Monday, 21 April 2014

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle





MAC Soft and Gentle

  Apologies in advance to your bank accounts, because this is another product which you HAVE to buy. It's one of those make-up products that made me freak out and think about it for days/weeks on end until it was mine. Then when I did buy it, it took me about a week to use because it was so pretty. I didn't want to dig in and start using it because that would mean eventually it would all be gone. And I couldn't bare to think of that. Sad? Absolutely.

MAC Soft and Gentle Swatch

MAC Soft and Gentle

However, I did manage to get over myself and my pathetic ways because I haven't gone a day without wearing this. Well at least on the days when I do actually wear make-up which is probably about 4 days out of 7. I purchased this back in late Jan/early Feb, it featured in my haul post here. It's now almost May and as mentioned, I wear this all the time. I have also used it on every client I have had since so you'd expect it to have a nice little dent from over-use, but it hasn't. Its still very much in tact so for the cost of just under 30euro, you will get your moneys worth, and more. 

MAC Soft and Gentle

The reason it's lasted so long is because you only need the tiniest amount of this product. Just  dab/sweep your brush in gently and you have enough to highlight your cheekbones and cupids bow, which is what I use it for. MAC state that you can use this an an overall powder for a dewy effect but I personally wouldn't because as you will see in the picture below, it gives a serious amount of shine. Putting that all over my face would be a disaster considering I have oily/shiny skin already. Although, it would look quite nice with an even tinier* amount than before brushed down the center of your nose and forehead for a subtle glow. 


MAC Soft and Gentle vs Benefit Watts Up

Out of the 3 highlighting products I own and use, this has come out on top. I love Benefit's Watts Up, however it is slightly more golden so would suit darker complexions. I also sometimes use one of my inglot eyeshadows as a highlight, just for handiness because it's already in a quad with my other inglot shadows but I prefer this more as an inner eye highlight as its quite pale, almost white. A good one for the paler girls though. Soft and Gentle, colour wise is a tricky one. I'm sat on my bed writing this post having a good gawk at it while trying to decide what colour it actually is. I'd say pinky/almost bronzey but I'l let the swatches and the pictures in this post do the talking because you are probably bored of my blabbering at this point. 



MAC Soft and Gentle can be purchased at any MAC counter/website or over at Brown Thomas for 29.50euro


*Warning, you may resemble a disco ball so please for the love of God only use a tiny amount.



MAC Soft and Gentle


MAC Soft and Gentle









2 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! You've helped push this nearer to the top of my never ending list of products I NEED.
    Looks stunning on you!:) xx

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  2. Oh wow! This is gorgeous, and looks absolutly lovely on! Will be my next purchase from MAC after reading this!
    I've just followed you on bloglovin, hopefully you can check out my blog :)
    Rachel | Amor of Beauty xoxox

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