MAC NW10 to NW13 Foundation Matches

MAC NW10 and NW13

MAC Cosmetics

MAC NW10 is a very fair beige with rosy undertone for fair skin.

MAC NW13 is a fair beige with neutral undertone for light 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.

If MAC NW10 is too light for you and NW13 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:

Becca Ultimate
Coverage Complexion
IT Cosmetics CC+
Full Coverage Cream
Fair Review 
Marc Jacobs
Genius Gel Super–Charged
Oil–Free Foundation
10 Ivory Light 
Makeup Forever
Ultra HD Foundation
Neutrogena Shine
Control foundation
Classic Ivory 

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

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