MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle (Review & Photos)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Soft and Gentle’, £21.50 – MAC || Debenhams || House of Fraser

Summer is now over, but I’m still obsessed with that Summer glow. If you’re an avid follower here on Le Beauty Girl, you may have seen my first (HERE) and my second (HERE) attempts at finding the perfect cheekbone highlighter. After that, I got recommended so many great highlighters, including Benefit SunBeam and the ever so hyped up MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle, which as you can probably tell, is the one I chose to add to my makeup collection. The question is: is it worth the hype? We shall discuss that now!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Soft and Gentle’ is a compact powder highlighter with a frosty metallic finish. MAC describes it as a ‘gilded peach bronze’ colour, which I agree, but I also spot a hint of ‘champagne’ there. You get a whopping 10g of product, which is the same thing you get from the MSF Natural powders.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'

To me, this is a universal highlighter. I always found that cool-toned highlighters suit pale skin tones and warm-toned highlighters suit medium to dark skin tones, but ‘Soft and Gentle’ is a funny one; even though I would classify it as a warm-toned highlighter, and therefore more suitable to medium + skin tones, it also looks amazing on paler skin tones (see it on the gorgeous Louise here).

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'

So, is it worth the hype (and the investment)? The answer is one bit fat YES! This is by far the most beautiful highlighter I’ve ever tried; a quick swirl over my cheekbones and I’m left with the perfect amount of glow. It also photographs beautifully! I’ve been constantly reaching for it, and it was my chosen highlighter for my Cosmo Blog Awards Ceremony makeup (tutorial to come!). Even if you don’t buy any other highlighter ever again, do save up for this one; you won’t regret it – I’m well and truly addicted!

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'

I hereby grant ‘ HOLY GRAIL status to the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Soft and Gentle.

What do you think of MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle? Have you ever tried it? Do you know any other products that can rival it? Let me know!

  • Such a pretty colour! Must buy haha

  • Sarah

    If you still fancy trying sunbeam, Instyle have some Benefit samples in this month’s magazine including this. It’s cheapest in tesco at £2.50 ;) x

  • It is such a lovely product. I will be buying it soon.

  • Far too glittery for my skin. Seems to highlight my pores and do nothing else other than make me look obviously made up. And i promise i am light handed.

  • That’s a shame; it works really well on me!

  • It is, indeed. Pretty in every aspect :) x

  • Thanks for letting me know. I’ll have a look out for Instyle today :) x

  • Yes, do buy it! You won’t regret it :) x

  • Kimberley

    Looks stunning on you!

  • I love this so much! i love the one called Lightscapade its amazing!

  • I have this on my wishlist, but wow, on your skin it just looks amazing! Love your makeup, could you do a tutorial for it? o:

  • BlushBug

    This is such a fantastic highlighter! It looks fantastic on your skin! I’m on the pale side so I liked how you linked to a pale blogger. Great review Ysis! Xx

  • hannahcumberland

    I really want to try this!

  • This looks beautiful. Love your makeup here! xx

  • I know, it looks amazing on you.

  • Catherine Buckle

    I also bought this after Louise from Sprinkle Of Glitter recommended it and i LOVE it!!! Don’t know what I did without it :-)

  • Lindo o efeito que ele dá à pele, Ysis.
    Quanto à duração na pele? É bacana?
    Tenho um de marca nacional que tem a cor parecida com a Soft & Gentle.
    A marca é Fenzza, conhece?

  • Thank you, Kimberley! :) x

  • I know, I’ve seen it on the MAC website and I now have my eye on it as well :) x

  • Thank you! You should so get this; it’s so pretty and works really well! Tutorial request noted :) x

  • Thank you, lovely! So glad you liked it :) I wanted everyone to see that it doesn’t just look good on medium/dark skin tones! xx

  • I think you should :) x

  • Thank you, Ellie! :) x

  • I know, right?! So many highlighters I tried and nothing compares to this one. I haven’t tried Dior Amber Diamond, which everyone says it’s amazing, but I’m quite happy with this one! :) x

  • Obrigada, Thaís! A duração é muito boa. Eu usei pra uma festa à noite, e quando eu cheguei em casa bem tarde, ainda dava pra vê-lo na pele :) Não conheço a Fenzza, é boa?

  • É uma marca ótima daqui e super baratinha.
    Acho que vc gostaria muito. :)

  • Ciara Sims

    This looks absolutely gorgeous on you!! x

  • gazala

    From mac soft and gentle and anastasia highlighter so Hollywood wch is good….

  • gazala

    Please please suggest..