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Friday, 24 April 2015

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish | Soft & Gentle

My beauty wishlist has included MAC's most popular highlighter for the longest time, and I finally added it to my stash recently. I'd put off buying it for so long because I couldn't help but wonder if it was really worth the hefty £23 price tag. That was until I won a £30 gift card in a giveaway - I know I know, it was fate. So obviously I ordered it right away and eagerly awaited it's beautiful little arrival...

If you didn't know, MAC do a range of metallic powders which aim to highlight and add glow to the skin. Soft & Gentle is the most popular of the 5 shades available and is described as a 'gilded peach bronze'. To be honest I'd describe this more of a pearly champagne pink, which is what I like in a highlighter. After looking at the other shades in the range, I think this is the most universal and would suit most skintones, which is probably why it's the most popular. To say it lives up to my expectations is an understatement. It's so unbelievably pigmented which means I literally only need to dab my brush in the pan to get the amount I need to highlight the tops of my cheekbones and anywhere else that tickles my fancy. It can add a glow to the cheekbones, the cupids bow, the browbone, the centre of the nose, the collarbones and heck, even the legs if you wanna go wild. The £23 price tag is most certainly worth it as it will actually last a lifetime and it's certainly the best highlighter I've tried to date.

Have you tried any of MAC's MSFs?

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* = Press Sample


  1. I haven`t tried this one, I have a dupe from Makeup Revolution. I do want to try some MAc foundations and lipsticks.


  2. I've wanted this for so long, think it's about time I take the plunge, it's so pretty! xx

  3. I've not tried any of these but Soft&Gentle is on my list as well, just like you I'm waiting for the perfect occasion to treat myself to it :) I just bought the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer and it's also such a gorgeous highlighter :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  4. Soft and Gentle is such a stunning shade, i love it!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  5. i've seen so many good reviews of this and i want it so much, it's like top of my MAC wishlist at the moment so i'm hoping i can purchase it soon, great post!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  6. I LOVE this highlighter it's my all time favourite so, so pretty. Kinda bummed I have the old packaging though as this one looks much better x

    Beauty with charm

  7. I’ve never tried this but I REALLY want to! Looks beautiful! Will be swatching lots next week when I head to the shops!

    Jess - makingitupblog.com

  8. Ah it's so pretty! I wish I could pull it off, I used to own it but it was too dark xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I've never tried anything like this but now I think I need to! x

    Rachel Coco

  10. This looks so pretty. I always put off buying it for some reason, but I'm a sucker for a highlighter x


  11. I hear everyone rave about this highlighter, and they're right to because it looks gorgeous! x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

  12. The color it gives off looks gorgeous! I'd love to try it sometime (: x

    TRULYYOURSKYLE | Truly Yours, Kyle

  13. This looks gorgeous - I've heard so much about this shade it might be one to pick up in Duty Free this summer :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  14. I was trying to think of the name of this highlighter the other day, thank you for reminding me! :D Well done on the win - gorgeous choice!



  15. I've been lusting over this for ages! Definitely at the top of my wishlist! Just need to win a MAC voucher now....!

  16. I haven't tried these, no, but it does sound like an amazing product! Expensive, yes, but so so lovely...
    Ivory Avenue

  17. i have this and really need to use it more!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

  18. I have also been lusting over Soft and Gentle for the longest time! This is also on the top of my wishlist! Gorgeous pick hun, congratulations on winning the gift card.



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