My Skin. Finished.

I wrote about wanting to try M.A.C's Mineral Make-up a few months ago.

I finally got mine in Hongkong (my colour sold out in Singapore), and I chose to get the Mineralize Skinfinish instead of the loose powder that I tried on at the airport in Sydney. Loose powders are just too cumbersome to use!

Not someone who wears a lot of make-up, my morning routine is simply the dusting on of some powder and blusher. I don't wear lipstick or eye make-up unless there is a need to be more dressed up (or if I look an absolute wreak because of a late night). Because I still have quite a lot of the L'oreal's Mineral Foundation left, I did not try the M.A.C one until I gave in recently.

So here is my little review:

The powder is very fine and goes on the skin smoothly. I apply the powder using sponge applicators that I bought from M.A.C. However, I must be careful not to apply too much, because it easily looks cakey when I do.

It does not provide too much coverage but I wouldn't expect it to, since this is not a foundation. I have some freckles which can still very much be seen.

Now, the one thing that has really jumped out at me about this powder, is that it seems to force oil out of my face! The first day I had it on, I noticed that my skin got shiny around lunch time. I was really surprised because I don't have oily skin. I have combination skin but even the oily parts don't get particularly oily. As I blotted my face, I thought about it and concluded that it was probably a case of overacting hormones due to PMS.

However, my skin was perfectly fine when I went back to using L'oreal the next day. And on all subsequent days I used M.A.C, my skin ended up oily!


So I can only conclude that this make-up makes my skin oily, and I really shouldn't use it anymore.

What a waste of money!


~tif;fany* said...

i use this mattifying cream for the face and its gooood! :)

next time pass you a tube to try!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

tiff: Gah, I shouldn't use make-up like this that oil up my face in the first place :(

~tif;fany* said...

most often than not, you only know it when you had bought it to use. -.-

Anonymous said...

hahah!!! oh dear... maybe it's to give you the 'dewy' look! ;) i'm using MAC's studio fix which i really like.. no such problems.. i als have combination skin.. is it possible to be different kind of combination!??! :D

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

cote-p: I guess I have more sensitive skin then! Just like with lipstick. I hardly ever wear it because I get rashes. And I've tried so many brands