MAC Give Me Sun! and Sun Power MSFN Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! and Sun Power MSFN Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) have two new and permanent shades–for achieving that sunkissed glow, that is.  They will debut and stay in the range beginning April 7th with the Bronze Everyday Collection, which also features Bronzing Powders (most, if not all, already in the line), Skinsheen Leg Spray (now permanent), two Mineralize Skinfinishes (already permanent), and two new bronzing shades of Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (now permanent).

Give Me Sun! is described as a “light summer peachy tan.” This is the shade I felt suited my medium skin tone (NC25/NC30) best, because it wasn’t too dark, too orange, and it was very natural. It blends out easily, so I would also recommend it for lighter skin tones as well as medium skin tones.

Sun Power is described as a “deep terracotta bronze.” It has a stronger earthy red undertone while being a deeper and darker tanned bronze overall. I would recommend it for medium-dark to deep skin tones.

The texture of Mineralize Skinfinish Natural works really well as a bronzer, too. The finely milled powder is lightweight, blends effortlessly, and the lack of sheen makes it look delightfully natural. It is a real shame that MAC didn’t also decide to make the 131 brush permanent, because I findit to be an excellent brush for bronzer–impossible to overdo! The next best brush I’ve found is tied between the 116 and 168.

P.S. — I’m only reviewing the Lustre Drops and new Mineralize Skinfinish Natural shades (the majority of the rest has been permanent or reviewed previously here on the blog).

MAC Give Me Sun! and Sun Power MSFN Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Sun Power Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Sun Power Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Sun Power Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Sun Power Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Sun Power Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! / Sun Power Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Give Me Sun! (left), Sun Power (right)

MAC Sun Power Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

MAC Give Me Sun! Mineralize Skinfinish Natural


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Olivia Avatar

Im excited to get give me sun! However, I wish mac would come out with some new msfs because come on, they only have two permanent ones.

Neha Avatar

I bought Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (Medium-plus shade) 2 years back and whenever I use it, it makes me look very powdery and cakey. I have been on hunt for bronzers, do you think I should give this a try or it will have the same finish as Mineralize skinfinishes? Is there any bronzer which does not look very frosty or powdery.

Eashanna Avatar

In terms of MAC shades, where would the cut off be?

NC 30 and lighter for Give me Sun? and NC 35 and darker for Sun Power?

How would you divide it?

Chris25 Avatar

Yes, I can definitely see this happening. Normally I would go with the darker shade, but Sun Power looks too orange for me. I think I’ll get Give Me Sun. It’s unusual for me to buy a lighter bronzer, but I want a lighter glow for my cheeks. I’m NC42 for reference.

Cassy Avatar

While I agree with your choice between the two (if one was to -have- to choose), the darker actually looks wonderful on you as well! Unfortunately when things look wonderful on you, though, I know they’ll likely be a smidge too dark for me. The pinker lustre drops do look interesting, though.

Sabrina Avatar

If done very lightly, do you think the darker one could work for an NW15/20? I’ve found that sometimes bronzers with a slightly more red undertone work better for me.

Ani_BEE Avatar

Give Me Sun would turn very orange on my ultra fair skin tone. T-T

I would be better of using a darker Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. lol

Carrie Ann Avatar

Give Me Sun! certainly looks lovely in the pan. I was wondering about Gold Deposit MSF. I’m about an NC20 and MSFs like Cheeky Bronze tend to suit me because I have really warm undertones. Do you think I could pull off Gold Deposit?

Honor Avatar

Great review as usual . I am wondering how give me Dun would compare to the bronzer inside pink power and golden lariat? I Have been using pink power every day since the launch and I am very impressed , even better than m’y loved bobbi Brown Ones

Annick Chantal L. H. Avatar

Christine you can wear both of them. Give me the sun! and Sun power are great on you. As for me, a mix of NC44 and NW40, I will opt for sun power. Btw, believe me: I’ve never used bronzer since a French MUA from a Parisian Sephora was shocked when I asked her for a bronzer saying: “you’re black!! what the mess using a bronzer!!! it’s ridiculous!” people was there looking at me! I was confused and said “ok give it up”. I am not sure that lots of French women of color use bronzer… untill I discovered that American women of color use bronzer. So that’ll be my first bronzer. Thanks girls. Salut

ShockingBlue Avatar

Have you ever thought about doing a side photo of your face when showing a product on your face? It looks nice on the apples of your cheeks but you can hardly tell the difference between two sides (at least on my computer). I think we’d be able to get a really good idea of what it looks like if you were turned slightly. Just a suggestion!

Ana Avatar

I have a 1080p, full-HD monitor and I couldn’t tell the difference either. One of those things I think you just have to try on. I love the light powder! It will suit my fair skin well.

Vanessa Avatar

I’m afraid that I will have to disagree with everyone else’s comments–you’ve applied it a bit too heavy-handed and the bronzer itself is much too orange!

Hannah Avatar

Is “Give Me Sun” similar at all in color and wear to the bronze color in the middle of “Pink Power” from the Wonder Woman collection?

C2keri Avatar

No…just…no. It’s hard to add anything more. I know that MAC needs to repromote colors from time to time, but this is warmed over-feeling. Does anyone else wonder if MAC has taken their base clientele for granted?

Annick Chantal L. H. Avatar

Apparently yes and no, depending on the way you use it, lovely Christine. According to the UK Mac Cosmetics website (as it is not yet available online in France I am refering to the UK Mac Cosmetics website), it is “use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.” So I was in London, today, and took the advantage to go to the Mac pro, the girl told me “yes you can, but slightly, verrrry slightly, because it’s normally thought much more as a bronzer than as a classical msf natural. and what you have read online is dedicated to the classical msf natural. So beware: do not use it as a classical msf!!!” voilà, j’espère avoir été claire (I hope to be clear).
This sun power is wonderful and just like silk. salut!!!!!!!!!!

Christine Avatar

It’s a bit orange (IMO), which is why I wouldn’t recommend it as a setting powder (or contour, because you want something that looks more like a shadow – so grayish or taupeish, not orange), especially since they have the full range with of natural shades that would work better to set makeup.

I am totally confused by what you are recommending – are you saying to use it as a setting powder or not?

Annick Chantal L. H. Avatar

Yes. But I add a precision: if you are NC40 and more it is possible to use the sun power as a setting powder but slightly. I don’t know if it is possible with the other one because I am not concerned (it is for lighter carnations). The MUA used it as a setting powder to set the face and body foundation. If you use it slightly it is possible to use it as a setting powder. She used the 150. It made ma skin a bit warmer (note that my skin is deshydrated, very dull). I will use this sun power as a setting powder just to make my skin a bit warmer and of course less dull, but, and I insist, slightly because if not…

sonia diana Avatar

i am using give me sun with the studio moisture tint in dark. i am nc45 and this gives my skin such a glow. in my opinion this product is wonderful for darker golden skintones also.

gnothinikki Avatar

I’m considering getting Sun Power, but I already have Golden Lariat. Do you know how similar Sun Power & the “Bronzer” shade in Golden Lariat are?

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