Review: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium


I just got a very awesome loot of beauty finds from my sister who is now residing in Canada, and since she already knew what I want from her, she handed me down this precious little thing. At first I thought why she gave me this since this isn't a part of the list of things I wish but I am truly thankful enough because this is just made up of awesomeness!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium

This is a luxurious, domed face powder, with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. It provides the perfect low coverage and is used to set and fix the foundation or as a touch-up during the day.

What I like about this product:
  • works great in setting the foundation. In my case, I have used this with a BB cream and  it does wonders on my skin!
  • provides a highlighting effect
  • natural matte finish
  • feels lightweight on skin
  • looks like you have a foundation when in fact, it's just the setting powder doing its work
  • color matches my skin tone well
  • you get great effects with just minimal application

What I don't like about this product:
  • Oil-control is just so-so. It may not be good for those who have oily and combination skin. Touch-ups are really necessary in the middle of the day.
  • expensive! 
  • all shades are not available in the Philippines

Will I repurchase?
I still have to save up to buy the next one in case this great baby runs out but I'm still in the look out for a cheaper alternative of this product.

Additional Tips:
  • It yields better results if used with a powder brush when applying. 
  • Always bring blotting papers with you since you may oil up during the day.
  • You may use another powder with good oil control in conjunction with this setting powder.

Have you tried this one too? Share your thoughts!

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  1. wow..very details info. Would love to try esp when you said it give a highlighted effect. Cheers


    1. thank. I like how it gives me the glowy effect as well!

  2. great post!
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    1. This is just my 2nd MAC product and it has never failed me yet! :) Btw, I can't see u in my GFC list. :)

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  4. wow, great review! i love mac lipsticks but i have never tried their face powders. it sounds great though! unfortunately, most powders loose their power in the middle of the day :(

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    1. i do agree with the staying power although oil control was the bigger issue for me. :) I haven't tried their lipsticks yet, but maybe soon, i'll give one shot and make a review. :)

  5. I've never tried this, but I wish there was a cheaper alternative, too. :(

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    1. I found NYX as a cheaper alternative for MAC and it yields good results too. Maybe you should give it a try. :)

  6. This is a good review! I would like these items, but sadly, they cost too much...

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  8. I've actually been debating whether or not to purchase MAC powder... thanks for the helpful review! Looking forward to more posts from you! :)

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    1. it's actually good to try MAC, lemme know what you think. :)

  9. I'll definitely keep this in my to buy list i'll probably be able to use this when i'm in a hurry and want to skip foundation and just stick to concealer and powder on days that's just ridiculously hot and humid. Great review you have there!

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  10. I got this in Light (I'm medium) and it really is good for freshening up after wearing makeup for several hours. You know, when your skin tends to look a bit tired na, unlike in the morning when it looks fresh pa :)


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