MAC Mineralize Foundation Loose & Mineralize Concealer Review

Earlier this Spring MAC Launched two new additions to their Mineralize Line: Mineralize Loose Foundation and a Mineralize Concealer. I really love MAC’s Mineral line, and I pretty much can’t live without my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (I wear “Light” in that product) so I wanted to give the loose version a  shot.

Mineralize Foundation/Loose

Mineralize Foundation/Loose comes an a round jar with a sifter and a rubberized lid. The jar seems to be made our of acrylic and resembles the jars some MAC skincare comes in. I think the Foundation is a repackage/reformulation of the one that came in the weird, all black packaging with the funny top. I hated that packing, when I worked there I would always spill those! I like to use loose powder foundations as a setting powder for tinted moisturizers or other foundations to give you an oomph of color or coverage- it can be especially helpful if you have hard skin to match, since powder can be easier to match than liquid. I should note that this isn’t the same thing as MSFN but it is similar- sheer-medium powder foundation with a semi-matte finish. Over the course of the day it gives you skin what I think is a very attractive glow. I think this powder gives the skin an excellent, refined texture, definitely worth checking out. Also worth noting that the colors of this are different compared to Mineralize Skinfinish Natural- the “Light” shade is a bit darker & yellower, but luckily it also comes in “Extra Light”. Score!

The Concealer is a medium coverage concealer in a tube with a brush style applicator, and a rubberized top the is bulbous on one end. Even though this type of product dispersion isn’t the most sanitary, I must admit  I like this type of concealer for my purse- it makes on the go touch-ups so easy! When I first received this for review it was essentially still winter, and my skin was quite dry, so this didn’t look the greatest on me. I feel like this is the Select Moisture Cover for oily skin- it’s not full coverage, it has a built in applicator, and it comes in a similar tube, but it’s not as hydrating, so it won’t make oily skin oilier looking. Also worth mentioning that the colors of this are different from other MAC concealer- I have this in NW 15 and compared to the NW15 I have in Select Moisture Cover it looks like NC10!

The Bottom Line-  This launch is a real boon for pale people! Thank you MAC, now could you please expand your other lines (like Pro Longwear!) The Concealer is great for on-the go touchups, and I’ve even taken to cocktailing it with my foundation- but we’ll discuss my concoctions another time. The powder I have (“Light”) is a touch to dark for me to use on myself, but I have been using it in my kit & I love it on other people!
Mineralze Foundation Loose $30 for 7.5 gm 9 shades available  Extra Light to Deep Dark
Mineralize Concealer $19 for 5ml 15 shades available From NC/NW 15 to NC/NW 50
Do you use a powder foundation?


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  1. poetrystruth
    May 12, 2012 / 10:43 am

    Power foundation? I’m a newb so help me out please is that the same as mineral make up foundation? I use MAC in NW 45 and MSF in a shade I can remember lol.

    • poetrystruth
      May 12, 2012 / 10:44 am

      That should say POWDER FOUNDATION. Fat finger using my phone. Lol

  2. May 12, 2012 / 11:52 am

    I’m so interested in trying the Mineralize concealer – that type of product is right in my ballpark. Cool 🙂

  3. Anne
    May 13, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    very interested in the concealer, but idk if it would be good for under the eyes

  4. May 14, 2012 / 1:30 am

    That powder foundation sounds interesting, although I might just stick to my MSF natural because it’s easier to use. Loose or mineral powders are messier in my opinion and you have to work them in more.

  5. Melody
    May 14, 2012 / 12:48 pm

    Pale people colors YUS! I always want to use MAC powder/foundation but it’s always always too dark and peachy for me. I can get away with light blot powder and NC15 concealer in the summer but that’s it. I’ve gotta try the extra light powder foundation.

  6. Mel
    October 29, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    How would you compare MSFN and the Mineralize Loose?

  7. November 29, 2013 / 9:57 pm

    I have the mineralize concealer, and….I like it! But…I’m trying to see where it fits into my arsenal. I love the prolongwear concealer, but it’s also winter…..I need more dark circle coverage now. But I’m trying to figure out if my mineralize concealer will work with my mineral (loose) foundations. I’m super interested in the msfn! So nice! And I’m also super interested in the studio fix compact. The loose I’m waiting on bc I have two mineral foundations now that I love….not a lot of compacts though ;o) nc35 in mineralize concealer, nc42 in the prolongwear :o)

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