Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus

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What the Label Says
A luxurios domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set or fix foundation, or as a touch-up throughout the day.

Net Weight:
10 grams

P 1,680.00 / $27

Goes on sheer when applied using a brush but offers more coverage when applied with a sponge. 

Satin, almost matte. Leaves skin looking flawless and smooth yet natural looking.

This one is one of my 2011 favorites. This works great as a powder over bare skin with concealer or to set foundation. The shade Medium Plus is a dead match with my NC35 skin tone (with olive undertones). The price is a bit steep for a finishing powder, so I leave it up to you to decide whether this is a must buy or not. It's a great product and i really love it and it's been a staple in my daily makeup kit, but I am not over the moon ecstatic about it as I am with most MAC makeup. What i really really love about this powder though is how it instantly evens out my skin tone and makes it look almost flawless yet still look very natural looking - as if you do not have makeup on.

The Good
- great as a finishing powder to set foundation. 
- excellent over bb cream or tinted moisturuzer. gives a flawless yet natural looking skin. 
- evens out skintone
- lightweight
- does not cake
- product lasts a long time (been using this for 2 months and i am not seeing any dents in the dome yet)
- no breakouts (at least for me)
- great for touchups

The Bad
- does nothing to control oiliness (i have combination skin)
- i hate that the packaging has no mirror

Overall Thoughts
This product will be great for people already blessed with good skin or for those with very minimal blemishes. Just a dab of concealer, bb cream or tinted moisturizer, then set with this, and you're good to go. You'll look flawless without looking fake at all. It feels so light it's as if you do not have any makeup on. It's the best natural looking powder i have ever tried. Here's me with no makeup,  concealer or foundation on, just my Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and set with MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural. 

What will set most people off though is the price. P 1,680 for 10grams of product is a very steep price for a finishing/face powder. If price is a major concern for you, then you can skip this product. I'm sure you'll find other alternatives (maybe not as good, but probably close) to this. But if price is not an issue for you, then go ahead and try this out. 

You will like this if: 
- you are not price conscious
- you already have good skin and do not need a heavy coverage foundation
- you do not like wearing "heavy" makeup on your face

You will not like this if: 
- you are price conscious
- you want a heavy coverage foundation
- you have oily skin. this will not control the oilies at all

Do you have this? What are your thoughts? 



  1. You are so pretty. Your face looks flawless. Great review.

  2. Love how you look sis! :) So pretty. I've been wanting a Mac Mineralize Skinfinish for myself. Too bad I have oily skin.. >.<

  3. Great review! I hear great things about MAC's MSF but I haven't tried it myself since I rarely use powders since my skin is so dry. It makes your skin look really smooth and flawless though :D

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  4. i use this too! and i agree, it sucks that it doesn't have a mirror!

  5. Hi there, i am using NC25 and they recommended this shade for me in the store but i feel it little darker for me.. and the medium has a pink undertone whixh doesn't match my yellow undertone.. any reconmendations ?

  6. Hi there, i am using NC25 and they recommended this shade for me in the store but i feel it little darker for me.. and the medium has a pink undertone whixh doesn't match my yellow undertone.. any reconmendations ?

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