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MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “gilded peach bronze.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. MAC Star! (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Inner Light (01) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hush (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Moon Glow (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Fair (01) (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Rosy Glow (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Starstruck (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% 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.” Soft & Gentle had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that produces primarily shimmer on my skin tone (medium), but on fairer complexions may also add warmth and some color. It doesn’t have a white base, so it should work on most complexions, but it may be a highlighting blush on some and just a highlighter on others. The texture is soft but dusty, and this made it prone to sheering out–I recommend using less and building in layers to better control the placement of the product. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

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MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • MAC Sweet Heat
  • Sea Worship
  • Havana
  • Rich Core Extra Dimension Eyeshadows; Sephora Snakeskin Dress Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Love Feeling

Product Availability

MAC Soft & Gentle $34.00/0.35 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I love this look! You look especially gorgeous and glowy here Christine! I’m going to need to start adding these mineralize MAC products to my collection after the Holiday frenzy it looks like!

I can definitely see why this is such a cult-favorite! Another one I never stopped to even look at, and one I ought to have at least checked out. It’s a fairly subtle one, but gives a natural looking, fresh glow.

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