Foundation Shade Finder


Find your perfect MAC foundation shade today. Use our foundation shade finder tool to find your perfect foundation shade match. Select your skin tone, choose your undertone and discover your new shade match. Unsure of skin tone or undertone? Check out photos of foundation pictured on different skin tones to help you decide and see how their shade suits them. Make sure to check out our foundation brushes too, so you can apply like a Pro.


The 4 colour groups that we have throughout all our foundations are NW, N, NC and C. These stand for: Neutral Warm, Neutral, Neutral Cool and Cool.

To find out if you’re more rosy or golden, you can take a picture of yourself in natural light with no make-up on. Blur the photo out using your phone – this will leave you with a general all-over tone. You may find that some parts of the skin are golden, but the majority is pink and vice versa – go with the colour you see the most.

This falls under our NW and N shades, you could also describe them as rich, warm, copper and mahogany.

Neutral Warm Light
Neutral Warm Medium
Neutral Warm Medium
Neutral Warm Deep Dark

NC and C are considered golden, but you can also describe them as caramel, champagne tones and tan shades.

Neutral Cold Light to Medium
Neutral Cold Light
Neutral Cold Light
Neutral Cold Light


Once you’ve decided on your undertone, you can use our shade finder below to figure out which shade number you may be. Simply select your skin tone, choose your undertone, and meet your shade match.

Finding the right foundation shade for your skin tone can be tricky, especially when we consider the wide variety of colours that are available. To make this task easier and help you find the perfect foundation match for your skin tone, we created our Foundation Finder.

Simply select your skin tone depth and your undertone, and we’ll show you MAC foundation shades that will look natural on your skin, enhancing your natural skin tone and seamlessly hiding any blemishes and imperfections.

Whether you love a powder foundation or prefer a liquid formula, whether you are searching for a product that will add a shimmery finish to your skin or can’t resist a good matte foundation: our suggestions include something for everyone, so try out foundation finder and discover the best foundation for dark skin, olive skin or light skin in a matter of minutes.

Use our foundation shade finder today and discover the MAC foundation shade for you. Use a MAC face brush to apply your foundation like a professional and don’t forget to prep and set with our face primers and setting sprays.