The Best Foundations, Candy Style: No. 3: MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF 15

This week I am reviewing my 5 current favourite foundations!

MAC?! I’m featuring a MAC product? Well, yes, I am!

First off this foundation is the newcomer in this list. This is totally not a base for everyone, but I still think as far as cream foundation goes, it works pretty well.

MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF15 is a creamy, rich base which is super soft, doesn’t need any warming up and gives a medium coverage that is buildable. It really covers flaws so for days when you can’t be bothered (most days!) you can slap this on quickly with a sponge and you’re done.

And that, is why I really like this base!


Yet it comes with is flaws – it is so rich that it needs setting otherwise it’s sayonara by lunch time. It’s most definitely for drier skins – it feels so comfortable when your skin if feeling parched, BUT on the t-zone it tends to slide off.

Still I like it – it’s my current in a rush, go to base. Especially nice applied with a stippling brush.


Colour Range:

The usual MAC selection from NC15 to NW55.

For Skin Types:

Dry and Dull.


Cream, feels a little oily when first applied but sets.


Medium, can be built up.


So-so. On very dry skins, it may last longer, on combination skin it slides off mid day and need topping up.


Quite a glowy base, due to the fact it’s quite a hydrating product. Use too much and it looks greasy.

Main Strength:

Hydration and leaving the skin feeling soft and comfortable.

Main Con:

Doesn’t last too long

Score: 3.5/5

Price: £23 for 10g. Is that expensive? It feels expensive for a MAC foundation and also, I am on to my second one – the first didn’t last more than 6 weeks of daily use.

Buy At: Mac Counters and here.

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  1. I wanted to love this MAC foundation…but its true, it comes off quickly. I had to reapply 2 hours later! So now I use it as an under-eye concealer since my dark circles aren’t too bad.

  2. I’ve tried the liquid one and the mineralize powder and the powder gives great coverage and it stays on a lot more.
    The foundation has medium coverage but it made me break out.

  3. liloo/tsunimee says:

    Grr, this foundation sounds ideal to me with my poor dry skin but I can’t justify it. I can see myself using it with a very heavy hand. I am going to stick to studio fix i think. what a shame. I loved that review. x

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