Product Reviews

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation

The natural satin finish makes skin appear refined, refreshed and lit from within.
Average Customer Rating:
3.727 out of 5
3.7
 out of 
5
(121 Reviews) 121
2 out of 5(40%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Review 1 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:02 09 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
♥The Love of My Life♥
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
With my very fair skin tone, I find it so hard to find a foundation that perfectly matches me... But this is it! Though it's definitely moisturizing, I always apply moisturizer and primer first, and it glides on like a dream. It looks just like my natural skin, but perfectly even and flawless. Here recently, I've tried a few new foundations, and returned them because they just don't compare. I have dry-normal skin (very dry in the winter), and it doesn't stick to my dry patches when I have them, though I'd still recommend exfoliating. It's dewy, but it's not reflective. Even if I find other foundations that I like, this will forever be a constant in my makeup collection. If you're on the fence about it, try it out! The fact that it has a pump is amazing- the only somewhat negative comment that I have about it is that I feel there should be more shades for the always lovely women/men/people of color.~ ♥
Tip: Pro-longwear concealer in a few shades (3-4) lighter than your usual color is (always) wonderful for highlighting your under eye, etc.,but with this foundation I just love it all the more. It creates a perfect look that I'd reccomend to anyone. (Though I can only get one shade lighter than mine.) ♥
+31points
33of 35found this review helpful.
 / Kentucky
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 2 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:01 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Skin in a bottle! Sheer natural glow!!!
Tags +Moisturizing, Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable, sheer builable coverage, soft glow/natural finish
I have been looking for a dewy foundation that gives me a great finish and also covers some of my previous acne scars for the past year and non of them beat this foundation! I have been wearing it for a week and it gives me the most beauty glow. I have dry skin and this acts as a moisturizer as well. I asked my friends and family what they thought about my foundation and they were shocked because they didn't think I was wearing any!! I do use a primer with it which extends the wear for another 3-5 hours. It looks even better if I use the MAC oil control lotion. I know I just said that I have dry skin but this oil control lotion works very well it is extremely hydrating without getting a super greasy look. My other favorite thing about this foundation is that it has absolutely no scent. I love Mac foundations but sometimes they can have a very funky smell and this one has none at all. It doesn't break me out at all and it has SPF 15. I can say with full confidence that this is my favorite Mac foundation so far I highly recommend you go and get a sample and try it out for yourself.
+11points
12of 13found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:05 21 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Even, Fresh, Glowing Skin*
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skin normal skin glowing finish
This foundation is lovely! Not for anyone who doesn't like a fresh, dewy, hydrated finish. It says it all in the name. Light-Medium coverage that looks very natural. Very smooth texture that really does make the skin look "Revitalized" as Mac states. I feel like normal to oily skin can also use this but be mindful that you don't have to use much underneath this in terms of hydrators. I have normal to oily skin and the only thing I wear under this is a light hydrating toner or facial mist like Fix+ I can completely skip moisturizer with this foundation and it looks great! This acts somewhat like a BB cream with the combination of sun protection, hydration and other skin benefits in a very lush texture. I assume with the recent increase in shades it is doing well. I Hope this foundation has a very long run with Mac. It truly is a staple for anyone with dry skin or anyone who loves a glow to the skin.
Perfect!
+50points
53of 56found this review helpful.
 / Toronto
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 4 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:11 19 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Foundation Ever
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing
Im usually a Studio Fix Fluid kinda of girl. I been using it for years, but I have been wanting to try something different so i decided to to go with this and I must say Im IN LOVE with this foundation. BEST FOUNDATION EVER!!! I'm never going back to Studio Fix. I PRAY that they don't ever discontinue this product. I'm going back to purchase another one tomorrow just as a backup. it stays on face very well!
+20points
21of 22found this review helpful.
 / Louisiana
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 5 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:12 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Beautiful Finish-doesn't set
Tags +Buildable
I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. I have tried applying this foundation several ways, and setting it with different powders/sprays, and I cannot get this foundation to set to save my life. I will apply this and it looks AMAZING, and then I will get in the car, put my sunglasses on, and when I take my sunglasses off, the foundation has completely come off on the nose area where the sunglasses sit. It is a beautiful formula, really makes the skin look dewy and glowing-from-within, but I do not like that it won't set for me.
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / Boynton Beach, FL
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 6 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:02 25 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Dewey finish!!!!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skin, dewey finish
I don't understand how some people cannot like this product. They have to understand that this lives off a very dewey finish. You face is not going to be matte by using this product. I personally love it. I would only used this product on dry skin people, so their faces won't be so flakey. Again, everyone can use this product but if you have very dry skin or looking for a dewey finish. I personally love it.
+78points
84of 90found this review helpful.
 / riverside, ca.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 7 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:08 24 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love it
Tags +combination/oily skin
I am shade NW45 and I have combination/oily skin so its really hard to find a foundation that doesn't liquify in five seconds, I love this line, I actually started with the studio tech and I didn't like that one so much, I was almost ready to give up on MAC foundations, but then I purchased this and I love it sooo much, it goes on smooth, I don't need full coverage but it is buildable in my opinion, and I didn't experience any break outs or skin irritation, so yeah I love it...
+16points
17of 18found this review helpful.
 / Dallas, Texas
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 8 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:05 25 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, normal/combination/dry skin
I had always used the original formula of the Mineralize Satinfinish foundation, and was extremely upset when it was discontinued. I purchased this Mineralize Moisture Foundation and at first was sceptical. It has a completely different formula and consistency, and the finish is A LOT more dewy in appearance. I have used this for about 2 weeks now to get used to it and I LOVE IT. It is a beautiful foundation which settles nicely on the skin, and looks great alone for a full moisturised look, or set with a Skinfinish Natural powder for a complete look. Easy to apply with a brush, or a slightly dampened sponge. Covers imperfections well and evens out skintone nicely. My new favourite!
+56points
60of 64found this review helpful.
 / New Zealand
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 9 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:05 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Use the right tools
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
To be honest, at first I wasn't a huge fan of this foundation. I tried the 130 brush, the 159 duo, the 190 all with prep and prime radiance underneath. Then I tried the Oval 6 brush with a tapping motion just like the one of the videos that was recently released on the MAC website. The finish and application with this brush is fantastic. The artist also recommends using the 138 contour brush with a powder and tapping motion to set. I highly recommend trying this, although I recommend using the mineralize pressed powder to finish/set rather than the studio care blend as recommended in the video, unless you want a more matte/less luminous set, then use the care blend. The Oval 6 is great, but I also have to recommend from trying several different avenues to try to make this foundation work, the 182 short or some call kabuki brush. With a powder or studio fix, this brush is fantastic but I thought I would try out the liquid. Well let me tell you, the finish with this foundation is perfection. Blend this foundation in well with the 182 and you will be amazed, blends perfectly and sets more nicely than with any other brush I have ever tried. Dust lightly with pressed mineralize powder using the 150 or 138 with a light tapping motion or dust to your liking. I find this foundation somewhat long wearing but since I have discovered using the 182, I haven't been using the natural radiance prep and prime for some reason, so I'm sure with wearing the prep and prime, the foundation will be very long wearing. Really give this foundation a try, it's different for everyone's skin, but try this application before giving up on it! It's honestly my favorite foundation now and photographs beautifully.
+30points
39of 48found this review helpful.
 / Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:11 14 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great for older women
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable, older women, fine lines, large pores
I have tried several of the different formulas from MAC and I have to say that this formula really does make a difference in hiding the fine lines and pores in older women. I love the fact that it does not settle into creases but seems to float on top. I recently ran out of this and had a little bit left in my studio sculpt bottle. I noticed a big difference when I applied that, as I could notice the pores and some fine lines. I love how the mineralized goes on nicely and doesn't feel heavy or greasy yet gives great all-day coverage. It also does not dry out my skin.
+12points
14of 16found this review helpful.
 / Cincinnati, OH
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 11 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:04 05 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
GLOWING FINISH
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable, dewy look
I bought this stuff wanting an even more dewy finish than my studio sculpt. IT delivers that!. I find that you really need to buy the brush suggested which is the 130. any other brush or beauty blender WILL NOT work. I had to splurge for the 42 dollar brush so I give it four stars there because of the purchase of the brush. The coverage says its not full but I find that it hides my blemishes really well and when its all set and done it has such a glowy almost highlighting affect to my cheekbones(which I have high cheekbones for perfect contouring anyway) it deff needs to be lightly set as it can transfer a bit. staying power I would say is about 10 hours. Make sure if you get it where your eyelid is set it with a powder as it can feel slick. IF you have OILY SKIN this is NOT for you!!!! you can cocktail with studio fix fluid and this to make less dewy! or dab studio fix in places for more coverage if you would like. Overall will repurchase again!!!
+14points
16of 18found this review helpful.
 / Mighigan
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:03 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I Feel So Pretty
Tags +Moisturizing, evening out skin tone for flawless complexion.
As a woman of 50+ years this foundation helps conceal fine lines and imperfections on my face. I get so many compliments about how flawless my skin appear. It just makes me "feel so pretty!"
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / Harrisburg, PA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:12 03 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for dry and acne-prone skin!
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable
I kinda felt sorry for this foundation when I saw those negative reviews. I guess it is not for everyone. I wanna summarize my very happy experience with it as following,
1. I have this sensitive, dehydrated, yet at the same time very acne-prone skin. Plus, I live in the desert, the worst place for our woman skin I guess. This one works out beautifully for me. I'm a makeup rookie so might not be the pro of foundations, but I've tried many of them I've heard good things about out there because I really got this hard time dealing with my issue-stuffed skin since I moved to the desert. They may have worked great for others, but I kept getting this flaky caky look, especially at the very dry areas, even after I used all the good primers. But not this one. It moisturizes incredibly!
2. It looks very natural while providing relatively decent coverage considering its
lightness. Shade-wise, I don't have much complaint. I'm an NC25 and this one fits me perfectly. Actually I like the texture of Matchmaster very
well but I can't find the right shade for me with that one.
3. It can be the one providing a look closest to the "flawless" among all the foundations I've tried. You can't notice it settled in the line or something as long as you find the right shade.
4. The problems: It does wear off through the day. It does break me out one or two. And I, like others, did find it somewhat hard to blend with brush. However I don't have much complaint about those things either, given that it has been so hard for me to find a right foundation for my dry skin, that all the foundations somehow break me out at first (maybe my skin has this "learning curve"...), and that I can use my fingers to do the "last blend" which works great.Hopefully this summary helps. One more point: it might not be for everyone but if it is for you it is terrific! So go see if you like it in the local store and it may surprise you as it did to me.
+23points
31of 39found this review helpful.
 / AZ
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 14 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:02 08 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
JUST AWFUL!
I thought I would give this foundation a chance. However, it was streaky no matter how i applied it and seemed to never completely set. I ended up just washing it off and using my other foundation.
+5points
7of 9found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:03 22 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Disappointed :(
Tags +the driest skin known to man.
I was really excited to get this today and try it out! But.....there was two MAJOR problems I had with this. 1) I'm an NC45 in everything MAC offers basically so I figured hey, why not on this one too? Big mistake. Like another reviewer had put, the colors are so off. Usually NC45 is perfect for me because it has a yellow tint to it which is my skin tone in a nutshell. I'm brown skinned, but very yellow as the undertone. When I put this foundation on, it was reddish! It was so odd. 2) The longevity of it. By the end of the day the foundation was literally melting off of my skin....in 40 degree weather. When I had Studio Fix it never did that. This foundation is definitely not for everyone.
+25points
33of 41found this review helpful.
 / Texas
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:05 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful Foundation---my new 'gotta have.'
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable, colour, finish
I have a few faves in foundation, but as the seasons began to change,I noticed I was getting a bit of a tan ( not much but enough for the need to have my foundation a tad on the deeper shade). I looked, tested and didn't like other lines. I discovered this new formulation, and the shade is perfect and so is the satiny finish. I love it. now I have to decide whether to make a lighter shade my 'new' gotta have winter foundation.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:06 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mineralize NC35, LOVE IT1
Tags +Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable, soft focus finish, good for dry skin, good for mature skin
I really love this product, I m always matched automatically to NC42 being of East Indian descent, at the store. It oxidises on my skin! so I have purchased NC35, with the help of a online make-up artist. The NC35 oxideses to NC42ish. I also use the mineralize skinfinish poowders to highlight and contour with this foundation.
I love that this makes my skin look youg and dewey and the coverage is very buildable .I have been applying it with a sponge. I don't think it lasts all day though, as it has a dewey finish. I love the finish.
I feel it definately helps blur lines and does give a soft finish.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Fresno
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:07 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not For Sensitive Skin
I went into the MAC store to see what was new a few weeks ago. I noticed that the makeup artist looked gorgeous and asked to try the product she was wearing, which turned out to be the Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation. I told her that my skin was prone to breakouts and she reassured me that the product was non-comedogenic. I've been using it for about 5 weeks now and low and behold, I look like a teenage girl going through puberty all over again with the amount of pimples collecting on my face.
I *HIGHLY RECOMMEND PEOPLE WITH SENSITIVE SKIN NOT TO PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT*. Avoid it like the plague!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Paris, France
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 19 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:08 14 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
terrible even for dry skin
I have extremely dry skin so I thought this would be perfect for me. After only an hour or maybe less my face looked horrible. Super greasy looking or as if I wore my makeup in a sauna. It was creased everywhere and melting off my face. Such a disappointment.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Colorado
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 20 for Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation
Date:05 12 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Going back to Studio Fix
Tags +Moisturizing, looking like you just worked out
After leaving a career in television, I wanted something more natural looking. I thought this would be it. However, I found it left my skin looking greasy and tired. No amount of powder made up for the fact that I looked sweaty all the time. (And I don't have oily skin.) It's so bad that after using it for a couple of weeks (and it takes very little to cover your face because it's so oily) I'm back to order Studio Fix once again. I'm now stuck with an entire bottle of this stuff that I'll never use.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Ohio
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com