skin Tint338
(cool undertones)
Maybelline Super Stay Skin Tint355
(neutral undertones)
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer13 Chestnut
(red undertone)
MUFE Duo Matte Powder 218
MUFE Pro Finish Powder185
NARS All Day Luminous Trinidad (neutral undertone)
NARS Light Reflecting FoundationMacao
(olive friendly)
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Caracas (neutral undertone)
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Seychelles (old shade)
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted MoisturizerMarrakesh (new shade)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Caramel (for brightening undereye area)
(warm undertones)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Amande (exact shade)
(neutral undertones)
NARS Sheer Glow Macao (warm and olive undertones)Review
NARS Sheer Matte FoundationMacao (warm and olive undertones)
NARS Soft Matte Complete FoundationMacao (warm and olive undertones)
NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop foundation19 MochaReview
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection FoundationMedium Deep 26
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation Makeup for Normal/Dry SkinCappuccino 410 (cool undertone)Review
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation Makeup for Combination/Oily SkinCappuccino 410 (cool undertone)Review
Sephora Teint Infusion Ethereal Natural Finish45
stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer Deep
The Ordinary Serum Foundation 3.2N (yellow undertones)
Tom Ford Traceless foundation Praline
Too Faced Born This WayChaiReview
Urban Decay Naked Skin 11.5
YSL Touché Éclat All-in-one Glow B70 Mocha

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  1. Thank you so much!!!! You have no clue how helpful this is and how much time and money you saved me and others who find this thanks so much!! You are awesome 😎 👏🏽

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  2. Thank God for you!!💟💘💟
    Even MAC rep couldn’t provide an alternative for me. You don’t know how grateful and excited to try these selections. 🤗🥰😘

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      Carissa, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus foundation has a corresponding NC50 shade. It’s described as “deep golden bronze with golden undertone for dark skin (neutral-cool)”. Hope this helps!

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