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Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle by MAC

Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle

finish: natural coverage: medium coverage best use: blending

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on my dry-combination skin, it hasn't yet looked cakey and its actually doing a pretty good job of controlling oil in my t-zone (which is usually the area of my face where make-up goes to die)

- Maccosmetics User

despite how much i hate the new packaging, this still is my favorite product from mac and the mineralized skinfinish natural which is a good face powder that never looks cakey

- M·A·C User



and, do not let the vivid color veins scare you away because they all blend seamlessly together to achieve an absolutely stunningly unique, bright, and sort of iridescent highlight that will match any and every skin tone

- Macy's User

soft & gentle is the perfect, soft, luminous highlighter

- Ulta User


blends well

i use it all over my face after applying my complexion products (even over the blush) to help blend everything and leave a subtle glowy finish to my matte products and i have oily/combo skin

- Macy's User

this never looks cakey (some powders can hang on to dry patches and look cakey or just look cakey if you use too much) ever, which is amazing, and it matches my skin tone perfectly

- M·A·C User

staying power


i find that no matter how bad my foundation/concealer looks underneath, this always makes my face look flawless, and lasts all day on my oily skin

- Maccosmetics User

can't go wrong and lasts all day

- Nordstrom User

under eye

good for under eye

this is perfect powder to set up concealer under eye

- Debenhams User

omg it gives the most beautiful coverage and even covers my dark circles and helps set my under eyes after i apply nw40 pro long wear concealer

- M·A·C User


no flashback

this highlighter also gives a very soft and gentle glow and is not too flashy

- Mecca User

it prevents flashbacks and leaves your skin flawless

- Sephora User



wasn't glittery at all, just a smooth powder that made my skin look soft and didnt accentuate any of my pores

- Nordstrom User

the mineralize skinfinish is natural, goes on smooth, not heavy and give the face a glow

- Maccosmetics User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

it doesn't emphasize my large pores, doesn't sit on top of my skin looking chalky, it's gives a beautiful full coverage that's natural looking

- Maccosmetics User

i can't describe it fully but, it gives your skin a healthy glow without looking oily, blurs pores

- Ulta User

color accuracy

doesn't oxidize

it looks very, very light in the compact, but it goes on is so sheer and smooth it doesn't change the color of my foundation which is a yellow undertone

- Maccosmetics User

it doesn't slide off my foundation or oxidize like sf did on me

- M·A·C User



i've been using the skinfinish natural for years and i love it

- Nordstrom User

i love so much this product, last all day, gives you a natural glow without looking glitterly

- M·A·C User


medium coverage

i really do love how this provides a medium-full coverage however this is not for anybody with oily skin

- M·A·C User

smooth finish and good staying power on its own with a light to medium coverage

- Myer User

best use


at first i thought it was going to be too shimmery for my taste but it definitely blends well with my nc42 skin tone and gives an amazing glow

- M·A·C User

super easy to blend and apply smoothly

- Ulta User
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ulta.com userAugust 13, 2017


I have always used translucent powders for setting my makeup and blotting, but felt unhappy with the dull, cakey look they often left on my skin. I saw reviews on this and thought I'd give it a try. It makes your skin look photoshopped without looking dull. I can't describe it fully but, it gives your skin a healthy glow without looking oily, blurs pores..just looks like you have flawless skin. It has no shimmer but its, not flat and dull looking like some powders. It doesn't settle into fine lines. Perfect for setting makeup and under the eye, with only minor touchup throughout the day in T-zone. Even with touchup, it doesn't look cakey at all. This is it, my face powder search is over. Never going to be without this beautiful product.

- ulta.com
ulta.com userFebruary 11, 2018

Love it ❤️

I love this face powder. A little goes a long way. I have tried others through out the years and nothing compares to this. I always go right back to this face powder. This can be used for medium to full coverage. I usually have to touch up here and there through out the day. With this only once in a while as to here others I have to constantly touch up. With this if I get a little oily all I have to do is reblend the oily spots with a face brush and I am done. I hardly ever have to reapply.I have very sensitive skin and this is the only face powder I have found that doesn't break my skin out. It blurs fine lines and wrinkles. It doesn't dry your skin out at all. When I wear this I don't feel it on my skin at all. This is my holy grail of face powders. I will never be without it.

- ulta.com
M·A·C userJuly 26, 2014

Doesn't blend!

Upon application it can be very stripey it does not blend well at all, when the light hits your cheek bones it doesn't have that glow affect it just looks like you put a gold stripe on your face. Very unhappy with this product, the product itself is very pretty and appeasing to the eye however, it just doesn't work for me.

- M·A·C
Nordstrom userMarch 14, 2017


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these highlighters! One of my favorites, if not my favorite, on the market. It gives the PERFECT amount of shimmer (if blended out properly) or it can give you that "beaming from outer space" look depending on how much you apply. This can look very chunky/powdery if you just slap it on your face. I usually like to use any of the fan brushes by Morphe to apply and I just keep blending until it no longer looks "powdery". I especially have to do this with the shade Gold Deposit since I believe it is the most bold out of the other shade I own. I own 3 shades of this product (Gold Deposit, Global Glow, and Cheeky Bronze) and they are all perfect for any seasons. Global Glow is more of a champagne gold and happens to be the most subtle of the 3. Cheeky bronze is a beautiful bronze shade with flecks of gold and copper shimmer (perfect for summer), and Gold Deposit is more of a true dark 24K gold with finely milled bronze shimmers and looks great against African American skin all year-around. This highlighter is definitely versatile and I would recommend this to anyone whether they'd like to look "lit from within" or they want their highlighter to be seen from Mars.For reference: I am between NC47 with a drop of NW45 or the shade Macao in Nars' All Day Luminous foundation (think Tatyana Ali's complexion) Less

- Nordstrom
maccosmetics.com userApril 10, 2013

I'm so amazed by this pow

I'm so amazed by this powder! I have it on now over the Prolongwear concealer (used under my eyes and over some dark spots around my chin, in NC25) and set with Fix+. It's perfect. I've been wearing it for a few hours now and it still looks as good as it did when I first put it on. Plus, for a powder that feels super light, the pigmentation is impressive and I love the demi-matte finish. On my dry-combination skin, it hasn't yet looked cakey and its actually doing a pretty good job of controlling oil in my t-zone (which is usually the area of my face where make-up goes to die). I bought it in medium plus. It might actually be a shade or two too dark (in terms of matching my face, which is naturally darker, to my super pale neck) but in the summer this'll be perfect, and not just because of the shade but because on lazy or really hot days when I don't feel like layering on a full face of make-up I can just dust this on over concealer and still feel like I look pretty good and even-toned. Less

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