MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft reflective golden-bronze.” It’s a golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Stila Bronze (PiP, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Milani Otherworldly (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dose of Colors Chasing the Sun (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Bronze Flash (P, $42.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Your Treat (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Persona Del Mar (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Desert (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). YSL Bronze Gold (P, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Dew Drop (P, $7.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Awesome Blossom (P, )(90% similar). Natasha Denona Tan #2 (PiP, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Here Comes Joy (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Let It Glow (LE, $4.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Kosas Helios (High Intensity) (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to add “highlight to the face and body” with a “velvety soft” texture and “radiant finish.” Gold Deposit has noticeable sparkles in it, which gave the texture a more crumbly, gritty consistency–it just wasn’t as smooth as some of the Mineralize face products. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was easily applied more heavily or with a lighter hand to adjust the coverage. It has a metallic, high-shine finish that emphasize pores slightly on my skin, so it may be one that doesn’t appeal to everyone. My best tip is to apply with a fan brush, which will help you build up the shimmer better. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before starting to turn patchy.

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MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish

Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC
$34.00/0.35 oz.

84%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Pretty! This would be nice in summer. But, the gritty texture. Idk. Certainly one to look at in person first. How’s the move treating you Christine?

Pretty good! Makeup survived, nail polish survived. Almost all unpacked and ready to resume my normal schedule, and I’ve never been happier to get back on it, lol!

I’ve looked at ‘Gold Deposit’ in MAC so many times before and just haven’t picked it up! I think it will be something I purchase around next summer time as it would be perfect for that time of year when I’ve got a tan! Great review as always xx

Hmmm, while it really looks great applied to your cheeks, I realize that in reality, we’re seeing it at a normal viewing distance. And that said; glittery or pore emphasis finishes don’t work for me. A shame, because this shade is so pretty. ?

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