Foundation Files: Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation


For the most part of 2017, my favourite foundation was the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear, but then in early 2018 my skin started getting more and more dry and I started hunting for something a bit more hydrating.  The hunt took me to the Tom Ford stand, where I found a lovely small tube of foundation, but at £60 a pop it was a bit excessive.  Then I headed over to the Mac counter where I swatched the Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation, I was then given a sample pot to take home, and I’ve been using it pretty much everyday since.


The Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation is pretty much everything I could want in a foundation: it’s creamy and hydrating, which gives skin a lovely glow, it’s a medium coverage that’s buildable, so skin still looks like skin, just much, much better, and the NC15 shade is a perfect match for my very fair skin.


I apply the Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation with a sponge (I think the SportFX Blend and Go Sponge – link –  is the best I’ve ever tried by a mile) and I work it all over my face, bounce it in with the sponge, then apply a little more wherever I need extra coverage.  The main thing it does is dramatically reduce redness; I find I don’t often need a green pigment underneath, although I will use one if I’m going for a really clean finish.


As I’m such a convert to Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation I thought I’d pick up the Mineralize Concealer too, which is a nice enough product if you need a little bit of coverage and it’s especially well-suited to the under eye area as it’s creamy and light, but it didn’t ‘wow’ me in the same way the foundation did.  I like it enough to hold on to it, but not enough to use it daily.


My very positive experience with this foundation has started off a bit of a Mac obsession – I’m off to pick up the Studio Finish concealer later today, so I’ll share my thoughts on that soon.  The Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation is £30 here – link – and the Mineralize Concealer is £18.50 here – link.

*Purchased by me


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