Sunday, 21 February 2016

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish - Soft & Gentle



I am not a massive fan of highlighter, I have to put that out there before I even start this review. This has been sat in my collection for so long and I think it will always be there because of how little I wear it. It is not that I don’t like it, it is just that I am terrified I am going to go overboard and look like a tool.

I would always much rather buy a foundation than a highlighter. I never got on the bandwagon of the strobing trend, for me that was just far too much. I would watch tutorials on YouTube and I won’t name any names but I was just thinking... WHAT!

They ended up resembling disco balls. I never like to slam anybody but they go far too overboard with it all. Everything subtly and with a light hand looks perfect. But, I guess it is each to their own when it comes to makeup, that is the good thing about it. I do love how a little highlighter looks on top of the cheekbones and on the cupid's, bow, but it can be scary. Some people end up looking like Edward from Twilight when he steps out into the sun.

That is why I have barely touched this product, for sheer fear of fucking up my face once that the rest of my makeup is already on. I think it was Kandee Johnson that I first saw use this product, and naturally I had to buy everything to recreate the look and this was one of the products.



My first mistake with this product was using the brush I use to set my under-eye concealer. Then the following day when I went to set my under-eye concealer it still had this highlighter on. I had the sparkliest dark circles in all of the land!

So, for this product I really did want to apply a very minimum amount and for that I use a small brush like the MAC 217. This was I can't fall into the product too much and I can apply it more precisely. I use this as the very last thing when applying my make-up. I get the tiniest bit on my brush and apply it to the highest areas of my cheekbones. Then with whatever is left on my brush I will gently brush over my cupids bow. Remember that anything that is highlighted and brightened gets brought forward.

The MAC Soft & Gentle is such a great colour. I find that it really does match such a broad spectrum of skin tones. I have used this on brides for years and it has suited everybody that I have done. I even use it as an eyeshadow because it makes the eyes looks so bright as the light catches the highlight.

If you are ever near a MAC store and are thinking of buying this MAC Mineralise Skin Finish, I would just have a little swatch on the back of your hand to see if it matches your skin tone. Then I do recommend buying it. I have also had mine for ages and I don’t seem to have used any of it!

Again, I would love to hear from you or if you have any reviews that you would like to see please just let me know.

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