MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish Review

Hey beaut's!

Like most makeup and beauty lovers I'm obsessed with highlighter, it's my favourite part of applying my makeup and if I don't look like I'm a glazed donut I'm not a happy camper! I've got quite a few highlighters in my makeup collection now but one I was missing and constantly longing for was MAC's Soft and Gentle, I had swatched it in MAC numerous times but for some crazy reason never bought it but bless my lovely boyfriend who bought it for me for Christmas so I thought I'd share my thoughts on it finally!
 MAC's Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish is a velvety soft, slow-baked powder with a radiant, pearlised finish. The shade of this highlighter is lovely, MAC describe it as a gilded peach bronze and when its on the skin it definitely looks like a peach, champagne shade with subtle gold flecks within it which aren't chunky at all. 
The product itself is lovely to use, it's got a good amount of pigmentation when used dry and creates the most beautiful natural looking glow to the skin that I think would suit most skin types, if you really want to go all out you can wet the brush with some setting spray or MAC Fix+ which really intensifies the pigment a lot. 
The baked powder picks up well on the brush and blends onto the skin with ease, I find that my Real Techniques Setting Brush applies better than my fan brushes so I tend to stick with my small setting brush. The texture of the powder is super soft and isn't chalky at all, I also feel like Soft and Gentle is going to last me years and years because you don't need to use much during each application and I've used my pan quite a lot since I've had it and it still looks brand new!

Overall I think MAC's Soft and Gentle is the perfect everyday highlighter, it's naturally glowy when used dry and when it's used with a damp brush 'hello glazed donut'! The only negative I really have is that I do think it's a tad pricey at £24.50, but then I think I'm going to get years and years worth of use out of it so it will probably be worth it in the long run! If your looking for a nice everyday glow then I cant recommend this beauty enough, if your looking for something super intense when used dry then maybe this wont be for you!

You can find MAC's Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish HERE.



  1. This was my first ever highlighter and I still love it now. I'm on my second one but they last years. It's perfect for eyeshadow too. Gorgeous post x

  2. This looks insane, so pretty xxx


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