MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle

Today I’m going to review a MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. Soft and Gentle is a luxurious, slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish. What is very impressive about it is that this product was on the market way before everyone started to rave about strobing, highlighting and non-touring! I’m in love with this illuminating powder. It helps you to look great without doing many skincare procedures.  Therefore I want to share my thoughts with you.

What is Soft and Gentle?

Soft and Gentle is a Mineralize Skinfinish powder that is in a champaign colour. The product itself is a highlighter and so has a glistening sparkle to the eye.

It comes in a classic MAC black compact case, which you can back to MAC. There is no mirror coming with this compact. The compact does, however, have a removable centre to make it easy for an application if you are a makeup artist or in a hurry.

Beauty Tip: There is no need to keep opening and closing the compact. Simply remove the plastic centre to use straight away.

How to apply Soft and Gentle?

Simply brush highlighter over areas you wish to highlight. Areas such as cheekbones, brow bones, nose and cupid’s bow can all be highlighted with this product. You can use this product with makeup or without. Strategically buff on to add highlights to the high points of the face, or blend all over for a sheer luminous polish to the skin.

Apply with foundation and Fix+ to create a more intense look. Or apply on its own for a healthy glow and shimmer to your skin. highlighter

What do I like about Soft and Gentle?

I love the champagne undertone in this product. A lot of highlighters on the market are white or pink. These shades tend to show up more fake on your skin. However, this champagne shade is ideal for a light glow and perfect if your skin is sun-kissed. This product also works well with a fake tan so don’t worry ladies if you haven’t been on holiday this product will look great either way!

Soft and Gentle also works well o n fair skin, as it will give a natural golden shimmer to your completion. It is super easy to blend and is universal in skin tones. Soft and Gentle is quite a versatile highlighter because it will suit most of the complexions, can be applied lightly or intensively. Even though it’s a baked formula, which I’m not a big fan of, i find that i don’t have problems applying the powder and can build up the intensity.

READ RELATED: Dior Illuminating Powder Review.

What do I not like about Soft and Gentle?

I do not have anything negative about this product itself. The only thing I dislike is the opening mechanism on the compact. It is a magnetic fastener and it can be slightly tough to open. I do prefer the older style packaging when it comes to MAC products. I would also like to say that I think MAC creates amazing products but don’t really promote them. This highlighter is one of the best on the market and has been available for years. But I feel like customers are going for new highlighters simply because they are not aware of Mineralize Skinfinish range. Sad!

hasWhere can you buy Soft and Gentle?

You can purchase Mac Mineralize Skin Finish highlighter at any MAC stores or online at


Have you tried Soft & Gentle highlighter?


You may also like to read my review of  Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. Great powder trio for softly illuminated complexion.

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  1. Siffat Haider
    June 26, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    The champagne colour looks beautiful on you. I’ve heard such great things about this product, I may need to buy it for myself!

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