Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Product Focus: Mac mineralize skinfinish

So, Ive been using these products for a good while now and thought I should share my thoughts on it with you. I have to say it is one of Macs best products.
From Mac cosmetics, I have to say their mineralize collection is their best! They look so lovely and dewy on the skin and the blushers and skinfinishes last forever. I used to be a really big fan of the Mac mineralize skinfinish natural, but as I got older I wanted a more full coverage. Still, I use this powder on days I want lighter coverage or to set my makeup.

The mineralize collection is really good for dry skin and sits beautifully, but oiler skins not to worry the powders will work great on you too!

On to the skinfinishes (MSFs)...

RRP- £21.50

They give such a lovely buffed up look to the cheeks. I use this product to highlight the top of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, my brow bone and my cupids bow. I never apply this highlight on other parts of my face because I think it can get too overpowering as the MSFs are very shimmery, however some deeper MSFs work on my skin as a blush. They make the face look glowing. They also picture really well as a nice sheen. I love the candlelit effect they give and would always use this product without no doubt as my highlight or blush for a special occasion when I want to look extra glam!

The only downfall to the Mac MSFs is the colour range, as there are only 2 permanent shimmery ones. Most of the really good Mac MSFs come featured in collections, so if you see one make sure you grab it, they sell out really fast too.

I own soft & gentle (from the permanent line), lightscapade, whisper of gilt extra dimension skinfinish and star wonder (limited editions).

Whisper of gilt has a slightly different formulation from the rest of the MSFs. It is finely milled so gives a more metallic and pigmented finish, really adding to the buffed up cheeks look. This colour goes with any look. I love how the gold is not too light or too dark. The perfect colour for a natural highlight. This colour can also be applied more heavily giving a dramatic gold highlight.

Lighscapade is the most natural and doesn't show through on the skin as glittery and dramatic as some of the others MSFs do. Its great for everyday adding a glow to the skin, without being too overpowering.

Star wonder is one of my recent editions and I love this as a dramatic pink highlight or pink blush! The colour is such a nice mix of gold, pink and purple suiting my skin tone perfectly (pink is really my colour).

Soft & gentle is the first MSF I ever purchased. At a first glance I thought 'how messy'! When I swatched it I fell in love with it. Specs of gold, champagne and silver shimmer- so beautiful as a highlight. I especially love this on my brow bone it gives such a nice lift! It really brightens up the inner corner too! I love to use this on clients when they want a natural dewy look. I just apply a sheer base with a natural blush and this on the cheekbone, down the bridge of the nose, cupids bow, brow bone and inner corner with a nice natural gloss depending on their skin tone.

Swatches below

Left to right (without and with flash), Whisper of gilt, Soft & gentle, Star wonder, Lightscapade

I found I really close dupe for Mac Starwonder MSF...

Mac MSF in Star wonder VS Accessorize blush in 6 scandal
Left to right, Mac VS Accessorize
The Accessorize blush has more of a purply undertone and is slightly less shimmery than the Mac MSF, and more pigmented but for under £6 for 8g of product I'm not complaining!

Why not give them a little look at www.maccosmetics.co.uk

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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