MAC NW15 and NW20
MAC NW15 is a light beige with neutral undertone for light skin.
MAC NW20 is a 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.
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:
Want more? Check out the Find Your Foundation Match Mega List.
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Omg you just saved my life, I thought I was the only one struggling with this!
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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