Monday, 7 February 2011

Mac Mineralise Skin Finish in medium plus

A couple of weeks ago, throwing a blind eye to my woeful bank balance at present, I decided to run the gauntlet that is the House of Fraser beauty hall. How I was expecting to come away from this without an unnecessary purchase is beyond me. Something that has been on my list for sometime is to find out what all the buzz around Mac mineralise skin finish (MSF) is for.

Mac say:

A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.

I say:

 Truth be told when I went in I didn't even fully know what its purpose was, I had seen it on hundreds of face of the day posts across so many blogs- being used as a highlighter and a normal setting powder so I wanted to get in on the action. The MUA matched me up with her suggestion colour wise, medium plus and I was happy to go with that, she swirled it over half my face and I have to say I really could see the difference in the finish. So I parted with my £18.50 and since then I have been happily using it with no complaints so far. After playing around in Mac I now get that some people have a natural one like mine below, or opt for the ones with high metallic frost finish giving a more highlight effect. I am intrigued to see how one of those might fair on me. I have be really happy with my natural as a setting powder, in summer as long as my skin is playing a long I can totally see me wearing just this over a tinted moisturiser to give me really light coverage but an evened out matte effect.

So now I know I am late on the band wagon and loads of people use this, how do you apply yours? Is it a daily essential for you?



  1. I used to buy the MSFs years ago, but ive never tried the natural ones! I want to though...

  2. I use mine daily. I either use a fluffy brush and apply it over foundation
    Or I squirt some fix plus or water on it and then use it with a fluffy brush for better coverage.
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  3. I really like the MSF naturals and I like the finish they give but I'm not a fan of the normal MSF's because I think they're way too glittery! I know lots of people love them but I like more subtle highlighting products that have a fine shimmer through them.

    When I own one it becomes a daily essential because I always need to set my foundation with something. I usually alternate between this when I need less coverage and the Studio Fix Powder for those bad skin days.

  4. @Danielle + Katie, I totally recommend getting on the act, It totally sets your base in place,

    @Funnyface- Thanks for the tip,I am totally going to try that out with water (fix plus is on my want list!)

    @bugs Studio Fix powder is something I have never tried out, but with my skin breaking out so much now maybe I need to look into it! i did notice with the normal ones they seemed pretty disco ball, but I had seen so many people rave about them!

  5. Lol that's exactly how I'd describe them because they are quite disco ball like :D Studio Fix is great but because it's a powder foundation it can look really cakey if you don't apply it lightly with a fluffy brush.


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