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MAC sent over their latest in complexion products—Mineralize Foundation Loose and Mineralize Concealer. I’m still working on testing the concealer so I’ll update on that in a separate post, but I am totally in love with Mineralize Foundation Loose.
First of all, I LOVE a loose powder more than a pressed even though the pressed is more portable. Why? Because loose powders tend to contain less oils than the pressed ones and since my skin is oily, I need the least amount of it as possible. Second, Mineralize Foundation Loose (used sparingly) packs a decent amount of coverage so you can use it alone with just concealer if you don’t have huge discoloration issues. Worn alone it gives the skin a beautiful healthy glow—but you must use it sparingly because if you use too much it can give an ashy, cakey appearance. In warmer months, I tend to skip foundation and just go for concealer and powder so this will definitely be a staple for me. It also works well to set your regular foundation–again, use sparingly.
I actually didn’t even look at the description for this because when I test a product, I often like to keep my mind clear of any marketing from a brand. I was pleasantly surprised to see that what I had in mind was exactly how MAC describes it:
“Silky, mineral-rich Mineralize Foundation/Loose provides a medium-buildable natural to natural-satin finish. Brushes on for a smooth, radiant look. Helps skin stay healthy and nourished”
Way to go, MAC! It also comes in 9 shades from Extra Light to Dark Deep. I’m NW47 and used Dark Deep.
If my skin looks lighter in the second pic, it’s because of lighting not from the makeup.
Bottom line: This is definitely worth a try whether you use it alone or to set your foundation. I also appreciate that the powder is fine so chances of it settling into fine lines and wrinkles are minimal.