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.
Neutral when pale but golden/yellow when tanned
If NW15 is too light for you and NC20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:
|Armani Luminous Silk||3|
|Armani Luminous Silk||2|
|Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua||20 Beige|
|Clinique Even Better||Creamwhip (summer)|
|Cover FX Total Cream Cover||N20|
|Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage||SC-2|
|MAC Blot Powder||Medium-Dark (summer)|
|MAC Face and Body||C3 (in summer)|
|MAC Studio Waterweight||NW 15|
|MAC Studio Waterweight Powder||Light Plus (summer)|
|Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch||Nude|
|Maybelline Fit Me||15|
|MUFE Ultra HD||Y225|
|Rimmel Match Perfection||Fair|
|Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer||Medium (undereye only)|
|YSL Fusion Ink||B20|
|YSL Touche Eclat||No. 1 and No. 2|