not sure if this is the right place to write this. But I like this a lot. I have mineralize skin finish in Light, which I use as highlighter, and in Medium Dark, which I use as a bronzer. The Medium dark is perfect bronze shade for my pretty light Asian skin. I also like the packaging, it's nothing special but very sturdy!
Overall, I've loved this stuff for a little over two years..it cuts oil, and sets any foundation perfectly. The price is a little steep, but I've bought most of my MSFs at the CCO, so they've been a bit cheaper. Although, if I had to, I would pay full price. The packaging is so-so, nothing spectacular. It appears flimsy, but is actually quite sturdy. I have repurchased a few times, and I will continue to!
I love this powder so much. It really sets your foundation and makes your skin look flawless. It stays on for a long time and is matt so there is no shimmer.
I wanted this powder to work for so bad..as in not break me out! Because quite frankly, I love love love the coverage and the finish on my skin. However, the ingredients in this powder is quite awful. It made me breakout into horrible cystic acne. Here's my mini breakdown of the not so good ingredients -
1. talc, dimethicone - clogs pores
2. lauroyl lysine - made from coconut oil - could clog pores and increase the potential for allergic reactions/breakouts!
4. BHT - carcinogenic preservative, may cause irritation for some
5. bismuth oxychloride - also found in Bare Minerals, and will be an irritant for some
6. carmine - this is actually derived from ground up bodies of a female insect that feeds on cacti - and will be an allergen to those who have sensitive skin.
And for the price, at $27 per compact, it's pretty pricey to be putting all of this on your face. Nonetheless the color and coverage it provided was to my heart's desire - just so sad that it made me break out so bad! I would buy this in a heartbeat if MAC somehow reformulates a more natural/organic version of this powder!
A review from a 20 year pro artist. Yes I love this product, its extremely versatile when used with different brushes, its light sheer, nothing like standard nasty powders which are heavy, cake and ageing, without a doubt my favourite mac powder. I have every shade in my kit and use the darker shades for bronzer and contouring. I sometimes mix and match to get the correct skin tones, they last forever. There are not too many mineral products I like so far, but Mac are once again innovative in this field. Highly recommended
I've been using Mineralize Skinfinish for a while and have long enjoyed this product. I like how it can be used alone or in combination with liquid foundation (for setting). Unlike others I've never had issues with it being too thick, clogging, or acne inducing.
My only problem with it is its occasional tendency to separate strangely on the skin when exposed to secreted skin oils. However I'd never found it to have a problem with sweat. It handles that just fine.
I purchased medium and it was much too pink toned for my NC37 skin, I should've purchased Medium Dark but the SA was insistant I used this one! It makes quite a nice light coverage foundation or setting powder but it breaks me out in red pimples and cystic acne all over my face whenever I use it. The ingredients are too clogging for my sensitive skin. Lasting power isn't all that good - I found it oiled up relatively quickly on my normal skin.
I've been really lazy with trying to find a good quality powder the last few months and decided that enough was enough and i marched myself into to Mac.
I told the girl that as i'm very fair,and i want a a powder which will give me a healthy glow to my otherwise ghostly complexion.
She picked up this powder and gave me a light dusting of it and i was smitten, my whole face just looked absolutely flawless, like i'd been given a new layer of skin!
As it's a medium and i'm fair skinned, i do have to be careful about how much i apply, as 'healthy glow' can easily become 'just been tangoed' if i get abit carried away! but i love it so much that i'm going to get the same one in my exact skin tone so that i can switch them depending on what mood i'm in!
This powder serves the purpose well. It blends in nicely with or without foundation (I often use tinted moisturizer and skip foundation). There is no smell, which I like. It doesn't irritate my skin and there are ranges of colors to choose from. The price is reasonable.
If you like light coverage, you'll appreciate this powder. It doesn't become cakey. Very natural, if you find your right shade.
However, I have to take one lippy off since the packaging isn't very strong. From my experience, the plastic cap once worn off and disconnected itself.
I've been using this for about three years and I like it. It looks better when it's applied over moisturizer (I use Dr. Hauschka's Normalizing Day Oil, which is quickly absorbed). When I want light coverage, I apply it with a kabuki brush; for heavier coverage, I use a cosmetic sponge. It looks natural and doesn't usually require touch-ups. My only complaint is that it enhances pores and wrinkles somewhat. The container travels fairly well, but the plastic dome can pop out of the cover if it gets bumped around too much.