MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is something I have reviewed eons ago, but here I am reviewing it again. Previously, I had the wrong shade match for me, but this time, I think, I have the right one. Despite getting a wrong match the first time, I got this again so there must be a few good reasons for that, right? Let’s find out what exactly those.

 What really works for this one is its sheer, buildable texture. It works as a setting powder and as a light foundation. For perfect everyday coverage, I like to pair it over a BB cream or tinted moisturizer and I am ready to go. It works fine on its own, too. This shade of medium dark is a touch darker than my skin-tone so it gives a very nice warm glow to my face. I do not, however, consider this to be a replacement for a bronzer. Maybe it is just my preference, but I do not like a darker shade of this one as a  bronzer for contouring and such things, it is only apt for an all over glow, nothing else. The reason being that the texture is too sheer and powdery for it to be considered a proper bronzer. Also, I do not prefer this with a full coverage foundation – not that it is unflattering, but it is different than a translucent setting powder. On top of a full coverage foundation it is just another unnecessary film of pigment.

Here I am wearing this over a tinted moisturizer, I can not recall exactly which one. A shade slightly darker does give a very nice glow, but I would not recommend going two shades darker as that is what I did in the past and it looked like I had applied dirt on my face.

Overall thoughts: I like this powder as it works as a setting powder and also provides light yet buildable coverage. It is not a must have, but still works and is nice enough for a product junkie like me.

Overall rating: B+/A-

A blogging rite of passage? I am just so uninterested in blogging at this moment. I do not know what it is, because I know I love blogging – whether it is editing pictures, writing or commenting on my fellow bloggers’ creative work. But past couple of days, I feel so apathetic regarding everything in life and that includes the blog. Is it just me or has it happened to you as well? How did you get over it?

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18 thoughts on “Review | MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark

  1. Christine

    A luxurious domed face powder formulated from 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.


  2. Larie

    I like it over BB cream, too! But I agree that it’s not a replacement for a translucent setting powder. I need to get me one of those, actually.

    And yeah, I think we all go through blogging ruts! Just…take a break 😉 Maybe read other blogs without any pressure to comment or whatever, too. Rediscover fun products in your stash without trying to formulate a post. It will come back! 😀
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  3. Dolon

    You look very pretty Shivani :)…I recently started blogging so don’t have the ‘bloggers block’ yet but ya a break should do the trick. Do the things that you love, spend time with people that you love and you will get back your zeal n enthusiasm in no time:)


  4. Eesha

    Hey … I am also in the same shade in MSF and i absolutely love this powder for setting up the make-up.

    Hey, and I too feel apathetic about everything in life quite often, especially when I am too busy with work life. I just give it sometime and it goes away on it own. I think it happens with most of us. I have my husband’s strength and warmth which brings me back to self! :-)
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  5. rashmi

    looks lovely on you shivuuuuu 😀 😀 … i use the same shade and ignored it for quite come time and now after your review am gonna use this right away …
    baby we all have gone through this phase at some or the other point of blogging …. you are always so excited about your passion so pls ignore this and move on … we all love you shivuuu and you know that 😀 😀 …..
    loadssssss of hugs to you dear 😀 you looking so cheerful in the pic as always and you know how much i hate ( read loveeee ) your longgggg lashes XOXO
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  6. Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Hey Shivani–I think this looks great on you! It really does give you skin a very healthy, glowy tanned look without looking dirty. You have such beautiful skin!

    I haven’t been blogging long (under a year), but actually just this past week I began to feel a bit uninspired. I decided to just go out and enjoy the day instead of putting stress on myself to spend hours taking photos or perfecting my pictures. I ended up just taking pictures of random pretty flowers, etc. and lo and behold–I got some great shots and thought of some possible ideas for posts. Taking the pressure off of blogging sometimes helps. After all, it’s just a blog–enjoy it! :)
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  9. Anne

    I agree with you that the darker shades of MSFN make you look dirty. I tried Deep Dark as a contour shade, and ended up looking orange, it was terrible. After that, I decided I didn’t want to try any MSFN anymore, and I just fell in love with Blot powder, so I don’t think I’ll be looking for this one any soon. However, It’s great to find that I’m not the only one who believes the darker ones make us look dirty. Have a nice day!!!!
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