Special thanks to guest swatcher Memememe, Princess of the Mineralized Skinfinish, who went to superhuman lengths to assemble and swatch MAC’s entire collection of MSFs (baked blushes, highlighters, and bronzers). There have certainly been a few MSFs (Stereo Rose and Petticoat spring to mind) that touched off a total mineralized fever.*
Memememe reports that her skintone is NC25 (a little darker than mine), and her love of MSFs stems from their beauty and versatility. She says they can be used as blush, highlighter, bronzer — even eyeshadow, depending on the shade. Like Cabbage Patch Kids, every MSF is unique (a result of the baking process, which creates swirls and veins of color).
Now, as far as I know, all MSFs are shimmery or sparkly — and the only complaint I’ve really heard about them is that some of them contain too-large sparkles, or have a metallic finish. (And this finish can accentuate pores for some.) If you usually use bronzer to contour, you probably don’t want to use something sparkly or frosty because it will draw attention to itself — use it instead for a bit of warmth of color.
Soft and Gentle and Gold Deposit are currently part of MAC’s permanent collection, and are $25 each. Memememe also warns that MSFs are more fragile than normal pressed blushes, and should be handled carefully when shipping, traveling, or moving.
Today’s pictures were taken indoors. To see outdoor pictures of Petticoat, So Ceylon, and Soft and Gentle, click here. To see outdoor pictures of Soft and Gentle, Gold Deposit, and So Ceylon, click here.
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish (MSF): Lightscapade, New Vegas, Pleasureflush, Soft and Gentle, Soft & Gentle, Shimpagne, Naked You, Gold Spill, Porcelain Pink, Glissade, Petticoat, Light Flush, Stereo Rose, Northern Light, Global Glow, Warmed, Shooting Star, So Ceylon, Gold Deposit, Metal Rock