Beauty Product Reviews

i use it more as a highlight

Upon purchasing this, I didn't realize that they had given us significantly less product in this LE collection than what is in the permanent MSFs. Despite that, I'm so pleased with this product, and I'm glad I chose this as my very first MSF. The outer rim is a light champagne beige (pretty basic, universal color highlight), and the center portion is a veining of a reddish plum-burgundy swirled with golden bronze, with a few spots of off-white here and there just to lighten it up a bit. I've only used the inner part a couple times, and when I first swirled my brush in there and dusted it on my cheeks, I was like 'WOWZA!' It's surprisingly super duper pigmented for an MSF, so light-skinned ladies, only use a light touch of the brush, and that would be enough for one cheek. On my fair skin, it actually turns out to be a reddish-coppery bronze, which doesn't sound too flattering, but it actually blends out to look very nice, and not patchy looking whatsoever. I think this could also make for a very nice eyeshadow as well.

Mineralize Skinfinishes have a reputation. For being complete glitter bombs, that is. I cannot tolerate glitter anywhere other than on my eyes, so I was completely tickled to find out that this MSF is not glittery! I love the finish of the champagne, and once on my skin, it doesn't look like I'm wearing an obvious highlight. I actually feel comfortable dusting this on my nose and cupid's bow! There are no craters on the surface of this product like there are on others, which are usually infested with that chunky glitter. I give this a 4 instead of 5, because I feel like I use the highlight enough, but not the center veining. It can be a little hard to work with, due to the color and my fair cool toned skin, and I feel like a product has to be at least close to HG status to deserve that 5 star rating.


Okay, first, let me get this straight: This isn't an eyeshadow primer; this is an eyeshadow BASE. There's a difference. Eyeshadow primers are used to make your eyeshadow stay put, last longer, and apply vibrantly. They prevent the natural oils on your eyelid from breaking down your eyeshadow. Eyeshadow bases are used to help your eyeshadow adhere to your lids and get good color pay-off, but not necessarily meant to prevent creasing. So for those of you who thought Paint Pots didn't work for you, remember that they're not meant to prep or prime your eyelids, so you might want to try using a primer and a base to get the best of both worlds. That said, I absolutely LOVE Paint Pots! Painterly is my favorite because of its neutral color. It's a matte nude beige that's incredibly versatile. It has no pink or yellow undertone, so it works with any eyeshadow color. The creamy consistency is very easy to work with. For convenience, I simply use my ring finger to apply and blend. I use this underneath my eyeshadows and MAC pigments so that they can adhere better (my eyelids are oily) and stay put without transferring or smudging. This, in my opinion, is an absolute must-have in everyone's makeup bag, along with Urban Decay Primer Potion and a good concealer. And the $17.50 price isn't bad at all, considering a little goes a long way (you only need a little bit per eye). Would I repurchase? Yes.

Silky smooth, light coverage, Very easy

I love this! when my skin has only a few bleamishes i pair this with a tinted moisterizer and it looks flawless! Light/Medium coverage. So soft and silky. Even softer then MAC's mineralize skinfinish natural. It looks very natural and is easy to just threw in your bag and go!

Lovely all over face powder!

Beautiful face powder! I love to mix it in with my liquid foundation to give a nice natural glow all over the face. not to shimmery. just enough. I was never into highlighting or I just forgot, but this product looks so good on me that I always remember and I love the way it looks. Looks natural and lovely. A most buy while the collection is still out.