MAC New View Collection Mineralize Skinfinish Duos Reviews and Photos

With MAC’s latest New View Collection, we have 5 new and limited edition Mineralize Skinfinish Duos ($26.50)

Each duo contains two different shades – a natural shade for a matte finish and a coordinating shimmery shade to highlight. Like all of MAC’s Mineralize products, they are baked powders with minerals.

* Light Medium Natural and Shimmer – Pale golden beige / Warm yellow beige
* Medium Natural and Shimmer – Soft creamy beige / Light peachy pink
* Medium Dark Natural and Shimmer – Caramel / Light tan
* Dark Natural and Shimmer – Deep caramel / Mid-tone yellow gold
* Deep Dark Natural and Shimmer – Rich golden bronze / Deep copper bronze

The natural side is basically the regular Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. It does not offer a lot of coverage and can be used to set and fix foundation or for touch-ups. It is very finely milled and goes on super soft without accentuating any dry patches or adding a lot of color, giving my skin a radiant look. If you have oily skin, this product will NOT keep shine at bay – try MAC Blot for that.

As for the shimmery side, I think it is just the regular Mineralize Skinfinish. Not only do some of the colors resemble the existing MSFs, they apply the same too.

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  1. Will these be any good for contouring, or will they be too sheer? They remind me of Benefit 10, which is a super convenient product.

  2. Do you think the brush that came out with this collection (#189 brush) is the best brush for applying this if you want to use it as light foundation? Or would a powder brush be a better option?

  3. Christie,

    The MSF naturals are not meant to be used as a foundation. As I stated on the entry, they do not offer a lot of coverage and are used mostly to set and fix foundation or for touch-ups.

    I don’t think the new brush (#189) is necessarily the best brush to apply the MSF naturals. I normally use a kabuki brush to buff the msf natural onto my skin and it works perfectly fine for me.

    The #189 is basically a rounded synthetic face brush and you can use it for foundation, with cream products and powders. The bristles are really soft but that’s pretty much it – it applies the same as other powder/kabuki brushes.

  4. Ok thanks! I’ve just ordered it and i probably will see myself using it more for touch ups and the sort. I do have a kabuki brush and so I passed on the 189 brush. We’ll see how it works out. Thanks again for you reply. =)

  5. Although MAC makes such pretty makeup products, I haven’t had much luck with most of their stuff because everything breaks me out! Oily skin is a curse, but thanks for the heads up!

  6. i LOVE your blog! i wish you would update more often. :) I really like how you have so many entries on various beauty products– i can use your search function and look up many topics. 😀 keep up the GREAT job!!

  7. I have this in medium natural/shimmer and absolutely love it! I also love the shimmer as an all over eyeshadow or just a highlight.

  8. i saw SOO many reviews on new view and its really tempting… i love the idea of shimmer on one side and matte on the other. perfect combo!

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