MAC NW15 to NW20 Foundation Matches/Equivalents

MAC NW15 and NW20

MAC Cosmetics

MAC NW15: light beige with neutral undertone for light skin

MAC NW20: warm neutral beige with rosy undertone for light to medium 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.

Enjoy!

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 NW20 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:

Foundation/
Concealer
ShadeReview
Benefit Big Easy BB Cream2
Clinique Beyond Perfecting
Foundation and Concealer
Buttermilkreview
Dior Airflash Spray Foundation200 Light Beigereview
Guerlain Lingerie de
Peau foundation
02 Beige Clairreview
Hourglass Vanish Seamless
Finish Foundation Stick
Shellreview
IT Cosmetics CC CreamFair Lightreview
Laura Mercier Silk Creme
foundation
Beige Ivoryreview
Maybelline Fit Me
Foundation Stick
115 IVoryreview
Maybelline Fit Me
Matte and Poreless foundation
115 Ivoryreview
Maybelline SuperStay
Better Skin foundation
02 Cameo/Classic  Ivoryreview
Meow Cosmetics
Pampered Puss
Frisky Bengal
NARS Radiant
Creamy Concealer
Vanilla
NYX Mineral
Foundation Stick
04 Light Mediumreview
Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation
for combination/oily skin
Buff
(neutral undertone)
review
Revlon Colorstay WhippedBuff
(neutral undertone)
Revlon Nearly
Naked foundation
150 Nude
(cool undertone)
Shiseido The
Makeup Stick
Foundation
I20review
Smashbox Liquid HaloWarm Vanilla
Tarte Amazonian ClayLight Sand or light beige
The Body Shop
Moisture Foundation
O6review
YSL Fusion
Ink foundation
B20review

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

Foundation/Concealer Shade Guides

Maybelline Foundation Finder: What the Numbers Mean and Finding Your Perfect Shade

What’s the difference between Maybelline’s Classic Ivory, Natural Ivory, Ivory and Fair Ivory shades?

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Swatches and Shades Guide

MAC Foundation Shades for Indian Skin

MAC Foundation Shades for Indian Skin

Beige Skin Tone — How It Looks Like (Visual Guide)

Medium Skin Tone  – How It Looks Like (Visual Guide)

ILIA Skin Tint Shade Finder

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      So glad you found this useful, Natalia!

      I’d been struggling with finding the right foundation shades for a long, long time. I wish something like this was useful when I first started wearing makeup…that would have saved me so much time and $$! 🙂

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