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MAC Mineralize Foundation / Loose

A mineral-rich powder that provides medium buildable coverage and a radiant look.
Average Customer Rating:
4.667 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(27 Reviews) 27
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Review 1 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:11 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
perfect loose powder
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, natu
I never cared for liquid foundation so I have been going from various pressed and loose powders to try and find the perfect one.
I was recommended medium plus shade of MAC's Mineralize Loose powder to match the golden medium of the bare minerals line. I also use the prep + prime transparent finishing powder on top and wait about a minute later spray on the Fix + spray. Fix + spray is something I love using even before using MAC's foundation powder. I used it with the bare minerals even to make it look more flawless and well blended.
I immediately fell in love with this powder because I didn't have to use a lot to make my face look practically flawless without the cake-like or the flakey look.
It is definitely buildable and long wearing. I never had to touch up since I have started wearing it. Even when I do some yard work and have been sweating, it looks amazing as if it was just applied fresh. This is important since the bare minerals line I used always looked like it needed a do-over after only a few hours.
Like many, I have the oily T and when I wear this I never have to worry about it or anything else for that matter. It is that good.
Only thing I would say to watch out for is that it is easily buildable and it does look darker the more I applied so make sure you apply the least as always.
+79points
88of 97found this review helpful.
 / Arizona
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:07 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Deep dark
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, oily, combination to oily
My mother tried this powder on and it went on flawlessly. I without trying it on purchased one the moment I saw hers. When I got home I HATED this product. I felt like my face had turned to stone. So I was determined to find the right combination to use the mineral powder with because I knew of its possibilities to give the the right look. When I first tried the powder I used nothing but a moisturizer. It was terrible. So I tried a primer and then the loose powder. It turned out very nice but I still felt as though it wasn't perfect. I went back to the Mac store and purchased the match master foundation in 8.5. I had the girl test it with the mineral powder and I instantly fell in love! When I came home I applied primer, match master then loose powder and it was perfect! So when choosing this powder be sure to use a foundation even if it is a light one to make this powder work. My makeup stayed in place all day and I was pleased. I am a hairstylist so I sweat and this makeup held up perfectly!
+51points
61of 71found this review helpful.
 / Birmingham, al
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:03 27 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolute HOLY GRAIL!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control
I love this product and will continue to purchase it always and forever. After trying countless finishing/setting powders both high and low end I decided a powder is a power. I never was able to achieve a *nice* fiinish to my foundation routine.
When I tell you this powder can make ANY FOUNDATION look like a gorgeous foundation. You can def use this as a foundation itself but I definitely use it to set liquid. The result is flawless!!
My pores are gone and my skin is even and radiant. My makeup stays set all day. I cannot stop looking at myself every day I wear this. I finally have my skin looking the way I want it to
Please please please don't ever discontinue.
+34points
40of 46found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 4 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:03 23 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
MAC's Best!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable, great for all day coverage., professional natural look.
I left liquid foundation years ago, trying to accomplish a lighter look for my daily routine. This product finally provides that. It has a better, more manageable coverage than Studio Fix, and it doesn't oxidize at all. I use a CC cream as my base moisturizer, and literally use one "shake" of this foundation container to cover my whole face perfectly. It definitively lasts all day, looks super natural and it gives me that fresh, complete look of a well maintained face without the heavy, muted look of a blotted powder or a cream that was applied hours ago. I have received many, many compliments since using this product. The container might seem small, but considering how little of it I use, it's going to last me a good while before I run out. This product should definitively be more advertised. It's way better in coverage and performance that Studio Fix!!! Super great product - I hope they keep it for ever!!
+16points
17of 18found this review helpful.
 / MD
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:10 07 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Color match for NC45 SPF Select
Tags +best color match for spf select 15 nc45 and sff
Mac's changing formulas for foundations, etc still need to be perfected and staff need training to give correct information. The discontinued Select spf 15 NC45 should be substituted with Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 NC45 NOT prolong wear (which oddly enough is a darker shade but has the same number NC45 - confusing). And the best powder to set it with is Dark Mineralize loose powder not the alleged coordinating NC45 powder (which is a different darker shade than the original select spf 15 NC45). Dark Mineralize loose powder matches PERFECTLY with Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in NC45. It was so frustrating being told so many different things from different "make up Artists" who clearly didn't know. So many of them seemed to have the wrong shade on their own faces - too light / ashen appearance, noticeable caked on make-up in strange color choices.
+22points
26of 30found this review helpful.
 / Marietta, GA
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 6 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:04 12 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Skin is in LOVE!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable
Out of all the foundations I use by MAC, this is now my no.1 foundation! This is my first time ever using a loose/mineral foundation. I have very oily skin and with certain foundations it can add to your shininess, but with this I stay shine free ALL DAY! I feel like this is the perfect foundation for people with oily skin. It's buildable to cover your dark blemishes, long wearing, and controls oil! And best of all you look and feel natural.
It stays on your skin, not your clothes! What more can you ask for with a foundation!?! This foundation is a MUST-HAVE!
+15points
17of 19found this review helpful.
 / Sacramento,CA
Review 7 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:02 26 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
best mineral powder
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable
i have really bad skin, i suffered from acne as teen so i have a lot of scars and this covers my skin beautifully, and im really oily and this keeps me long hours without getting shiny, and i know its really bad to sleep with makeup on but it has happened a few times and this makeup makes my breakouts actually go away! =-O i looove it and im glad they changed the container =)
+15points
18of 21found this review helpful.
 / California
Review 8 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:10 11 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Silky, powdery, airbrush finish.
Tags +Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable, powdery babydoll finish
I have very sensative skin, and I'm always looking for products that won't upset it. I have been a Select SPF Liquid foudation user for years, but I do like a powdery, babydoll finish to my skin. So I tried this loose powder over my Select SPF liquid and it's amazing! I love that it's a light finish and I don't look like I'm wearing a heavy foundation even though the two combined give great coverage. Great product.
+9points
10of 11found this review helpful.
 / Des Moines, Iowa
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:03 09 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Foundation
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable, flawless skin
Being a dedicated user of tinted moisturizer, I was hesitant to try something new. However, I was attracted to the idea of being able to build the powder for appropriate coverage. I actually guessed at the color I would need. I really love this powder. Its has surpassed my expectations. My boyfriend noticed first thing that my skin looked amazing. Flawless, yet natural! Love it!
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / Florida
Review 10 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:05 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Flawless
Tags +Long wearing, everyday use, glowy look
I love the sheer look you get from using Mineral Make Up and I have tried the MAC Mineral Finishing Powder therefore I had to give this one a try. This product is great for light to medium coverage. Perfect for everyday make-up use. Leaves your skin breathable and smooth, not cakey at all. After applying let it mix in with your skin's natural oils and see the wonderful finish it gives.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Gulfport, MS
Review 11 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:07 14 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
!GORGEOUS!
Tags +Long wearing, Natural, radiant, Lightweight, flawless, soft
I recently tried Mineralize Foundation Loose powder after finally feeling completely dissatisfied with other typical--cream, stick, liquid, mineral--foundation formulations and instantly knew I had found my dream foundation.
This foundation is nothing short of a beauty miracle. A highly stellar product that perfectly gave me the simple, undetectable, hydrated, natural, radiant, and non-makeup look I was aiming for in just seconds of application. The formula is lightweight, comfortable, and gives exceptional medium coverage just as MAC describes on their website. I could not be happier with my new foundation find!
I am convinced there is nothing like Mineralize Loose on the market to compare, not even in mineral makeup world, that I would be seriously heartbroken if MAC ever discontinued it. MAC definitely has something unique and special here. I agree with another reviewer: It is THAT GOOD. I highly recommend it.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA, USA
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:12 17 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great!
Tags +Long wearing
I love this because it's lightweight. I wear this during the warmer months because I live in a very humid environment.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Arkansas
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 13 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:03 04 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable
Buildable coverage. Does not cause breakouts or irritation which is very important to me. I am SO HAPPY that the packaging was changed, that was my biggest gripe, but the new packaging is way better and more usable (not to mention you get more product). I do have to use two different shades depending on the season, but that's fine with me.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Laramie, WY
Review 14 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:05 11 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Medium is right for me!
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable, light coverage
I absolutely love the flawless look this foundation gives, its so light (like nothing is on my face at all!) which makes it incredibly comfortable to wear. I have some light acne scars, large pores on my nose, and very uneven skin but despite my not so great skin I don't like heavy makeup - the lighter the better, but just enough to even me out. This stuff covers everything I need it to but still shows my skin enough to not look cakey. It goes on so well with my kabuki foundation brush but doing it that way I literally ran out in just over a week, so much product was wasted and I tried to be so careful about it :( Using a powder puff saves more of it and still gets the job done but I'd rather use my brush when applying it onto my face on its own (without foundation under). I've been using matchmaster in 3.0 for about a year and I do love it, although some days I just don't want to put on a full face of creamy foundation, so I decided to try this. For the first week it was perfect but as the days went on I noticed more and more how instantly oily my face became. Within 10-15 minutes the sides of my nose were shiny.....then I started to break out. I had to stop wearing it but loved the flawless look so much I decided to try it over my matchmaster foundation (my routine is prep & prime, matchmaster, mineralize powder, a little finishing powder, and finish it off with fix spray) which turned out to be a great mix!...especially considering MAC just discontinued the loose select sheer powder I was using before (this is how I came about finding mineralize) and I really don't like the select sheer compact version, not a fan of pressed powders at all really. I still wear the mineralize on its own on lazy days but I make sure to wash it off sooner than I would normally wash my makeup off just to keep the oily acne at bay. I will continue to buy this but I am now investing in some of the oil control lotion, maybe that will help when wearing this on its own because I do love it and it is definitely worth the trial and error to get it to work on my skin without anything under it.
+5points
9of 13found this review helpful.
 / Eureka
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:10 24 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good But Bad Package
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
Although I think the product itself is good, I think the packaging leaves a lot to be desired as there is no way to control how much comes out of the container and in essence you are wasting it. I would purchase again if the packaging is changed, otherwise I will probably use another brand.
+6points
9of 12found this review helpful.
 / Connecticut
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:02 11 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
No more shine!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, oily skin! no more shine!
I love this foundation! I began wearing MAC studio fix foundation at 16, and wouldn't stray from it. However, with very oily skin my face would always look shiny and greasy. I decided to switch, and I'm so happy I did. I brush this over the BB cream and my face looks perfect! Random people compliment my skin all the time while wearing this foundation. The only downside to this foundation is that it can be messy. It could be due to the fact I'm new to using loose powder, but it sometimes gets everywhere when I'm applying it.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / las vegas
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 17 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:11 01 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great coverage yet lightweight
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable
This mineral loose foundation powder can be used on its own or with your favorite Mac liquid foundation to set. It covers extremely well and you can build more coverage if needed. After I apply the loose mineral foundation powder, my powder eyeshadows, and powder blush I spray my entire face and neck with Mac's Mineralized Charged Water. The Charged Water allows a very natural glow to your skin. It also helps set any powders used. I let it dry for a minute then continue with my lips, eyebrows, and mascara.
+5points
7of 9found this review helpful.
 / Florida
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 18 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:01 27 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
HG
Tags +Long wearing, natural look
I'm no makeup expert & as much as I love feeling fancy while stippling liquid foundation, liquids just don't work for me. They get cakey, streaky, oxidize, which is mostly my application technique, I'm sure. Mineralize Loose Light Plus is my HG foundation. I have pretty good skin & prefer a sheer, natural look. I start with the Skin Smoothing Base & finish up with a setting powder & Fix+. This stays all day & is what I wore for my wedding. Also a much better color match than the bare minerals I used in the past
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 19 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:05 13 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
mac mineral powder
Tags +Moisturizing, Long wearing, Buildable
i love this product, best mineral powder i've used to date. Easy to blend. looks extremely natural exc. HOWEVER, there is a down side that i noticed almost immedeatly...it's very oily, even for my combination skin. if i didn't use a transluscent powder in my Tzone then it would be so oily that i would look funny. Also, ever since the first week i've had this the majority of it has been up in the top part of the sifter which is also pretty annoying :/...but even with that said i've learned to deal with it because this is my holy grail when it comes to mineral powder
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / chicago
Review 20 for Mineralize Foundation / Loose
Date:03 17 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So light!
Surprisingly this foundation is not cakey at all. Not sure how MAC has done it but it's very light, not too shiny not too matte. This is perfect for everyday. So far for me, I am loving the mineralize foundations....both the cream and the loose.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Brooklyn