Last winter, after years of searching for a powder that would suit my off-white skin and not cling to dry patches, my search ended. I’m not sure why I ended up trying Mac Mineralize Skinfinish because I’ve got no love for most of their foundation range, but I couldn’t be happier that I did. (Read more love for Mineralize Skinfinish here and here)
You know the moment at the end of, oh, every romantic comedy when the woman’s love interest finally opens up, says that the army of other women he rode didn’t mean a thing to him, that she’s the one and then everything is perfect? That’s what finding this was like. Except with no perpetuation of negative gender roles! Bonus!
The shade I have, Light, is super pale. Most foundation ranges don’t carry a shade that’s even close to matching my pale and interesting (read: chalky as feck) complexion but this does the job.
It’s light and comfortable to wear but gives magic soft focus effect, smoothing over blemishes and uneven patches. Even when I’ve been slack with skincare, it doesn’t flake or feel tight. Obviously, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear but this definitely improves the appearance of my mug by miles.
At €26.50, it might seem costly, but I’ve had mine for about six months now and you can see how small a dip I’ve made with every-day use. Even if I was hitting pan, the product is so effective that it wouldn’t kill me to keep buying it.
I sometimes wear it alone but like it best as a setting powder, like I have here in the incredibly pouty and awkward photo. The coverage is medium, higher than most powders I’ve tried, but I really do feel like it comes into it’s own when applied over a liquid foundation.
I’ve been rolling it on with my Real Techniques Blusher Brush (€11.99 ), a synthetic and tapered large fluffy brush that’s amazing quality for the price.
I hope that’s helped some of my fellow ghost-faced folk – be sure to share your favourite extreme white finds!