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REVIEW: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish: Soft & Gentle.

To any makeup geek, the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle isn't unheard of. A cult favorite and a must have in every MUA or makeup lovers collection, for those who don't know what this beauty is, read on!

 The MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes (MSF) can be used as cheek products (highlight/sculpt) or all over for a gorgeous glow depending on your skintone and what shade of MSF you have. While MAC describes Soft & Gentle as a "gilded peach bronze" it works for me as a highlighter. It's much more of a beige with warm undertones than a peach bronze for me and because it has a frost finish, it works beautifully as a highlight. Closer inspection reveals tiny flecks of glitters in this powder too and while it isn't the most finely milled powder it most definitely doesn't accentuate my pores as much as I feared it would!

The packaging is just regular MAC, nice and sturdy but without a mirror included and the shade Soft & Gentle is a permanent in the MAC makeup line although it is repromoted along with some collections every now & then but rest assured it is available all year round as well! This is perfect for special occasions or for everyday wear, with a lighter or heavy hand you can control the look it will give you. I personally prefer a much more noticeable highlight so I do tend to get carried away with this but piling on unneccessary amounts of this will surely attract some attention to your pores and fine lines. I love the frosty finish of this on the top of my cheekbones. As for the rest of my face, I have never used this all over and probably never will, thanks to my oily to combination skin. Even with my skin type, this lasts on me all day long without any touching up! My favorite way to apply Soft & Gentle is with my BCC F21 Angled Face Brush.

I LOVE this to say the least. It is a fabulous product and while there may be similar looking, cheaper priced drugstore dupes out there, the frosty sheen of Soft & Gentle and the longevity is unmatched! Unless you are extremely pale, or don't prefer noticeable highlighters, I don't see how you cannot love it! Would I repurchase? If I ever manage to finish up the huge 10g then definitely, but I see this as a lifetime investment priced at $30. MAC claims that the MSFs give a polished look to the face and they most definitely do so.

-Frost finish imparts a gorgeous glow.
-Warm tones suit my yellow skintone well.
-Noticeable highlight.
-Stays on all day.

-Too much can accentuate pores and imperfections.
-Slight fallout in the pan.

My Rating:
4/5: Truly a beauty!

You can get a few MAC products at select department stores across Pakistan. BEWARE of fakes. They are everywhere and much harder to recognize than you may think. Look for poor, flimsy packaging and research products thoroughly before you splurge. Online facebook pages take orders for MAC too or you can simply order it via the official MAC website.


  1. I am in love with this product! Awesome review :)

  2. This looks good and reminds me of Essence Circus Circus highlighter. Too much of ANY gold highlighter can make the pores prominent and make you look dark.
    Great review x

  3. I need this and the balm Mary Lou in my life and then I can live happily ever after

  4. I agree with Sarah Ali, I need this in my life too. ^_^

  5. such a pretty gold! im swamped with highlighters at the mo but i still wanna get this haha
    lovely photos <3

  6. I so want to have this .....


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