MAC NW15 to NC20 Foundation Matches

MAC NW15 and NC20

MAC Cosmetics

MAC NW15 and NC20 is for people who are normally NW15 and turn golden/yellow when tanned (around NC20).

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 NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:

Armani Luminous Silk3 (summer) Review
Armani Luminous Silk2 (winter)  Review
Chanel Vitalumiere
20 Beige 
Clinique Even BetterCreamwhip (summer) Review
Cover FX Total
Cream Cover
Laura Mercier
Secret Camouflage
MAC Blot PowderMedium-Dark (summer) 
MAC Face and BodyC3 (in summer) Review
MAC Studio
NW 15 
MAC Studio
Waterweight Powder
Light Plus (summer) 
Maybelline Dream
Lumi Touch
Maybelline Fit
Me Concealer
MUFE Ultra HDY225 
Rimmel Match
Tarte Maracuja
Creaseless Concealer
Medium (undereye only) 
YSL Fusion InkB20 
YSL Touche EclatNo. 1 and No. 2 

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

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MAC Foundation Shades for Indian Skin

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