M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Light.

I touched on this lightly in my recent 'January Favourites' post. I've had this powder for quite some time now and since hitting pan on it recently, I thought I'd give you a run down on why I love it.

A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage. Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.

If you mention Mineralize Skinfinish to someone, I'm sure they conjure up thoughts of the pretty highlighter types. The natural kind is a no nonsense setting powder.

It's a very finally milled powder that is natural looking without being drying. It helps with shine control through out the day.

I used to use this all over but that was so unnecessary. I switched a while ago to only applying it along my t-zone down to my chin. I also apply a light dusting on top of cream blush to set it. It looks more natural to me to do it that way. It gives a matte finish to the skin without being to flat.

If I don't use this (which is never) I find my t-zone and chin will become incredibly shiny as the day progresses. This is one of those products that for me, lasts all day. When I headed to London I applied it in the morning. I touched up once during the day (after climbing up a mountain of stairs in the Science Museum - how glam!) but upon heading home my skin was still matte and oil free.

It has very low coverage which is a good thing if you're wearing a heavy foundation. It also works well for setting tinted moisturiser as it has just a hint of colour so you're not going to look too cakey applying it over the top.

This is something I definitely recommend if you want something light to set your foundation with. It works brilliantly alongside M.A.C foundations but it works just as well with other brands too. It's one of those products I can see myself buying time and time again. It's been my go to (and only) setting powder since I got it.

£21 / 10g

Where to buy:
All M.A.C locations and online