Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus Review
A couple of months back in my haul I had picked up the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus. I didn’t wanted to pick it up as it was pretty expensive but the MUA insisted me to buy it so I thought of giving it a try. Actually I had really liked the flawless and smooth finish this powder gave to my base at the Mac store while I was trying the products so I picked it up inspite of it being on the higher side. I purchased it in the shade Medium Plus and it is certainly the perfect match for my NC42 skintone.
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is a slow baked powder with 77 Mineral Complex that provides a natural, dimensional finish.
A luxurious, slow baked domed face powder with low level pearlized pigments that provide a dimensional yet natural-satin finish. Can be used to set foundation and to touch-up makeup throughout the day. Features our 77 Mineral Complex and Vitamin E.
Key Claims and Benefits:
- Perfect for contouring face and body.
- For a wide variety of skin tones.
- Features a 77 Mineral Complex.
- Dermatologist tested.
- Opthalmologist tested.
Apply to face using a brush as desired.
Net Weight: 10 grams.
Price of the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus: Rs.2400.
Swatch of the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus:
Ingredients of the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus:
Packaging of the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus:
The Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus comes in a sturdy black cardboard packaging with all the details about the product, the price and the ingredients on it. Inside the cardboard packaging comes a very classy matte black round pan with a see through lid on top. I pretty much love the new revamped packaging because it is way more classy and chic than the old packaging. Once you open the lid the powder is in a dome shape with a transparent plastic protecting cover on it. There is a mirror inside which is pretty helpful for touch ups. I guess the older packaging didn’t had a mirror so I am really pleased that Mac has redesigned their packaging for this product, I feel it is much more convenient.
My Experience with the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus:
I have been using the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus for the last 2-3 months and this one has surely become one of my staples. I was a bit adamant to try it out as it was a bit expensive but I am glad that I bought it solely on the recommendation of the MUA at Mac. Initially I was not picking it up but after she used it to on my face to set my foundation I knew I had to pick it up.
I have dry skin so I use very minimal powder on my face and neck and this one does its job perfectly. This powder is such a light weight powder, it does not feel like you have actually applied anything on your face. It has a very smooth texture to it, nothing powdery or chalky. I do not have any major skin imperfections on my face so after applying my foundation and concealer I dust a very small amount quantity of Mac Mac Mineralize Skinfinish under my eyes to set the concealer and a light swirl of it on my entire face and neck with my Real Techniques Powder Brush and it gives me a very even and smooth finish. It is the perfect finishing powder for me.
I had read everywhere that this powder does not provide any coverage but I differ from that. On days when I do not want to get heavy with my base I apply my concealer and buff my face with this powder and it gives me enough coverage and I am good to go. I also like setting my BB Creams and my tinted moisturizers with this powder and it does its job perfectly. As I have dry skin I really can’t comment on how does it fare on oily or combination skin but I think as it is a setting powder it will keep oil at bay and keep your foundation in place. This powder keeps the foundation on my face for 5-6 hours without fading off. After 5-6 hours I usually dab a bit on my face with a powder puff and need not worry for the entire day.
First and foremost, I have to say that I love Mac Mineralize Skinfinishes-whether it is the blushes or the powders, just for the fact that they last for ages. You could actually use the powder or the blushes everyday and barely put a dent on it. I really love how this powder works for me. As the name suggests it is a natural looking product, some powders that I had purchased in the past looked and felt very heavy on the skin but this product feels as light as air. It does not give that cakey or heavy feeling like I used to get earlier. This powder literally does what I wanted a powder to do for me. This is why I love it so much.
This product blurs the skin pores, adds a subtle luminosity to the skin, gives me a bit of coverage and does a great job of setting the foundation. It also covers light imperfections on the skin and is perfect for me. The Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus brightens up my face and gives a healthy glow. The finish it gives to my skin is naturally matte whereas the coverage is sheer but it can be built up. This powder is finely milled, it goes effortlessly on my skin and makes my skin look flawless. This powder does not settle into my skin pores or into the fine lines under my eyes. This powder is great for people who are already blessed with good skin or for those with very minimal skin imperfections or blemishes. Just apply concealer, put on some BB Cream and set it with this powder, you will look flawless without looking fake. It will eventually make your skin look very even and smooth.
One thing that I do not like about this powder is that it is very highly priced. Rs.2400 for 10 grams of product is a very steep price for a face powder. If price is a major issue for someone , you can totally skip it but if price is not a concern go ahead and try it out. I would have loved this powder even more if it would have come with a sponge or a small brush or a puff because carrying a separate tool to apply it is a bit bothersome.
I am really glad that I bought this powder because it works beautifully on my skin. This has become a staple in my makeup routine and I am loving it.
Pros of the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus:
- It is a mineral based product.
- It is not at all visible on my face.
- Will suit most skin types.
- It gives a very natural finish to my base.
- Very finely milled, not at all powdery.
- Loved the packaging, it is very chic and classy.
Cons of the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus:
- Wish it would have come with a applicator.
Will I repurchase the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus?
This one is going to last me for ages and I will be trying the Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte the next time.
Rating of the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus:
I would give it a 4.5/5, -.5 for the high price tag.
Will I recommend the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus to anyone?
I will highly recommend the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus to all you pretty girls out there, this is going to change your whole makeup look.
If there is any other setting powder or compact that is a staple in your makeup routine please let me know about it as I would love to try some other setting powders. Hope you liked my review, untill next time, take care.