This was actually my first stop during that fated Tuesday shopping spree (see Shoe binge post). I’ve been putting my trip to a MAC counter for so long that when I did find myself in Glorietta, I just knew I’m not going to deny my need any longer.
I was in the market for a face powder and I’m curious if MAC had anything good for me to try. Of course, I know that MAC is a trusted cosmetics brand but the question on whether it will suit me (in terms of shade and consistency) is still on table.
I’ve experimented on a number of eye shadows from the Fafi collection to individual pots like the Gilded Ash and then there’s me dabbling in their Mineralize set: Eye shadow duo, Blush duo and now this: my very own MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium.
It’s quite interesting how beauty can create a friendly atmosphere. I’m thinking about this pretty lady who struck up a conversation with me when I was perusing the MAC Mineralize selection. I reckon sharing a mutual love for a certain brand (adding to that the fact that she raved about the very product I was looking into getting) makes it easier to talk to each other, stranger or not.
I’m actually surprised that it was suggested that I get it in this particular shade, Medium. Looking at it, I found it too light for my dark skin but I was delighted to discover that it actually does work well with my skin tone. Fascinating. I had initially thought that Medium Plus would suit me better but after careful comparison, a choice had to be made between Medium and Medium Plus in the end. Well, you know which one ended up in my shopping cart.
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural
A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.
Retails for Php 1,600.00 (roughly around $34).
Like a little kid with a new toy, I immediately took it for a spin the next day, hence, today’s FOTD post (er, technically, the photo taken last Wednesday but only got to blog about it today). I’m positively beaming cuz, personally, I happen to think it’s a good buy! I love its finish. I reckon it’ll work even better if I use the Mineralize SatinFinish foundation. And I’m sorely tempted to get the Mineralize SkinFinish as well. It has this high-frost metallic finish which can be used to highlight cheeks or brows or like how it’s described on the MAC site “an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.” I like the idea that I’ll have more tools to differentiate each look I’ll create for myself. Ah, well. Let’s see if I can (not) control myself. Anyway, you’ll know either way. Heh.
Regenerist Regenerating Serum, OLAY
Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Ageing Cream, OLAY
Natureâ€™s Minerals Foundation in Shade 02, The Body Shop
Tea Tree Oil Cover Stick (02), The Body Shop
Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium, MAC
Minerlize Eye Shadow in Gallery Girl (soft olive green), MAC
Smokey Eyes Powder Pencil (Smokey Black 01), Elizabeth Arden
Volum Express Waterproof Mascara, Maybelline