MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation Review

MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation Review

Price Rs 1800 for 10 gm

MAC Mineralize SPF 15 foundation is a cream foundation. It gives a medium to buildable coverage.

MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation

It comes with a mirror and a sponge. Both are useful.

MAC Foundation
MAC Foundation

You may apply the foundation with a foundation brush but I feel it gives excellent finish when you apply it with a sponge.

The sponge is white on colour but as you use it gets stained. I wash my sponge after every application but still it looks dirty.You can use disposable sponges .

MAC Foundation for Dry SKin
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 FOundation

What I love about MAC Mineralize SPF 15 foundation:

  • The shade. It matches my skin tone perfectly. It just looks like my own skin, better kinds.
  • It goes on your skin like butter and spreads evenly.
  • It gives a medium to buildable coverage.  I am not a huge fan of full coverage foundations so this fits my bill perfectly.
  • Mineralize SPF 15  foundation is mainly meant for dry skin so it never leaves dry patches even during dry weather conditions.
  • It is non transferable once you set it with powder. Nothing comes on my tissue even on the days when I am  sweating.
  • It’s compact and easy to carry.
  • It never broke me out.
  • I would stay it looks intact for 5-6 hours without a primer base or touch ups. After that I feel that it starts fading. But a little touch up here and there does the job. Also it doesn’t fade in a way that would make your skin look patchy.
  • I don’t wear tinted moisturizer, for me this is my tinted moisturizer. I can wear it rightly or can build up to medium coverage for evening or party,
  • It’s expensive but worth it. If I have to pick just one foundation in this world, it has to be MAC mineralize SPF 15 foundation.
  • Huge shade selection. Most Indian women would be able to find their perfect skin tone match in this foundation.

What I don’t like about Mac mineralize SPF 15 foundation:

MAC NC 35 Foundation
MAC NC 35 Foundation
  • It smells a little weird in pan but nothing that bothers me too much.
  • Since it’s in a cake form, it’s a little difficult to use. I mostly scrape off a little foundation with plastic spoon and then use it. But sometimes I directly dip my brush in the pan and use it. In that case, I take a clean tissue and press it on top of the cake. This way the top gets cleared.
MAC Mineralize SPF 15
MAC Mineralize SPF 15

I love everything about MAC Mineralize SPF 15 foundation. This is my New Holy Grail foundation. Love it and would give :star::star::star::star::star: irrespective of the little cons. 🙂

And here is me wearing the MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation.

MAC Cream Foundation

I wouldn’t recommend this for people with oily skin but it’s an excellent foundation for people with normal to dry skin.

Have you tried MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation? Please rate in the box below.


101 thoughts on “MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation Review

    1. Yup. After your mineralize skin finish natural, you must pick up a foundation only from MAC. A lot of people find their perfect skintone match. 🙂

  1. Rati – Stop tempting me with all these options..Just when I was thinking I need to get the mineralize skinfinish post this..damn you girl 😉 I lost faith in cream foundation in cake form after I used a loreal one 🙁 The only thing that’s bothering me with this one is the application method..Its not very convinient , no ?

  2. what a beautiful finish it’s given!
    i need to pick this up after my select spf 15 gets over. the only problem is, when’s that gonna happen? 😯 i’ve used it so many times yet only 1 cm of the product has been used. i think i’m stuck with this babe for quite a while now. 😛
    how long did it take you to finish your mineralize satinfinish?
    .-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.

    1. Half of my satin finish is still left. I’ll be using it in winters. In summers, it used to look shiny But yeah, MAC products take ages to finish up. Dunno it’s good or bad. 😛

      Good part is that it’s a part of their permanent line so thank gwwwdd!!!

      1. sometimes i wish they had small sized versions for people like me who don’t get to go out everyday and use their make up just a few times per week.
        by the way, i’m thinking of buying another colorsensational.
        .-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.

          1. i really liked peachy scene and blushing brunette, but i have this feeling that i’ll come back home with something totally different 😛
            what’s buzzing in my brain is – should i? shouldn’t i? should i? shouldn’t i? ?:-)
            .-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.

            1. he he they have given us so much choice that we have become so ‘happily ” confused now. 😛

              I am happy that I have two of them. Would have definitely bought another had I had just one. lolll!!

                1. I got rosy nude from color sensational yesterday.It ranks higher then my MAC lipsticks.The color is beautiful and texture is amazing. Its the bomb dot com 🙂

  3. Hey! Rati,
    Totally agree with you, I have this one…I simply looooovvvveee the finish… :inlove: I works great for me during the winter 😀 Full thumbs up for this one:yes:

    1. Yeah. It’s working great in summers also. It’s so transferable. Only in the extreme summers of June, i was uncomfortable wearing it but all in all I never have to think twice about how it would look on my skin. 🙂

  4. Your skin is looking absolutely flawless with this, Rati. So smooth and natural too. But it’s not for oily skin, as you mentioned, being cream-based. But really, it looks awesome. MAC is MAC. Nothing can touch them.

    1. I have found my best bases in MAC , Sabrina. And can’t thank them enough for that. Could never find the exact skin tone match in any drugstore brand.:)

  5. Wow…. If I have to pick only one foundation from MAC, would it really be this one???? I am still digesting the fact that you prefer this over liquid….. 😕 😕 😕 :-/ :-/

      1. It’s too yellow. You can actually make out the difference in Clarin’s cleanser picture.

        And it the same case with my foundation and pressed powder

  6. Looking photo-finish Rati! My next qtn for you to post – Which one MAC product isnt worth it or would one advise against ;)) kiddin.
    Confused about this as you said its creamy. My skin is dilly dallying between oily, combo and dry! mmm.
    btw now i have the satin finish, it seems a bit dark when compared to my shiseido 🙁 god help me! or i need to go out and tan purposefully!
    .-= Gaea´s last blog ..Eye MakeUp tips for Small Eyes =-.

    1. Oh, mix a lighter foundation in it and use it. And you have oily skin no??

      he he honestly Gaea, I like MAC but I am not MAC crazy. I am very capable of coming up with a product that one should not buy from MAC. 😀

  7. You look absolutely spotless (where is the jealous smiley when u need one)………but it will a long while b4 i can afford anything in this range..1800!!! :dazed: :dazed:

  8. Do you like it more than your Age Renew :-)) ? Have you set it with Skinfinish Natural ? Or is it just the foundation alone ?

    How is it that you have such a wonderful skin ? 🙁

    1. I like both age renew and this one equally. Seriously can’t keep one over the other. If you want to know the difference then then age renew is a full coverage foundation and i mainly keep it for special occasions. this I can wear anytime and anywhere . It has never given me a cakey look. And it has a medium coverage.

      I take care of my skin. 🙂

  9. BTW, is the shade the same as SkinFinish Natural Medium Dark ? Also Medium Plus is a shade lighter than Medium Dark right ?

  10. wow…..u knw….i waz searching….for a foundation…frm such a long tym…..dat cud….b as gud….as this…one….nw i found it…..but thrz a pblm….can u please tel me a place or shop frm whr i can purchace it
    m finding it really difficult to find…:((
    ….do reply please…..thnk u:)) :-))

  11. hey..m basically an amateur in make up n stuffs…my skin is somewhr between normal n dry..can u plz suggest whether i shud go 4 mac mineralize or lancome teint idole silk.i dun wanna look all cakey n made-up..

    1. Hi Nikita,

      I guess go for MAC. This doesn’t look cakey at all. But like if you have never worn a foundation before and you don’t know how to blend the foundation at all, I guess lancome would be better becasue it is thin and you wouldn’t have to work to blend it…

  12. okhay..thnx a ton..!!
    bt somehw m likin da mac a lot..lets c..!!
    wil go n check out hw it suits meh..
    n cn u advise me on da lipsticks??like da ones which keep my lips moisturised as i tend 2 hv dry lips..??

  13. Hey…..

    Did this foundation oxidize on you at all?

    I have the MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Loose Foundation which is basically the power version of this one. I bought one and it looked like I had had a spray tan!

    I then went out and bought a lighter shade but it still seems to get really dark after sometime!

    The makeup artist at MAC told me that it could be because some of the ingredients in mineral make up are reacting to my skin and oxidizing.

    I’ve been mixing the Studio Sculpt with the Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion because even the studio sculpt on its own is too yellow for my skin!

    Maybe I’m just doomed not to use MAC foundations 🙁

    1. Hi Reem,a

      I have a dry skin so most foundations don’t oxidize on me. You are right about ingredients in mineral makeup part. This foundation is my HG foundation , I have never every faced any problem with it. I recently hit pan on it and if I have to I would always repurchase it. Just that I get bored of my stuff so I mostly try to pick up new ones every time.

      I suggest that you try this foundation for a day before purchasing and if you can, try to get a small sample of it. If nothing works, may be you should give another brand a try. I am aware that mac foundations don’t suit everyone. 🙂

  14. Rati…i wil be havin only a day to buy a Studio fix foundation from Mumbai since i stay in surat…..If i try it in the morning n do the rest of the shoppin by day…can i knw within 3-4 hours if it has oxidised or not…coz i cannot go again the nxt day for it…………N dnt wanna spend a bomb n regret it l8r….. :-((

  15. I m actually confused…u can call it a combination…oily T zone…but bcums dry in winters….i used to have collg days…so i use products for oily/combination skin till date….

  16. Actually i have only used Lakme ka foundation till date….i was zero…absolute zero in makeup…IBMM got me interested..n i threw out my lakme foundation coz i was using it since my ennggg days till date…After reading IMBB reviews i have started buyin makeup….but havent bought foundation till date coz i want MAC only n i dnt get it here in surat…i m planning to buy MAC studio fix foundation and select sheer/pressed powder…it will b my 1st major buy…so i wanna make sure…i dnt make a mistake….U remeber my qury in ask IMBB on wedding makeup…this makeup shoppn is all for dat….N i swear I feel so lucky to have found IMBB………it has helpd me a lotttttt!!!!!!!!!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

    1. Oh alright. So what you do is that you let the MUA apply foundation all over your face and dust some sheer powder only on the center of your face. This way you’d be able to see if the powder is helping your control the oils on your face and the non powdered part would give you an idea about the oxidisation. Try moving out of the AC area as well because makeup stays put under AC conditions.

      You buying a primer? You can also buy Make Up for Ever cream blush if you are going to bombay. 🙂

  17. After readin reviews these r da stuff dat i hav bought..cant believe i actually bought so much of makeup…i havent bought dese many in my past 23 years……… :silly:
    lakme kajal gypsy collection
    YSL rouge volupte lipstick
    Lakme eye pencil
    Borjois paris lip gloss
    Urban decay 24X7eye pencil
    Borjois Mascara
    TBS eye lash culer…i have used it for da 1st time…the list goes on…

  18. Thnx Rati…. :-* :-* :-* Yup I have MUFE blush on ma list….but i jst askd my frn to get me NARS orgasm blush….which one do u thnk is bettr….i will cancel NARS if MUFE is bettr…i was a bit apprehensive on MUFE coz its a cream blush n i thought it may not suit my oily/combi skin….wat do u suggest?

    1. Oh!! MUFE is a cream blush but not creamy creamy kinds so it would go well with any skin type. NARS is a shimmery blush while MUFE doesnt have any shimmer. So depends on what you are looking for. 🙂

  19. And yes i m buyin a primer too…wanted UDPP but wil be gettn MAC since we dnt get UDPP here….r there shades in primers tooo….coz if shades r not required i can ask my frnd to get me UDPP… 😉 😛

  20. C now u r makin me all greedy greedy…… :devil: :devil: …wil get MUFE too..n if hubby gets pissd off….i wil say Rati told me to buy :silly: :smug:

  21. Lol!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I m gonna get killdd for sure… i swear even the bride’s makeup budget is lower than mine :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:
    My wish list doesnt seem to end 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

    1. But it’s bride fault na that she doesn’t do makeup, not yours.. :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

  22. Actually we as dulhe waalas r supposed to gift makeup to the bride( my sister-in-law)…n i was talkin abt the budget dat we kept for her 😀 …i told my sasuma we both will share make-up i.e me n sasuma n den did sum blackmailing coz i didnt buy ene makeup on my weddin 😥 ….so got my budget doubled….. :devil: :devil:
    P.S: MIL applies only lipstick… :devil: :devil: She is fascinated by the eyelash curler though n wants to giv it a try…. :-))

    1. he he that’s so cute. Ask your sasumaa to look straight and then curl her lashes. This way she won’t hurt herself. 🙂

      I also got loads of makeup during my wedding…and then started IMBB. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

  23. Hi Rati, I have bit sensitive skin. There are pores on my cheeks left after pimples. Could u suggest me some make up products for parties which do not highlight my pores, give my face a good shinny look? And also could u suggest me some daily use product for my face to give it coverage and natural look? I have tried garniers bb cream for daily use but it left me oily and heavy …plz suggest me smthng

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