15 March 2013

Review: MAC's 'Mineralize Skinfinish Natural'

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus


This is my first review of a MAC product, check me out! If you didn't see, in January I had my first 'MAC experience' - I was excited to finally purchase some MAC make-up as I'd heard so much about the prestigious brand and their products. I picked up the 'Mineralize Foundation' (review soon) and this little beauty, the 'Mineralize Skinfinish Natural' powder. I got matched to the shade 'Light Plus', which I think is a tad light for me, but hey, I have to start embracing my natural paleness sometime soon. As you can probably tell by the state of my product, it's been well loved since I bought it, and here's why...

MAC promise that this product will create a 'dimensional yet natural-matte finish' and that's exactly what it does. When used on top of my foundation, the powder reduces any unwanted shine and creates a flawless, and indeed, 'natural-matte' finish on my skin. However, the product doesn't reduce the glow of your foundation, so you'll still look as fresh as ever! I must note that I have particularly dry skin, and the powder doesn't exaggerate any dry patches I may have when I use a good foundation. I understand how difficult it is to achieve a good base when you have really dry skin, so it's great to use a product that doesn't amplify those pesky imperfections. I've worked full days wearing this product and my make-up has never 'stayed' so well, the lasting power is excellent.

Not only is the product brilliant for setting your base, but it's ideal for those days when you don't want a full coverage foundation but you still want to look 'put together'. As it's a 'low coverage' powder, dusting it all over my face gives the perfect 'natural' makeup-no-makeup vibe that I go for on those relaxed days. The powder doesn't tend to cover imperfections, so I still have to apply little dabs of concealer on my dark circles and blemishes. But seems as though I'm finally starting to feel a bit more comfortable about wearing less make-up, it's definitely been a go-to product recently! The only downfall in my opinion is the fact there's no mirror, it would make it a lot more travel friendly if they included one in the compact! Overall Rating - 9/10

Here's me wearing only concealer, powder, mascara and a little bit of blush!


PLEASE excuse my hair, I'm going through a 'need to grow all my colour out' phase. I'm just sick of dying it so it's currently about 10 different shades of brown and ginger hence why I always wear it in a bun.

Have you used this product, or anything similar? What do you wear on your 'lazy makeup days'? Let me know, thanks for reading!

Megan. xo
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64 comments

  1. I love this stuff! x

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  2. This looks great, definitely think I'll be saving up for that one! Your hair looks lovely, dont know what you're talking about.

    http://lovefromchar.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  3. This looks lovely, I never normally wear powder but recently I've been thinking about giving it a go! X

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    1. I never used to, but this makes my skin look flawless! xx

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  4. I swear by the powder! It looks great on you x

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  5. I've used this off and on for years! I think I prefer liquid foundation and loose powder now but MSF Natural is great for lazy days.

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    1. Liquid Foundation just clings to my dry patches sometimes, I can't find anything that won't! xx

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  6. Ive heard so many good things about this, i really want to try it out! x

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  7. I really want to thr this foundation out!! And bw your hair looks amazing because of all the colors you have in it!! :)
    xx

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  8. This is my HG setting powder!
    I've tried others but always come back to this one :)
    Nice review

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  9. Love this stuff - you have such flawless skin! x

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  10. Love your blogposts! Will defo have to try this!

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    Xx

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  11. I love my MAC MSF Natural and your skin looks goooorgeous :)
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  12. This looks gorgeous but I can't tell if it's just your amazing skin! ;)
    ]Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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    1. Haha ;) Thank you very much Tara! xx

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  13. You look lovely! I really wanna try a mineralise skin finish! xx

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  14. OMG you look absolutely gorgeous Megan!!!!! So jealous right now haha xxx

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    1. Aww thank you Gemma!! Don't be jealous silly, your beaut xx

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  15. Your skin is perfect! xx

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  16. Looks lovely on you!

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  17. your so pretty, your skin looks amazing! I couldn't live without my MSF! x

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  18. I've been waiting for a good review of this powder, I'm so glad I came across your blog.
    You're so gorgeous and it really looks good on you.
    I will definitely give this product a try, I hope my combination skin will also liked it!:)
    ♡,
    Riza of Pour L'Instant

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    1. Aw thank you my doll! Oooh I'm sure it will :) xx

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  19. I love mac! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, I'm now following you (~:
    My blog – Cosmetics, clothes and cute things (:
    xx

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  20. cool review! thanks for sharing this :)
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  21. nice!!I want a MAC Make up stuff too!!♥♥

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  22. Ah wow, I really want to try this now! During the days I tend to just wear concealer and bronzer, so this mineral powder seems perfect if I’m feeling a bit bleugh. Lovely review, you’ve definitely convinced me to buy it!xx

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    1. Thanks Zoey! It's most certainly great when I don't want to clog up my skin! xx

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  23. Looks lush on you! I also love this product its a HG!! :) also now following :)

    Siobhan xxx

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    1. Thanks doll! It's looking like that way for me too! xx

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  24. Great review! You look beautiful! :)

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  25. loveee this! I've been through about 3 haa x

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    1. Really! I'll probably end up like that! xx

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  26. I've heard great things about this stuff! Awesome review - I might have to go get some now :) lovely blog you have, missy!

    xo, samantha
    www.sammyblackwood.com

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  27. I really need to buy this powder again, your post reminded me how amazing it is!
    I've made sure to follow you on Bloglovin'

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I love the look of this, it is definitely on my 'to try' list. You look gorgeous by the way - you definitely do not need foundation!

    Kate x
    http://newgirlonthe-blog.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Thanks for the review, i deffo need to invest in this! Have you tried the ben nye powder? Much cheaper and supposed to be amazing!

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    :) x

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    1. Oooh no I haven't, thanks for the reccomendation! Thanks lovely xx

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  30. I've been on the fence about this for so long and I think you've convinced me :)

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    x

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  31. I bought this today and I am so excited to try it!


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