MAC Mineralize Foundation


195 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$


Active Ingredient: Octinoxate 2.50% Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isohexadecane, Dextrin Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Alcohol, Triethylhexanoin, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract\Beta Vulgaris\Extrait De Racine De Betterave, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Lysine, PEG-15/Lauryl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearoyl Inulin, Magnesium Chloride, Octyldodecyl PCA, Caprylyl Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc Chloride, Isododecane, Potassium Chloride, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol [ /- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)]

on 5/6/2015 12:32:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I own a liquid version of the same foundation (for some reason some people say it was discontinued, whereas there is a ton of it everywhere I go).

I have quite dry skin and local MAC employee recommended this to me saying it was a good product. I am so happy I actually took a sample of it first, because two days down the row and I knew that it was a terrible miss in the foundation department.

Even though I am so dry, it managed to make me look oily. It was getting all greasy and shiny after two-three hours and no matter how much I powdered - it just looked like a hot mess.

Also, the shades tend to differ from other MAC lines. So be careful on that one and double-check before buying.

If you want to read an in-depth review about this product with all its pro and contra, head to this blog review below. Hope it helps!!MAC-Mineralize-Moisture-SPF-15-Foundation-First-Impression/cmbz/55409b170cf273133501b687

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

As a foundation, I find this product to be kind of gross. That said, I am not a creme foundation type, so it may be lost on me as I prefer liquid foundation. I have found this to be a great creme for contouring though! I am quite fair, so I have this in shade NW25 for contouring (my brother-in-law had given this to me after he tried it and didn't want it). I blend it into the hollows of my cheeks and it is great. It is creamy, blends rather well, warms up the skin, and sits rather well on my normal-to-dry cheeks. It does not blend or sit well on my normal-to-oily nose, and does not work well with my liquid foundation or powders in this area. So, I wouldn't repurchase, but I feel that if you have this and don't like it as a foundation, maybe try it for contouring.

on 6/25/2014 9:13:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is quite possibly the worst foundation I've ever bought. It's trully, really awful. I have very oily acne prone skin and I am not sure why the SA thought this would be very appropriate for me, especially when I asked for a matte foundation.

I was given shade NC35 (I am NC35 in their Prolongwear and Studio Fix) but this looks way to dark on me. Even worse, it won't stay for more than a few hours after applying, no matter what I do (primer or not). It sits on pores and lines, and I usually end up looking like an oil slick a few minutes after application. I also noticed that if I use it for a few days, my skin doesn't like it at all - it gives me bumps etc all over the place. In fact, I have this problem with all Mac foundations, including their loose powder. I should have known!

If you have very oily skin, I would really avoid this and find a powder compact instead. I had much better luck with Shiseido's UV Protective compact foundation (it even seems to clear my skin for some very odd reason!) and I think I've had enough with Mac's foundations. Great shades, but my skin does not seem to like them at all.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Complete waste of money. I only wear Mac and in general I love their products. I decided to try new foundation instead of face and body and originally tried to buy the studio tech foundation and was pushed into buying this one by the assistant, to find it to be a complete waste of money. After using it numerous times I have found it draws attention to your pores by making them seem bigger, it creases ridiculously easily and is a complete waste of money, much better off with Matchmaster or Pro longwear. I was told you would not need powder with it as it turns into a powder, however that is incorrect. Will certainly never be spending my money on this product again and will not be allowing myself to be pushed towards a different foundation then the one I go into the shop intending to buy. It makes dry skin look flaky and the coverage is appalling if you only put a little on, however goes cakey if you put more on. Would never advise anyone to use it - had nothing but disappointment! Very expensive to be disappointed in, only thing I like about it is the packaging as the separate compartment is convenient to put a sponge in.

on 5/16/2014 5:38:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

This past winter was very cold and dry in the East - unusually so, and my sensitive older skin got even drier and more sensitive than it already was. I have sun damage and uneven pigmentation, large pores - in other words, my skin is far from perfect. I wanted a foundation that would provide medium coverage, and my aesthetician recommended some type of mineral foundation to replace my other foundation which is now irritating my skin.

I am using NC25. A little of this foundation goes a very long way! I have had the most success by applying it in a very sheer coat and letting it dry, then reapplying another sheer coat over it. It doesn't cover everything, but it mutes imperfections and evens tone very nicely. The finish is different - not matte, not dewy - more of a satin finish that makes my old tired skin look so much better yet natural. It does not settle into lines (at least not on my skin). It does appear a little darker when I apply it, but theh color lightens almost immediately when it dries.

I have read many of the other reviews, and I agree with the review that said a duo fiber brush was important for successful application of this foundation. But for me, the use of a silicon primer did not seem to make any difference. I did find it absolutely necessary to let my moisturizer absorb completely before I applied this foundation.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 3/22/2014 5:20:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown


MAC Mineralize Foundation is a crème formula and is VERY HYDRATING which is great for DRY SKIN but will be problematic for oilier skin types.

MAC is famous for their generous color range! No problems here. I think this product runs a little darker because I was matched to NC30. I usually wear NC35-40.

I applied this with the latex sponge provided and I found that it was absorbing a lot of product. I think the best way to apply this is with your fingers.

I feel as though this foundation has a very low pigment content because it is EXTREMELY SHEER. I would compare this to a tinted moisturizer rather than a foundation.

The staying power of this Foundation is VERY POOR. It also oxidizes and become up to a whole shade darker.

Honestly, this is just a tinted moisturizer in crème formula, I will not be purchasing this again.

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on 12/28/2013 6:58:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This was the first MAC foundation I'd ever got and I can say I am fairly happy with it I love using it, I don't use it as much because I only like to wear on special occasions but I've seen reviews of people saying the product only lasted -2 wks which is crazy because I've had it for many months and I still havent even emptied half yet! I love using it and does make my skin look like skin it doesn't break me out and you may have to touch up if you have oily skin with setting powder but other than that I really do like this product and would def. Buy more!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Very disappointed with this foundation. Here's why:

This was sold to me as a high coverage, moisturising creme foundation that is long lasting and that a little goes a long way.
Only one of these claims were correct- moisturising.
The coverage is light unless I use it as spack-filler. It reminds me of a tinted moisturiser in a solid form and you really have to layer to get any form of coverage.
There is something like 10g of product in the pan, and I have had this product for less than 2 weeks and I have already hit pan. For this amount of $$ for so little product that you need to layer is just ridiculous.

Does not last long, needs touching up in about 3 hours.

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 10/6/2013 10:27:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

My HG foundie. I used to love the stick foundie but MAC no longer made it (great loss for me). This is quite a great replacement imo. A bit lighter in texture than the stick, but it still gives you nice coverage that you can build on easily. I don't have to wear a setting powder and it still looks ok. Please note that it won't give you full coverage, you still need concealer to perfectly cover spots.
Application is also very easy and quick. Just build the layers as you go along till you find the right coverage for you.
I do have to say though, compared to the stick, this one doesn't last that long. I still need touch ups every a few (3-4) hours or so, as the t-zone area is starting to get a bit oily after some time.
I am saying bye bye to all the other foundies.

on 7/21/2013 12:08:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Not worth the $. For MAC, I was surprised. This is advertised as great for dry skin, and hydrating. NO. It's just average you can find the same cream to power foundation almost anywhere for a lot less. Disappointing. Sinks into lines and imperfections, cakes up and accentuates pores :( Won't buy again.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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