The Foundation Files

From time to time, I'm asked about the shades of foundation and concealers I use so I thought it'd make sense to create a page to keep you all up to date with the shades that I'm matched to. Getting the right shade can be tough for ladies with darker skin tones, given the number of skintones far outnumber the shades available to us, and indeed getting it right was one of the original reasons for setting up this blog in the first place!

I always use MAC NC37 - NC40 as my reference point, however the complete list of foundation equivalents is:


MAC Face and Body Foundation - C5
MAC Studiofix Fluid - NC37
MAC Studiosculpt - NC37 
MAC Studiofix Fluid - NC40
MAC Studiosculpt - NC40 
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ - Tan 
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint - G7
Sleek Lifeproof Foundation - LP10
Lottie London Velvet Skin Tint Foundation - Tan PO30 Medium Peach
NARS Sheer Glow - Barcelona
NARS Sheer Matte - Barcelona
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser - St. Moritz
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish - 4.25 Natural Tan
Make Up Forever HD - #153
Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + -55 'Natural Beige'
Yves St Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat - BD50
RMK Creamy Foundation - 103
Bourjois Paris Happy Light - No 54 Beige
Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Serum Foundation - No 55 Dark Beige
Barry M Flawless Matte Finish Oil Free - Sand 4
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Make Up - 6.0
Illamasqua Skin Base - 10
Illamasqua Skin Base - 12
Revlon Colourstay Makeup - Natural Tan
Revlon Photoready Makeup - Golden Beige
Rimmel Lasting Finish - 303 True Nude
L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Anti-Fatique CC Cream
EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation - F300
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation - Tan
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - Cashew
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation - M57
The Ordinary Colours Coverage Foundation - 2.1 Y
The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation - 2.1 Y


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Plus
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
NARS Powder Foundation - Barcelona
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder - Classic Beige
Make Up Forever HD Powder
Rimmel Stay Matte - 006 Warm Beige
BEN NYE Banana Luxury Powder (For Highlighting)
Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder (for Highlighting)


MAC Select Cover Up - NC35 (For Highlighting)
MAC Studiofinish - NW35 (For Pigmentation Cover Up)
ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer Satin Finish - Tan Sand (For Highlighting)
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Divine - C8 (For Highlighting)
Glossier Stretch Concealer - G7 (Standard Cover Up)
NYX Born to Glow Radiant Concealer - Medium Olive (For Highlighting)
Illamasqua Concealer - CC130 (For Highlighting)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Ginger
Make Up Forever Full Cover Camouflage Cream - #8 Beige
Collection Lasting Perfection - Dark
Sleek Corrector & Concealer Palette - 03
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer - M25 (for Highlighting)

Each new product I try that matches up to my skintone will be added as and when I find them. If you have any questions or requests just drop me a comment or email! :)

Fashionicide 2023