Sunday, December 20th, 2009

MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 for Spring 2010

U.S. Launch: February 4th, 2010
International Launch: February 2010

The world is made of precious minerals, the foundation for all living things…. Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 is the synthesis of earthly essential elements, in the form of a rich, luxurious solid cream compact with a liquid mineral infusion.

This uniquely textured foundation delivers ultimate hydration while revitalizing the look of dull and dry areas. Medium buildable, smooth even coverage and a feather-cloud comfortable silky feel with a natural finish. Add the essential 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush and SPF 15 for skin perfection with protection.

Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 ($32.00 U.S. / $38.00 CDN)

  • NC15, NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC40, NC42, NC44, NC45, NC50, NC55
  • NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW43, NW45, NW47, NW50, NW55

Brush ($38.00 U.S. / $45.50 CDN)

  • 130 Short Duo Fibre A short, round dual fibre with flat head composed of both natural bristles and synthetic fibres ideal for application with creams, emulsions, and various powder products. (Permanent)

Minerals are the foundation for all living things. The human body is made of approximately 60% water and skin is approximately 70% water. By fusing minerals and water, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation is the synthesis of earthly essential elements in the form of a rich, luxurious solid cream compact with a liquid mineral infusion. This uniquely textured, medium buildable, foundation delivers immediate hydration while revitalizing the look of dull and dry skin. Used backstage during the Spring/Summer 2010 fashion shows of; BCBG, Carolina Herrera and Baby Phat, it is both a makeup artists dream and a real woman’s skin saving grace.

Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation features an innovative gel based system that provides extreme comfort and creaminess in application, making this formula appealing to all skins but especially normal to dry. The gel fuses the formula’s high water content (30.5%) with the polymers and coated pigments for the ultimate in silky smooth, yet long wearing (up to 8 hours), colour payoff. Because of the immediate moisturization benefits, Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation also helps to immediately reduce the appearance of pores and provides skin with a non-sticky, cooling break.

Additionally, a blend of lightweight oils creates a creamy, comfortable feeling on the skin. The innovative wax-free structure helps moisturize skin, while light diffusing optics help minimize the visibility of pores and imperfections for a flawless looking complexion

Natural Ingredients Equal Flawless Skin

  • A special blend of 77 minerals that have been bio-fermented into a yeast extract and our Multimineral Complex IV, a water-based solution of Potassium,Magnesium, Sodium and Zinc, work together to help nurture skin
  • Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract, and Faex (Yeast) Extract help moisturize and give skin a more radiant, re-energized look
  • Silicone Crosspolymer and a combination of lightweight, luminous oils provides a smooth even finish that is soft and silky to touch
  • Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation’s mineral rich formula also provides UVB, SPF 15 protection and is non-acnegenic, dermatologist Tested and fragrance free.

TO USE: Apply to face or area where coverage is desired directly from the compact using a sponge or foundation brush. Blend with fingers, sponge or brush.

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52 thoughts on “MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 for Spring 2010

  1. Ashley

    ooh they have it in NW50…i’ll be checkin this out!!!

  2. I probably get the MOST excited about LE brushes. I always have to talk myself OUT of buying more than one :P

  3. I cannot wait for the 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush!! I know that I don’t own both the 187 and the 188 brushes so I’m hoping to get them to compare with the 130 brush.

  4. Avatar of Kelsey Kelsey

    do we know anything about the finish of this foundation? does it have a sheen, is matte, heavy/medium/light coverage?

  5. Kristel

    oOoo new duo fiber brush! I am so getting that yay

  6. Cayla

    I can’t wait b/c I like the Mineralize Satinfinish liquid foundation, so maybe I’ll like this as well…..just for a change in my routine!

  7. Kacie

    Is the new brush LE or perm? I hope not LE… I am le poor!

  8. Aww…I was hoping for a new round of Mineralize e/s as well! :(

  9. Sarah M

    Thanks for the info Christine. I’m not a massive fan of MAC foundations for everyday use but I am very much interested in the brush. I saw a picture of it online but I cannot remember where… sorry. :-( The bristles look much shorter than the 187 or 188 and appear to be more densely packed so I think it will give more control over application of cream products.

  10. pquanda

    new duo fibre? flat-top, too? count me in!

  11. jennina

    This #130 brush will be launching in Thailand before this collection. As you know it is international, so some items do not follow the US/Canada launches.

    http://img6.imageshack.us/i/img0140oq.jpg/

    • Opal

      Did you shoot the pic of 130 brush in Thailand? I live in Thailand,and I wonder if the brush is available now or not. I want to get one but I have to go to Bangkok ( I live in other province.)

  12. ak

    I love the Mineralize loose powder foundation so much that I gave up my Studio Fix powder foundation for it! But this new Mineralize that’s gonna be creamy and in a compact, can someone with oily skin and some acne wear it?

  13. stephanie

    do you know how similar this is to the select moistureblend spf cream foundation since they are discontinuing that for this.

  14. Erika

    I got the 130 brush today, its so cute! it’s shorter and slightly wider than the 188, and more densely packed so it’s good for foundation coverage

    • Opal

      Where did you get it? Do you live in Thailand or in asia. I live in Thailand and I want one. How much does it cost anyway?

  15. Alison

    Here is a snippet from specktra:

    Its a medium-full coverage like SFF and sculpt, so its more coverage than tech. Its a natural satin finish like sculpt, and more suited for normal to dry skin like sculpt (tho all skin types can wear it).

    Sculpt is a gel-liquid hybrid, and mineralize is a gel-cream hybrid.
    Its not a thick, dry cream like tech.

    This is totally weightless on the skin, and it didn’t settle into lines or pores.

  16. Lucy

    This collection is out on the UK Website with Pics!

  17. I didn’t realize these were cream foundations until just now! Too funny. This must be why they phased out Moistureblend (a personal favorite of mine). I’ll check these out but… Probably not get any unless they are outstanding.

    I usually opt for liquid foundations, they are easy to custom-blend and you only need 8 or 9 colors to match every skintone. I LOVE cream foundations, they’re just not cost effective for me.

  18. Is this out yet in the US? That brush looks awesome for stippling!

  19. debchik

    The US launch is Feb 4th?

  20. debchik

    It says the US launch is Feb4th., but it is set to be released on Feb 18th

  21. abby

    i think 130 brush is good 4 liqid foundation.;)

  22. Flashe

    This will be amazing…..I’ve tried and it reminds me of a lighter form of tech…very moose like in consistancy ..better coverage then the mineral liquid

  23. Just to clarify – I spoke with MAC yesterday and that 130 brush is going to be perminant, not LE. I wasn’t sure so I checked. (YAY! Now I don’t have to buy 2 right away!) LOL!

  24. Alejandra

    It looks WAY to similar to Studio Tech.If not, what is the difference?

  25. Char

    Any updates on the release of this? I’ve heard its pushed back farther now.?? I really really want to give this a try. Wonder if its forgiving for someone who’s dry with an oily t-zone?

    • Did it not come out on the 18th? :( I hadn’t heard about it being pushed back…

      • Sarah C

        Christine,
        Have you seen this yet? I was in my Mac store on Tuesday and they told me that they did not think it would be out by today & that the launch would likely be delayed. Please share if you have heard anything, as I am very anxious for this foundation to come out!
        thanks!

  26. Roseline

    Heyy!! I have a question! Since MAC already has a Mineralize foundation out already, called Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation LOOSE, what’s the difference between the current ‘loose’ one, and this one that’s coming out?

    I loved the loose foundation! It was amazing! The color was amazing, the coverage and especially the texture was great, so I’m definitely curious about this one.

    Can anyone help me out? =] THANKS <3

    • This is a creamy foundation :)

      • I heard yesterday at MAC that this is JUST like Face & Body foundation – But in creme form. I’m eager to try it – but I’m not getting it yet :/

        • Sarah C

          I was in my MAC store yesterday and they told me that this was supposed to come out earlier this month, then was pushed to the 18th, and now they are not sure if it will happen in the 18th!!! Of course, they sometimes find things out the day of or less than a day in advance. But still… has anyone else heard this? Has anyone been able to buy this yet at their MAC store/counter?? I am a big fan of mineral makeup so I cannot wait for this to come out!

  27. Doodah

    i wonder how this differs from Studio Tech?

    • Leslie

      It has a similar consistency to tech (it’s creamy) but it feels like gel, like the studio sculpt concealer. It is different than anything I’ve tried it is a great foundation if you like medium coverage. It feels like it melts into your skin and it just makes you look so even colored and flawlessly beautiful. It doesn’t settle into pores or fine lines. So far I’m loving it! I am also in love with the 130 brush for application…MAC did a great job with this foundation…LOVE IT!

  28. Joanna

    I just bought this today and I’m excited to try it!

    I recommend you test the foundation before you buy it. My usual NC20 was too dark and I had to go with NC15.

    • Sarah C

      I just purchased it too! I love it! I did not have the same experience though with needing to go a shade lighter than my normal NC25.

      It is by far the most natural looking makeup I have tried. It sinks right into your skin, and looks like you are not wearing any makeup at all. I was worried that the creamier texture would break me out… I pretty much cannot use any of Mac’s liquid foundations because they give me really bad zits. So, I was pleasantly surprised at how well I did with this stuff – no zits whatsoever! I concur with previous posts too about the 130 brush. It’s excellent! I love it!

      • amy

        Thanks for your post. I am worried about acne, too, and your post makes me feel less concerned cuz it really does glide on effortlessly. And surprisingly enough, it doesn’t feel oily at al. After all, the first ingredient is H2O!!!

  29. Avatar of Jesselyn Jess

    Just wondering if you will be reviewing this? Thanks

  30. Valerie

    I am just wondering…is this good for very humid weather? I also have combination to oily skin…thanks!