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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light Medium

I thought I'd write about my current favorite powder- the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium. In one of my old posts, I said that I had a love-hate relationship with this (the reason being that it didn't really keep my oilies away when the temperature was at its highest during the Delhi summer.) 
Then I rarely used it. Now, as the weather has started to cool down, it's a love-love relationship, baby! I want to wear it everyday! Actually, I do wear it everyday.

What MAC says: Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is 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

  • Gives a natural radiant finish without looking cakey
  • Evens out my skin tone when I wear it alone, without a foundation. If you find foundations too complicated (liquid...cream...mousse...apply with this brush...that brush...sponges...argh!)  but still want something to brighten up & even out your face, MSF Natural is the answer.
  • Compact, so you can tote it around for touch-ups
  • Doubles up as a subtle highlighter because of the specks of shimmer, which aren't disco ball-type by the way.
  • Because it is baked, there's a lot of product packed in there, so it will not run out in a year, if it's just for personal use.
  • Shades. There are 8 shades in this. I remember the time when mineral makeup products were always on the lighter side & it was very hard to find a shade that suits your skin tone perfectly, but with MSF Natural, I'm sure there's a shade for everybody.
  • I can sleep with it on because it's made of minerals. At least I'd like to believe that when I'm feeling lazy about washing my face before bedtime ;p
  • The mattifying power is too weak in summers, for me personally. It cannot fight off sweat.
  • Price. I think Rs.1350 is too much for this, don't you think? On top of that, it's a little cheaper than that in the US, like everything else in MAC =\

MSF Natural Light Medium swatch on left & blended on right

Application ~ To set my foundation streak-free, I like to apply the MSF Natural with the Sigma Princess Grace Retractable Kabuki  brush or the Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki brush. Just something dense and soft. Although I use a large powder brush too sometimes, mostly when the other two are dirty, and when I don't want a heavy coverage.

I think this is one mineral powder I'm going to keep buying, unless a better one comes along.

Price~ Rs.1350
Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4.5/5 in winters, 3/5 in summers

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. I love this too C. My skin is on the dry side and where I live its always winter, so its a must have for me. I just have the wrong shade. If you get a shade darker, it makes a good bronzer too. I think the only thing I dont like about it is, is the fact that there is no mirror. If you are going to do touch-ups, you need a mirror.
    I can understand for the oil part though, in India its so psycho hot, so you need something to keep the oil away and keep your fresh. I used Fix + lots in India this summer. it was sooo perfect. You know the bottle doesn't get heated up outside, its still cool so you can throw it in your purse.

  2. AOYV~ Ur lucky u get to use this all the time then. Ya I would've loved to have a mirror in there, though I also like that I can see the powder through the plastic cover :D. It is psycho hot here in summers!!! :O


  3. I need to check this out for sure! I havent had a good experience with studio fix powder hence debating whether to get this or not.

  4. i absolutely love mine, its a HG product for me, but i know what you mean it doesnt have a strong enough mattifying property, non the less great for the typical british weather

  5. great that its working for u. I didnt buy it coz i have super oily the way do come and look at my blog i have tagged u :D

  6. I like the way you have rated it :)

  7. I have bought this for 1800 few days back. Also, bought studio fix fluid foundation along with it which was also 1800. This made a big hole in my pocket.

    I was hoping to get some help regarding mac studio fix fluid foundation. I have bought this foundation in NC 25. MUA tried NC 30 on me first and I liked it as it was very natural on me but she said that it will turn a little dark later on. Then she tried NC 25 which I felt was ok as wasn't that natural. Is it true that foundation gets darker after some time ?

    1. Hi! I have the same problem! I bot NC 35 as it looked great and natural when the MUA tried it, also I had asked her that I want a shade darker than my complexion, coz God knows I have had enough episodes of ghostly white foundations..But now (I think I have become lighter) NC 35 looks orangey and my husband asked if I had put a mud pack? :(.. I read a lot about MAC studio fix oxidizing..and It does!..Now I have to go and buy a another bottle..:(


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