Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural! ..... Best Powder Ever (In my opinion) ^_^


"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."

$24.50 (USD)
€26.50 (Euro)

* Light (Soft pale beige) - Cool
* Light Medium (Pale golden beige) - Cool
* Medium (Soft creamy beige) - Warm
* Medium Plus (Tan beige) - Neutral
* Medium Dark (Caramel beige) - Warm
* Medium Deep (Rich golden tan) - Warm
* Dark (Deep caramel) - Neutral
* Deep Dark (Rich golden bronze) - Neutral

This powder will definitely suit dry/normal/combination skins best. Leaving very oily skin out in the cold I'm afraid!!
It isn't quite as matte as the name would suggest, containing minute mineral particles that reflect light subtly, and will not do much to aid the appearance of grease-heavy skin.
As it is a mineral baked product, it's recommended for people with problematic or sensitive skin.
8 Shades from a nice pale light shade up to a fairly dark brown shade to suit most skin tones.
Matte enough for photography with little to no flash reflection.... ie. photographs well!
If you're looking for a natural looking powder that's non cakey and doesn't look flat or dry then this is for you!

Use as a setting powder over your normal foundation or base, or use it on it's own on clean skin (or over concealer)
It can be built up to a medium coverage that evens the skin-tone but doesn't necessarily offer much correction in relation to blemishes etc.
As with most of these powder types, it can also be applied damp, for more coverage.
Great for use in blending out darker eyeshadows on the eyelids.
Darker shades work great as a natural bronzer over your base colour.

It's not enough on it's own for hardcore shine control. I often use it with a mattifying primer or sometimes use a silicone heavy powder over top on my most oil-prone areas.
It is a very soft powder and therefore has the strong possibility of breaking if not stored securely.

I love it and personally give it a 9.5 out of 10. I will not bash it for not being great for oily skin as it never claims to be!
For me and my requirements, it ticks nearly every box.


Mineralize Skinfinish:
Talc, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Isopropyl Palmitate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Yeast Extract, Tocopheryl Actetate, Retinyl Plamitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, BHT, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben

MSF may contain:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride, Blue 1 Lake, Carmine, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Yellow 5 Lake


  1. Can't wait for this. I've heard so many people raving about it, but like..... it's just a powder, is there really that much of a difference between this an another powder!? I'll look forward to the review!

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