"Holy Grail" is a phrase that gets thrown around quite a bit in the blogging world, giving products Holy Grail or near Holy Grail status. I'm not going to lie, and I think many of you will agree, it can be a bit *yawn* or *rolls eyes* as you end up reading about 1000 Holy Grail products (how many times can I drop those two words in one paragraph?).
Despite my mini rant, I'm going to be one of those people and drop the HG, but for a completely and utterly valid reason.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is a powder that's raved about and loved by many beauty bloggers and I'm sure you all know the exact powder I'm talking about. If not, then please let me introduce you to this gem...
MAC describes the powder as "A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect light coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day. New mirrored compact.".
Just to set the scene for you all, I love me a matte(ish) face, so a good powder is essential. I've tried many a high street offering since I first graced the aisles of Boots. Some chalky, some that make you wonder if you've even put it on, and some which will be replenished once dead.
MSF Natural is the second high end powder I've tried. The other was the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, and lets just say I was less than impressed. Nothing to do with the coverage or colour match, but I just seemed to hit the pan extremely quickly with a lot of fall out. I was hesitant to try another MAC powder especially with the £23 price tag (not even THAT bad, I know... I'm just stingy). However, after reading shining reviews and finding myself in a duty free MAC store (what a coincidence), I couldn't not justify this.
And I am SO glad I did. This powder is a dream *cue angel chorus* leaving you with perfect looking skin, setting any concealer and foundation, and airbrushing any imperfections. Not too matte, not too dull, not too clingy to dry skin, not too chalky, not too cakey... I could continue but you'd all get bored.
The shade selection is pretty impressive, especially on MAC's website. I have Medium Plus which is somehow perfect for all year round (magic!). As it's baked, I've found it lasts me for ages and doesn't crumble. I've had mine since mid last year and it's still going strong. Just a quick swirl of a powder brush and you're good to go.
I have the old packaging which is fine and has stood up to a make up bag bashing, but the new packaging looks a lot more impressive. More sturdier with a mirror included, extremely convenient!
I honestly can't recommend this powder enough, even if your money is looking a little tight. I just know it's a go to powder to make my skin look amazing if I'm having a bit of a down day.
Have you ever tried MSF Natural? Do you have a favourite MAC powder? I'd love to know.