MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation Review

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I remember last year in December when I entered the MAC store for the first time, I was looking ghostly-white wearing a shade lighter Lakme foundation on my face.The MAC MUA had a worried look on his face when he saw my makeup. He offered me to sit on the chair and let him give a little make over to me. He removed the entire makeup from my face with aΒ  MAC wipe, asked my skin type and grabbed a foundation from the shelf.

It was MAC Mineralize Satinfinish foundation in shade NC 40.

Price : Rs 1600 approx.
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish FoundationThe MUA applied the foundation on my face, set my makeup with MAC Mineralize Skifinsih Natural, blushed my cheeks with a warm a pink blush and a applied a light pink lipstick.

Voila! It was such a pleasant change I saw in my makeup. My skin was glowing, and the foundation shade was the exact match of my skin tone. What else could I ask for. I purchased the foundation and MSF. I joined my hubby at Music World where he was browsing the VCDs. He was pleasantly surprised to see me and complimented on my look.

And that’s where my love for MAC started. It gave me my exact shade of foundation. Since then there has been no looking back. I still love and respect MAC a lot.

Coming to the review!

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Since this was one of my first foundation I have ever tried , I used to love it a lot. But ever a period of trying and testing out new things, there are a lot of flaws also I have found with this foundation.

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation What I love about MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation:

  • It has sheer to medium coverage so it never gives a heavy caked look to your face.
  • It has light illuminating particles that are great for winter time. They make your skin look glowy and dewy.
  • You can also use this foundation as a highlighter for you cheekbones, nose , forehead etc.
  • It is an oil based foundation so it is great for girls with dry skin. I have never felt a need to moisturize my face prior to wearing this foundation. It never made my skin feel stretchy or uneasy.
  • Great foundation for “winter ” evening time.
  • Stays on for hours at a go.
  • It never oxidized on me.
  • Lots of shades to choose from. You might just find a perfect match for your skin tone.
  • It comes in a pump bottle to easier to use.

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation What I don’t like about MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation

  • It is especially a winter foundation. I cannot use it during summer time because it makes my skin look oily and shiny. At this price I would prefer a foundation that I could use all year long.
  • The illuminating particles make my face look like a disco ball during summer time.
  • If you have big pores, this foundation is pretty capable of accentuating them.
  • I have used foundations with better textures and finishes. I can say that now. πŸ™‚
  • It photographs badly because of illuminating particles and presence of SPF in it.

Overall a good foundation for winter wear and strictly for dry skin girls.

I have stopped using this foundation now because my skin tone has lightened over a period of time . I use the shade NC 35 in MAC foundations now. Also, this foundation has expired now. It has started to smell funny and the texture has thickened a little.

Here is the NC 40 shade. It has a little orangish tone to it. It was a perfect match for my skin once upon a time. πŸ™‚

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation

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82 thoughts on “MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation Review

  1. you should have started like “Once upon a time..” :toothygrin:
    I never knew pros were beginners too commiting makeup crimes.. i’ve sined too! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    too bad not for me…i have a comb skin with severly oily T-zone

  2. I cannot imagine you with whitish makeup at all Rati!!! But I remember reading this before, I mean you mentioned this some time before too naa…like really long back…when I was new new newwww to IMBB and so decent heheheeee I am so ignorant about MAC..all these names sound so new to me and am going to be quietly reading all the comments that come on this post :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

      1. For me anything MAC is like new and wowww…was talking to Ikky and she said she likes Mineralize Skin Finish ( not sure now what she told..I think she said this…me ignorant…) and I am like what is that….and she says its the dome-shaped powder thing..and I am like oh okkay ya that I know…am soooo mac/makeup dodo…I can only recognize shapes…pan, bottle, dome, powder, etc…I should take a few days off and get a MAC encyclopedia and then show off on IMBB saying MAC this MAC that :spank:

          1. I don’t think she bought that…she was just saying something about it..random something …and since I was unusually silent…she had to explain what it is πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

              1. Ya that’s the one she was talking about..I think she WANTS to get it…and am pretty sure she doesn’t mind it one bit if you gift one to her so she doesn’t need to buy it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue:

    1. heheheh yeaahhhh i read the whole story before too! wjhat a waste to time reading it again!:P :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

  3. I feel its okay to use different foundations different season – my skin gets oily in summers and in a place like Kerala its so humid and hot, but in winter (whatever we have of a winter) its almost normal skin, so I use a matte powder for summers and happily try more moisturizing-kinds of foundations for winter. :toothygrin:

    1. I agree on that but this got expired now..All summers I couldnt use it. Like winter is only for 2-3 months and how much foundation can you use during that time. Actually i dunno how to explain… 😐 😐 😐

  4. :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :whistle: :whistle: :violinbash: :violinbash: :tongue: – I feel so ashamed..I just wrote two almost decent comments…one after the other…. :finger :finger :finger :dance: :yahoo: :woot: :woot: :woot:

      1. 😐 😐 😐 Are you implying that you right decent comments, and I never write decent comments, so now that I wrote a decent comment I sound like you? I AM ALWAYS DECENT …hmmmmmmmmph :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

        1. I WILL JUST DIE OF SHAME TODAY…I wrote “right” for “write” OMG..I am never going to be online ever..just disappear….I died 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

          1. The one she had pehle… πŸ˜›

            I’m kidding btw….but I’ve noticed people that use their real names here are wayyyy less shareef than one’s that don’t πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

                1. oh she no calling you shareef..oh not even me…not even herself :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:

                  What is your real name Devie :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel:

                    1. I like to believe the first translation only. me and u shareef. :jiggy2: .devie -not shareef :violinbash:

                      :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

  5. I found the texture of this to be too runny. I understand it’s build-able coverage, but putting on more layers made it too shimmery… I agree with everything you wrote 100%

  6. everything is nice about mac except the price ! too pricey for me my mom says agar expensive cosmetics chahiye to earn youself ! ab is bacchi ko mac foundation k liye apne pairo par khada hona padega !

    poor me πŸ™

    1. I make a weird motion when I come near the MAC store in Forum mall..first I walk straight towards it ..then curl and go for Revlon and Maybelline counters :silly: :silly: ..honestly I know they have some Holy Grails in Makeup but price!!! :spank: :spank: :spank: :weep: :weep: :weep:

  7. Good one Rati- it really is difficult to find a product – especially foundation that matches ur skintone and type.
    I know ive wasted soo much money before- now i do a bit of RnD before buying anything.

    1. I agree Bee. It’s actually a pain to find your perfect skintone match. That’s one reason I have stopped buying foundation atleast from a drugstore brand.

  8. he he, my first experience was bad too ,
    i was in us, during the launch of mac mineralize foundation
    the firangi SA matched me wt a darker shade nc 44 πŸ™ duh
    now i got nc 42 … moi never tried anyting else from mac :whistle: :whistle:

      1. yes, she commented on ma bad experience only πŸ™‚
        i think they get confused wt asian tones, lotta shades to chose ……. πŸ˜›
        am eyeing on mac khol :woot:

  9. Nice review Rati…Me still have to plan my visit to MAC counter..However, this foundation won’t be suitable for me!! Me an oily!! πŸ™

    Gooooooooooooood Moorrrning!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ …Its cold and rainy outside in Bangalore today… :rain: :rain: :rain: :rain: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

  10. It’s too expensive πŸ™
    But i will buy it once i start earning or something :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:
    :struggle: :struggle: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
    Maybe when i turn 21 next year i will buy it :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense: :suspense:

  11. Ratiiiiiiiiii!!!!! My msf is looking dark and orange on me…. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

    Am soooo glad to have an MUFE foundation in lighter shade.. They go very well together and i get my perfect shade.. So am happy again.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Accha, btw, MAC gives out samples kya??? We should survive on the samples only.. Such huge bottles!!!! I have an ill feeling tht the dome will flatten when i am 80 or something!!!! :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

    1. Dust it light handedly, M.

      he he your MUFE foundation has frandds now. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      My MSF dome has flattened. So there is a little relief . :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

      1. I did Rati.. But I think it is oxidizing on me.. It turns orange after 10 minutes.. :(( :((

        i wore it gladly on my first day back here, and bf was worried if i had relapse of jaundice.. Was looking distinctly orange… :weep: :weep:

        But now i can work it- somehow!!! Sangat ka asar i think.. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

        1. errr…that’s the only thing we didn’t give a trial test no. :((

          Let me go and ask MAC people today if they have a solution to it. They might know something. πŸ™‚

  12. Yup.. But now i see our photees of promenade na, i look orange there too… If you can ask MAC people na for a solution it would be great.. but i am really not hopeful, as all products react differently on different people na.. Never mind. My MUFE foundaton is happy with its new friend. πŸ˜€

  13. I love this foundation. I got a sample long back but never got the full size after that, wonder why ?:) your review reminded me to πŸ™‚ I am using the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer now and loving it πŸ™‚

  14. Hey! M,

    What you can do is ask your MAC MUA to apply a different MSF or any other product that they can’t give you as a sample at the store and leave it on for the rest of the day. See how it works on your skin and you can go back next time and pick it up if it works for you or ask for alternative options if it doesn’t. A friend of mine who used also bought the MSF had an issue with it too, it used to oxidize on her face making her face look a few shades dark. She went back to the store and tried another shade of MSF but it too oxidized. Then we realized that the problem was with her moisturizer, and not the MSF.

  15. Thanks Rajol for the amazing info.. But I don’t have a MAC store at my place.. I bought this one from Delhi.. And it was the only thing me and Rati were sure about!! But I will try this thing about moisturiser.. it makes sense as the msf didn’t oxidise on top of my MUFE foundation.. Thanks once again!!! :-* :-* :-* :-*

  16. i love my mac foundation too (select spf 15). it’s such a perfect match for my skin tone. the only thing is that it has spf and i look weird in photos. will keep that in mind next time and buy a foundation without spf. :weep:

  17. nice post rati. but me having oily to combi skin. which foundation would you suggest for for me ?
    i bought new complexion foundatio revlon after reading the review at IMBB but sad to say it leaves whiitsh cast on my face.

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