For the longest time I went without buying any makeup from MAC. Perhaps it was because so many people loved the brand that I sometimes found myself a little bit hesitant, although upon reflection I think it was purely down to the fact that the makeup range is so incredibly vast that I often found it somewhat overwhelming.
To this day I still head up to a MAC counter with trepidation, I mean trying to get past the hoard of people trying on the lipsticks at the stand is bad enough. That raises far too many hygiene issues for me, especially with it being a make up counter and then of course, you have the mammoth task of finding somebody who is actually free to assist you.
Whilst I may not be initially painting the experience of shopping at MAC to be one to write home about, I can, however happily profess my love for the two products I am featuring today; both of which were purchased from the counter and not the online website.
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish products were most certainly one of the first things I read about from MAC alongside their infamous lipstick range. The cult classic of Soft and Gentle was something which I really wanted to pick up due to so many positive reviews, whereby it wasn't until late last year where I finally took the plunge. Fast forward on a few more months and I have added one more to my collection, that being Lightscapade.
Lightscapade is a beautiful soft beige with a multidimensional finish. This adds radiance to the areas in which you apply it without you looking like a disco ball in broad daylight. When I originally purchased Soft and Gentle I did not even look at this option as I had been so focused on the previous, however having now used this I can safely say that they are so incredibly different and achieve beautiful results whether used alone or together. Each morning I like to use Lightscapade to add a soft highlight to the top of my cheek bones, I also like to use it lightly under my brow bone in order to add a little bit more definition.
Soft and Gentle is a warmer in comparison which is why I use it differently to Lightscapade. The peach tones to this product help to warm up my skin tone, providing a really healthy glow which looks natural and elegant. At the moment I currently use this as a blush as I really like the finish of it and the colour on my cheeks, particularly during this drab weather we have at the moment. MAC Mineralise Skinfinish powders can be used in a number of ways, however I will most likely stick to using this as a blush for the moment, perhaps branching out a little bit as we head into spring and summer by using it more as a light bronzer.
Upon reflecting on both of these purchases I have to say that they have both been two of my favourite make up purchases in a long time. Whilst perhaps they may initially seem a bit expensive at £24, I do truly believe that they are worth the investment as they will last you a really long time and can be used over and over again to create a really healthy glow to your complexion. If there is anything from MAC that I would recommend to you then it would be these two products. It is not often that I praise a beauty product so highly as I find myself becoming hard to please these days, however I have not been able to find a single fault with either; they truly are beautiful.
Have you tried any of these products from MAC?