Fashion | M.A.C. Mineralize Skin Finish: A Review

| July 11, 2014

MACEDITORIAL – I’ve been hearing people talk about the magic of M.A.C. Skin Finishes for something like 5 years. And, I’ve never once thought that they could make any difference in the luminosity of my skin. Personally, every time I looked at them I thought they appeared too light, too dark, too shimmery. I’m not 13 and this is no longer the 90s. I had sworn off the shimmer, the glitter, and the tamigotchis—until now.

When I went into M.A.C. to purchase some things from their new Maleficent collection I couldn’t help but noticing the skin finishes yet again. And, this time, something snapped. I had to have it. Couldn’t leave without it. I was tired of not understanding the magic taking place on everyone else’s magnificent skin around the globe. So, I purchased the M.A.C. Mineralized Skin Finish in Global Glow.

It changed my life.

It will change yours.

After searching for a perfect highlighter product at Sephora and Ulta for almost a year, I finally found a product that not only provides a silky smooth, healthy glow but, as an added bonus, can also be used to highlight. It doesn’t contain any of the cheap shimmer or sparkles, has never once made my skin appear orange, and is wonderfully blendable.

I pair my Mineralized Skin Finish with my Urban Decay Naked Foundation which, by using Sephora’s Sophisticated Color Matching System, matches perfectly. (See my previous article over this here:) However, I had noticed since the summer had come around I had gotten a little bit darker all over; therefore, when I put on my foundation which matched perfectly pre-beach it looked a little bit lighter than the rest of my body. Therefore, I have been using a big fluffy brush, like the Sigma F30 or the Elf Studio Complexion Brush, and gently sweeping it across my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, and across my forehead for an angelic glow which is unmatched. Though the formula definitely includes a sheen, it doesn’t show up on my face, it simply brings about a natural looking, paradoxical, matte glow. It looks like it absorbs right into my skin the way a cream highlighter might, but lasts as long as powder. However, there was a downside. M.A.C.’s products are great quality; they’re long wearing, pigmented, and look wonderful on the face. With all of that said, I must say that this product is incredibly bad for the skin. I normally use a makeup wipe to cleanse in the evening, and then a light face wash in the morning, but this is definitely not cutting it for this product. I’ve definitely had to up my skin care routine in order to make sure I remove all of the makeup. But, this is a small price to pay for radiant summer skin that lasts even in the heat.

Let me know if you have a great skincare routine or a product you’d like me to try to keep radiant summer skin @laceymclemore on Twitter or Instagram or simply by commenting below!

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  1. Olivia Reynolds says:

    I am a former model and former makeup artist to models, and I am here to say if you love the MAC finish, keep using it and use Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple to remove every stitch of it without drying out your skin. MAC stands for Makeup Art Cosmetics and was created for the photo and film industries – hence why it is highly pigmented and lingers forever and a day! 🙂