Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation SPF 15 Foundation - BREAKS YOU OUT AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF USING.

I love to have that dewy finish glow on my face. I hate that matte look. I feel like my face is dull and boring.

It took me a while (well, actually two years!) to post this review about this foundation. If you have read my previous blogs, I bought Clarins The Beauty Flash Balm for my 22nd birthday. On my 21st birthday (I was born on June) I bought MAC's Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation which I indubitably regret buying.

Cost: ₱1,900 (Rustans) = $32 (MAC Website)

*The  price is inclusive of tax, I think.

DETAILS from Nordstrom:
  • A fluid foundation that blends the natural light-reflecting properties of micro-minerals with a smooth satin finish. Provides low-to-medium buildable coverage with a skin-flattering, slightly luminous look. Helps make your skin appear radiant, healthy, re-energized. Contains vitamins A, C and E to help nurture and condition the skin. Provides everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 sun protection. Long-wearing.

I have used this last year for two months only because I started to break out. It was my first ever MAC product. I was really happy. I have heard women raving everything about MAC so I gave it a shot. 

It did live up to its promises that it gives you a smooth satin finish and illuminating glow. What's so good about it is I could still see my own skin. I am using NC30. When I applied this, there was no skin color changes. It was like a dewy transparent film over my skin to give it a radiant glow. It wasn't heavy. Just this with a moisturizer as my primer and I was set.

My skin was acne-free during those days. I only got one or two small pimples before my period or when I am under stress and then they just disappear after a day. 

July of 2011, I started applying for Canada. Many documents to gather, there were fees to pay that were more than what my parents expected, and I had to study IELTS and French. 

I worked only on the weekdays, eight hours a day, teaching English to Japanese, Koreans, and Taiwanese and I end at 5 p.m. My IELTS review starts at 5:30 that I had to ride a motorbike from my workplace to the review center which takes about 20 minutes. I do that every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the whole month of July.

All the dust I got from cars and roads, they stick on my face. I think my drugstore cleanser wasn't strong enough to remove all the filth. Plus, the stress I get from work, from my IELTS review that lasts about three hours, and the thought that my scheduled IELTS test was a month away. 

One day, I woke up to see tons of cystic acne erupting from my cheeks! They were shockingly flaring and painful. As the days continued, my zits never left my cheeks. I tried another cleanser that deals with acne but to no avail. It didn't do anything to stop them from spurting. 

I stopped using MAC's foundation for quite a while. I waited for my acne to subside. When it did, though there were still some on certain parts of my cheeks, I used it again to acne-free areas.

I did notice in the bottle that the oil had risen to the top. So I pumped a small amount and I got oil instead of the whole foundation. I shook the bottle and pumped another amount. The oil had mixed with the brown liquid. I shrugged it off and proceeded to the application.

The next day, pimples have dwelt on the areas where I applied the foundation! I was so devastated. I left it in my drawer and vowed to never use it again.

This was the start of my skin troubles. It has been nearly two years. When will this end?!

Even if this was continued, I don't know about you guys but I must say I will never use this product again. I love MAC. I love their products but to those who have acne-prone, oily and combination skin (like me) this isn't the right product for you.

Sadly, I gave it away. My friend's feedback was it she loved it and people have been complimenting her looks but as the months went by, she experienced break outs too on her cheeks that she stopped using it and threw it away.

MAC has amazing products. (My apologies my skin is so sensitive) I'll buy their lipsticks and lipglosses but I don't think I'll be trusting them with their foundations.

I'm scrupulous enough to search for the right foundation that would suit my delicate skin, but for now, I'm sticking to Clarins BB Cream. 

  MAC *product discontinued

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Vodkapomme says:
✓ Dewy finish
✓ Matches your skin color
✓ Whole bottle lasts a while
✓ Neat packaging
Can cause massive break outs!