I was digging through some unpacked boxes this morning when I came across a buried treasure — my beloved stash of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powders.
They’d been MIA since the move last month, lost at the bottom of a dark cardboard prison.
But they’re finally free! Free to shine!
With their frosty metallic finish, these colorful pressed powders work great as highlighters for face and body.
While I was lining ‘em all up on my dresser like little makeup soldiers (yes, I’m a weirdo), I remembered an e-mail from MBB reader Bernice.
I’ve been a silent reader of MBB for a few months now and recently hopped onto the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish bandwagon. Ohmygosh, they are soooo pretty!
There’s just one thing — I have no idea what brush I should use to apply them.
I tried searching the ‘net, but it seems that views are generally rather divided, and I can’t quite decide which brush I should use.
Could I get some advice, please? Thank you!
Hi, Bernice. WOO HOO! Welcome to The Cult of MAC MSF-Loving Babes!
I just love the soft candle-lit glow they give to my skin — when I get the application right, that is. With the wrong brush, they’re easy to over-apply.
So, how to get the right shimmery glow without looking greasier than a bucket of KFC?
Both deposit whisper sheer layers of powder, providing for a lot of control to build up color and shimmer slowly.
- 187 Duo Fibre Brush: Often referred to as “the skunk brush,” this synthetic brush head feels wonderfully soft to the touch.
- 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush: A smaller version of the 187, the 188 has a smaller brush head with a flatter top.
Neither one is cheap, but they are versatile. I also use my 187 to apply liquid foundations, cream blushes and even loose powders, so I think you get a lot of brush for your money.
Also, if you happen to have a fan brush at home, give it a try because they tend to lay down super sheer layers of color — perfect for MAC Mineralize Skinfinish.
Sometimes I use Shu Uemura’s 5.7EX ($35), another fabulous multitasker (it excels at applying bright/intensely pigmented blushes).
I hope these suggestions help.
Keep me posted on your progress!
MACaholics, it’s time to pick your brain. What do you use to apply Mineralize Skinfinish Powders?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,