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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural is one of my first product that I purchased from MAC. I bought this in December along with MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation.
Honestly, when I bought it I had no clue why I was purchasing it. I was pissed with Lakme’s base makeup and the MAC makeup artist did such an excellent job on giving the most natural look to my skin that I picked MSF up in a jiffy. It was expensive for a compact but then I couldn’t go on looking like a white cakey ghost for the rest of my life. Both MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural that MUA used on me gave me exactly the look that I always wanted. Clear, non cakey, natural, and dewy .
I am NC 35/40 in MAC foundations, so they gave me the shade Medium Dark. It goes perfectly with my skin tone. It’s available in 8 shades – Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Plus, Medium deep, Medium Dark, Dark, and Deep Dark. the shades are actually quite confusing. The other day MAC MUA used Medium Plus on me and it also went well for my skin. :-/ So definitely try the powder at the store before purchasing.
MAC Mineralize skin finish natural is a baked mineral powder. And it is supposed to give a natural look.I have used quite a lot of it so you see the flat top of the product. Otherwise it’s quite a big dome, good enough to last you atleast 2 years even if you use it every single day. It’s crazy. 😛 It’s 10 gm of product.
The same day I purchased it, I came back home and I applied it on my face- I could see nothing. I applied more and still nothing. I mean I came from the school of thought where powders should “show” on the face and give the satisfaction that I have applied something. For months I kept using it . I mean for some reason I never hated it but it was not something that I fell in love with. It has super fine illuminating particles in it that used to make my skin look a little better than what it was but coverage was almost nil. It was as good as applying nothing on face. I also didn’t know why was I using it. I just had to finish it up.
During the super hot months of April -May, it even made my T Zone oily after a few hours. I have a dry skin otherwise but this is the only powder that was making my face shiny so I stopped using it during these hot months.
I use it with my Body Shop Mineral Foundation Brush.
And this is the amount of product that comes on a brush when you swipe it once. Do you see how sheer it looks.
Now started my makeup classes. The last thing I wanted to spend time before going to the classes was on makeup. So I used to apply MSF, a little blush , mascara and my colourful lipsticks. 😛 Our teacher used to tell us that Mineralize Skinfinish is a must have in your kit and I used to be like whatever…As I made friends at the institute, they used to ask me what foundation was I using, and I used to be like nothing.. 🙄
When these compliments kept coming continuously day after day, I realized that it’s the powder that’s giving me an even skin tone and the illuminating particles are making my skin look dewy and fresh. All respect for MSF came back. :silly: I know a lot of people with oily skin also love it, I don’t know how. It has never dried my skin or caused any flakiness unlike a few compact powers. Infact I bloody love it. Later a few girls at my institute also purchased Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and now all I get to hear is”it’s so amazing”.
It blends into the skin like a magic. It’s there and it’s not there. You can’t actually make out if there is anything on your skin, atleast I can’t. May be because the shade also matches my skintone so perfectly. You may also purchase the darker shades and use it as a bronzer.
Now there are a few problems also with the product. There is no mirror or an applicator with the product. That’s the most irritating part about it. This is a baked powder, if this breaks you are going to have a tough time managing it. It stays as is on my skin for 3 hours (in summers) or so and then I feel the need to do touch ups. But that I think would also depend from person to person. The shade selection is quite confusing. Please take help of a friend or MUA while selecting the shade.
So there goes my saga about MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural. So much over a powder…..It has become my favourite product from MAC and also one of those that I would purchase till MAC manufactures it. I don’t mind spending 1400 bucks for a products that would last me atleast 2 years or longer, if I use it sparingly. It’s totally worth it.
I use it to set my foundation or apply it as it, I like it the way it looks on my face. :)) It holds true to its name- Skin Finish Natural. I am yet to come across a face powder that looks as natural as this does.
I took way too long to review it because I was always confused whether I really like MSF or just like it because everyone else goes gaga over it.
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