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Saturday, May 8, 2010

MAC Mineralized Satinfinish Foundation

A few days ago, I decided to try the MAC Mineralized Satinfinish Foundation and luckily found a person selling one online. Based on the reviews, they were all recommending you get a shade or two darker since for this line, the regular shade you would probably get tends to come out lighter. So I'm usually an NC40 or NC42 and therefore I decided to get NC44.

It comes in a 30ml bottle with a built in pump already which I really like so I can control the amount of product I get. Also the packaging is unlike the Studio Fix Foundation where it comes in a glass glossy like bottle, the Mineralized Satinfinish comes in a glass matte like bottle hehe.

Here's a little swatch, this is not even one full pump, this is about only 1/4 of a pump. I like it since it's so economical and I don't waste any products. :)

Now, through all the videos and reviews that I've watched and read with the product, everyone says that it has some shimmer to it. I sort of downplayed that and figured oh It can't be that bad. But when I got it and I swatched it, all I said was "okay, wow shimmer" haha. I'm not sure if you can see it from the swatch but uhh yeah, it is full of shimmer.

Here's a swatch of the product unblended. You can't really see the shimmers through the pictures, but believe me they are there!! The shimmers are what gives you the "dewy look" when using this foundation.

This is what it looks like when fully blended on hand.

With Flash

This foundation has a light to medium coverage, but this is definitely buildable. The only thing that holds me back are the shimmers! It really bothers me haha. I'd definitely use this out on the beach or something. Also I'm glad I got NC44 a darker shade, because as we know, Mineral products tend to make your face a lot lighter on pictures with flash, so choosing a darker shade sort of balances that.

I did give this a test try though, even though the shimmers kinda bothered me. I went out last night and decided to use it. What I just did though to sort of tame the shimmers was to set the foundation with Graftobian Pro Powder Foundation to also help give the foundation a little more coverage. The Mac Studio Fix Powder would do great too. And it did help tame the shimmers a little. :)

Pic was taken with flash, however it is a little blurred because I took this in a moving car (hence the seatbelt) hehe.

So overall, It is a nice foundation, I just highly recomend setting this with a powder foundation to help tame down the shimmers. However if you really are looking for that dewy look, this is perfect for you. :)

Toodles! :)


  1. Nice! :)

  2. You're right, its a foundie with dewy finish, not a lot of coverage as compared to SkinFinish but not bad for dry skin like myself :D

  3. im steering away sa mga foundies with shimmers pero the shade is really nice saka from the looks of it mas less shimmery siya from photoready

  4. I bought this last year and I hate it. It makes me look really greasy and horrible :(. Im going to back to MAC it but its annoying because its 90% full!

  5. @Chinky Try it it may work for you :)

    @Nikki It's nice naman just really bothered by shimmers hehehe

  6. @Shobe Reviews said nga that shimmers are less compred to the Photoready. :)

    @Imo My trick is to just set this with a nice powder Foundation. Haven't really used it for a long time to see if it will work for me or not.

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