Because I fell in love with the MAC face powder (MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural) which I recently bought, I decided to buy the foundation under the same Mineralize line, the MAC Mineralize SatinFinish Foundation, since I’m in the market to get a new bottle of liquid makeup anyway.
Again, I’m still not used to folks telling me that I ought to get certain makeup in shades lighter than I’m used to. I do know that MAC in 30 (shade) will work well with my skin tone and I have to admit that I was actually looking into getting the foundation in NW30. But again after careful comparison, once applied, it’s looked surprisingly better if I get it in NC30. Even the MAC in-store makeup artist said that I’m better off with NC since NW is darker.
I understand that since I am acidic, I need to get them at least a shade lighter than my skin tone. I’ve been doing that ever since (cuz being acidic isn’t something you can change, yes?). But to suggest a shade lighter than the usual shade I would get and seeing that it works real well can be a bit unhinging. I’ll never claim to have a lighter skin tone, you see. This MAC thing is turning out to be one strange trek of discovery.
**Note that the swatch on the left is a generous amount of the liquid makeup purposely applied as such to show contrast.
MAC Mineralize SatinFinish Foundation
A fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals with a smooth satin finish. Provides a low-to-medium buildable coverage with a slightly luminous look. Contains antioxidants vitamins C and E. Provides everyday SPF 15 sun protection. Long-wearing. Suitable for normal-dry skins.
Initial thoughts include:
- Coverage is light but I noticed that it’s easy to build.
- Consistency is a bit watery than what I’ve been used to.
- In terms of finish, MAC had successfully delivered on its promise — luminous and natural-looking.
- I appreciate the SPF 15 and antioxidants.
- After roughly around 12 hours of having left it on, my skin started to get a little itchy a bit.
But then again I only road-tested the said foundation last Saturday and exposed it to a humid, semi-sunny atmosphere. I have yet to see fully how things will go under different circumstances. I believe that there are some factors that need to be observed like: how it reacts to present skincare used, stress levels etc (all skin-related issues) before I can truly say that there’s a problem with the said makeup.
Here’s a quick look on how the MAC Mineralize SatinFinish Foundation in NC30 and the MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in Medium looked on me.
What do you folks think? If this combo still doesn’t look natural enough, I don’t know what will. LOL. Anyway, I’ll try to work on a proper FOTD for next time.
MAC Mineralize SatinFinish Foundation retails for Php 1,700.00.
There you go. I guess, this pretty much tells you that I wasn’t able to control myself, yes? Btw, have any of you ladies tried this particular MAC foundation? I’d appreciate it if you can share your thoughts.
Photos © 2009 Sasha Manuel except the last one, taken by Thea Perez