Finding the right setting powder that works for you can be quite tricky. I found mine a while ago: the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Everything about this baked powder was perfect…except the design of the compact. The lack of a mirror made this less than ideal for daily use in my handbag or travel, so this lived on my dressing table.
You can imagine my joy when Mac introduced a new compact with mirror for the Mineralize Skinfinish range. I picked up the new version as I had finally hit pan on my old one and this has lived in my handbag ever since. My only small gripe about the new packaging is that it is a lot bulkier than the old mirrored compacts Mac produced. I don’t quite understand why you would add a mirror for convience sake but than make it more difficult to fit in small bags…
Regardless, this is my favorite setting powder for touch ups and while travelling. I have the color Light Plus, a pale golden beige, but Mac make a great range of colors so this is suitable for all skintones.
The powder is very fine, so it doesn’t look powdery once applied or make your base look cakey. The finish is a bit of a contradiction: it is matte with a slight luminescence making your skin look natural.
The compact contains 10 grams and costs $32/£23/€29.50. This might be a bit of an investment for some, but it is really worth it for me. The quality of the powder is fantastic and the product will last quite a while. It took me about a year to reach pan on my previous one.
This is an excellent setting powder with a great range of colors to choose from, so you always find one perfect for you. Have you tried this? What is your favorite setting powder?