MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Review

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish NaturalI missed out on MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural when it was first released in the US last summer. It was completely sold out in Chicago and even the testers were gone. So when they were finally re-released with the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish & Satinfinish Collection, I was so stoked to try them out!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is basically a baked face powder with minerals to provide “a dimensional yet natural-matte finish”. Unlike the regular MSFs, this is not shimmery and offers very sheer coverage. It is recommended as a setting powder, to create texture or for touch-ups.

The powder is very finely-milled and goes on super soft without accentuating dry patches or adding a lot of color. The sa used Light on my t-zone and Deep Dark as a blush. I don’t know about the Light but Deep Dark looked *awesome* on my cheekbones! It literally gave me runway model cheekbones which was hottttt!

I ended up getting Medium Plus, a good match for my NC30 skin. When buffed into the skin with MAC #187 Stippling brush or a Kabuki brush, it makes my skin really radiant. If you have oily skin though, this product will NOT keep shine at bay (try MAC Blot for that).

Yay to MAC for making this permanent!

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.


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