MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation Review

March 6, 2013

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation has made quite a buzz on the internet lately, particularly when VOGUE mentioned that it has been seen in every show’s backstage in every city! I was a little intrigued, by the name as well as the fact it’s been widely adored by the professional makeup artists.  I made an order when it was launched in Australia last week for AUD$49. It comes with a mini MAC prep and prime as a gift with purchase.

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Choosing a foundation shade online is not an easy task. I wasn’t sure between NC15 or NC20, and I ended up getting NC20 which appears to be quite a good match for my skin.

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Texture and Application:

The texture is fluid and milky – a perfect texture for normal to dry skin types. It spreads over the face and blends effortlessly. For application, at the moment I prefer to use my hands as the warmth of my fingers helps the foundation to melt into my skin. I am still exploring applying it with other tools, and I also highly recommend Beauty Blender. With a normal foundation brush, I find that they (the flat shape) tend to make the finish a little streaky.

Coverage:

Coverage is about medium. I have very mild dark circles and some freckles across the cheeks, and this foundation covers 80% and still looks natural . However it does not cover red patches very well, nor does it cover pores which is my biggest pet peeve about this foundation.

Finish:

As the name suggests, it’s a very moisturizing formula for normal to dry skin hence it provides a satin and dewy finish. I really like the fact that it brightens and adds a soft radiance to the skin without making it look oily. It stays put for about 10 hours, and the makeup still looks quite fresh without oxidation. I didn’t need to retouch foundation throughout the day. As mentioned earlier, my biggest disappointment is that this foundation settles into pores!  I ‘inspect’ the finish of a foundation through my x5 magnified mirror, and unfortunately it fails to make my pores look invisible. Perhaps that is why MAC was giving out the prep and prime as a gwp, which is a silicone-based primer that conceals pores.

Ingredient List

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Bottom Line:

I am generally pleased with this product. It’s a great foundation to be used on a day to day basis for girls with normal to dry skin types. It’s easy and quick to apply, and adheres to dry skin seemlessly, but it does require an additional product such as a good primer to make the finish flawless.

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation is now available online here in the US.

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Jeslynj March 7, 2013 at 3:15 am

Great review! I have yet to try MAC foundations, so I might give this a try. My T-zone is oily so I’m wondering if it’ll work for me.

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Reika March 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

My t-zone can get oily as well after a day if I use the wrong product. So far I haven’t experienced this problem with this foundation.

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Ameenah March 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Great review! I love how you posted the ingredient picture! Not many bloggers do that now – it really makes a difference. xxx :)

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Shari March 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Have you tried the Studio Fix Fluid foundation of MAC’s? I wonder how that compares to this :)
I cant wait to see you with the foundie on!

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DONNA March 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I BOUGHT THIS,I PUT IT ON TODAY WITH TARTE’S PRIMER AND SET WITH MY TALC FREE POWDER,I CAN SEE EVERY PORE I DIDNT KNOW I HAD,IM VERY UNHAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT AND AM GOING TO RETURN IT.IT DOESN’T COVER EITHER,WHEN THE F GIRL AT MAC PUT IT ON SHE DID USE THEIR PRIMER AND MSF,BUT MY CHIN BROKE OUT FROM THE TALC IN THE POWDER.I LIKE THE STUDIO SCULPT MUCH BETTER FOR COVERAGE.

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