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MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation Review

February 11, 2007

With the new Mineralize Skinfinish & Satinfinish Collection, MAC releases a new foundation, MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation. Read on for my review of it!

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation

When I first read about the foundation, I thought I was going to like it for sure. Afterall, it does come with all the basic properties of a good foundation – pump dispenser for easy and hygienic application, creamy, blendable texture, medium and buildable coverage and of course, everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection. But when I finally got to test it out, I was left with mixed feelings.

I tried both NC20 and NC25 and while both shades looked okay on me, NC25 gave my skin a nicer glow. The MAC artist first dabbed the foundation onto my skin with MAC 190 Foundation brush then buffed it in with MAC 187 Stippling brush. When she was done, I thought the foundation felt slightly heavy and its light-reflecting properties made my skin look a teeny bit too glowy. It also accentuated the tiny flakes on my nose, which never happens with my favorite Chanel Pro Lumiere so there goes MAC’s claim that this foundation is “especially suitable for normal-dry skins”.

I was pretty disappointed and immediately decided that this foundation was not for me (I might as well stick with Chanel). However, when I got home 30 minutes later, the foundation had melted into my skin completely and I was left with beautifully polished skin. My pores looked almost non-existent too! Talk about weird! I will definitely have to go back and give this another shot.

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation is available at MAC counters and for $26.50.

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  • Reply Anonymous February 11, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    phyllis, could you please please please give a tutorial on how to acheive the runway model cheekbones look !!!

  • Reply melody February 12, 2007 at 7:47 am

    i saw a picture of a woman putting on some dark powder under her cheekbones to create the illusion of contours. not very sure what that substance is though. any recommendations?

  • Reply Amber February 13, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Yes, ditto what anon said – please give us a tutorial on contouring!! 🙂

  • Reply ping February 28, 2007 at 2:35 am

    hi. may i ask whether MAC products can be purchased in singapore?

    i love your blog.

  • Reply Phyllis March 1, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    try checking MAC’s website – I’m not from Singapore so I can’t help sorry!

  • Reply Anonymous March 11, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Chanel Pro Lumiere is the best. i repeat THE BEST. I work for Chanel. LOLZ

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