MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo ($33.00 for 0.32 oz.) contains two shades, with one portion being a very larger, more bronzer-like shade and one being smaller and more highlighter-like. The major downside to this product was really the powderiness; the texture seemed silky and finely-milled, but I had great difficulty getting the powder to adhere to the skin. As I applied it, the powder would just sweep right back off the skin and into the air. The bronzer component was less problematic compared to the highlighter, which had a slightly chunkier texture. On the skin swatch, I could blow lightly on the skin, and over half of the powder would disappear.

Bronzer is described as a “light cool beige.” It is a light-medium, muted golden brown with a satin finish. The texture was finely-milled but quite powdery, which made application troublesome, as the powder would not stick to the skin. It didn’t seem like color payoff was a problem, just that the color you applied wouldn’t stay on the skin. This is a shade that is going to best show-up on fair skin tones. You can see that the “blended” swatch almost matches the color of my forearm, which is about NC20. The color being true-to-pan is what I look for; if it doesn’t show up on my skin tone due to the lightness of the color itself, that’s not something that impacts the rating, but if it doesn’t show up due to poor pigmentation, then that would be a problem. It seemed like wear lasted for about six hours, which isn’t much shorter than average with Mineralize Skinfinish products for me (they usually wear shorter than regular powder blushes do). Urban Decay Streak Bronzer (P) is warmer, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Highlighter is described as a “soft pale pink.” It’s a light, yellow-toned pink with gold sparkle. Again, the texture was powdery, and this section wasn’t as finely-milled. I had the same issues with this shade as I did with the Bronzer shade. I didn’t find that it emphasized pores, though not a lot of the product stays on the skin, which certainly helped! It gave a very subtle luminosity to the skin. I am of a medium complexion, so it didn’t add “color” to my skin tone, just shimmer, but if you are very fair, you might see a slight pink tinge. It lasted about six hours before starting to fade. bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE) is warmer. MAC Blonde (LE, $30.00) is darker. Chanel Pink Cloud (LE, $43.00) is slightly darker, less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Lift Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Chantecaille Brilliance
On lips:
  • MAC Roxo Lipstick
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Shrug, MAC and their bronzers never seem to work for me in colour or texture. I wouldn’t buy this one either. I do, however, really like the highlight shade. It’s purdy.

It would be nice for this to have a range of bronzers/highlighters for different skin tones. I would love to try this product, but I have a deep skin tone and this would totally be a waste. MAC always does this and it’s very heartbreaking :(. Thank you for the swatches this looks great on you along with the lipstick.

Lately, I feel like a lot of the cheek/face products MAC have put out have been geared towards really fair skin tones. I don’t think this is really on purpose, just a coincidence, but I always feel like if you put out a product that is really good for one end of the spectrum, you have to balance by putting one out for the other end, too! Then those in the middle can go lighter/darker and work it accordingly. Obviously, a duo for light, medium, and dark is more ideal, though.

I agree. There need to be shades for everyone. I am in that minority of people who have extremely light skin. NW10 is not light enough for me. I will see a brand with about 150 shades and not one is light enough for me. It is very discouraging. I like MAC because at least I can buy the white and mix my own shade. Illamasqua has 105, but the formula is too rich for my skin as I do not need much coverage, but would like choices. It is amazing I love make up like I do, because the cosmetics world has done a good job of leaving my skin tone out. Lightscapade is the color of my skin. I love many brands, but stick with MAC for skin because they give options. I do like this bronzer because it works for me without making me look like a discolored bronzed statue (like every other bronzer I have ever tried, even by MAC has). Throwing a few things in the way of fair people gets my business for sure because most products are marketed toward medium to dark shades. A balance is the best. I see a lot of girls wearing foundation and powder too dark for them or the wrong formula because they think they have no options. That is really sad for me to see. I would love to see a wider range of shades from cosmetic companies.

What a shame, it looks so beautiful on the pan. I am an nc15 but I still have pink power from the wonder woman intact, so I won’t need it.

say it ain’t sooooo :'(
I was REALLY looking forward to this one. I need a bronzer/highlighter duo
I hope Sharon’s is better, although it did look kind of orangey. I’ll keep my fingers crossed πŸ™‚

As soon as I swatched it and had trouble getting the color to stay on the skin, I knew it was going to be trouble πŸ™

Hm. The product itself leaves me with no really strong opinions, but the packaging it bothering me a bit. Maybe it’s just because this is coming after the phenomenal Alluring Aquatic packaging, (and I always approve of purple!), but the whole compact looks a bit…cheap in design? I’m not sure how to describe the problem I have… πŸ˜›

It feels the same as other MAC compacts, but I could see why the color might make it look different in terms of quality!

I find MSFs to be pretty powdery in general. Especially the natural ones. However, the highlight section is very pretty! I wish MAC made it bigger!

I tried this on in store and I loved it! I’m an NC 13 and the bronzer is a great contour shade and showed up on my skin. The highlight is nice light shade. I glowed when I used both on my cheeks today! I like having both in one pan. I like that it was matte. Just wanted to pass on my opinion!

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