Many of us do not associate the words powder compact to youthful and radiant skin. In fact, quite the opposite. We think matte, dry, and cakey texture finish. Attempts have been made to obtain youthful and radiant skin with foundation, powder, bronzers, yada, yada, yada.
Welp, say good-bye to the layers of foundation and powder and hello to an all-in-one powder compact that gives radiant sheen, glow, and doubles as eye shadow, blush, contour and highlight.
Never thought this could be possible until I experimented with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals collection ($32). This collection of compact powders come in a quadrant of colors and textures ranging from neutral soft tones to sheen, bronzing and highlight. They can be worn over set powder, foundation or just bare skin. Shade selections include:
- Faintly Fabulous
- Naturally Enhanced
I did a test drive of Naturally Enhanced and discovered something amazing. I was actually able to eliminate application of eye shadow, blusher, bronzer, highlighter, and even eye brow powder. It became my new daily makeup routine with the addition of eye liner, mascara and lip gloss.
The key ingredient that makes this powder compact so unique is the mineral finish. It gives the skin a radiant glow without the shimmer and frost. The natural color tones are more muted and double as contour and eye brow powder.
- Naturally Enhanced is sheer reddish-bronze with soft muted tones
- Sunnyside is similar in texture, but with lighter pearl shades.
- Faintly Fabulous provides more of a sheer wash of color and less muted.
The mineral finish I found in this line is the key to the skin radiance and glow. Naturally Enhanced can work on all skin tones whether you choose to use it as a contour and highlight only or in all five applications described earlier. I actually demonstrated this here. A how-to guide has been developed in the event you decide to try the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural quad powders and see what it looks like in various applications.
Looking for a quick and affordable way to achieving youthful and radiant skin, head on over to maccosmetics.com. Your face will thank you for it!