Thursday, 15 May 2014
Mac MSF Soft and gentle
mac mineralise skin finish in soft and gentle. this little black compact of sparkly goodness has taken it's rightful place in my everyday makeup bag as I have completely neglected my other highlighters since I got this radiant little beauty. Mac make two different types of mineralise skin finish (MSF) powders, the first being the mineralise skin finish natural which is an all over setting powder used to mattify the skin and secondly in the mineralise skin which which is the product i'm writing about in the shade soft and gentle, which is a baked mineral powder with a metallic frost finish which is used for highlighting the high points of your face so cheekbones, cupids bow and down the bridge of your nose, basically anywhere that you want to add a little bit of oomph and radiance wether it be on your face or body. I had been lusting over this for well over a year and I finally decided to pick it up near the beginning of 2014 and i'm so over the moon with it, although it cost a pricey £22 I can see that it's going to be worth the money as even after months of use I haven't even made a dent in it.
Mac describe soft and gentle as a 'gilded peach bronze' and whilst I can recognise the pink tones I do think it's more of a champagne colour as shown in the swatch above. please note that is a heavy fingered swatch so there's a lot of product and that's not what it will look like on your skin! I think that the colour is extremely universal and would suit all skin tones as I've heard fairer skinned ladies say they love it and the same on the other end of the scale with darker beauties. although if the shade soft and gentle doesn't take your fancy it also comes in two other shades being lightscapade which is a "soft candlelit beige with multidimensional shimmer" and gold deposit which is a "soft reflective golden bronze" which I have heard looks gorgeous on darker, tanned skin tones.
I use it every single day to finish off my makeup makeup, I love that it is pigmented but not so pigmented that I'm scared to dip my brush into the product and end up looking like I have been dunked into a tub of glitter, instead this product catches the light and makes me look radiant and healthy. I have heard a lot of people complain that it's 'too much' or contained a lot of glitter for everyday wear and how it's only appropriate for evening time but personally I don't think it is, the powder is so finely milled with no major chunks of glitter I mean sure it has a metallic finish but not glitter, it doesn't look over the top as long as you don't go overboard with it!
Even with the heavy price tag I will repurchase this product when it's finished, which I can tell won't be for a long while yet! I'm far too in love with it to let it go as it's my new favourite mac product that I own. definitely worth the splurge.