MAC NW45 Foundation Matches


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MAC NW45 is a medium mahogany shade with rosy undertones for medium to dark 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.

Top rated MAC NW45 foundations

Try these foundation shades if you are matched to MAC NW45:

bareMinerals Matte Golden Deep W50
Black Opal True Color Mineral Matte Creme Powder Foundation SPF 15Beautiful Bronze
Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid FoundationBeautiful Bronze
Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Powder Foundation Beautiful Bronze
Black Opal Stick foundationBeautiful Bronze
Black Opal Total Coverage Face and Body ConcealerBeautiful Bronze
Bobbi Brown Skin foundation 8 Walnut
Bobbi Brown Stick foundation Walnut 8Review
Colorescience Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50Bronze
Dior Backstage Face and Body foundation5N
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation5C1 Rich Chestnut
(cool subtle red undertones)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder foundation5C1 Rich Chestnut
(cool subtle red undertones)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear ConcealerExtra Deep (neutral undertone)
Fenty Pro Filtr' 420
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush concealerTeak
(neutral undertone)
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40ST15 Porto Covo (neutral cool undertone)Review
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40ST16 Pavones (cool undertone)Review
Iman BB CrèmeEarth Medium
Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra 500 Suede WReview
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Mocha
L'Oreal Infallible concealer420 Cocoa
(warm, yellow and rosy undertones)
L'Oreal Makeup Infallible Up to 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation (liquid)Copper 515
(golden yellow undertones)
L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder Up to 24H WearCopper 365
(deep auburn, neutral undertone)
MAC Blot Powder Deep Dark
MAC Studio Fix fluid NW45Review
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Dark Deep
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus NW45Review
Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage foundation F13.5
Maybelline Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid FoundationCocoa
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse FoundationCocoa
Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth 355 CoconutReview
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 355 CoconutReview
Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Stick FoundationCoconut
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer MahoganyReview
Maybelline Super Stay 24Hr MakeupCocoaReview
MUFE HD 177/178
MUFE's Mat Velvet 75
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless FoundationTrinidad (yellow undertones)
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless FoundationMacao
(warm and olive undertones)
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear FoundationMacao
(warm and olive undertones)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Amande (to brighten undereye)
(neutral undertones)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Cafe (exact shade)
(neutral undertones)
NARS Radiant Cream Compact FoundationTrinidad (yellow undertones)
NARS Sheer Glow FoundationMacao
(warm and olive undertones)
NARS Sheer Matte FoundationMacao
(warm and olive undertones)
NYX Can't Stop Won't Stop foundationCappuccino
NYX Total Control Drop FoundationCappuccino
Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Medium Deep 26
Revlon ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer Cappuccino
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin SPF 15410 CappuccinoReview
Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin SPF20 Liquid Foundation410 CappuccinoReview
Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter FoundationCappuccino
Revlon Youth Fx Fill + Blur FoundationCappuccino
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 1557H Rich Honey
The Ordinary Serum Foundation 3.1R
YSL Le Teint Touché ÉclatB80

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