Love, love, love this! Great coverage, feels light, does not cake or settle into fine lines, photographs well, and keeps me from getting oily. What more can a girl ask for? This is one of the best powders I've ever purchased.
Everyone knows I am not a MAC fanatic, hardly a fan but can you count the lippies? That's because, in my opinion, this is one of the best powders out there for aging skin with fine lines.
I began dreading the foundation with 'regular' setting powder application, blotting all day and more powder down. By the end of my long days, I couldn't wait to take the whole thick mess off. The dreaded cracks here and there from too much heavy powder was bad enough but it also felt terrible on my skin.
This mineralize skinfinish is light, does not look or feel heavy, does not settle into my pores, or fine lines, and adds enough coverage to make any foundation behave. Definately a help in controlling the oilies. I have used this over NARS, Revlon, Maybelline, and Makeup Forever foundations and so far have not been disappointed. I have seriously applied this finely milled powder in the mornings and reapplied in the afternoons with no caking. None. Wow. Just a smooth just applied finish at the end of the day. For this I say, Thanks MAC.
I'm looking forward to summer and this product over tinted moisturizer or just sunscreen.
i want to start with stating that i bought this product in the Medium Plus. I am startled by the rep at the Mac store because i specifically told the rep that i wear NC20 from Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation and i was interested in Mac Skin Finish Natural Powder. I wasn't sure what shade I would be but I imagined it would be in the Light range of shade. I wasn't sure if I was a light or light plus. Ok, this rep told me I would wear Medium Plus i looked at her with awe and told her really?? Medium Plus look too dark but she claimed to say that it is lighter when you apply it, after reading all the reviews below many of you ladies are stating that it oxidize once applied on the skin after few hours and the look is unappealing. So if anyone can kindly email me or write back what shade suits best for me i appreciate it highly. other than that i am not able to rate this product without actually trying it because of the shade i was told to purchase.
I feel like this could be good for oily skin because I really didn't like it.
It gave me a powdery finish or really didn't make a difference in my skin. I wish it could've worked for me, I heard it was good for dry skin.
I love this powder!! I have watched many youtube videos using this and finally decided to get it. Best decision ever. My face is dry but I still needed something to set my foundation. Everything I used just dried me up and made my foundation look worse. This sets and makes my foundation look amazing. The second picture is closest to the color of my powder.
My favorite foundation to use with this is Chanel vitalumiere aqua.
I have the "shimpagne" color & my only complaint is that if i use a heavy hand it has too much shimmer, i use this to highlight lightly with my fan brush, its beautiful. Just dont put too much or you'll look like a fairy. Its expensive but i've had mine for 5 yrs. I know a bit embarrassing but you just need a little bit. Its still in tact and in toss my bag everyday, no shatter.
I purchased this on the advice of Lisa Eldridge as a contouring powder. The BA tried to sell me a dark bronzer "we use this to contour all skin colors" (REALLY?) but I stuck to me guns and glad I did so. Medium plus is about 2 shades darker than my regular powder and it is perfect for contouring subtly. Under my cheek bones & along the sides of my nose, it's long lasting and easy to blend.
This was the first product I ever got from MAC, and I must say, I love it so much. It had a light-medium coverage, and I'm not a huge fan of foundation so I just use this on lazy days. It doesn't look cakey at all, and I got a pretty dry and sensitive skin. I think this is a good product for beginners and younger girls who just start use makeup.
Btw, I use a kabuki brush to apply this.
So, yeah, this was my first review.
I'm under 18 years, and I'm Swedish, so don't blame me for my bad english. :)
I like this powder a lot, but at the same time I wouldn't use it on its own as my setting powder. Only because I need something that's more oil absorbing (more so after using a liquid foundations). This powder makes you semi-matte so if you like that look, go for it, but I need something more heavy-duty. I like using it to blend my makeup and as a finishing touch. I probably would get this again but I don't think I need it in my collection.