Product Rave: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink
I’m not one of those Mineralize Skinfinish collectors who hunt down limited edition products on eBay and pay oodles of money for off-season and discontinued products. I’ve owned only one of them (Comfort - a warm bronze with amber shimmer) since they’ve been launched years ago, and I admit I hardly ever use it because I prefer matte bronzers that are just slightly deeper than my skin tone.
Also, I felt I could find so many cheaper products that gave exactly the same finish (try any mineral eyeshadow, for one…) that I couldn’t justify the price MAC was charging for these (especially here in Asia).
Then while I was repurchasing my beloved Patina eye shadow a couple of days ago, I came across a Mineralize Skinfinish tester sitting in a bin along with some other random off-season products, and it was the most gorgeous light peachy-pink with shots of pale gold veining.
Now I’m a fan of pale blushes (shades that can almost pass for a highlighter) because they add a barely-pink hue to your cheeks and give you a really pretty glow that doesn’t actually look like visible blush. It’s different from wearing a standard highlighter (gold or champagne shades) because many have a pale sheen that can look like greasy skin in many lights, or when over-applied.
Porcelain Pink caught my attention the moment I rubbed it onto my hand because the glow it casts back is a soft salmon color with a pink opalescence, and just a trace of gold sparks. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t capture how multi-dimensional it is on camera.
On the cheeks, it evens out some uneven-ness (possibly due to its salmon base-color), has just enough of a sheen to look like great skin, but at the same time muted enough not to shine like grease, and just peps up the face.
As an Asian with a very “cool” skin tone (no red at all), I can sometimes look sallow without blush. Pink Porcelain allows me to skip cheek color while looking like I have a very natural lit-from-within glow. The best thing is it’s not too shimmery or glittery, so I can wear this in the day without looking like a grease-ball.
MAC Pink Porcelain brushed along cheekbones over pink blush.
Unfortunately, I don’t think this product is available in stores any longer (my local MAC had just a few leftovers), so you might have to keep your eyes open at CCOs and online stores.
I had to run back today to get a backup just in case I never see it again. While I’m not about to convert into a crazy MSF collector, I do admit to being a little bit - just a little - obsessed with Porcelain Pink.