MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Collection Reviews

I know I have written about MAC Mineralize Skinfinish before but I am so in love with them 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:

MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes

From Top to Bottom (left to right):

Stereo Rose – pure shimmering coral with golden/bronze nuances
Petticoat – pale apricot rose with gold and amber veil
Glissade – golden peach with a muted metallic plum veining
Light Flush – flush soft pastel pink with deep bronze veining
Porcelain Pink – soft pinky coral with gold veining
Metal Rock – cocoa-blushed bronze with copper shimmer
New Vegas – warm vanilla gold blushed with bronze pearl
Shimpagne – vintage gold gilded beige
Shooting Star – soft caramel tan with gold sparkle.
Warmed – golden bronze with light yellow gold veining.
Gold Deposit – soft reflective golden-bronze.

One thing I love about the Mineralize Skinfinishes is that they are highly pigmented and they can be used as blushes, bronzers, eyeshadows and highlighters depending on the color and your own skin tone. They can also be used dry for a sheer effect or wet if you want more intensity.

What I Recommend:
Blush: Stereo Rose, Petticoat, Glissade, Light Flush
Bronzer: Gold Deposit, Metal Rock, Shooting Star, Warmed
Eyeshadows: all of these would make really pretty eyeshadows
Highlighters: New Vegas, Shimpagne, Porcelain Pink

How to use them:
You can use any brush to apply Mineralize Skinfinish but if you are using it as a blush or bronzer, I strongly recommend MAC Stippling Brush #187.

Mineralize Skinfinish + Stippling Brush = cheeks that *pop*

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.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. All skinfinishes are limited edition so once they’re sold out, you won’t find them in stores. You might want to try your luck on Ebay but I heard they’re going for an outrageous amount.

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  3. hey phyllis! i have olive skin with yellow undertones…(I’m indian). which mac mineralize skinfinish would you recommend for someone with my skin tone out of all the ones available? I basically want a goegeous glow and want hightlight my cheekbones…especially so it looks good in pictures.

  4. hey phyllis! i have olive skin with yellow undertones. (I’m indian and usually wear a C3 or NC30 in mac). What mineralize skinfinish powders do you think would look best with my skintone! i recently saw a friends pictures and she had the most gergeous glow….and basically cheekbones that just popped. want to try to go for the same look!! please help! thanks

  5. hey phyllis! i have olive skin with yellow undertones…(I’m indian). which mac mineralize skinfinish would you recommend for someone with my skin tone out of all the ones available? I basically want a goegeous glow and want hightlight my cheekbones…especially so it looks good in pictures.

  6. Hello
    For Indian Skin tones – use Mac shades NC45 , NC44

    Mac Mineralize range is so sheer and light as if u r wearing a moisturisier.

    U can also try the Studio Fix Fluid which gicve day long coverage

    MAC has had success with Mineral range so they are goign to stock up soon


  7. MSF’s can be purchased at CCO’s (Cosmetic Company Outlet)! They’re still available. I was there last week. Good Luck!!!!

  8. HI,
    I am wondering which if any MSFs except natural I could use all over face after foundation? I have light to medium skintone,neutral undertones.There is no Mac here in Finland.And the natural one I can`t find it in any online store that deliveres to europe..

  9. Minttu,

    All MSFs (except Natural) are on the shimmery/frosty side so if you are looking for a powder to set your foundation, I would recommend using something else.

  10. HI
    Sorry,I ment after I have set the foundation with powder.Some that has not that much glitter?
    Which of the lipglosses are more longlasting?

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