NC25 Foundation Matches

NC25 Foundation Matches, NC25 Foundation Chart, NC25 Foundation Shade Matches

I review a ton of foundations on my YouTube channel. So here’s a handy list of all of my foundation shade matches in one spot for all of you Mac nc25 people out there!


I update my nc25 foundation shade list regularly since I review both high end and drugstore foundations regularly and report on top foundations pretty often.

Perhaps this also will help those of you Mac NC25 people out there who’ve stumbled upon this page but have never seen my YouTube channel at all but have simply been trying to find your foundation shade.

What Does NC25 Mean Anyway?

For those of you who don’t follow Mac foundation shades and don’t know what the heck NC25 foundation shades are, Mac shades have long been the benchmark for many who are trying to find their foundation shades. Mac was one of the first brands to have an extensive shade range and to be well versed in shade matching.

My Skin Tone

My skin tone is light/medium toned with warm, yellow undertones. So I’m Mac nc25 most of the year and around Mac nc30 in the summertime when I get a slight tan.

Finding the right foundation shade in person is difficult. It’s even harder when shopping and researching online. Without doing extensive research, chances are that you’ll end up with the wrong shade.

Through the years I’ve tried to find my foundation shade by using a foundation match chart, a google search, or a foundation shade finder. I’ve always found a Mac foundation shade finder helpful, so I hope you find this useful.

Looking for Concealer Matching Too?

Since I’m asked for my concealer matches so often, I recently added a concealer match list to my blog. If you’ve been struggling to find your perfect concealer shade to cover those pesky under-eye circles, check it out!

Find Your Foundation Shade

If you’re an NC25 (or NC30 in the summer) or basically have light to medium skin tone with warm, yellow undertones, this should be a good start to helping you find your foundation shade equivalents.

Disclaimer #1

Note that just because our Mac shade (or another shade of foundation) is a match, there could be some variation with what I wear and what you might wear. Everyone is different. Undertones, overtones, minuscule skin tone differences based on genetics or the time of year…they all make a difference in how a shade looks on my skin vs your skin and on your skin vs someone else’s skin. This reference is meant to be a tool to help guide you and make your search easier. It is not a definitive guide and cannot possibly be perfect for everyone. But it can certainly help narrow things down and has been dead on for many people.

Disclaimer #2

I don’t go by swatches when I say a foundation is a match. I go by what these foundations look like once they’ve settled onto the skin. Going by swatches is a quick way to fail at foundation matching. Some of these will swatch much darker/lighter than others on this list. But once applied, the shades meld into the skin and are wonderful matches.

On occasion, a particular shade of foundation must be chosen because it is the best match out of several and works well on my skin tone in comparison to the alternative lighter and deeper shades available. I can only work with the shades the brand makes.

The Matches

Since I do Foundation Road Tests on my YouTube Channel regularly, I’ve also added the links to my foundation reviews where applicable. Happy matching!












nc25 matches


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  12. February 23, 2023 / 4:10 pm

    I’m wearing in my videos but the site I linked it to in that video stopped carrying it, since I posted it! If you haven’t seen my updated skincare routine,

  13. Judy
    January 25, 2023 / 8:48 am

    Just saw this post and it’s super helpful because I’m a similar color. If you haven’t already, try Jane Iredale Liquid Mineral Foundation in Warm Silk to add to the list.

    • Stephanie Marie
      February 8, 2023 / 4:01 pm

      Thanks Judy!

    November 7, 2022 / 1:36 pm

    I am NC 25 too. I wear TOO FACED born this way in the shade Vanilla for winter. Also I prefer the shade Lys Rose for the LANCOME TEINT IDOLE. Lisa Eldridge is NC 25 too and she has very good recommendations about shades.
    I loved your post and I subscribed to your channel.
    Greetings from Greece

    • Hira
      November 20, 2022 / 1:00 am

      I use Mac NC 20
      So which shade for too faced born this way vanilla or procelain???

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  17. Emily
    April 19, 2022 / 7:53 pm

    Hi Stephanie!!

    I know this blog is SO old, but I was wondering if you’ve ever tried out to help guide your matches?!

    If you haven’t, you should definitely give it a go – it’s totally free and we would LOVE to hear your feedback!!

  18. Judy Ross
    January 1, 2022 / 6:53 pm

    This is so helpful! Thank you so much for doing this..

  19. Pati Plascencia
    October 11, 2021 / 10:29 am

    I wear C4 in the winter and NC25 in the summer. The C shades usually refer to warm peach skin tones. Hope that helped 🌸

    • Pat
      December 27, 2021 / 5:18 pm

      And the N indicates Neutral.

  20. Nancy E Roman
    August 15, 2021 / 2:47 pm

    I really appreciate this list. I wear the same shades as you do, and it’s so convenient – especially for drugstore brands that you can’t try before you buy.

    • Vivian
      August 17, 2021 / 10:58 pm

      Also try a site called they do foundation shade matching recommendations across most brands.
      Helpful place to start when buying online during lockdown.

      • Golda
        April 16, 2022 / 8:55 am

        Thank you for sharing the site.

  21. May 31, 2021 / 7:29 am

    maybe i should try this nc25. By the way love your youtube and instagram you are such an inspiration to me! keep going xoxo Pat

  22. Somya Sharma
    November 18, 2020 / 11:16 am

    Hi Stephanie,

    Could you please try dermacol and Suggest the shade. I use Mac NC25 too.

    Somya Sharma

  23. Vivian
    October 20, 2020 / 12:53 pm

    We are the same exact shade in MAC and with other brands you’ve listed that I’ve used. Thank you for doing this. This has been helpful especially during quarantine for me. Love your blog and will be checking out your YouTube,

    Thanks again and stay well! 🙂

    • September 19, 2022 / 11:23 am

      I wear med in the it cosmetics cc cream but find it too dark, in channel velvet I’m B30 and in dior matt I’m N.25 what would you think i would be in mac studio fix xx

  24. Jeena
    September 18, 2020 / 5:08 pm

    I use maybelline fit me liquid foundation in shade 115.
    Which Shade in Mac studio fix foundation Should i buy

    • Zeba
      April 28, 2021 / 6:59 pm

      I use Maybelline liquid foundation shade 125
      Which shade in Mac studio fix foundation should I buy

  25. Amanda
    September 4, 2020 / 10:26 pm

    This is incredible! Thank you for doing this!:) i am also Light/Medium skin tone with yellow undertones and was just wondering if you know how to find a foundation match for Natasha Denona’s Foundation X+? I have looked all over her website and can’t even find shade names or color descriptions. I know it isn’t on your list of Foundations but thought maybe you could help. Thank you in advance:)

    • Lacey
      September 19, 2020 / 5:26 pm

      Try the Sephora App, they give swatches and descriptions. They also can shade match you.

    • Bonnie
      June 28, 2023 / 8:23 pm

      Did you ever find a shade?

  26. September 2, 2020 / 4:03 pm

    This was incredible. Thank you for putting in the time to make such an incredible resource! I am so curious if these shades will work well for me too. Time to start sampling!

  27. Vanessa
    July 14, 2020 / 10:40 pm

    Depending on the time of year and how much time I spend outside, I range between NC15 and NC42. I’m currently closest to NC30. Do you know the equivalent of NC30 in Smashbox?
    Thank you so much! This is such an awesome resource!

  28. Allison
    June 12, 2020 / 2:17 pm

    I wear MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in C3 but a lot of their other foundations don’t have the C colors. Do you think C3 is very close to NC25?

    • Anne
      June 14, 2020 / 12:51 am

      Unfortunately, probably not. I think the “C” in the powder foundation line means “Cool” undertones, and the “NC” in the Flawless Finish line is “Not Cool.”

    • Stephanie Marie
      June 27, 2020 / 11:32 pm

      Cool in Mac means having very yellow undertones. NC has yellow undertones cut with some neutral. C3 is close but a tad bit more yellow. For example, they recommend C3 in Face & Body when you wear NC25-NC30 in other foundations, since they don’t carry NC in that foundation. I hope that helps!

    • August 4, 2020 / 5:41 am

      It’s not so far off.
      NC25 is light golden beige with golden undertones, for light to medium skin.
      (NC = Neutral Cool)
      C3 is Beige with neutral golden undertone for light to medium skin.
      (C = Cool)
      In MAC terms, Cool refers to yellow or golden.

    May 28, 2020 / 10:04 am

    Do you have a dupe for the discontinued Urban Decay Naked Skin? I love the thin texture, lasting power and the way it looks like my skin but better. I have tried Stay Naked and I do not like that one. Thanks!

    • Sarah
      May 28, 2020 / 11:09 am

      I’m looking for a replacement for this foundation too. Closest I have found is MAC waterweight but it’s not a dupe.

    • Stephanie Marie
      June 27, 2020 / 11:34 pm

      I also dislike the new version and hate that they discontinued the original! These two videos will probably help you the most. It was very skinlike and wore a long time. Dior probably comes the closest for me? and

    • Monica Young
      February 9, 2022 / 3:10 pm

      I good some on Amazon, just certain colors though

  30. Lyle
    October 28, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    Hi would like to ask if have you tried fenty beauty hydrating foundation?if so what is your shade?

    • Stephanie Marie
      June 27, 2020 / 11:35 pm

      I haven’t since I have oily/combo skin. Sorry!

  31. -
    October 2, 2019 / 1:54 am

    NC25 DOES NOT match Maybelline Fit Me in 128. It could not be more far off, 128 is a lot more dark and yellow. Could you please do a side by side comparison before putting information on your blog? Thanks so much.

    • Stephanie Marie
      October 6, 2019 / 9:02 pm

      Dear Anonymous, I review dozens upon dozens of foundations, have 88 listed on this page as a free resource for my readers and YouTube subscribers and am very familiar with my skin tone, undertone and what matches me and what doesn’t. I’ve used both the MAC and Maybelline foundations for years off and on. Swatches, or what’s in the bottle/pan, do not matter. It’s how they look once they’ve settled onto the skin and what they look like when you wear them. And on my skin tone (and many others, as I’ve been told by my viewers), both of the shades work beautifully.

      This blog post is a supplement to the foundation reviews I do on YouTube where you can see the foundations worn on my skin. NC25 is not far off from 128 when it’s on the skin. Both match me beautifully. Here’s a video from two years ago when I have the Maybelline M&P in 128 on my skin, in wintertime when I’m at my palest, also when I’m MAC NC25: I happen to be wearing MAC Studiofix powder foundation in my Instagram Story today. Again, perfect match for me this time of year.

      I did this blog post as a helpful, free resource and guide for people wanting to know possible equivalent shade matches and for those that request my shades in various foundations. It’s not perfect because everyone is different. You may have slightly different undertones and lean more olive than I do, etc. or be a tad paler or deeper than I am, depending on the time of year as well. This post is based on the dozens upon dozens of foundations I review on a regular basis. But it’s ultimately up to the individual to determine if the shade will work for them personally. As this blog post is a supplement to my main platform, YouTube, it would be impossible for me to do a side by side comparison of every foundation I test, seeing as there are currently 88 foundations on this list and counting. My foundation reviews and top foundations videos on YouTube are done so you can see what the foundations look like on me. That’s why I have those videos linked here on the blog post next to the foundation where applicable.

      • Jenny
        January 16, 2020 / 9:10 pm

        I personally have noticed that the Maybelline Fit Me you have to test a swipe on your skin and walk around the store for 20 minutes. You will notice a dramatic changed in color from when you first put it on I wear Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation and concealer in WN69 and Maybelline Fit Me Dewy in 235. Now you would think by looking at the bottles that no way that’s just wrong. But, again, you try them on your skin and wait for them to settle and dry and voila. They both match. You absolutely cannot go by the look of the bottle or even opening and looking at the color. You absolutely have to try it on your skin. I hope this helped in some way. I am light to medium Caucasian female over 40. I have warm undertones but a lot of foundations are way too yellow for me. I actually have olive undertones which, by just glancing at me you would not suspect. Until we go to the beach for the day and i come home deep dark brown and my friends are all burnt. Lol. I hope you see what I am saying. Somehow the olive undertones helps me not to burn. Plus growing up in Florida and as a child i was always outside, we didn’t have video games. Lol. Have fun exploring. Just remember, its just makeup, it washes off. ?

        • Vani
          May 25, 2020 / 1:32 pm

          Try the fit me in 118. I am a NC25 as well… NC30 in summers and 128 is the perfect match when applied fresh (in summers of course)..
          Fit me tends to oxidize..which might be the reason it appears darker..

      • Kshama
        March 23, 2020 / 5:56 pm

        Hey Steph, not a critic indeed I am thankful for your work. I am maybelline fit me 128(matte) in summer but NC25( mineral) looks dark on me (weird) as my neck has less tan/ discolouration then face it gives a masking look unless I cover beyond my outfit’s neck line( I expect my foundation to be fixing un even tone) NC20 however fits my winter skin( studio fix matte). I have dehydrated skin and being in India it cosmetics is not in my reach( can’t trust sellers on amazon). Can you suggest be something that has dewy finesse and fit my summer skin. I feel matte finesse foundations match my skin better but are not meant for my skin.

    • I. Rod
      December 27, 2019 / 8:57 am

      I am MAC NC25 in winter, closer to NC30 in summer, and Fit Me Matte and Poreless 128 is the shade I wear every day, regardless of the season. Perhaps you lean more neutral, or even cooler, than NC25?

    • IraRod
      June 28, 2021 / 7:02 pm

      Whoa, Anonymous NC25 from October 2, 2019! Don’t allow your frustration make you come across so rude! I am NC25 and the Fit Me Matte & Poreless in 128 is the perfect match for me. Foundations change on the skin, and sometimes the moisturizer, primer, and/or sunscreen you have underneath will shift the shade a little too, making it oxidize (rich moisturizers do this, for me), seem ashier (mineral sunscreen), or lightening the base while enhancing the undertone (gel primers). It’s all a matter of finding the right combination of products. Stephanie Marie’s shade suggestions have been usually spot on for me, and in the rare occurrence when they haven’t been, I make it “perfect” by trying different skin care underneath. I wish you luck!

  32. Nasmeen
    September 14, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    Hi for nc25 Mac which Huda beauty foundation thanks

    • Stephanie Marie
      October 6, 2019 / 11:32 am

      Believe it or not, I haven’t tried it (for various reasons). I think I have a couple of samples here. I update this regularly, so anytime I have a new match, it will be listed! 🙂

  33. Sarah
    September 3, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    Have you found a foundation that wears the same (or close) to Naked Skin? I’m so bummed it’s discontinued. It’s the only one I’ve found that does not accentuate my pores.

    • Chris
      April 23, 2020 / 12:32 pm

      I am in my late 60”s and I loved Mac’s Mineralized Liquid Foundation (Ivory) as it gave me full coverage and made my skin look Dewey which I loved. Sadly, Mac no longer makes it and I do not like what they have replaced it with.
      I am desperately looking for something similar. I am very pale and nothing I seem to try works.
      Any suggestions?

  34. Ana
    September 3, 2019 / 10:07 am

    Can you let me know your shade in makeup Revolution

    • Stephanie Marie
      October 6, 2019 / 11:41 am

      All of the foundations I’ve tried thus far are listed here. I update it regularly. When I try it, I’ll list it! ?

  35. Ana
    September 3, 2019 / 10:07 am

    Can you let me know your shade in makeup Revolution?

    • Lili Sahm
      July 11, 2020 / 1:15 am

      Hi dear Stephanie
      Thank you for this great skin is NC25 and I have tried some of the foundations in your list and the shades you mentioned are exactly the shades that match my skin. I wanted to ask if you have tried Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define foundation? I have to order it online and I’m trying to find the best match

  36. Merab
    August 3, 2019 / 7:21 am

    Hi Stephanie,
    I’ve noticed that you’re 2 different shades in the Nars foundations. What is that?
    I have the sheer glow in Punjab so was going to buy the same colour for the radiant longwear. We are the same matches and this chart helped me buy my hourglass stick foundation which was spot on so was wondering why the 2 different shades for Nars..

    • Stephanie Marie
      October 6, 2019 / 11:46 am

      It says next to Punjab that it’s my summer shade. 🙂

  37. Freddi
    June 5, 2019 / 7:13 am

    Hi darling, could you please confirm which is the match for Fenty Foundation? I am a Mac NC25 like u.

  38. May 17, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    Hi Stephanie unfortunately I do not have yellow undertones in my skin I think I am more of a neutral and pinkish tones. I have tried beige foundations before and I just look orange. I am light to medium but like to wear a shade darker because I like having more color. Do you have any suggestions on shades for someone with my skin tone?

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 17, 2019 / 1:45 pm

      Hi Karrie! Unfortunately I don’t. These are my own matches that I’ve found match me based on all of my foundation tests and reviews and what matches me in daily use. I don’t have extensive knowledge of specific deeper, redder skin tone shades. Good luck to you!

  39. Lisette Dennis
    May 5, 2019 / 3:27 pm

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    • Stephanie Marie
      May 17, 2019 / 1:45 pm

      So glad it helps! Thank you!

  40. meishiru
    April 16, 2019 / 9:31 am

    I am SO glad that we have the same skin tone. Now, every time I buy a foundation I never have to go in a store with no make up on just to get a sample or swipe multiple shades across my bare face nor do I have to magically guess through the online photos which almost always never looks the same in person to find a shade match for me. Thank you for keeping this updated throughout your foundation road tests. Keep ’em coming!

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 17, 2019 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you! Glad to have you here and glad it helps you!

  41. Simsim
    April 12, 2019 / 3:49 am

    Hi ?, nice recommendations & I really found my perfect shade accordingly….. thank you. Can you please tell me what would be the perfect match in Maybelline fit me dewy+smooth foundation for Maybelline fit me matte+poreless foundation shade-128?

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 17, 2019 / 1:47 pm

      Hi! All the foundations I’ve tried are listed above. I don’t use dewy and smooth as my skin type is oily/combination, so I don’t have a match for that one.

  42. Pink
    March 24, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Hi, I am nc25 in Mac but struggling to find the bare minerals powder foundation (original) in that shade range. Please let me know what shade could be a match .

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 17, 2019 / 1:50 pm

      The Matte Foundation comes in the same shades as the original. I’m Golden Beige 13.

    • July 16, 2020 / 5:34 am

      Medium Beige #12, might also be good. It’s the color that is supposed to be neutral, but leans yellowish, but not so much as golden beige which is only one shade apart from Golden Beige.

  43. Carolina lemus
    March 10, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Thank you so much for the equivalent shades for nc25 Mac I am nc25 and this post help me a lot

  44. Viviana
    February 6, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    I am always struggling to find my foundation color. It’s either too dark, too grey or to orangey.
    I am going to subscribe to your channel.

    Thank you again.

  45. Sarah F
    January 16, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    Hi, can you confirm you’re a 4.0 in UD Naked Skin? I’m the same shade as you in other foundations, so picked this up in a 4.0 today and it looks super dark. Not sure why they don’t have a neutral in the 4’s… 3.25 was too light for me.

    • Aru
      March 3, 2019 / 7:27 pm

      Actually this particular foundation gets oxidized

    • Ana
      May 15, 2019 / 11:21 am

      I’m Nc25 and for naked I believe I’ve used 3 in the past.
      4 is too dark.

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 17, 2019 / 1:52 pm

      4.0 has always worked well for me. 3.25 works if I’m in the dead of winter and at my lightest. But year round 4.0 is my best match and not too dark for me and does not oxidize on me.

  46. Elenore
    January 15, 2019 / 12:14 am

    This is wonderful ! Please could you post your fenty foundation shade ?

  47. Tiffiany Ward
    January 3, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    Can you help with a match in the infailable when I wear EL DW in Rattan?

    • Faith
      April 11, 2019 / 6:22 am

      Try 140 Golden Beige. I’m also NC25 and I alternate it with Loreal Infallible pro matte

  48. pujuuuuuu
    December 30, 2018 / 9:55 am

    Can you tell the difference in between Warm nude and light beige in too faced born this way foundation??? are they same ???

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 17, 2019 / 1:53 pm

      Warm nude is a bit lighter than light beige if it’s the same as Peach Perfect foundation.

  49. Alicia
    December 29, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Thank you so much for this list!!! I struggle so much with finding shades that match me, and I always go off of my NC25 since that’s my closest match! I will definitely be subscribing to your YouTube channel! ?

  50. Silvia
    December 24, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Hi Stephanie, thanks for this list. I am NC25 as well and I use most of your foundation shades. It is very helpful. I hav a question regarding Charlotte Tilbury foundations. You and I both are shade 6 in the Magic foundation but shade 3 in the Light Wonder foundation. According to the foundation chart posted on Charlott’s website, both foundations should be shade 6.

    Elle Leary stated that she is shade 5 and she is more fair than you and I are. Was this posting incorrect? Is there a reason that you listed Charlotte Tilbury Light Foundation shade 3?

    • Stephanie Marie
      December 28, 2018 / 11:56 pm

      Hi Silvia! Those are the two shades I have and they both work for my skin. When swatched next to each other on the hand and on my face, they’re not that far off from each other…so much so that it’s odd that there are several shades in between. I’d go by her chart as 3 is what was sent to me from Charlotte Tilbury and although it worked fine, a shade or two deeper may work better. I listed it as a match because it blended in just fine for me. 🙂

  51. Diedre Vaughn
    December 16, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    I don’t know if it’s just hard for us NC25-30s to find a shade that works, but this list is a godsend! I’ve added it to my home page. I’ve noticed Tati Westbrook wears the same color foundation I do in a few brands we share, so I try to use her as a reference, but it’s not always easy to find her shade in certain brands! I love that I’ll have this list at my fingertips! Thanks so much for the trouble it took to do this for us!!

    • Stephanie Marie
      December 16, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      I’m so glad it helps you! I did it for that reason…I always found myself on the hunt for matches! I added a concealer match list as well! Thank you Diedre!

  52. Ceci
    December 7, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Thank you SO much for posting this! I’m NC25/30 and almost all of your shades listed are ones that I have matched myself to previously. I hope you keep adding to this list and I’ll be here to read it all!

  53. Priscila
    December 4, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    THANK YOU for this list! You’ve saved us so much time and cash! This is much appreciated. 🙂

    Two questions!

    1) Do you have an absolute fave out of this list? Or at least a Top 3? Wondering if I should stray from my regulars… haha.

    2) Do you have any NC25 matches in NYX?

    Thanks again!

      • Priscila
        December 16, 2018 / 8:44 pm

        Thank you!

  54. Rosey
    November 27, 2018 / 5:39 am

    This is great…thank you!
    Have you tried Face Atelier?

  55. Caren
    October 28, 2018 / 4:16 am

    So useful! Thank you so much!!

  56. Shawnne
    July 2, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Thank you so much for this list! Most of my foundation are the same shades as yours! Just a few different shades like I’m light medium neutral for the Tarte clay stick. But I tried the Mac studio fix fluid NC25 and it seems like it’s a bit darker than my neck. I’m not sure mayb it oxidizes? I’m not sure if I should try Nc20 in case it’s gonna end up being too light for me.. ?

    • Trish
      July 27, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you so much!!!!! This is a fabulous list and you match most of what I wear. I am so thankful!!

  57. Fatima
    June 30, 2018 / 1:04 am

    You should review the Huda Beauty Foundation… !!!

  58. Fabienne
    June 27, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Love this post! It’s so nice that there’s finally someone who has gone through the trouble of testing and listing al these NC25 matches. Keep up the good work!!

    I would be really curious to see what shade you are in the Huda Faux Filter foundation. I love that foundation so much, it has great coverage and lasts all day, but it oxidizes, making it hard to find the right shade (240N Toasted Coconut seems to dark after all)
    Do you plan on testing this foundation? Would be so helpful haha!

    • Stephanie Marie
      July 7, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Honestly, it’s not a foundation I’ve been interested in trying but so many of you have asked about it so I probably should. LOL!

      • Grace
        January 27, 2019 / 7:48 am

        Hi Stephanie, your foundation color match list is my go to chart. What color match are you for Marc remarkable foundation? Thinking of trying it.

  59. Bela Narang
    June 24, 2018 / 10:19 am

    Thank u soo much Stephanie? its a wonderful post and i would like to again compliment u that u ate so well organised ??
    Love u on UT and this new find
    Love from India

    • Stephanie Marie
      July 7, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Thanks Bela! 🙂

  60. Dina Herron
    June 14, 2018 / 6:19 am

    Have you tested Chanel Sublimage?

    • Stephanie Marie
      July 7, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      I have not. Just the Chanel Velvet and other foundations you see listed. 🙂

  61. Tiffany
    June 12, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    You have no idea how helpful this is for me for the shades – I’ve struggled forever to get the correct shade and now I can because every shade you list matches me .. seriously you have no idea how much I appreciate this!!

    • Stephanie Marie
      July 7, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      I’m so glad you find it helpful Tiffany! Thanks so much for the feedback as well! 🙂

  62. Michelle
    June 5, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Hi Stephanie, between L’oreal True Match W4 and Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation – 128, which one is darker in your opinion? Thank you for your help.

    • Stephanie Marie
      July 7, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Hi Michelle! The L’Oreal might be a tad bit deeper once it’s blended out but not enough to notice. They both match my skin nicely. The L’Oreal has a more golden undertone to it.

  63. Sandy
    May 1, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    OMG! Thank you so much for doing this. I have searched with trial and error for my perfect foundation match and your blog is EXTREMELY helpful. We seem to have similar, if not exact, foundation shades. I have bookmarked this page. Just wanted to let you know I appreciate what you do.

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 18, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks so much Sandy!

  64. Kristen Zeigler
    April 5, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Help! How about the NC25 equivalent color for Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation?

    • Stephanie Marie
      May 18, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      I tried LS before I started my YouTube channel/blog and it slid off my skin. Unfortunately I don’t recall my shade match because I returned it pretty quickly!

      • May 27, 2018 / 8:21 am

        Do you know the shade NC25 in the Maybelline product

        • Stephanie Marie
          July 7, 2018 / 8:08 pm

          Hi! I have several Maybelline foundations listed with all the matches listed next to their product names. 🙂

  65. Lee Lee T
    March 27, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    For anyone who is not an NC25, or even close to it, there is a website called Findation. You plug in your current foundation and it will match you with almost every brand, a very helpful beauty tip. You’re welcome .

    • Jennifer
      June 26, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      Bless you!

  66. Serina
    March 14, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Wow you and I have the perfect match on everything! Awesome post

  67. Kecia Richardson
    March 12, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    What is your opinion of the CoverFX Power Play? Love your videos!

    • Stephanie Marie
      March 12, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Hi Kecia!

      I haven’t tested it yet. Stay tuned! 🙂 Thank you!

  68. akilee
    March 9, 2018 / 6:11 am

    Love this!!! Btw are you using the hudabauty faux filter foundation? If yes, can I ask what shade are you using? Because i heard reviews that the foundation REALLY oxidizes so I wanted to make sure I’m ordering the right shade.

    • Stephanie Marie
      March 11, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      I’ve not tried that. Thank you!

  69. parissa
    March 5, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Have you tried the Osmosis Satin foundation? We are the same match in foundation, I want to try it and didn’t know what color to try! Thanks for sharing all your color matches.

    • Stephanie Marie
      March 11, 2018 / 11:43 pm

      I haven’t. 🙂

  70. Jax
    March 1, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Have you tried the huda foundation? and your thoughts on it.

    I think we are foundation twinsies, and wondering what shade would you pick if you don’t have it already?

    • Stephanie Marie
      March 11, 2018 / 11:44 pm

      I haven’t. Everything I’ve tried is in my list. 🙂

  71. Kaki
    February 14, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Do you have any recommendations for Bobbi Brown? Thanks! Love your blog!

  72. Katie
    February 12, 2018 / 3:43 am

    Love your YT videos! They’ve been so helpful for me – and this list! My skin tone and type is very much like yours.
    Have you, or are you planning to try the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour foundation? I’d love to see what you think of it.

    • Stephanie Marie
      March 11, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      I have it here now. I’ve tried it here and there but not full out. I’ve got so many here to try right now. If you’re subscribed to my YT, it should either show up as a review or in a favorites/fails video at some point! 🙂 Thank you!

  73. Barbara
    January 19, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    OMGGGGGG!!!! A million thank yousssss!! I have been searching high and low for a page like this that would break down all the matches in all the different brands. I’ve come across a few but never like this one. We’re the same exact color so you have made it easy peasy for me to go into most places now and know exactly what color I need without spending forever in there trying to pick the right one. Thank you soooo much!! 🙂

    • Stephanie Marie
      February 2, 2018 / 12:44 am

      I’m glad it helps Barbara! I’m happy to do it. I asked myself what I was looking for when I was searching for matches in the past and this was pretty much it. I, like you, could never find an all-encompassing list! I’ll keep it updated as I go! 🙂

      • Barbara
        March 9, 2018 / 8:41 am

        Yesss our skin tone is a bit off. Not too light and not tan. It can be a headache searching for the right shade. I either look like a ghost or like my face was the only thing that went into a tanning bed. Lol. It’s truly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to do this for us!! 🙂

  74. Lizzie
    January 19, 2018 / 2:35 am

    Thanks for your helpful post, especially any comments on whether the foundation is a close fit or too light/dark/yellow/etc!

    I am an NC25 in Mac SFF and several of your mentioned foundations match what I currently own… Wished I had seen this before I got my Too Faced BTW one.. Looking forward to seeing more foundies (like maybe the Urban Decay All Nighter, ABH stick, Tom Ford, Armani, Rimmell) to your list! 🙂

    • Stephanie Marie
      February 2, 2018 / 12:45 am

      Thanks Lizzie!

  75. Viv
    January 9, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    What shade are you in the L’oreal Lumi Cushion?

    Thank you!

    • Stephanie Marie
      February 2, 2018 / 12:52 am

      Why didn’t I put that in there? LOL! W3 is my shade most of the year. I have W4 too for the dead of summer. 🙂

  76. Naar
    December 24, 2017 / 4:37 am

    Please try the Fenty Beauty Foundation!! I need to know your thoughts since we have the same foundation shade and skin type❤️❤️❤️ Btw i love all your reviews!!

  77. Jamie
    December 1, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    Why have I not seen your blog before? Would have saved me so much effort! lol. Awesome suggestions! Following you on yt ♥

  78. Erica
    November 26, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog and this post is beyond perfect!!

    • Stephanie Marie
      November 29, 2017 / 12:27 am

      Thank you Erica! 🙂

  79. Miryam Aguiñaga
    November 6, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    You Shade in Fenty Beauty?

    • Stephanie Marie
      November 7, 2017 / 8:22 am

      I’m not sure. It hasn’t been in stock in my store to try.

  80. Alison
    November 6, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    New follower on YouTube and Instagram – Saw your note about Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation not being discontinued. I hope so!! It’s been my fav for a while and I was so upset when they said I could no longer get it at my Ulta. Do you know when it will be available? Love the videos ❤️!

    • Stephanie Marie
      November 7, 2017 / 8:22 am

      Hi and welcome! I’m not sure about the timeframe but I hope soon! If I find out I’ll let you know! Thanks so much Alison!

  81. Nabiha
    October 19, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Hey Stephanie please try Huda foundation and find the match for Nars foundation,shade Punjab. I have heard it has wonderful coverage

    • Stephanie Marie
      October 22, 2017 / 8:29 pm

      I’ve not heard great things for oily/combo skin so I haven’t been in a huge rush. But I may look into it with the VIB sale! 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!

  82. Zoe
    October 11, 2017 / 4:22 am

    Thank you! This is beyond useful!!!

    • Stephanie Marie
      October 12, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you Zoe! 🙂

  83. Sid
    October 5, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    OMG how have I only come across your bloggs now! This has helped me so much. We match in so many foundations. I was hoping you could maybe find a match for the fenty beauty foundation as I tried 250 but it was waaay too dark xxx

    • Stephanie Marie
      October 12, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Hi! Thanks so much! I do regular reviews on my YouTube channel if you’re over there too! Glad to have you here! I haven’t tried it yet because I’ve heard SUCH mixed things about it with oily/combo skin and I’ve found such awesome foundations for my skin type lately! I didn’t know if it would even be worth it. I may look into it with the upcoming fall Sephora sale though!

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