I got this during the hype when it was reliased. Used alone it gives enough coverage, with fndn too much for my liking. Does not last long and I don`t see any "glow" some have mentioned. Very powdery.
Imo overhyped. Lately I`ve become sensitive to bismuth, so now it also itches on my skin.
This product made my face break out. Before I started using this, my skin suffered from serious acne/blemish scars and break outs. I finally was able to keep it down and manage it. A few months later I decided to give powder foundation a try and went in this direction. I should of known better, I've had past problems with facial products by MAC, not including their blushes or lipsticks. After a week of using this my face started breaking out and the bottom on my chin felt very rough and had dry patches. Mind you that I am still using my normal face washing regime, and adding an extra step to remove all makeup thoroughly. For some reason MAC is very harsh on my face, and it is without a doubt in my mind that all their face products make me break out. I will stop using this and probably not purchase anything else from MAC besides their lipsticks, liners, or blushes.
Love this powder! Gives a flawless finish without looking flat and helps set foundation. You only need the tiniest amount of it and it lasts ages. In 18 months I have only gone through 2 of these. Definitely worth the money.
LOOOVE THIS POWDER! this is seriously the best powder i EVER used! its very very natural looking, and just gives the perfect finnish. Not too matte, still allows ur skin to breathe, and to have the dewyness UNDERNEATH the skin, without looking oily. It also smells really nice, and the product last for ages, i've had mine for about a year now and still isn't near to hit pan. love it so much. best natural powder that doesn't feel caky.
"though i think there is comparison , with other powders that are good, this one is the one that feels the most natural, like im not wearing anything on my face, i will rebuy!"
I can't believe some of the bad reviews! I think that some of them are because they bought this for a purpose that this is not intended for. This is not by any means a powder foundation! So if you are looking for super coverage this is not for you. This is a setting powder...and I loooove this so much! I'm soon to go to buy my 3rd one. This is a sheer powder that makes your skin look natural..not to matte so that your face looks flats and without dimension, it has a little sheen to it, almost unnoticeable on your skin. I have super oily skin and this makes my face look like velvet, flawlees and very natural.
Love this product. Looks great when achieving a very natural look as it is very sheer and lightweight. Love using this on days when my skin feels very blah! Plus, doesn't break me out at all.
Im kinda new to the world of make up so im very careful in choosing my makeups coz i dont wanna waste my money on some cheap low quality drugstore products.. some drug store products are good, like the revlon colorstay liquid foundation for oily / combination skin etc., but you really have to be careful in choosing products coz it might break you out or something... So, I dont mind investing money into some really products. and i must say THIS PRODUCT IS WORTH THE PRICE! it really gives my face a smooth matte finish!.. My skin is very sensitive but this product didnt break me out... For oily people like me, you really need to find a good foundation with this, it wont keep your oils , try mac blotting powder or estee lauder double wear foundation beneath it.. it would be really perfect when you apply this with really good foundation:)
I like my powder sheer and a bit pearlized to make my skin glow. This powder delivers. It's a good setting powder and highlighter.
OMG this powder is AMAZING. I am one of those girls who doesn't like to put on liquid foundation, but I am 33, and now need a powder that gives a little more but still sheer. I am also VERY picky when it comes to colors, formulas, etc. I read the reviews here (thanks everyone) on the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder. Went to my local MAC and got matched to Medium Plus. I honestly figured I was a Light Plus or Light Medium b/c I am an N4 in Studio fix and wear 5 in Armani LSF and Vanilla in Chantecaille. Surprisingly this is a great match with a glow that makes my skin beam. I am thrilled, because now I can pay only $27USD for a great powder and not the $50-62 I have been paying for other brands. WOW
i've had this product for over a year now and i still love it. i originally bought it for the summertime when i was a bit darker (normally nw15-20). then one day when i felt like all my bronzers looked so fake on me so i tried this. i loved it! it works perfectly as my winter bronzer and blends in so nicely. what i like most about it is that it doesn't dry my skin out. it leaves a nice sheen to your skin also which i like. i definitely feel like the shades are a bit off because i know for a fact if i used the lightest shade it would look like pure white on me. another thing i don't like is how it doesn't have a mirror! i get that it's part of the mineralize line and none of the compacts have mirrors but this is an all over powder that pretty much everybody would use for touch ups and having a mirror inside would make a lot more sense. i've seen that some people will switch the pan into another mac compact that has a mirror but i can definitely see myself destroying it by doing that.