Hello beautiful people! So today I am going to review MAC Soft and Gentle Highlighter. It has been a long time since I am using it. I am very excited to review this product as this is my first highlighter review on MBF blog. So let us get started with MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter Review, Swatches.
Claims for MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter
A Luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.
Price of MAC Soft and Gentle Highlighter
$ 33.00 for 0.35 oz in the USA
₹ 2450.00 for 10 g in India
£ 24.00 for 10 g in the UK
In Detail MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter Review, Swatches and My Experience
I went to the MAC store to buy this highlighter as everyone on YouTube was raving about it. Whenever I went to the Mac store this product was always out of stock. But one day I randomly visited Mac store and asked for it. This baby was in stock and happy me couldn’t just wait to add it in my makeup collection. So finally I got my hands on this after a long time.
This cute little baby comes in a compact size packaging with a transparent lid. It has a button in front, so when you press the button the lid opens up and you are good to use the product. The lid shuts with a click hence there are no chances of product getting spoiled or damaged. Unfortunately what I don’t like about this highlighter is that it doesn’t come with a mirror neither a brush. I don’t find the packaging travel friendly as one needs to carry a separate mirror and a brush along.
Now coming on to the shade, the Mac mineralize skin finish in shade soft and gentle is a very beautiful peachy champagne shade. The highlighter has powdered shimmers present in it. But the shimmers are neither chunky nor too loud. They are perfectly subtle shimmers. The highlighter is very well pigmented, hence in one swipe you get good amount of product on the cheeks. The texture of the highlighter powder is very smooth and buttery. It doesn’t feel chalky and powdery at all. It just blends beautifully on the skin.
The highliter stayed on my skin for good 3-4 hours after that it started fading.
Now the good news is that this highlighter is from MAC’s permanent range so one does not need to rush and get it. You can go and buy this highlighter anytime. This shade will flatter all skin tones be it fair, medium or dusky. However I would like to advise you to try the product first before buying it. Also, please note that I have applied the product quite with a heavy hand for it to show up well in pictures below. In person, it gives a very natural looking glow.
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Pros of MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter
1) Permanent collection (hence no need to hurry).
2) Beautiful champagne shade.
3) Extremely pigmented.
4) Blends effortlessly.
5) Decent staying power.
6) Will suit all skin tones and all skin types.
7) Gives a beautiful and natural looking glow on the skin.
Cons of MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter
1) Packaging (because there is no mirror and applicator provided).
2) Expensive (but worth it).
Do I Recommend MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter
Well definitely. It’s a very subtle, natural looking and pretty highlighter. When I bought this highlighter, there were very less brands which had highlighters in their collection. But now almost each and every brand has highlighters.
1) Use this highlighter when you want a dewy radiant look.
2) Use this highlighter on cheekbones, nose, cupid’s bow and chin.
3) To increase the staying power of this highlighter, use a cream highlighter first and then top it up with powder highlighter.
4) Be careful while applying it because its very pigmented. Start with less quantity on the brush and then take more if needed.