REVIEW // MAC Mineralize Skin Finish - Soft & Gentle

This is one of those holy grail beauty products that has been blogged about many, many times before so I'm not going to go into too much detail here but merely out it out as a little refresher. I hadn't used this for about 6 months before re-discovering it last Christmas and falling in love all over again. It's the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle, the mere mention of those words can send many a beauty bloggers heart a flutter. It's a golden bronze colour that is quite a chunky highlighter I guess, if I were to compare it to something like The Balm's Mary-Lou-Manizer which is very finely milled. This one has more of a thick, chunky effect mixed in so it's not one that I'd necessarily recommend if you are after a very subtle look although I think with a very light handed application you could probably achieve quite a subtle look.

My personal favourite use for this is during the summer as it looks so lovely with a tan, I do find that in the winter months, throwing this on top of my makeup during the day, can look a little too much because it is that little bit chunkier and darker than some of my other highlighters and I tend to be quite pale during the winter but for an evening look or a summer day, it's perfect. Colour wise, it's a little more golden than some of my other go to highlighters which tend to be more of a pale, pearly colour so it's a good addition to my collection, ya know, it's nice to spice things up every now and then (or so I tell myself to justify buying a new £20 highlighter)! As mentioned before, this is very pigmented so I'd go in very lightly and build this up because once it's on, it's difficult to tone it down. 

Product and price wise, this is a huge pot and considering you need the tiniest amount of this, I think it's something that will be in my collection for a long time and not necessarily something that I'm going to have to re-purchase any time soon, If I had to though, I would. Overall, I really like this and will definitely be delving into some of the other MSF's that MAC have to offer. I picked mine up at Selfridges for £22.

Have you used this, what did you think?

Soph x











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  1. I think I'm gonna treat myself to this on my next MAC order :)

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    1. Do, I just pulled it out again this morning for my makeup, it really is super pretty! x

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  2. I've never really understood what this product was, I think you've explained it really well here. I desperately want to own MAC products, particularly the ones that people are always talking about but I just don't think that I can justify it. They're quite expensive but I suppose not when you compare them to the sheer amount of high street brand products that you'd buy instead. More so I'm worried that once I start I won't be able to stop!

    Jade | skinsweet

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    1. Thanks lovely, yeah, that's definitely a problem, once you start, it gets a bit out of control - I'm not a MAC junkie yet though! :) I think the main reason I'd go for MAC over another brand is for the colour range, they really do have such a wide selection! xx

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  3. Great review Sophie! I have the same one and recently rediscovered it after a makeup clearout, have been using it constantly now! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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