Friday, April 6, 2012
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium
It's not intended to be a heavy coverage powder, but it does even out my skin and keeps oil at bay. I'm not particularly oily (at least not during the colder seasons), but if I don't wear anything at all, I do notice that I get little shiny throughout the day; this eliminates that problem. I've also noticed that it photographs fairly well (you can see it here), and though I don't really feel like it makes my skin particularly radiant, it gives a natural finish, as opposed to looking too powdery or too matte. I'm not sure that it lasts more than 8-10 hours in terms of coverage, but I don't become oily throughout the day, which is more of a concern to me. It's not a very heavy coverage powder anyway. But I've been wearing it all winter, and I'm very happy with it.
If I'm feeling lazy or if I just don't want that "full face of foundation look," I'll just wear moisturizer, Clinique Super City Block, and this all over the face. I use my EcoTools Kabuki to buff it all over my face in a few seconds. Easy breezy...oh wait, that's another brand. You get the idea.
Skip it if: This is just one option of many (even just at MAC), so if you're not in the market or already have your HG powder, you can safely continue on with your lives. For what it is, I think it is quite excellent, though it does seem to be at a higher price point than some of their other products; for example, the Studio Fix powder is $27 for 0.52 oz, while this is $29.00 for 0.35 oz. The price hike is true for the mineralize vs. powder blushes, too, though, so I suppose it is not that surprising.
$29.00 at MAC counters or stores.