I was digging through some unpacked boxes this morning when I came across a buried treasure — my beloved stash of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powders. 🙂
They’d been MIA since the move last month, lost at the bottom of a dark cardboard prison.
But they’re finally free! Free to shine!
With their frosty metallic finish, these colorful pressed powders work great as highlighters for face and body.
While I was lining ’em all up on my dresser like little makeup soldiers (yes, I’m a weirdo), I remembered an e-mail from MBB reader Bernice.
I’ve been a silent reader of MBB for a few months now and recently hopped onto the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish bandwagon. Ohmygosh, they are soooo pretty! 😀
There’s just one thing — I have no idea what brush I should use to apply them.
I tried searching the ‘net, but it seems that views are generally rather divided, and I can’t quite decide which brush I should use.
Could I get some advice, please? Thank you!
Hi, Bernice. WOO HOO! Welcome to The Cult of MAC MSF-Loving Babes! 🙂
I just love the soft candle-lit glow they give to my skin — when I get the application right, that is. With the wrong brush, they’re easy to over-apply.
So, how to get the right shimmery glow without looking greasier than a bucket of KFC?
I’ve tried using them with a bunch of different brushes (blush, powder, even a kabuki), and these are the ones I like best: the MAC 187 ($42) and 188 ($35) Duo Fibre Brushes.
Both deposit whisper sheer layers of powder, providing for a lot of control to build up color and shimmer slowly.
- 187 Duo Fibre Brush: Often referred to as “the skunk brush,” this synthetic brush head feels wonderfully soft to the touch.
- 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush: A smaller version of the 187, the 188 has a smaller brush head with a flatter top.
Neither one is cheap, but they are versatile. I also use my 187 to apply liquid foundations, cream blushes and even loose powders, so I think you get a lot of brush for your money.
Also, if you happen to have a fan brush at home, give it a try because they tend to lay down super sheer layers of color — perfect for MAC Mineralize Skinfinish.
Sometimes I use Shu Uemura’s 5.7EX ($35), another fabulous multitasker (it excels at applying bright/intensely pigmented blushes).
I hope these suggestions help. 🙂
Keep me posted on your progress!
MACaholics, it’s time to pick your brain. What do you use to apply Mineralize Skinfinish Powders?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,