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 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
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