MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (Loose) Collection Reviews

April 13, 2008

MAC finally jumped onto the bandwagon and released its first loose mineral foundation, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (Loose) ($29). This comes in 9 shades – Light (neutral pale ivory), Light Medium (neutral light beige), Medium (beige), Medium Plus (tan beige), Medium Dark (rich tan), Medium Deep (deep golden orange tan), Dark (caramel), Deep Dark (deep caramel) and Deeper Dark (milk chocolate) – which run slightly darker than the MSF Naturals. I use Medium Plus for the MSF Natural and Medium for the Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (Loose) for my NC30 skin.

Unlike most loose mineral foundation I have tried, this did not irritate my skin at all. On my dehydrated combination skin, it simply feels soft, lightweight and not the slightest bit dry with a my-skin-but-better finish. Coverage is sheerer than MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation and heavier than the MSF Natural. This also feels slightly more matte compared to the Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation, but the more you buff this into your skin, the creamier it becomes. The sock-covered latex sponge applicator that it comes with also works pretty great for buffing the product into the skin. Alternatively, you can apply this with a small powder brush. Overall, it is a pretty good mineral foundation and I highly recommend it for those with drier skin.


  • Reply Carol April 14, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Hi Phyllis,

    How would you say this compares to the bare essentials mineral foundation, I know you previously said you didn’t like it but I mean in terms of coverage?

    I am contemplating switching from BE because it does not provide enough coverage. Does MAC provide more coverage?
    Also do you know MAC uses 100% minerals in this foundation?

  • Reply Phyllis April 16, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Carol, this definitely does not cover as well as BE but it is a lot less drying and irritating. If you need more coverage, try a liquid/pressed powder foundation instead.

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