Monday, July 9, 2012

MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skin Finish Review!

MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skin Finish

MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skinfinish ($29) is a new limited edition baked highlighter, released in the Heavenly Creatures Collection that launched in-stores July 5th.

If you typically aren't favorable of shimmery face products, you might want to steer clear of MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes, as they are frosty and sometimes shimmery. The amount of shimmer differs with each shade. I can't help but drool over Mineralize Skinfinishes each time MAC launches new shades.. they're just so pretty to look at! And although I'm not too crazy about too much shimmer, I love highlighter, and I always use a bit in my daily routine!

Star Wonder is described as a plummy pink with multi-dimensional pearl. It's made up of a few different shades - there's a warm pink, plum and pale gold. When combined, a shimmery plummy pink with a golden shimmer is created. 

Mineralize Skinfinishes have the typical smooth and soft texture of baked powders, and blend really well with minimal effort. Some shades are dark enough to be used as a blush, while some are light and frosty, and work best solely as a highlighter. Star Wonder could be used for either purpose, but is dark enough to use as a blush. Because it's shimmery, only a touch is needed for a natural glow. When buffed out, the shimmer isn't as noticeable, but it's still there, providing a glowing sheen to the cheeks. While it looks nice applied either way, I like wearing it across the top of my cheekbones as a highlight, paired with a pink blush.

I usually use a duo-fiber fan brush, but any duo-fiber brush would work well at laying down minimal product at once.

MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skin Finish

Bear in mind the purpose of shimmer is to draw light to those areas, putting more emphasis on them. The reason we like to add shimmer to the highest point of the cheeks is to create dimension to the cheeks, and give the illusion of higher cheekbones. You don't want to add a shimmery product to areas you don't want to be emphasized (wrinkles, acne, dryness, enlarged pores, etc.).

MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skin Finish

MAC Star Wonder Swatches
Left: Heavy Swatch, Right: Light Swatch

The Round-Up

  • Good pigmentation
  • Can be used as a blush as well as a highlighter
  • Soft, easy to blend texture
  • Provides a natural glow when used sparingly
  • Very shimmery - can look unnatural if too much is applied - can also emphasize pores, oily skin, etc.

    Price: $29, MAC. Currently available in-stores, and sold out online.


    1. This doesn't look as scary swatched as it does in the pan. I'd love to see an FOTD of you wearing it! :) xx

    2. It looks very pretty on the swatch. I would also like to see the FOTD of you wearing it!

    3. so nice! I love the tones, and I love skinfinish by Mac, I have a few of them and I use them for any possibilities, thanks for sharing

    4. This is on its way to me and I'm SO excited! I've definitely become a MSF collector.

    5. Yours is a touch darker than mine. I am so in love with it!! I use it as blush, it's just perfect for summer.
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    6. Such a pretty shade but it reminds me of a Milani blush. I forgot the name. :-/

    7. this one is really pretty. i have lightyear and i love it!! the golden shimmer really makes my skin glow!!

    8. I fell in love with the collection when I saw it omg I wanted to buy the end I just got 2 blushes and 2 eyeshadows because I have so many MSF's already but theyre all so pretty...I think Im MSF mad.... >_<

    9. such a pretty shade.. Shame it's too shimmery..

    10. Your Star Wonder has such pretty swirls. :) Great review, its a gorgeous msf.

    11. FOTD-Please! =)
      Looks very nice swatched.

    12. looks like it's for more tan people as a blush, or just a highlighter/bronzer for medium skintone!

      thanks for the swatches!!!

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    14. I just found your beauty blog today! :) Your photos are beautiful!