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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

MAC LE Mineralize Skinfinish, 'Naturally Enhanced' | One palette for all?!

Hi loves!

MAC recently released a limited edition collection (of course!) in their Mineralize Skinfinish (MSF) range. Now I'm not your usual avid buyer of this range, so it was only when I saw what they had to offer that I decided to make a purchase.

If you are unfamiliar with MAC's MSF range, they are simply baked face powders which can be used to set your foundation, give you a subtle glow, or as a very light all over face powder - whatever you want really!

This range had five shades and each shade is supposed to complement a different skin tone. I chose the darkest shade which is called 'Naturally Enhanced'. Each of these powders contain four shades in a pinwheel design (see below) and each shade is supposed to enhance the natural tones in your skin. It's claimed that they are supposed to provide a mineral-rich hydration, as well as provide a natural satin finish with a medium coverage. I completely agree with these claims!

Limited Edition MAC mineralised skin finish 'Naturally Enhanced'

The palette contains the following shades:

Reddish bronze with slight fine red pearl
Muted brick red with slight fine red pearl
Dark reddish brown with slight fine red pearl
Mid-tone cool brown with slight fine silver pearl
Sheer wash of reddish bronze with slight fine pink pearl (SWIRLED TOGETHER)

Top swatch all shades swatched & bottom four individual swatches

I have to say that when I first received this, I was a little disappointed as I thought it would have more of a shimmer to it and I could possibly use it to help illuminate my skin - I was wrong. This particular shade is matte, however it does leave a subtle sheen (satin finish) to the skin.

I quickly dismissed the idea of using this to illuminate my skin, and decided to use this as a blusher / bronzer instead. It works beautifully! I use this daily in my 'no makeup makeup' routine for work, and sometimes I use this to blend out my contour shades for a more subtle contour.

Initially when applying this powder I was using a softer powder brush and was not getting much pigmentation, so I switched brushes to a more harder bristle brush and the powder started to pick up (in fact so much so that I get a bit of fall out now!). MAC recommends you use their 137 brush for all shades or for individual shades their 133 brush.

One problem I have with this powder is that it appears to be quite loose in the pan and as I'm swirling my brush into it, it does move around which has made me a little nervous! Fingers crossed it doesn't fall out on me!

So would I recommend this? YES! This is an amazing powder that is so versatile for deeper skin tones. I may just have to buy a back up and maybe try the shade lighter called 'Sunny Side'.

Now I have just one request - MAC please make this a permanent line!

You can find these at retailers stocking MAC, and they retail for £24 each (it is no longer available on the MAC website). 

Speak soon! 

Vicky xx

*All products were purchased by me and I have no affiliation with MAC or any other related retailer



  1. Look's like I need this product too. Lovely reading your blog x

  2. I was Looking at the lightest shade in MAC and must say it's an interesting product :) glad you enjoy x

    Great post, thanks for sharing x

    Love, D x


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