as a makeup artist I'm privy to any line pretty much and MAC is no exception. i absolutely ADORE these mineralize compact powders. they make everything look flawless - used alone or over foundation they complete your face and make it poreless...lightweight, buildable. love!
M.A.C Claims: A luxurious domed face powder with 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
The first thing I ever purchased when I started experimenting with make up was the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. The reason that I decided to start off with this is because the make up artists told me that this product had coverage, but not enough to be visible to eyes. It's also buildable, lightweight and looks natural. When I first started applying this product I would use the Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush, since the brush itself is duo fibre it allowed a lightweight but airbrushed finish of the skin.
When I wanted to move up in coverage I asked the M.A.C Make Up Artists about the Studio Fix. She asked me what I was using on my face because it already looked good. I told her that I was using the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus. Instead of suggesting a foundation that was higher in coverage she suggested the Fix + (spritz of vitamin and minerals, review coming soon). That in itself gave me awesome coverage without looking like I was actually wearing make up.
I own Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in two shades, Medium Plus and Medium Dark. The reason that I owe them in two shades is because in the winter I can go with Medium Plus and to contour or during the summer I can use the Medium Dark shade. To set my Prolongware Foundation I use my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus to town down the pink undertones in my skin. Therefor giving me a natural even tone. I have also ran in to the problem where my shade is no longer matching me because my skin darkened during the summer, so instead of buying a darker shade of foundation I dusted on some Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark. That itself saved me not only a trip to the M.A.C Counter, but also money on a new foundation.
Not only can the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural be used to set and give warmth to your face, but it can also be used alone. This product itself is a product that I seem to purchase time after time. It's truly one of my favorites.
Pros: Light Weight Buildable Natural Used for Setting Gives Color/Warmth
Cons: Low Coverage
I love this powder! I use it to set my foundation and it gives it a flawless look! When I'm feeling lazy, I use it just by itself and gives you light coverage when you don't feel like doing it up. It looks so natural and makes your make up last a long time. I love this!
I've used a lot of setting powders but this one has been the one to give me the most natural look. It literally looks like skin, a mineral veil. It's not opaque whatsoever, so if you're looking for a full coverage look this is not your product. I use it for day time to look more natural. I also used Give Me Sun! as my bronzer to add more dimension to my face and it's amazing, not pink so it's even great for contouring.
I've recently been trying to stay away from liquid foundation and I told the workers at mac and they recommended this. I have a yellowish skin tone so it's hard to find a nice make up that doesn't make me look artificially pink and this powder looks so natural! I just put primer under and pair it with mac mineralize concealer and it's the best product I've ever used. With my primer it lasts all day (even when I nap) ! I use a drugstore primer and they still work perfectly together. A lot of women don't just use powder by itself but I love the non cakey look it gives off. In my profile picture I'm wearing it, and it covers so much. I love it love it love it. So worth it!!!!!!!!!!
A part of my everyday make-up routine. After applying MAC's Face and Body foundation, I use this powder to set the foundation. I spray my powder brush with MAC's Fix + and then apply the powder onto my face to give it that natural sheer finish. It applies on like skin! Doesn't cake up.
if i were stranded on a deserted island and i only had the choice of 3 items, this would be top of the list! it is pretty much my one and only foundation product that i have consistently used for over 5 years! i will continue to love it forever. i use medium in the winter, and medium plus in the summer. just the perfect amount of coverage (light to medium) for everyday and special occasions!
This is awesome to set your foundation with!! love how the finish is natural and just gives u the best healthy looking glow omg i am obsessed! I paired it with my revlon colorstay liquid foundation and i got many compliments!! they both go very well together (:
I love this product. It is the best ever. It is light and the finishing effect it leaves is flawless. I can wear it alone or a bit over my foundation. You get what you pay for and plenty of it :)
No lie! This is the powder I have ever tried. I have gone through 7 of these and working on my 8th one. I love how this doesn't look powdery on and doesn't have that super matte finish. I hate how some powders make your face look flat. There is tiny micro shimmer in it, and I believe that is why it looks so natural. Its definitely a low coverage powder it you compare it to Studio Fix. My skin is normal, but is leaning towards the oily side and it works great for me.
Back when I was in high school, it wasn't working so well. My skin was really oily and this could not control the oil as the day went on in school. I just kept it stashed in the back of the drawer until I ran out of my translucent powder from Everyday Minerals. Around that time I noticed my skin felt dry. Decided to give this a shot and it quickly became my holy grail. I would just buff this on with a dense brush when I use it alone or use a fluffy powder brush to set my foundation. So I wouldn't recommend this for people that want to control their oil.
I swear, every time I try to be adventurous and try a different powder, I always come back to MSFN.
My only complaint with is product is the color selection. Wish Medium plus ran a little more yellow. So what I do is use two colors; Medium Dark (runs a little yellow) on the outside and contours of my face and Medium Plus on the cheek area, nose, forehead, and chin. This looks more natural then having your skin one color. To me its worth the effort.