On my fair (almost translucent!) skin I find that Soft & Gentle is the perfect mineral highlighter for when I want a soft wash of pale gold/shimmery colour. It’s a great day highlighter as it doesn’t offer too much colour just a subtle wash or at least on my skin tone, however it is buildable (I find it works best when building the colour with a duo-fibre stippling brush or face brush). The great part about this product is you can apply it wet which works best if you want a gorgeous pale gold highlight at night.
Soft & Gentle does tend to fade, not so much when you apply it wet (depending on your skin!) and there can be a bit of fall out of in the pan (as is the case with most mineral based products)
Overall for me it’s a must have highlighter (:
Soft and Gentle is a highlighter within the Mineralize Skinfinish family. It appears champagne and very shimmery/glittery in the pan – on my skin, it is more reflective sheen with noticeable warmth and gold-ness. It is a bit much for daytime wear, so I mostly wear it at night. I frequently get positive comments when I wear this, but they’re usually along the lines of “you’re very pretty!” as opposed to “I love your makeup”.
I personally love this product. It’s very golden and shimmery, so won’t be for everyone.
Soft & Gentle is described as a “gilded peach bronze.” It’s a warm-toned, champagne beige with a frosted sheen. It had true-to-pan in color, though it is a lighter shade, so on all but very fair skin tones, it act primarily as a highlighter. It only emphasized my pores/natural skin texture very slightly. bareMinerals The Love Affair is more beige. MAC How Beautiful is darker, browner. MAC Whisper of Gilt is more golden/yellow. NARS Nico is less shimmery, more beige, lighter. See comparison swatches.