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MAC Mineralize Foundation

A lightweight formula that instantly nourishes skin with mineral-rich hydration.
Average Customer Rating:
4.369 out of 5
4.4
 out of 
5
(84 Reviews) 84
Customer Reviews for Mineralize Foundation
Review 1 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:03 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
NC15
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable, sensitive skin, pale skin, natural look and feel, low-maintenance and skill level
I wear this foundation in the lightest color NC15 and it is the only make-up that matches my skin tone perfectly and has natural looking coverage. I never wore cream foundation before this. I used to use a powder foundation but it was not a good match for my very dry skin. I will never stop using this product as it is great for my sensitive pale skin and it does not look cakey or fake. I love this!
+27points
27of 27found this review helpful.
 / MN
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 2 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:07 20 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great foundation for dry skin!
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable
As a 56 year old woman with dry skin, I always look for foundations that hydrate - obviously! I had used the pro longwear compact, but it was a bit drying for me and I had to be careful to use a primer with it. Not so with the Mineralize compact! It is perfect with just a light moisturizer under it. BEWARE - for me it ran a little darker than my usual NC35. I really had to step down to an NC30 which was perfect, I love a handy compact for portability and quick touch ups!
+30points
32of 34found this review helpful.
 / mt. airy,nc
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 3 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:01 28 2011
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not for oily skin!
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skin
I wanted to love this foundation as it was relaunched again with the logo of perfection. I went to my local MAC counter and purchased it although I was recommended something else by the MUA (who I had told my skin concerns). This foundation went on very smoothly and I loved the creamy consistency of it. I also loved the fact that it didn't feel like I was wearing any foundation. It just felt like moisturizer but with good coverage as I have acne prone skin with dark spots left from the blemishes and this foundation did cover (only needed to use very little concealer). I just feel that this is not for oily skin or even people with combo skin since that is what I have because only after an hour I had to reapply powder to stop making it look so shiny. I wanted this foundation to work for my skin because I do like the consistency and coverage and also because it is a mineral foundation (which I feel might be good for my sensitive skin) but it just looked like I had a film of oil all over my face after a few hours which I do not like. I really suggest this foundation for people with very dry or dry skin because it will feel and be very moisturizing for the skin giving that glowy dewy look.
+38points
45of 52found this review helpful.
 / los angeles
Review 4 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:11 23 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING!!!
Tags +Oil control, Buildable, normal- oily skin & those who want a natural look!
This foundation is totally amazing!! ! I have sensitive skin, and post acne marks on my face, and this does a great job at covering that up as well as being a mild foundation that is breathable for my skin! It also looks very natural, as I also use a finishing powder ontop that is also mineral based.
It looks natural on my skin, and I have been getting great compliments that my skin looks flawless! And I truly believe this is what I have been looking for, for a very long time! I've tried other foundations, and it makes my skin oily, and or look shiny! But this is so natural, and I dont have to touch up at all, ALL day! BUT if I need to, it does the job very well! *easy to add more if needed, does not cake up!
The only complaint I will have is that there is not enough  I wish I had a lifetime supply in one compact because it is THAT GREAT!!! PLEEEEEEEASE don't ever discontinue this! I know there is going to be someone out there with skin like mine that will be as pumped as I am for finding this!
+53points
60of 67found this review helpful.
 / Kokomo, Indiana
Review 5 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:02 16 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Won Over By MIneralize Foundation
Tags +Moisturizing, Long wearing, Buildable, sensitive combination skin
I am in my 30's and just starting to notice some fine lines and some definite changes in my facial skin from back when I was in my twenties. Products I have used for years re-acting very differently and no longer playing nicely with my skin. I have extremely sensitive combination skin that often gets very dry, with patches of redness or irritation. I've been searching for a moisturizing, build-able foundation that doesn't settle into my very fine lines and thus making them more visible and not so fine anymore. I stumbled across this foundation next to the 130 short duo fibre brush, and I am in love! The brush is well worth the investment, because it allows you to achieve both, the sheerest of applications and full coverage on problem areas, without wasting product. The brush really allows you to make the most of this amazing product. My skin is dewy, and gorgeous looking and I couldn't be happier! My search for the perfect foundation is finally over.
+13points
13of 13found this review helpful.
 / Pittsburgh
Review 6 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:01 19 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Product/Poor Value
Tags +Oil control, Long wearing
I love the coverage this gives and it lasts all day without needing touched up. Blends wonderfully with my skin tone and keeps the oil at bay. The only complaint I have is that I'm having to reorder every 2.5 months. $160/year on foundation is a bit ridiculous when a $30 bottle of liquid foundation almost lasts a whole year. I just can't justify the cost anymore.
+11points
12of 13found this review helpful.
 / Myrtle Beach, SC
Review 7 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:01 21 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I am in Love..Mineralize Foundation is the BEST!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, everyone
I have always loved MAC makeup. But recently, I switched to an airbrush system due to the fact that the makeup is so light that you can not feel it and the finish is great and flawless. I found that finding the right shades in airbrush makeup was difficult, so i decided to try MAC again...and this time try a different foundation. I tried MAC Minearlize Foundation SPF 15 (NW 50) and Fell in LOVE! I use it on top of the MAC Blot powder, which i use in my T-zone. I have been telling everyone I know to throw away their foundation and get MAC Mineralize Foundation.
The makeup provides a silky light-medium coverage. It feels as light as air. You literally can not tell you have makeup on! Which was exactly what i was looking for. The coverage is amazing. My skin has never looked so good!. The appearance after application is flawless, yet natural...and long wearing. This ladies is the one! I will never use anything else...there simply isn't a reason to.
+10points
12of 14found this review helpful.
 / Ann Arbor, MI
Review 8 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:05 21 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Foundation Ever!!!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, no creasing or caking vanishes trouble spots
My skin is very light pale (NC15) and dry. I wasn't getting any result I was happy with from any other foundations like all the liquids available and my skin being so dry powders where out of question. Liquid alone simply didn't cover enough of the darkness under my eyes & left bad lines caked under them - yuck!
I apply it with the foundation brush and just blend it on both eyelids and very troubled dark pits underneath my eyes, blending that further out into my natural skin. No creasing or caking! You can build it up or as little as need. It's a fantastic product that lasts a very time!
+6points
7of 8found this review helpful.
 / Houston,TX
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:10 30 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Moisturizing
Tags +Moisturizing, dry combination skin
Great foundation! I love it, it is really great if you have dry combination skin..It goes on smooth and gives you a very nice sheen look..looks very natural..
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / georgia
Review 10 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:05 01 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Full Natural Coverage
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control
Ok I was a faithful fan of Studio Tech for years. Something just didn't look right with my last Tech purchase. So I tried this mineralized foundation. My skin looked more radiant and it gave me full coverage. It lasted all day. I have oily skin so I set this with Select Share and a light dusting of the Prep & Prime in the t-zone. I'm NC45 and very happy with my purchase.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Brooklyn Park, MN
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 11 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:08 30 2010
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good. But not great.
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable, quick application
I have a love-hate relationship with this product. As far as coverage, it's great. Buildable and still lightweight. However, to get to that point, I had to test several different ways of applying it. So far my favorite is with a 187 to stipple onto the face and a 109 to blend. After figuring out how to apply it, I learned that there really isn't much product in the pan. Like literally 5 uses and I hit the bottom. Probably won't repurchase unless there was a refill pan available. I'll stick to my Studio Sculpt.
+6points
7of 8found this review helpful.
 / GA
Review 12 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:11 27 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mineralize Foundation
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, african americans, college student, dry skin
This foundation is perfect! It's light and gives you a moisturized feel. I have dry skin in the winter so this really helps keep my skin feeling moisturized and not dried out. It's easy application and perfect to toss in your cosmetic bag in your purse and go! I definitely recommend.
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / West Chester, PA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 13 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:02 27 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm in love !
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
this foundation is so amazing!! it looks completely natural and is totally buildable. I definitely recommend using a brush instead of the sponge it comes with because the sponge absorbs like all of it, and this foundation is too amazing to let it go to waste. Be sure to get matched instead of guessing, even if you're matched for another foundation already. NW15 was a perfect match, and i was ready to buy NC20 because it looked pretty darn close to me. Great for sensitive skin, i haven't had any problems with irritation. All in all this is probably the best foundation i have ever used.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Nevada
Review 14 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:12 17 2011
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Excellent Product
I like this product as it is great for long travels across the Atlantic to my London base. Looks fresh always. For those of you with drier skins adding skin primer is an absolute must. Exfoliation is a must or you could end up looking very patchy.
You have the control as to how much of this product you wish to apply. There really is no need for a heavy hand. Lighter application is better and indeed goes a long way.
Love the way it looks on film..Perfect, just wish there were more lighter colors for the fairer skin tones.
I would definitely recommend.
Lipdresser 4
+7points
10of 13found this review helpful.
 / Scottsdale, AZ
Review 15 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:01 10 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Nice
Tags +Moisturizing, dry skin
I have sensitive, dry, and acne prone skin (NIGHTMARE). I do not like feeling my foundation, so it toke me a while to find this one. I really like the texture and the light coverage.It has not irritated my skin or caused a breakout. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
+7points
10of 13found this review helpful.
 / Washington
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 16 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:06 22 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful to wear
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable, coverage is smooth and blendable
THANK YOU MAC...I have found the perfect foundation. I have been a MAC user for about 15 years and was introduced to this line when I lived in California where I needed something to wear that added moisture to my face because the climate was so drying. Then I moved to Virginia...where it is a bit humid and requires a different foundation. I tried a few different ones then decided on Mineralized powder, it worked nicely, until I had skin cancer removed on my face last year and was told me I must wear SPF on my face everyday of my life from now. So I decided on the Mineralize SPF15 which is creamy. WOW, is what I say. It goes on smoothly and is not oily at all and dries (even in humid weather) quickly. The coverage is even and blends nicely. It makes your face feel like babies skin. You can make a light coverage or heavier, whatever is your choice. I am ordering my second collection. Thanks again MAC for a great product.
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / Charlottesville, Va.
Review 17 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:12 02 2010
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Beautiful but too yellow
Tags +Moisturizing, Long wearing, Buildable, those with yellow undertones
I usually wear Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW20 and NW15. These are the best colors I've found in many years to match my pink undertones. However, the NW15 in the Mineralize Foundation, which should be comparable in color, definitely has a yellow tint. The finish that it gives is beautiful, but I can't deal with the color problem! Please, MAC, correct this for those of us with pink undertones.
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
 / Southwest Virginia
Review 18 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:11 26 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Need More
I love this, especially the way it feels on my face--not dry or tight. Only problem is I ran out of it in no time! I wish there were more in the container. I probably won't buy again because of that.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Alabama
Review 19 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:08 26 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very promising!
Tags +Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable
I just received this product in the mail today and wore it the first time. My all-time favorite is the Studio Tech and I find this (Mineralize) lighter in terms of application and wear. It is perfect for summer. Coverage is light/medium, but it's easily buildable. I use with the #190 brush. (I'm never a big fan of sponges for cream foundations anyway). I got the same shade I get for Tech - NC40. You got to love MAC, they truly have a nice range of color specially for foundation. Truly, this may be a serious competition for the Studio Tech! I love it! I got complimented on my skin today too so something must be right about this product! ;p I just have to find out if it's as long wearing as the Studio Tech. I'll keep you posted.
+5points
7of 9found this review helpful.
 / CA
Review 20 for Mineralize Foundation
Date:11 03 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love!
Tags +dry skin mature skin
Best foundation ever! Nothing compares to this foundation. It's soft smooth and does deliver.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Alabama