Review of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle by kristyc
I have NC45 skin and was looking for a nice highlighter that made my skin glow and was suitable for day time use. Initially, I purchased Belightful but it had a ridiculous amount of glitter in it and so I ended up exchanging it for Soft & Gentle.
This has a pink/gold shade. Whilst it definitely has way less glitter than Belightful, Soft & Gentle is still not that soft sheen/glow that I was originally looking for. If I apply this with a light hand on my cheekbones, I can get away with it - but if anyone comes up close, they can still pick out the individual dots of glitter on my skin. What surprises me though is just how many different skin types can use Soft & Gentle - its one of the few things that my sister and I can share. But because of the glitter, it also makes enlarged pores really obvious, so avoid areas with troubled skin.
Overall, it takes practice to apply. When you get it right, it can brighten up your face. And since you don't need a lot of product, its going to last a really long time. Would I re-purchase? Probably not - I'd want to give Benefit's High/Moon Beam a try before I'd consider getting Soft & Gentle again.