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). ColourPop Here Kitty Kitty (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Double Dip (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) 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). 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). 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 Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Natasha Denona Fair (01) (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Magpie (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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
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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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