I’ve rekindled my love with MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural ($29 USD / $34 CDN)… why did we ever lose touch? Check it out.
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural looks identical to their shimmery, colourful MSF’s only this one comes in natural-matte skin tone shades. The baked dome-shaped powder sits in a fairly large compact with a clear plastic top (making it easy to see shades, which is nice). It’s important to be careful with these powders though, they are really fragile (and breaking one isn’t fun). I’d keep something else in my purse for touch-ups.
These silky powders are fantastic for setting your makeup because they feel light as air and give a slight hint of color to help even our skin tone. I like to dust it all over with a large fluffy brush to set my makeup without making it look heavy or over-done. Many people say applying it with a dense kabuki brush gives more coverage and can be used as a powder foundation- but I’ve tried this many times with little success…there just isn’t enough pigmentation in there for me to use it as foundation.
The shades don’t come in the regular “MAC” range (ie. NC20, NW30, etc). They come in Light, Light Plus, Medium, Medium Plus…etc, so there is no way to define the cool or warm undertones. While they are all quite neutral in tone, I found that alternating colours are slightly cool and slightly warm. So Light would be an NW shade, Light Plus would be an NC shade (which is what I use), Medium would be NW, Medium Plus would be NC, and so on and so forth. That’s something to keep in mind when choosing your shade, because I remember the first time I bought Medium, it didn’t quite look so great on me… when I tried Medium Plus- BAM! Perfect match and tone. Same thing with my more pale skin now, Light Plus (shown here) is a perfect match.
A luxurious, fine powder that looks completely natural on the skin and gives a gorgeous finish… I like that even my normal-to-dry skin can still look fabulous with it on. A little pricey, but these powders last a LONG time. Take good care of them, and they will stick around for a while.
- Price: $29 USD / $34 CDN for 10g / 0.35oz
- Availability: MAC
- Overall: A fantastic setting powder that leaves skin looking completely natural and beautifully even. Can be used over makeup or alone (although I don’t find it very pigmented to even out my skin on its own). Very fragile, so be careful and it will last a long time!
- Rating: A