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). NARS Devotee (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Here Kitty Kitty (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Megeve (Highlighter) (LE, ) is less shimmery, glossier (90% similar). MAC Hush (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Snow Kissed (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milk Makeup Blitzed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Inner Light (01) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighter (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Highlighter (LE, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% 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). MAC Rosy Glow (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Sending My Love Highlighter (LE, ) is lighter, 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.” 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

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review 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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