I’ve always wanted a Mineralize Skinfinish (MSF) from MAC because they just seemed so breathtakingly beautiful to me.
Look at how pretty the veining is on this thing. I love the fact that because of the way these are made, depending on the veining, each Mineralize Skinfinish is actually pretty unique, in the sense that there are no two MSFs with exactly identical veining making each MSF literally one of a kind, like snowflakes!
I find the dome-shape aesthetically pleasing and there’s just something so satisfying about seeing the dome flatten over time, with
I also like the look of the no-fuss packaging and actually find it kinda’ cute. I love the fact that is has a transparent lid making it easier to tell your MSFs apart, especially if you’re an avid collecter.
Even though I’ve always wanted an MSF of my own, I just found them too intimidating until one day when I finally purchased Gold Deposit. I didn’t look at swatches online beforehand or anything like that. It was a spur of the moment purchase and I should’ve gone with my gut feeling on this because I detest gold but for some reason I gravitated towards Gold Deposit Mineralize Skinfinish which is described as a soft reflective golden-bronze. On my Arab complexion, this applied as a metallic orange with an overabundance of glitter. Not shimmer, folks. Straight. Up. Glittah. Naturally, this had a lot of fall-out (as you can see from the sides of the container). Naturally, the glitter got everywhere.
I’ve tried using a feather-light application with all kinds of different brushes but there is nothing soft about this color. It’s so pigmented that I actually set this aside to be used as an eyeshadow. I can’t use this as a blush or a bronzer because it basically highlights every single imperfection and I don’t just mean problematic skin, but features as well. I applied a tiny bit down the bridge of my nose but that was enough to make my nose look even more asymmetrical and much bigger than it actually is. Not only did this also emphasize the size of my pores, but it made them look deeper than they really are (which is a first) too. I believe this could potentially be a beautiful blush or highlight on anyone much darker than I am but on my Arab complexion, this just isn’t flattering at all. Gold Deposit is just too orange for my sallow skin and the high shine factor only serves to emphasize my imperfections. So yeah, no bueno.