I know I have written about MAC Mineralize Skinfinish before but I am SO in love with the product here is an entry just on it!
The Mineralize Skinfinish is a “luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, brows, anywhere on the body: provides an ultra-deluxe polish to the skin”.
Unlike regular powders, mineral-infused water is used as part as the baking process. When the liquid slurry is formed, pigments are added and the mixture is carefully shaped and then baked for 24 hours. The water then evaporates and leaves this unique powder behind.
The Mineralize Skinfinish comes in many colors which are mostly limited edition. I currently own the following colors:
Clockwise from top left in picture above:
• Metal Rock – cocoa-blushed bronze with copper shimmer
• Gold Deposit – soft reflective golden-bronze
• Shooting Star – soft caramel tan with gold sparkle
• Shimpagne – vintage gold gilded beige
• New Vegas – warm vanilla gold blushed with bronze pearl
• Glissade – golden peach with a muted metallic plum veining
• Stereo Rose – pure shimmering coral with golden/bronze nuances
• Petticoat – pale apricot rose with gold and amber veil
• Light Flush – flush soft pastel pink with deep bronze veining
• Porcelain Pink – soft pinky coral with gold veining
• Warmed – golden bronze with light yellow gold veining
One thing I love about the Mineralize Skinfinishes is their excellent pigmentation. They can be used as a blush (Stereo Rose, Petticoat, Glissade and Light Flush), bronzer ( Gold Deposit, Metal Rock, Shooting Star and Warmed), eyeshadow (all of them) and highlighter (New Vegas, Shimpagne and Porcelain Pink) depending on the color and your own skintone. Plus they can also be used dry for a sheer effect or wet if you want more intensity.
To apply MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, you can use any brush but I strongly recommend MAC Stippling Brush #187. This cute little brush retails for $42 but it is definitely worth every penny. Its bristles are very soft and it picks up just the right amount of product. I usually swirl the brush over the Skinfinish, tap off the excess, than buff it onto my cheeks. I also use this to apply loose powder and it blends everything right into my skin so it looks uber natural.