Mineralize Skinfinish (MSF) Natural is one of my favorite products from MAC. I prefer the natural Mineralize Skinfinish compared to the ‘colored’ Skinfinish. I still can’t figure out how to use the popular Stereo Rose. It’s just too frosty as a blush or even as a highlighter. I remember being so excited when I got Stereo Rose and now it’s just sitting in my makeup drawer :(.
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is another story, I’m in love with this powder. I have this in medium dark as I was tanned when I got the powder. I would use the powder on days that I was pressed for time or when I was too lazy to put on foundation. After applying primer, I used MAC 182 Kabuki brush to buff the powder all over my face. It gave me light coverage, just enough to even out my skin tone . The finish I got from this powder always looked natural, there was never a time when I felt like I applied too much when I used this alone on top of a primer.
|MSF is dome shaped when new|
|top swatch: blended, bottom: heavy swatch|
Now that I'm paler, I use the powder mainly as a sheer bronzer . I use 187 to a apply the powder on places the sun would naturally hit - forehead, nosebridge, and cheeks. It can also be used as a contour powder and if my foundation is a bit too light, I add some color by dusting the powder lightly all over my face using MAC 187 or 134 brush. More care should be given when using MSF natural to correct a 'light' foundation. Powder should be applied lightly with a brush, it can look patchy if too much powder is applied. I tried to apply MSF with a powder puff and it did not look good. I don't know if it will work with the lighter shades, but medium dark has too much pigment for the powder puff to pick and deposit on the skin.
Whenever I'm asked what would be a good product to try from MAC, I always suggest MSF. I think this multitasking powder is worth every cent.