My Thoughts on MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Remember the hit release of MAC N Collection in January this year? The Mineralize Skinfinish Natural came out as a part of the collection and I was able to snap one right after its release. It is basically a setting powder and has now became a part of MAC's regular products.

The Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is molded onto small round terracotta tiles and carefully baked for 24 hours, allowing for a sheer and light application. It contains vitamin A and E derivatives, which buffer the skin from environmental aggression. It is also enriched with jojoba oil, which calms and soothes the skin.

Shade in Medium

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

The Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powders are now available in eight shades. I bought the shade in Medium that is a soft creamy beige based on the shade description on the MAC website. It actually has an undertone of pale pink that is not described on their official website. Since I have fairly light skin, the powder gives my cheeks a soft touch of pink. However, it makes my complexion look a little too pink-toned for my taste.

This setting powder is a tightly pressed powder. It is extraordinary fine-textured and feels smooth on the skin.

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium


Since Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is a "setting powder", it is not designed for high coverage. Overall, it provides a low coverage for the pores, freckles, and blemishes on my face.

I found the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural requires a light and sheer application. I have to pay attention to apply it in light strokes, otherwise the finish gets too powdery. I was surprised to find out the powdery part since the powder has a micro-fine texture.

By setting the face with little amount of powder in light strokes, it would delivers a natural matte finish. When the powder starts to settle in the skin, it turns into a soft velvety finish.

Lasting Power
As the weather gets hotter in the summer, my T zone and cheeks tend to get oily easily. Compared to other kinds of setting powders, the oil control ability of Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is not the best. It does require touch-ups to control excessive shine and oiliness throughout the day.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural imparts a soft-focus matte finish. I found the powder needs a light application for sheer flawless results. The shade in Medium is a soft creamy beige with an undertone of faint pink. It delivers a slightly pink-toned finish on my face, which is not appealing to me. I would prefer to use it as a blusher on the cheeks. In my opinion, this Medium shade is more suitable for light complexions with pink undertones.

Related posts:

MAC N Collection

La Mer The SPF 18 Fluid Tint


Anonymous said...

This review could have been written by me too! Why? ;)

Well, because I totally agree with your thoughts! This powder makes my fair skin look pink either! And this, I can't stand at all.


Beauty Anonymous said...

Hello Jess,

I was really intrigued by MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural before it was launched. Unfortunately, I am not really impressed with the powder.

The pink undertone of the Medium shade is a problem.What do you think of its lasting power? I found the powder does not perform a good oil control. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Thanks a lot for posting your comment!