One of my favorite ways to dupe great-looking skin is to layer dewy, light foundations over pigmented concealers.
My least favorite thing about these dewy foundations? Applying powder afterward…for sure! I can’t count the number of days I’ve gone from hero to zero because of a cakey setting powder. When I saw that MAC was bringing a limited-edition extension to the Mineralize Skinfinish range, commonly referred to as the MSFs, I was more than excited to run my fingers across those velvety domes.
Available in a range of textures, the new Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals ($32) separate their pigments into quadrants so you can mix your own intensity. These powders have the ability to be a powder without looking or feeling too dry. I appreciate having a powder option that wants to works with, and not against, the luminescence of skin.
The 5 new shades
Nuanced: A pale rose gold. This one has a strong sheen plus visible pink glitters. It’s quite dramatic!
Faintly Fabulous: Champagne peach. It has a fantastic texture that brightens without glitter. This one is my favorite because it’s impossible to apply too much.
Perfectly Lit: Medium coral with hints of brown. This one is very pigmented with visible gold and coral glitters. It makes a good option for a pigmented blush.
Sunny Side: Tan. Similar in texture to Faintly Fabulous, it gives a nice sheen to skin without glitter.
Enhanced: Warm brown. Impressively pigmented, but drier as well. This one doesn’t apply to my skin as evenly as the others do.
Swatches and the close-ups
(Is this not an amazing band-name…)
Interestingly, I found that some of these powders are meant for blush and contouring, while others are meant to dust across the face. There’s a lot of room to play in this collection, and I’d like to know your thoughts. Have you picked up any of these, or do you plan to?
You can find the new Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals for $32 online at MAC March 31st and in-stores on April 7th.
See you in the next,