Saturday, 15 September 2012

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'
£21.50
'A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, brows, anywhere on the body: provides an ultra-deluxe polish to the skin.'

For the longest time I had absolutely no interest in highlighter. I've always had combination/oily skin but hated my skin to look dry and cakey so steered clear of setting my make up with powder, and would never want to add more shine. Oh how naive I was.
Fast forward a few years and I now realise that all you need is to find the right foundation and powder combinations that look natural together. Especially in Summer, I tend to stick to matte skin and add in a glow with a highlighter. I recently picked up the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter in 'Soft and Gentle' and it's become a firm favourite. I do find the product description slightly scary (high-frost metallic finish?!) and I do have to admit, in the pan it does look packed full of shimmer but on the skin it adds a beautiful luminosity. I don't find this to look frosty or glittery, it just adds a gorgeous radiant effect which, paired with a bronzer, leaves you looking like a Bronzed Goddess.
I would advise to be light handed with this product, you literally need to tap your brush in once and then dust along the cheekbones, or wherever you want a highlight. I've no doubt this will last me ages, more than likely a good year or so as you only need the smallest amount.
Just to give you an idea of the type of highlighters I like, I also adore the Bourjois Highlighting Powder, Illamasqua Gleam Cream 'Aurora' and Jemma Kidd's Dewy Glow 'Iced Gold'. I didn't like the Highlighting Powder in the Sleek Duo as I found it far too glittery and frosty!

15 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. How funny - we all change our perspective on products. This highlighter is lovely.

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    1. I know, it's strange how our tastes change! I love it :) x

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  2. It looks so pretty and shimmery! I've heard so many great things about this stuff, I really want it! xx

    http://eabhaelliott.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's gorgeous, highly recommended! xx

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  3. we're the opposites! i LOVE highlighting powders--although what pain to admit that i have not tried a mac mineralize skinfinish yet >_< that looks so purrty though

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  4. it looks lovely in the pan x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. my boyfriends mum has this and i tried it the other day and fell in love need it in my life! x

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  6. great review. I'll definitely check it out in person. not sure if I really need it tho since I already own shimpagne, by canclelight and dior's amber diamond. what do you think?

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