MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle.

As you’re probably aware, I’m a big fan of a highlighter. I mainly use a powder highlighter on my cheeks, I think it adds so much to your skin to create such a polished, gorgeous finish.
My skin isn’t great, I have rather large pores over my cheeks and nose and applying highlighter here really helps to minimise these and create such a flawless base.

I purchased MACs Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle recently and I haven’t stopped using it since. It’s the perfect beige/peach gold to add just the right amount of glow to the skin.
It’s a very fine powder with a high frost/metallic finish, I use a blush brush or a powder brush to really buff this into skin to create an incredibly polished look. The light catches my cheeks and gives the illusion of really flawless skin. I lightly run the brush around my face and down my nose for an added glow.
After this, I use blusher in the same way I normally would

This has become one of my firm favourites recently, I actually thought it would be more than £21.50 – this seems like quite a good price for a MAC product. I’m never going to use all this, you literally need the lightest sweep to create a brilliant finish, so £21.50 for a product of this size and quality is without a doubt worth it in my opinion.

I hope I’m slowly converting everyone over to powder highlighters. What do you think of this product?

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  • that looks lush! & i bet it will last forever!

  • looks great! definitely need a powdered highlighter in my collection!

  • that sounds lovely!
    like your blog very much 🙂

  • this sounds really good and looks lovely! I really want to try Topshop Sunbeam(if that’s what it’s called) highlighter too xxx

  • i love love love highlighters of all kinds – i think i’ll have to add this beauty to the list! like you say, i think £21.50 for a product of that size is great :)x

  • Hev

    Really tempted by this, you’re definitely making me want various highlighters more and more. I usually stick to my trusty Benefit High Beam! x

  • Definitely going to try one out xx

  • Got this last year and its been one of my faves ever since. Like you said you only need a tiny bit so the product is going to last for agessssssssssss..

    Sure is a good investment!


  • It looks great! I love highlighters so this is definitely one to look out for!

  • I’ve never come across a powder highlighter before but they sound like amazing products, I really want to try one now!
    This one looks really good quality and a really nice colour.
    Love Holz oxo

  • Have wanted this for ages but it’s out of stock online:(
    And there’s no stockists near me!

  • I’ve always lingered around this at the MAC counter, I’m not too sure if it would make me oily skin look even greaser!

  • Tor

    This was one of the first Mac purchases I ever made… it’s gorgeous.
    I only tend to use it for nights out though, as it looks very glittery on my skin tone 🙁

    Tor @ That’s Peachy fashion blog xx

  • Love this. Accessorize has a very similar one so those of you looking for a cheaper alternative, check that out!

  • I do love a bit of MAC MIneralize Skinfinish, this would just top it off! I love MAC’s bronzer too, it’s lovely and matte!

    Ginger Pickle ♥


  • It looks lovely x

  • Looks like a really beautiful colour x

  • I swear by this, it’s one of MAC’s best products!

  • I just need to bite the bullet and get this. Either this or the topshop powder highlighters! x

  • You’re definitely converting me. I went out to buy the Topshop highlighter and I’m lusting after the NARS one and now the MAC one too!

  • i do love highlighter, unfortunately I can never pull them off and I’m quite shiny 🙁 sad times


  • rae

    looks like a really great product. i tend to use highlighters that are more white or fleshy peachy tones, since i like to use them to highlight my nose bridge and chin and sometimes my forehead as well but this color seems like it would be really lovely on the cheeks. although seeing as you have been using it lightly down your nose as well, maybe i will have to buy it and test it out! my favorite highlighter at the moment is a benefit product, but i really love mac. i will definitely have to stop by and pick this up when my powder is completely run out!

    <3 rae

  • I’m definitely a powder over liquid highlighter fan. This is a gorgeous product and I like that it’s slightly more golden. Sometimes, highlighters are just white powders on the face. Really want to get this. 🙂

  • Looks great 🙂

  • soft and gentle is so beautiful and its definitely in my daily routine! You cant go wrong with any of the mineralize skin finishes from MAC xx

  • Is there anything ever better than MAC? x

  • I have been seeing so many great shimmer products recently and have had no idea what I go for in my transition from matte to glowing. Why did i not think of mac?

  • I am definitely going to be purchasing a powder highlighter after your last couple of reviews, I think they look much better than liquid. Love.

  • I got Soft & Gentle for Christmas and have used it every day since even on a no make up day with just mascara and this adds a lovely glow. It’s something I would purchase again and again if I ever needed to which as you say, you wouldn’t as it will last forever!

  • I love MAC Soft and Gentle it looks amazing on my skin, I’m glad you bought it ! 🙂


  • I love this product, I think it makes the skin look amazing.

    Jess x

  • I love this product, i use it every day!

  • This is my everyday highlighter as well! I find things like High Beam from Benefit show up a bit more, especially in natural light.. but when I’m in the mood for a powdered highlighter – I alwwayyyyss reach for Soft and Gentle.



  • I have this and it is MY FAVE! great post x

  • Amy

    I always thought this product could be too glittery for the day time but I think you won me over. Great post as always!

  • Recently run out of tophshop’s sunbeam highlighter, so may have to give this one a go!