MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a two-in-one product that features a section that’s described as a “creamy beige with pinkish purplish sheen” and a larger area described as a “bronzy coral with golden tones.” This particular Mineralize Skinfinish wore a little better on me than others, topping in at seven hours, which isn’t great wear but longer than some other shades of Mineralize powders for me.  There is significant emphasis of pores due to the outer shade, which has a very frosted, metallic finish, so when that is used alone or mixed in, pores seem to be at the forefront.

Perfectly Poised (Inner) is a pale, cool-toned beige with a pink, pearlescent sheen. It had a soft, finely-milled texture and was slightly powdery. It emphasized pores somewhat when applied. It seemed to wear well for almost seven hours, which as far as Mineralize products go, not bad. NARS Debbie Harry Highlighter (LE, $29.00) is lighter. MAC In for a Treat (LE, $30.00) is similar. MAC Snowglobe (LE, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Perfectly Poised (Outer) is a warm, medium, slightly muted orange with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good color payoff, but the texture was a little powdery. It emphasized pores quite a bit and had a very shiny look on the cheeks. This shade also lasted seven hours on me. NARS Luster (P, $29.00) is more golden, darker. MAC Trace Gold (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $23.50) is similar. MAC Solar Ray (LE, $25.00) is lighter. MAC Warmth of Coral (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Perfectly Poised is a muted, light-medium orange with a slight peach coloring. It had a frosted, slightly metallic, sheen. It had good color payoff when swirled together. It did somewhat emphasize pores but wasn’t as shiny as when the outer shade was worn alone. Together, they still wore well for seven hours.  MAC Talk of the Town (LE, $25.00) is pinker. NARS Realm of the Senses #3 (LE, $29.00) is lighter. NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is yellower. MAC Poised (LE, $21.00) is browner, darker. MAC Bareness (LE, $25.00) is less metallic. Le Metier de Beaute Whisper (P, $30.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Perfectly Poised Mineralize Skinfinish

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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).

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I purchased this and honestly, the pictures just don’t do it justice! Go to the counter and swatch it to see for yourself 🙂 It is so, so gorgeous in person.

Hi Christine. Thanks for all you do for us… I wore this today and it’s absolutely beautiful!!! The inner color is so subtle and looks beautiful down the bridge, with the a swish of the outer bronze color just on the tip of the nose. I was at a MAC counter tonight and all the MUAs and customers wanted to know what I had on…and said it was stunning! 🙂 I swished both colors together for my cheek and chin highlight. I contoured with Benefit Hoola Bronzer and used Lavish Living as my blush. They also wanted to know what was on my lips, eyes, etc. Lips: Heroine liner, Heroine lipstick, Jordana Cabernet liner which gave it an ombre effect and Mac’s Funtabulous Dazzleglass on the bottom center. Heroine makes the dazzle in Funtabulous pop! Lids: Tarte’s Charmed from the Trueblood palette and easily duped (lower lid inner 2/3), Mac’s Heritage Rouge (lower outer 1/3), Hoola Bronzer (inner crease and for transition), mix the 2 navy blues from the Wet ‘n Wild Blue Had Me at Hello palette for the outer V, and Mac’s Lithe LE pigment (or Naked) to highlight below brow and inner corner, and blend well throughout. Use the lighter navy blue for your lower liner and tightline…it won’t budge until you are ready to take it off. I used Jessie’s Girl water proof liner for my upper lid wings…and Too Faced Better than False Mascara. The navy and the purple complimented each other in an unexpectedly beautiful and glamorous way. I hope this is helpful to others looking for an interesting look with a blush and MSF from Divine Night.

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