MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Tan

The MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Face Powders Also Get a New Wardrobe

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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Tan

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural face powder in Medium Tan

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Pressed PowderThe new outfits MAC recently gave the Mineralize Skinfinishes rankled quite a few of us (judging by the comments). Well, the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural face powders also got new threads.

MAC gave them a mirror, making them look more like regular powder compacts, and an opaque black cover with their trademark logo.


This one here is Medium Tan ($32), one of the new shades recently added to the line, available now at MAC counters, stores and

I wore it both days last weekend with MAC Face & Body Foundation, and so far, so good!


No oxidizing, and I think it looks super natural on my combination dry/oily skin. I apply it once in the morning, and it lasts all day.

I’m a little tempted to pop out the powder to see if the “Made Since 1982” is stamped on the back, but I think I’ll wait a while for that.

If you’d like to see swatches of Medium Tan or the other shades, let me know. I can always use another excuse to go to the mall, haha!

You know how it is. 🙂

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Tan

See the mirror?

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Tan

New packaging!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Tan


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  1. jenna says:

    I really wasn’t a fan of the new MSF packaging but I gotta admit I kind of like these! Only problem is that it looks bulkier than the old ones, would love to see swatches/comparisons of the new shades!

  2. Allison C says:

    Although it does look a little bulkier, I like the look of the powder compact. It looks modern to me. But though I like MAC, I’m not a die-hard MAC fan as others are… so I don’t know if my opinion counts 😉
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  3. Kwmechelle says:

    I love the new packaging. Seems sleek & sophisticated- and perhaps shatter-proof. But you had me at “no oxidizing.” Really?!

    Swatch other shades puh-leeze! Can’t for the life in me deal with oxidizing foundations! I’m NC50, for reference.

    • Karen says:

      Yeah, I know! I’ve been having oxidizing issues lately so I’m glad to have found this shade. I’ve always liked the line (I use Give Me Sun as a bronzer) but have never been able to find anything around the NC42 range.

      I’ll make plans to stop by the mall to swatch this week. 🙂

  4. Fancie says:

    It looks a bit more bulky but I like it! It looks way better than the new MSF packaging lol. It’s going to take me a little while to get used to those
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  5. Elee says:

    Noooooo, I’m miss the clear lids! I have a few of these compacts and without the clear lid I’m going to forever have to be turning them over to read which one is which. They do also appear to be a bit chunkier that the originals. Boohoo 🙁

  6. Grace says:

    reminds me of a hockey puck lol… I do prefer the clear lid, I too like it if I can see the colour..

  7. Vineetha says:

    def loving the new packaging! Karen pls do share the swatches of the new shades. Would be very helpful! I use Medium Dark now was thining of getting Medium Tan. Do you think they are similar?
    Vineetha recently posted … MAC Seduced at Sea Extra Dimension Blush Review, Swatches

  8. The new packaging is so lovellyy.. I just love the black lid much better than the old one.. 😉
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  9. Miki says:

    I like the concept of including the mirror, but they didn’t have to make the compact so monstrously large (there’s an oxymoron for ya). MAC should be putting out sleeker packaging than this!
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  10. Sylirael says:

    *shrug* 🙂

    I think the new packaging looks very sleek and snazzy, but I can see how it would be a bit irritating if you owned more than one, and had to start flipping them over to see the shade names!
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  11. Erin says:

    Looks like it’s time to bust out the label maker if you want to collect these. I think the packaging is more practical on the whole though.
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  12. GiGi says:

    Hey Karen,
    Would you be able to review the new shades MAC came out with? Only because I am NC42 and use a combo of Medium Dark and Medium Deep in order to get a shade that matches. I’d like to see on a review to see if any of the newer shades work better (are they more pink or yellow type of thing)

    • Karen says:

      Hi GiGi,

      I plan to swatch them later on this week and will also add in a few thoughts. 🙂 If you’re an NC42 you might like the shade pictured here, Medium Tan. I’m also NC 42 and this is slightly lighter than Medium Dark and more yellow than red (at least on my skin).

  13. Pauline says:

    Would love to see comparison swatches of the deeper shades!
    I know how much it would pain you to have to visit the mall 🙂
    If you get a chance to swatch the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers that would be awesome.

  14. Natalie says:

    I recently picked this up in Medium Deep and it looks just beautiful on top of my MAC BB Cream. I love it.

  15. jenna n. says:

    I’ve been using this product DAILY for YEARS and then I guess I have to see the packaging in person to determine if I like it as much as the old packaging. Is it bulkier? Hmm. I’m hoping they didn’t change my color (Medium).

  16. Jessica says:

    I mean yeah, I like the older packaging but I LOVE the stuff inside regardless. These are more convenient as well with the mirror.

  17. Anna says:

    Eugh- not a fan at all of the new packaging. The new formula of the new powders feels good; but I’m really disappointed with the new formula of Soft and Gentle…. the glitter almost seems chunky :'(

  18. Leticia says:

    I like this new packaging for the Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals – I always seemed to look at the lid of my original one expecting to find a mirror!

  19. Biquis says:

    Hi! Does anyone know if the formula changed for the MSF Natural?

  20. Gail says:

    I am NC 25 and I bought the Med/Tan – I think it works on a lot of skin colors.

  21. Tara says:

    Hate the new packaging, it’s bulkier and harder to open, my fingers keep sliding! I’m going to try to see if anyone has the old packaging still and stock up.

  22. Lina says:

    I use the medium dark for the msf powder but am looking to buy the mac face and body foundation! I was wondering what shade you use in the mac face and body! I am debating on C3 or C4!

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