REVIEW:MAC MINELARIZE SKINFINISH (SOFT AND GENTLE)

Way back when i started off with makeup i use to think that highlighters and illuminators are not meant for oily skin,and boy was i wrong.If applied properly it can look gorgeous.If you are somebody who loves a healthy glowy skin and what to know how to fake it this review is just for you ..Today i’ll be talking about MAC minelarize skinfinish.It’s a dome shaped baked powder highlighter that comes in a compact form and contains 10g of product.
It comes in 5 shades,

  • Lightscapade
  • Gold deposit
  • Cheeky bronze
  • Global glow
  • Soft and gentle

IMG_8880MAC soft n gentle was on my wishlist for soo long now but never got around buying it.So finally i caved in and bought one.It definitely is one of the most raved about mac product.I feel like even people who are not into make up knows about this particular product.So lets see if this cult product is worth the hype.

IMG_8877IMG_8878Let me tell you before you jump off your seats and think that this is a fake MAC ….. no it isn’t.Mac just re-launched their packing of few products,skinfinish being one of them and now it comes looking like this.The top part of the compact is matte while the bottom is glossy.It looks more bulky and some of the product shows through the plastic lid .MAC is written on topΒ  and now it has a magnetic closure.I have to be totally honest with you.I did not like their new packing one bit.In fact i miss the old packing and kinda regret not buying it sooner,so definitely it will take some time getting use to it but on the plus side it is more sturdy with magnetic closure so the chances of breakage is less.

MAC describes it as
A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish.Smooths on:adding buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows or an overall ultra deluxe polish

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In the pan it looks like a swirling marbleized domed shape powder of peachy bronze shade with some micro shimmers which is baked to perfection,but on application the shimmers does not show up and looks more of a peachy champagne highlight.I would suggest you moisturize your skin before applying any highlighter as it can accentuate the dry patches and that never looks pretty.

LEFT ONE SWIPE-RIGHT HEAVY SWATCH

LEFT (ONE SWIPE)-RIGHT (HEAVY SWATCH) INDOOR LIGHT

LEFT SWATCHED ONCED RIGHT HEAVY SWATCH (OUTDOOR  LIGHT)

LEFT (ONE SWIPE)- RIGHT (HEAVY SWATCH) OUTDOOR LIGHT

I tried this highlighter on my skin at mac counter and i was blown away by the results.It made my skin glowy and dewy without making it look oily.This highlight gives the most beautiful glow and makes your skin look healthy.It is a build-able highlight and photographs beautifully too.As it has a metallic finish,too much of it can make you look like you have tones of make up on and might end up looking unflattering and can accentuate your pores.Since it’s a peachy bronzy it can also makes you look tan so a gentle swirl is enough to apply on the high point of your cheeks and where ever else you like to highlight.This look gorgeous as a brow bone highlight as well.I use my real techniques setting brush to apply my highlighters.I feel it’s just the right size for any highlight application.I do notice some fall out as i swirl my brush through this product though,which is not that big of a deal as the product itself is gorgeous.I absolutely understand why this product is raved about so much.It definitely is one of my top favorite highlighters of all time and since it contains a wooping 10g of product and you just need a tiny bit for every application,i feel this is going to last me a lifetime so yes it’s definitely worth buying

PROS:

  • Gives healthy glow
  • Suits every skin tone
  • Little goes a long way
  • The intensity is build-able
  • Comes in a sturdy packing

CONS:

  • Can accentuate dry patches and large pores
  • Fall out
  • Pricy
  • Does not come with a mirror
  • If not applied properly it can make you look tan

 

AVAILABILITY:This product is available at official mac store,macys and nordstrom and cost $32.If you are a pro member you can get it for a lot cheaper.In Karachi you can find a small range of Mac cosmetics at EBCO,AGHAS,NAHEED.For full range you can contact any facebook makeup store the price ranges between Rs.3600/- to rs.3900/-.I bought mine from MACADDICT for rs 3600/-

P.S ..If you don’t want to spend that kind of money and are looking for an affordable drugstore dupe then be sure to stay tuned for for next post,it’s going to be just for you πŸ˜‰

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12 thoughts on “REVIEW:MAC MINELARIZE SKINFINISH (SOFT AND GENTLE)

  1. Yayyyy loveeee theee revieww! Awesome pictures! Haye meray soft and gentle ka number kab aye ga… I am loving your highlighter high phase! Gives me options to add in my listtt!
    Definitely staying tuned for the dupe πŸ˜‰

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