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Tender Touch . . . MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

Tender Touch . . . MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

I am in lust with MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes (MSF).

So what are they? MAC describes them on their website as: A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adding buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face. Many people are confused about what they actually do.



There are 3 MSFs in the permanent collection:

Lightscapade (Soft candlelit beige with multidimensional shimmer) P

Soft and Gentle (Gilded Peach Bronze) P

Gold Deposit (Soft reflective golden bronze) P

These listed below were limited edition but at the time of publication, the MAC website did have them in stock)

They are: Perfect Topping (Pale Pearlised Pink) LE

Stereo Rose (Coral with golden/bronze shimmering nuances) LE


Soft and Gentle is perfect for every day wear. It’s my HG and suits everyone but can be too dark for very pale skin.

Depending on your skin colour, these mineralize skinfinishes can be light enough to use as a highlighter, dark enough to use as a bronzer or blush or right enough to use as a finishing powder for an all over subtle sheen. You can also use it to highlight your brow bone, as a full on lid colour, highlight the bridge of your nose, use in in the inner corner of the eye or to highlight your cupid’s bow.

I prefer to dust it lightly with a fan brush on top of my cheekbones for a beautiful highlight. This warm-toned, champagne beige with a frosted sheen has an intense colour pay-off and what you see in the pan is what you get. It’s not chalky and is finely milled and doesn’t cling to dry patches.


The special thing about MSFs is that each one is unique because of their veining. There won’t be a drastic change in colour, just a bit more of that and less of that if that makes any sense.

This is a beautiful MSF and they now come in a new, mirrored compact. I did a review on that when the Mineralize skin finish naturals came out.

Pick this one up, it will last you for ages and it beautiful, feminine and super sexy!


Price: R350 (The mac website listed the two limited editions at R305)

Where to buy: MAC FFS, MAC counters and




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