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MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

01/10

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish

Warm Aura

MAC Warm Aura Mineralize Skinfinish ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was comprised of four shades within the compact (which would be doable to use two at a time but not quite one at a time without being careful to use only the small edge of a brush), which included: soft pink, pink-peach, dark pink, and light peach-pink.

It had good color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with two layers or easily sheered out (or applied with a lighter hand) for less intense coverage if preferred, which made it a more versatile powder that could work as a highlighter or highlighting blush, depending on one’s skin tone and whatever else it was paired with. The consistency felt smooth to the touch and blended out with little effort on my skin. It wore well for eight hours before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.35 oz. - $97.14 Per Ounce

The description has changed over the years--the most current description (as of 4/21/2018) is that it is a "slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish" that can be used to highlight "the high points of the face" or blended "all over for a sheer luminous polish to the skin." The sheerness seems to be more in referenced to the finish than the coverage, as the usage now states to use the product damp for an even stronger sheen.

In general, the Mineralize Skinfinish formula tends to be more metallic to glittery with medium to opaque coverage--it really depends on the shade. The texture of the formula has been refined over the years with current editions being fairly smooth, blendable, and easy to use. The wear has varied from six to eight hours on me with newer shades and variations lasting closer to eight hours on average.

Browse all of our MAC Mineralize Skinfinish swatches.

Warm Aura
Warm Aura
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

01/18

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish

Barely Dressed

MAC Barely Dressed Mineralize Skinfinish ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale white with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It was comprimsed of four shades–white with pink shift, white with violet shift, white with green-yellow shift, and white with yellow shift–but blended together it just came a warmer white but didn’t really seem to shift.

Each quadrant would be larger enough to get the point of a tapered highlighting brush in if used with great care, but it would be more likely to concentrate a highlighting brush with two or more of the quadrants due to the size. The consistency was smooth, soft, and blendable with just a touch of dustiness in the pan (but it did not appear powdery on my skin). It had opaque pigmentation that was easy to sheer out or to apply with a lighter hand for more adjustable coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.35 oz. - $97.14 Per Ounce

The description has changed over the years--the most current description (as of 4/21/2018) is that it is a "slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish" that can be used to highlight "the high points of the face" or blended "all over for a sheer luminous polish to the skin." The sheerness seems to be more in referenced to the finish than the coverage, as the usage now states to use the product damp for an even stronger sheen.

In general, the Mineralize Skinfinish formula tends to be more metallic to glittery with medium to opaque coverage--it really depends on the shade. The texture of the formula has been refined over the years with current editions being fairly smooth, blendable, and easy to use. The wear has varied from six to eight hours on me with newer shades and variations lasting closer to eight hours on average.

Browse all of our MAC Mineralize Skinfinish swatches.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

24 x MAC Eyeshadow Quad Ideas

01/09

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MAC Eyeshadows ($7.00 for 0.05 oz.) come in a slew of neutrals with some pops of color. The range has really changed over time, and as someone who has followed and bought a lot of MAC products for over a decade, it’s incredible to see what shades have been discontinued (and which somehow have clung on for dear life) over the years. I tried to check and verify my picks based on what’s currently available but might have missed a couple (let me know, and I’ll pick an alternate or remove + redo!).

MAC Eyeshadows
Floral Lux

  1. MAC Stars 'n' Rockets — A Warm Lavender with a Frost finish.
  2. MAC Fashion's Field Day — A Warm Pink with a Pearl finish.
  3. MAC Red Brick — A Warm Orange with a Matte finish.
  4. MAC Oh My Mocha! — A Warm Burgundy with a Frost finish.

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MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/08

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Show Gold

MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light, yellowed-peach base with peach-to-pink shifting sparkle and pearl. It had a more sparkling, metallic finish than most of the brand’s Extra Dimension Skinfinishes, and you have to like a stronger, more intense highlighter to fall for this one, I think. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable.

It’s been part of the permanent range for awhile to my memory, but it was recently repromoted with the MAC Strobe collection. I didn’t find that the newest compact of it (shown here) was any different than the one I tried in 2016. The consistency was a bit drier with noticeable texture from the inclusion of larger sparkles in it compared to other shades in the same formula. I also felt that the finish was more noticeable and nuanced in person than in photos, as it did have a visible shift (sometimes looked a bit silvery/gray, though, depending on the angle–this was less of an issue when I layered it with a blush or bronzer). The powder applied evenly and blended out with little work. It wore well for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

Ingredients

Show Gold
Show Gold
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/07

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Whisper of Gilt

MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with warmer, peachy-gold undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented and had a smooth, soft consistency that was easy to apply to my skin and blended out with almost no effort at all. I didn’t find it emphasized my skin’s natural texture at higher-coverage levels. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to fade a bit.

I have had a few iterations of this product over the years, and I did notice that this version (which is permanent) was a bit lighter than the oldest one I have on hand, though I think for anyone who is fair to medium and tends to wear their highlighter at sheerer coverage levels, the difference wouldn’t be noticeable as the difference was detectable at high coverage only.

Ingredients