Panned Out | MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (MSF) in Lightscapade

And this is how the bottom of an MSF looks like. Baked makeup items such as this are in liquid/cream form to begin with and later baked solid on a grooved terracotta pan. The beauty of such items is that you get velvety texture – sometimes shimmer – without the heaviness or density of creams.

The makeup wonder here is not just at discovering how the pan looks like but also the fact that I actually finished this swirled makeup lovely in less than two years!

Originally containing a substantial amount of product, this domed highlighter has been a consistent part of my makeup routine. This product is certainly worth every cent, considering that I used it almost every day. An MSF will easily last you two years, really, if not more.

So the next time you baulk at the price of an MSF, think of how much product you’re actually paying for (it’s domed, therefore you get more product compared to a regular blush/pressed powder), how long it will last you (with regular usage, almost two years, certainly) and most importantly, its softness (think kisses of colour) and smooth texture (it typically glides onto the skin with ease). :)


  • Anonymous says:

    Wow! I've never imagined anybody finishing a MSF to the pan. What have you replaced it with since it's not in stores anymore? I sadly don't own Lightscapade. I jumped on the MSF bandwagon late last year only! haha. So i don't own that many.

  • makeupmag says:

    Hi Anon!

    I have a back-up but am reluctant to open it just yet. :) The marbled Etude blush I wrote about is a good alternative, as is an NYX Mosaic Powder called Highlight.

    Enjoy your MSFs. Isn't it great that there are so many permanent ones now?

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