I month or two ago I got an announcement from the MAC mailing list (you ARE on the MAC mailing list, right??) about their new Mineralize SPF 15 foundation. Oh boy! I couldn’t wait to get my little paws on that – since you hopefully know that I am a huge mineral foundation fan.
Quite honestly, my history with MAC foundations has not been that great. Seems like every time I go into a store (all of them, not just MAC), they give me a foundation that is just a shade light for my skin, so I end up not really wearing it. I have a drawer full of MAC foundations that probably are just fine and dandy, I just don’t wear them. So, this time I chose my own color from the color selections at the MAC web site (I chose Medium), and it was perfect.
One different thing about this foundation is the packaging and applicator – the powder is in a small jar with a sifter on top and the applicator is a sponge that is attached to the lid of the jar. The screw top lid also has a nifty “appendage” to hold on to, making it really easy to use. I am a little iffy about the sponge applicator – but it has its place – traveling in my purse. When I am at home applying the foundation, I use a kabuki brush, pick up the powder right in the jar, and it works great. I love the sifter in the jar a ton more than the ones with most other mineral foundations. Then I screw the top back on, throw it in my purse and the sponge is PERFECT for on the road touch ups. So, while the sponge applicator wouldn’t be my choice for every day application, it very definitely is handier than having to carry the kabuki around with me all the time. This foundation easily cracks the top spot in the MAC foundation offerings for me – it is a reasonable $29 for an 8.5 gram jar. Lovely!
Also it should be noted that from today through June 16 (Monday), MAC is having the friends and family sale – save 15% off of everything in the store, and online at MACcosmetics.com. This offer is not valid on MAC counters, just in the stand alone stores and online.
They have a ton of new collections in the stores right now – I am crazy over the Like Venus Dazzleglass lip gloss I bought in the West Hollywood store last month. Its already more than half gone. *sob*