Sunday, 21 February 2016

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish - Soft & Gentle

I am going to tell you guys my very unpopular opinion, but I am not a huge fan of highlighter. I know that is a crazy statement to make in this day and age, but it has just never appealed to me. For the longest time, I didn’t own a single highlighter and for my freelance work, I would opt for cream highlighters or even eyeshadows with shimmer running through them. I think my issue with highlighter is that at the moment, some people seem to be going a little overboard with it and my fear is that I will go to the effort of applying a full face of makeup and then I will ruin it all with applying some highlighter right at the very end. That is why over the years I have gave highlighter a wide berth.

Then, I saw this MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle and I could not deny how stunning it looks. I have seen so many different YouTubers using this highlighter over the years and it always looks bloody stunning, so when I placed a cheeky little MAC order, I bought this highlighter and I have to admit that I have been obsessed with it. I have even been reaching for this every single day, even when I am wearing minimal makeup and I am completely hooked with it.

With this highlighter, I don’t think it is really possible to go overboard with it. Some people now go in with that much highlighter that they end up looking like disco balls and their cheekbones look quite chunky and chalky, and that isn’t a look that I ever want to go for. I can go in with a liberal amount of this on my fan brush and apply it to the high points of face including the tops of my cheekbones, my cupids bow, down the bridge of my nose and slightly above my eyebrows and I don’t have to worry about resembling Edward from Twilight when I step out of the house into the sunlight!

My favourite thing about this highlighter is the shade of it. When you look at the product in the pan there are so many different tones running through it and I find that when this is put onto the face, it accentuates all of the best points. The base of the highlighter is like a bright rose gold kind of shade, then it also has much cooler colours running through it which really helps to lift it and give it the brightness of a typical highlighter.

One thing about this MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter that I neither like nor dislike is that it is quite a chalky texture. I tend to always go for powders that are creamier to the touch and this is much more powdery and chalky, but in this highlighter, it really doesn’t bother me. I feel like with it being more powder, I can tap the excess from my brush and go in with a really light layer and build it up to being more intense if I want to. Also, with this being quite powdery, it is easier to blend into the skin using my good old Duo Fibre brush.

I also think that this product is great because it really is a multi-use kind of product. Not only do I use this to highlight the face, I have also used it to add a wash of shimmer to my eyelid, as an inner corner highlight and to emphasise the brow bone. Another thing that I think is worth a mention about this MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle is that a very little amount of product goes a very long way, so I can see this one pan of product lasting me for a very long time indeed.

I don’t know really what much more I can say about this highlighter. The shade is simply beautiful, it goes onto the skin flawlessly and blends out like a dream. If you are a highlighter novice like I am, I think this is a great starting point. I will leave a link to this product down below in case you want to check it out for yourself. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know what your favourite highlighter is and I will make sure to try them out!


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