MAC Golden Lariat Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Golden Lariat Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

Outer Packaging

MAC Defines the 3 shades in Golden lariat as “true coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer”

This mineralize skinfinish is divided in 3 parts – blush, bronzer and highlighter. The blush is a coraly bronzy shade with soft golden shimmer to it. The bronzer is medium almost matte brown shade and the highlighter is yellowish gold with very fine golden shimmer.

to start with, I loovee this product.

MAC WOnder Woman Golden Lariat Skin finish Natural

  • The highlighter is amazingly natural and not chunky at all. It very much looks likeΒ  apart of your skin and you can even wear it during the day. Use it on the inner corner of your eyes and it looks beautiful.
  • The bronzer is medium brown shade and super finely milled. It’s not muddy or chalky at all. It also has soft sheen to it that give a little glow to your skin. In one swipe it goes soft and you can totally build up the intensity depending on your preference. Best, it does not turn orange.
  • The blush, is my least fav among the three. I somehow feel that this alone works better than when used with the bronzer and highlighter. I feel it looks a little OTT that ways and it gets too much bronze and brown on skin. When worn alone, it looks pretty and you don’t need a separate highlighter to go with this.
  • This skinfinish would work on most Indian skin tones. for fairer skin tones I would say that it would be a little overwhelming but for medium to darker skin tones, this is something to look out for.
  • It would last your forever
  • The staying power is pretty good. it lasts almost all day on my face.

  • The quantity is HUGE. It is the exact double of your regular skinfinish. Check photo below.

This is the size difference between MAC Wonder Woman Skinfinish (20 gm) and the regular Mineralize Skinfinish (10 gm)

Some Cons :

  • I use the bronzer with my blush brush and I have to press the end of my brush bristles to pick up the product. Now that I have got used to it I am quite comfortable using it. It was a little difficult to use initially.
  • Since it’s huge, it’s not convenient to carry around.

Swatches :


l-r blush, bronzer, highlighter

Ans this is how it looks on me.

I have not used the blush here, just the bronzer and the highlighter softly for daytime.

I have used Golden Lariat HERE and HERE as well

Overall, I would say that is a fantastic product from every aspect. A lot of MAC makeup artists use a darker shade of MAC Mineralzie skinfinish on models because MSFs have a little sheen that make the cheeks glow. It would work on medium to dark skintones because the colours are quite buildable . If you already have a bronzer and highlighter in your stash, skip this one. But if you don’t , check this out. πŸ™‚

I would pretty much keep it at par with my Chanel Bronzing Powder.

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating :-* :-* :-* :-* + 0.5

I would update the price when MAC Wonder Woman Collection launches – most prob this month only. πŸ™‚ Although my guess is that it would be around Rs 1700-1800 here.

Also Read :
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Medium Dark Review
MAC in the Groove Collection Mineralize Blush, Skinfinish, Eyeshadow Swatches &Photos
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation Review
How to Apply Cream Foundation : MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation Review

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87 thoughts on “MAC Golden Lariat Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

      1. hmm..TBS had a similar palette which was also limited edition me thinks..but their quality was pretty sad. 2 of the bronzers just shattered to pieces in the box itself.. :headbang:

        1. oh that’s sad aruna.. but otherwise also na these baked powders you have to be careful with them. They are quite soft and may break easily. *hugs*

          Btw Sumathi sent this message for you. πŸ™‚

          Hi Rati…
          Aruna asked for colorbar cosmetics in hyderabad, 2 months back.
          I recently heard that they are available at big bazar, koti.
          Dint know how to mail her directly, so thought would tell you.
          The post is a bit old now and she might not see if i reply to that now!

          Thanks. Good Day!

          1. Thanks for the info Sumathi and Uzma. :thanks: :thanks: I will definitely go there soon. Thanks Rati for passing on the message to me. Now suddenly i have so many options –

            NYX – In orbit mall (Hyper city)
            Faces – In orbit mall

            And now Colorbar too!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: I-glide here I come!!! :happydance: :happydance:

  1. *drooling all over* I love it on you in the fun with lakme fantasy collection and simple smudgy smokey tutorial..but its looking a tad too orangey on the forehead in this picture. I wish I did not have a bronzer, highlighter so that I wud have more reason to buy this. 1700-1800 is too much!!! :waaa:

    1. yesterdy it was cloudy sort of plus photee taken from handy cam = orange forehead :yikes: It isn’t orangey, promise. :makeup:

  2. It isnt orangey na ? Thats what I was thinking..rati going all orange orange πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Sowiee :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  3. Love how this looks on you…..the photos as all said are making it look too orangey. But u still look so pretty…You are again wearing Yash on your lips I guess……looks lovely on you

    1. no actually i forgot what i am wearing on my lips monika. and you know since the time i have published this post i have been thinking about the lip product i am wearing. 😐 😐

      1. bhullakkad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: RATI!!!!

  4. hheheheheeee… i also thot ki this CANT be Rati .. she never goes wrong with makeup and somehow this is looking orangish … :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:
    but its only the picsssssss … :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

  5. the packing is so cute..and u look pretty,,,,,,,i feel so home kinds….. πŸ™‚ i mean …i kept an eye on IMBB when i came here..,but cudnt really comment since I used to come online from cafes// but then now i enjoy reading all the comments and seeing beautiful products and beautiful people..

    u luv lovely rati πŸ™‚

  6. rati, the white balance setting in your camera seems off… hence the orangey forehead and the super highlighted cheek… it does look like the work of the MSF na? 😐

  7. WOW Rati,

    this luks fab on u… :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

    Waise! why did u take pix with handycam? why not new dslr? :stars: :stars:

    1. tarry it was cloudy yesterday so was having tough time clicking pics. abhi tak havent got used to camera so much na.. so took it with handy cam. Isliye. . guess i have to learn to operate my camera fast fast. πŸ˜›

    1. tapaswini, colorbar doesnt have a bronzer as such but they have a blush called plum brown , which can be used as a bronzer and they have a blush called trace gold which can be used as a highlighter. you may check those. πŸ™‚

      Maybelline dream matte mousse also has a bronzer. revlon has bronzer.. i think. not sure though.

  8. this is one product I am waiting to check out as soon as this collection hits the stands :pompom: :pompom:

      1. Thanks Rati. But, I liked your picture… :waytogo: In-fact looking at your picture made me confirm that I do want to check this one out for sure. Earlier I was just planning to check out the lipstick :mean: :toothygrin:

        1. awwww!! thankoo… Rajol bt it looks prettier than what you see in photo. I promise. :puchhi: You na.. try it at the store. πŸ™‚

      1. ohh matlab the product itself isnt dat orangey ?:) ?:) got it πŸ™‚ waise bhi mere mac khreedne k naseeb kahan :(( :(( y m i evn talking abt the product :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

        but i do want that gloss-lipstick ka baby version ..dat hot pink wala u have i forgot te name :wilt: :wilt:

          1. haan scandelicious…..!! :doh: :doh: :doh: hope its still there.. im planning to buy it in a few days :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  9. agree…this will look good on dusky skin….now i need to understand the various role of blush, bronzer and highlighter…:| :specs: :specs: :stars: :stars:
    u looking nice and hot with the bronzer on :puchhi: …..

    1. now i remee…this is that one which made u look all glowy and dewyyyy…ok i will go and try on me !!! when is it releasing rati???

    2. Same here – I need to figure out what goes where… you put the highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes, you said? And the bronzer? You look good, Rati.

      Did you see the new femina… it profiles a make up hoarder – a Shishiedo consultant was brought in to help her figure out what to keep, what to throw, and what to buy.

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