Mineralize Moisture Mac Foundation – 1st Impressions

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This has taken me a long time to buy, I’ve been scouring Youtube for a new foundation for months. I picked up Mac Mineralize Moisture foundation on a bit of a need basis together with a good colour match. I’ve always gone for a matte finish & avoided dewy ones so this is a complete turn around for me. I have the dry skin so getting something that is hydrating is a priority. I also need them to have a pale enough shade which Mac seem to be good at doing. I was colour matched to NW13 that’s close to my Mac Select Cover-up concealer which is NW15. I used the Mac Matchmaster last year which is more of a summer foundation or for oilier skin types in general.If you are combination/oily then you may like this as a dupe for Mac Matchmaster in this post.

Mac Mineralize Moisture Spf 15 Foundation

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Left To Right – Mac Mineralize Moisture in NW13, Revlon Colorstay Normal/Dry in Buff & Loreal True Match in N1 Ivory.

Above are the  liquid foundations I use the most, it’s only a shade comparison because the other two are very different. The Revlon Colorstay is smooth demi-matte & the Loreal True Match is a velvet matte finish.

I’m terrible for being indecisive, when I picked this up I asked to be colour matched & I’m very happy with that side of it. What I’m trying to say is whichever brush the Mac artist used it caused the foundation to streak all over my skin. I know it was duo fibre & possible she was rushing because it was heaving in there but a bad in-store first impression. I still bought it because I’d seen enough Youtube videos about it to know that it could look so much better. At £28 a bottle for 30ml I think most people wouldn’t have bought it but you really have to do your blog & Youtube research before hand.

Mineralize Moisture Mac Foundation - 1st Impressions

1st Impressions

This is so unlike anything I’ve ever used, it’s a runny foundation but not so fast-moving you can’t use the back of your hand. I think you can use your fingers but you will likely use more foundation that way. I’ve only just started using a brush for foundation & this way it takes two pumps for my face & neck. It has a slightly oily texture which makes it easy to work with. It’s very much a dewy foundation that gives you a medium coverage but you can build it up where you need it. This has a light feel to it on my skin making it comfortable to wear. As you can see above it adds a lovely glow to the skin which is a new thing for me. It’s good for covering up the redness I have in my cheeks without hiding everything. This also has spf 15 so be weary of flash back but I like that it has that added protection.

My only real bug bear with this is in its ability to keep skin moisturised it doesn’t set. It feels strange because if you touch your face it ends up on you fingers. The Mac artist applied powder down the centre of my face which is a thing that everyone seems to be a trend. I like a dry face so I will apply powder all over. I was going to buy the Mac Setting Powder compact but it was out of stock. For now I’ve used a light covering of my Mac Studio Fix powder, a foundation in its own right but a dust over works to keep it in place.

Do I love it yet? I like it. I want to try out more ways of applying it to see what works best & try a few budget friendly powders first with it.

Are you a matte or dewy skin girl?