NW25 to NW30 Foundation Matches

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.


If NW25 is too light for you and NW30 is too dark for you, these foundation shades might suit you:

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue 05 Natural
Bare Minerals Original Medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear 3N1 – Ivory Beige
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 3.75
It Cosmetics CC Cream Medium
NARS Luminous Vallarius
Tarte Medium Tan Honey
YSL Touché Eclat BR 40-50

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