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?