Sunday, 9 January 2011

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Review

What they say: 'A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.'
What I think:
The MSF Natural was one of my first purchases from Mac, normally I steer clear of powders. I despise the powery, cakey finish it instantly gives your skin and how it takes away from the finish of the foundation but, being blessed with combination skin and a dreaded oily t-zone I decided to pick one up anyway and it was love at first use..

What I like about these powders are how finely milled they are, they give a semi-matte finish to the skin that still allows you to look glowy and actually lets the natural finish of the founation shine through - I always saw no point in buying a luxurious foundation designed to make you appear dewy and fresh then covering it all up with powder and making it look like any other foundation. I also don't see any way you could end up cakey with this product unless you continously dusted it on your face for hours, it always seems to give just the right amount coverage and powder to mattify without being excessive.


The only things that I can think of that I could complain about is the price, it's £18.50 for 10g's of product, however these last me ages and you really do get what you pay for. After finishing my last MSF natural I decided I was going to look for a cheaper alternative, after trying out a few Maybelline and Rimmel powders I ran straight back to Mac. The only other little niggle would be that it has no mirror which would be handy for touch up's but I really like the simplistic packaging so that's not a worry either!

This is one of the few products I've actually used up and repurchased which is a big deal for me as 90% of the make-up I buy gets used occassionaly then chucked aside to be rediscovered a few months onwards!


15 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. Great review!, iv been pondering over weather to get this for ages, and convinced myself to not get it, but now seeing this i want it again haha. Everyone seems to love it but it's so pricey!. xx

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  2. I love mine too, I've hit pan on it! It will be a repurchase for me as well once I run out.

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  3. i wish my msf still looked like this - mine's a complete mess!
    the past couple of days i've swapped my msf for elf's high definition powder as with my studio fix fluid foundation it was looking cakey (although i'm pretty sure it's down to my skin)..i hope

    sarahbox04.blogspot.com xx

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  4. I want to buy this, looks really amazing!


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    :)

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  5. so glad you did this review ive been thinking about getting this for ages as everyone seems to have it but like you said i hate the cakey powdery look so never bothered! i ended up ordering it last night tho and im really looking forward to it coming now! cant wait to have a play with it :) xxx

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  6. i LOVE this product! i tried a few powders/setters to before i settled on this one. its great at it matts the skin without giving you that heavy powder face. love it so much mine has already lost the rounded bump and is now flat :P xx

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  7. I love my MSFN :) It's hard to put a finger on why, but I do! :) And you are right, it lasts ages! I got mine in August/September-ish and I've finally started seeing the dome get a little bit smaller.. lol.

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  8. I love mine. I wear it on its own and it is great. I think I will try it with foundation under for more coverage though.

    xxxx

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  9. I've been meaning to try this for ages but I can't decide if it'll be to dark for me as I'm really pale...
    loving your blog!! x

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  11. I'd been thinking about trying this out for a while, wasn't sure as i don't wear foundation and wasn't sure how this would look without.
    I think i might give it a try anyway x

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  13. so many people have recommended this but i was put off by the price, i've not really got many mac thing's so i may try this out!

    thank you for the review xx

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