MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

4.1

416 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

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on 4/12/2009 10:30:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just can't get into this MSF... I'm trying desperately to make use of it, but I just can't. It puts a wonderful wash of glitter on my face.. it is just way to glittery for my taste, as I am looking for a pretty sheen or glow instead of a face of chunky glitter. It's really nice as a highlighter, but be careful where you put it, or you could look way to shiny. For reference I am NC37-NC40.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

amazing. my first msf ever, and i will repurchase. :)


on 4/6/2009 9:18:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I adore this mineralized skinfinish! It is my first bought from MAC and I must admit I'm getting abit addicted to them!

I am very pale, lighter than NC15 and even though Soft and Gentle is a highlighter, it gives me a nice glowing bronzed look with alot of shimmer. I have dry skin so the shimmer it gives me is gorgeous and makes my skin look more plump.

The actual product packaging is sexy and sleek, the veining through the highlighter is stunning, like a mini piece of art.
The only reason I said I wouln't purchase again is as it is quie expensive, I know it will last a very long time and MAC bring out new LE skinfinishes all the time and I would like to get them all! ha! xxx


on 4/3/2009 3:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I generally love anything with shimmers in it so I guess it's pretty obvious when I say that I LOVE this mineralize skinfinish! I wanted something that would give me a nice glow and pop to my cheeks and this is perfect. I pretty much wear this everyday on top of my blush. So pretty =) I even use this on my eyes sometimes as a highlighter and it does a pretty good job! It's a huge pan so I'm definately getting my money's worth. I have several other mineralize skinfinishes but I find myself reaching for this the most. It really does make a difference!


on 3/27/2009 10:14:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This product was a bit too shimmery for daily use, but when applied at night before going out, it worked pretty well as a highlighter. Also, it seems like it would flatter a variety of skin tones.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I LOVE this! I apply it on the tip of my nose, over my blush on my cheekbones, and lightly dusted on my forehead. It gives me this AMAZING glow, that just makes me look alive haha. I apply it with my fingers on my cheeks to give some of that light bronze color with shimmer. If i apply with a brush then its just pure glitter. This will last forever!


on 3/21/2009 9:08:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I won't buy this again because I feel like I've got enough product for a LONG, LONG time !

I'm an NC15 and I was afraid, judging by the pictures, that this would look too "bronzey" for me but it is actually quite sheer and works great as a highlighter, or to give you an all -over glow. I wouldn't wear it in, say, winter time, but this will be great for spring and summer, maybe early fall too.
It's a good price for all the product you get, IMO. It's not a must-have MSF though, I'm pretty sure that there are more interesting ones out there that I have yet to try. It works way better as an highlighter than the shimmery white you get when you buy an MSF Duo Natural+Shimmer, this is way more more subtle and gives you more of a sheen rather than a sparkly mess.


on 3/20/2009 1:11:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this based on the photo in this review with the pretty asian girl's cheekbones floating around my head as I headed to the mac store. On me, this is nothing compared to Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips that is $15 less!! MSF is chalky and doesn't have enough "glow" compared to Physician's Formula. Sure, Physician's Formula is a DS brand blah blah but its quality is BETTER than mac's soft and gentle MSF and is cheaper + lasts longer with a better range of colours. I use Physician's Formula in Malibu Strip and Miami Strip, which imparts a gorgeous glow (SEE MY PICs!).

Although Soft and Gentle is nice, it is NOT worth the money!! You get more with physician's formula, and with PF you can use them as eyeshadow too, and the formula is CREAMY vs msf, which is chalky and flakes off when you brush your brush over it. Sorry, but this is going back to the mac store.

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

What's a PPP goil to do? Anything w/ "bronzer" colours in it makes my skin just look dirty (yes: even the mildest bronze tones)-- & peach colours either don't show up at all (such as in NARS' over-rated "O" blush); or when they do, they look utterly orange-y & false. [Actually, I notice that to be true about peach shades on LOTS of women, btw: not just those-of-us-with-the-ultra-pale-skin!) "Soft & Gentle" sounds like it's the closest colour to anything from this line that would work for a PPP -- but a "peachy-pink w/bronzer"? I can't beleve it'll work on milk-white skin (see why in above comments.) Will someone convince me otherwise, please -- i.e., any OTHER PPP's OUT THERE for whom this TRULY worked, including when examined under real sunlight? Many thanks, for so far I'm utterly disappointed! NB: Even though real-true PPP's, comparatively speaking, are a much rarer group than any other skin tone in the USA (yet look at girls/women in places like Finland, Sweden, Iceland, & Celtic countries, & you'll find we're the MAJORITY for once), PPP's are't SO rare in the U.S. that MAC & the other companies should ignore us as much as they do... but alas.... Thing is, as the PPP's make loud & clear here on MUA & other similar sites, I too LOVE my skin-colour, & absolutely wouldn't change it for the world! However I certainly would indeed appreciate a little more acknowledgement -- in the form of more appropriately-coloured products -- from the cosmetic companies. They'd MAKE money -- not lose it!


on 3/18/2009 1:10:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

Love this as a highlighter. I wear it almost every day lately, and the 165 brush is wonderful to use with it. I'm NC35 for reference and it just gives me a nice restful glow. Gorgeous.


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