MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation Review

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Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
I'm excited to share my thoughts on this foundation as it is my first MAC foundation. I purchased it last minute because I went to the MAC store looking to buy Face & Body but the MUA said I would be better off with this foundation instead. She told me that F&B would be too sheer for me and this foundation would be able to cover up my acne scars while still giving me a dewy look that I desired.

MAC describes it as:
"A combination of powders creates an optical blurring effect that virtually diminishes imperfections and fine lines, for a more even tone. The light-reflecting, natural satin finish makes skin appear refined, revitalized and refreshed with a new purity, softly lit from within. SPF 15 adds the perfect finishing touch of sun protection. Features our 77-Mineral Complex, Shea Butter and Vitamin E."

It costs $34 and it contains 1 US Fl oz of product. It comes in a sturdy frosted glass packaging with a plastic pump. The coverage is light to medium and it is buildable without looking cakey. That is one of the things that I love the most about this foundation that it feels very lightweight and looks natural. HERE is a FOTD post where I have this foundation on.

It is long lasting- I have worn it the entire day without my foundation fading or my acne scars peeking through.You HAVE to set it with powder because once you apply it, it feels kind of sticky on the face as if it hasn't set. This foundation seems to never set so you really need to set it with powder.

I feel that it is best to apply this foundation with your hands or a makeup brush, such as a stippling brush. I have tried it with a sponge but I have to use more than two pumps for my entire face with it and it becomes time consuming to have to build it up. This foundation blends effectively with my fingers and brush and gives great coverage.

I have combination skin that gets very oily in my T-zone area. I love the look of dewy foundations but sometimes it makes me feel like I look really oily. Mineralize Moisture does not give me this problem. It gives a lovely glow without looking my face looking like an oil slick. I think that ladies who oily skin who want to try a foundation that will give them a lovely dewy look will love this foundation. In addition, I strongly believe that ladies with dry skin will LOVE this foundation as well! It feels very hydrating on the skin so I'm sure that those with dry skin will love this foundation.

UPDATE: Unfortuntely, this foundation breaks me out so I cant use it anymore. I'm going to Back2Mac it.

What do you think?



  1. I love Mac foundations, and this is one that i havent tried, but really want too!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. I have the face and body but only wear it on a day I dont want to look like im wearing makeup. I haven't tried this or any other of the MAC foundations tho so may have to give it a go. Im your newest follower on bloglovin so look forward to reading more posts
    Carrieanne x

    1. What is the coverage of Face & Body- is it buildable? I want to try that foundation next.
      Thank you for reading.