Review - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Review
Overall - 4/5
Love it! The one item that is consistently featured in my FOTD product posts on Instagram because I use it all time.

MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish is a baked face powder that offers low coverage. It is not a translucent powder. The Natural line comes in 9 different shades and I have it in Light Plus and Medium. It offers very sheer coverage with a soft finish that's not too matte or too glowy. Using a sponge or facial puff, I love the Mineralize Skinfinish for setting foundation and concealer under my eyes, around my nose and on my laugh lines. For other parts of the face, I like to take a fluffy brush (not quite kabuki) and buff in circular motions. I've noticed that some finishing and setting powders can leave my face feeling tight and looking too matte, but MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish gives my skin that perfectly soft finish and doesn't feel cakey. I also wear it on its own on those lazy days where I don't care for the coverage but still want my face to look soft and matte. It's not a long wearing product but it continues to look nice throughout the day while it's still on. At the 6 hour mark I usually need to touch up my face (but I never actually do because I can't be bothered lol. That's why I would be much happier if this lasted 8 hours!).

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Review
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Review

I do notice that when I have really bad dry skin days, eczema flare ups, and breakouts, MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish can exaggerate the look of flakiness and acne spots, so this product is not well suited for those with dry skin or broken skin (just as most powders are not suited for dry skin types). This face powder is also a mineral makeup (hence the name) so if you are known to have bad reactions to mineral makeup, you should avoid this product.

MAC's Mineralise Skinfinish is a product that I consistently reach for. I always take it with me when I go out and I find that the compact is extremely sturdy and travel friendly, which I absolutely appreciate. Would be nice if it also comes with a little mirror but it doesn't (no big deal). I've been using my Mineralize skinfinish for almost a year now and I still have about 1/2 of it. When I do run out, I will likely repurchase.

Overview
Purchased from: IMATS Toronto 2012 - Also available at MAC stores and counters, and online at www.maccosmetics.com
Product: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
My Rating: 4/5
Repurchase: Most likely! Highly recommend this product.

What products are you currently using to set your concealers and foundations? What is your favorite tip for long lasting makeup?

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