The Mineralized SPF15 Foundation – Loose ($29) is a repromote and was released in April earlier this year. It comes in 9 shades which run slightly darker than the Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals.
• 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
• Deeper Dark – milk chocolate
I use Medium Plus for the MSF Natural and Medium for the Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (Loose) for my NC30 skin. Unlike most other mineral foundations I tried, this does not irritate my dehydrated combination skin. It feels soft, lightweight, non-drying and imparts a my-skin-but-better finish. The coverage is on the sheer side and slightly more matte compared to the Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation. The sock-covered latex sponge applicator that it comes with also works pretty well for buffing the product into the skin but I prefer using a small powder brush. My only gripe is it does tend to oxidize so the color turns darker by the end of the day. Overall, love the texture and finish, hate the wearability.
The new, limited edition Mineralize Sheersheen Loose Powder ($19.50) is like a loose powder version of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish. Although it is very frosty and gives a luminous glow to the skin, I find it a little too sheer. I like the regular MSF a lot more than this.
• Sheerbronze – Soft bronze with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)
* Lucent – Faded mid-tone pink with pink and white pearlized pigments (Frost)
* Silver Aura – Muted pinky beige with silver shimmer (Frost)
There are three Mineralize Skinfinishes ($25) in this collection.
• Soft and Gentle – This “gilded peach bronze” is the only new color in the collection. It looks more like a shimmery beige color and is not really that unique.
• So Ceylon – Described as a “rose bronze with golden bronze veining”, this is a repromote from the High Tea collection and was one of the first Mineralize Skinfinishes. It is a pretty color and would work great as a bronzer for those with pale skin.
• Petticoat – This is a “pale rose with gold and amber veining” and a repromote that was launched in December 2005. The color is gorgeous and highly pigmented and one swipe along your cheekbones will give you a healthy flush. It is definitely my favorite out of the three.
So Ceylon, Petticoat and Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
So Ceylon and Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
So Ceylon and Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Swatches