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Feb 7, 2014

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“Well it’s about time you reviewed a makeup product.” That’s pretty much my brain yelled at me today (my brain does funny things). I mean, it’s a long time coming. I’ve had my eye on doing a few makeup reviews but I often like to test the makeup products over a span of time so I can actually do a semi-decent review of them. After all, I need some time for my face to either react/rebel/accept the test item and my face, like my brain, often has a mind of its own.

Today’s makeup item up for review is the MAC Mineralize Concealer. I picked up the MAC Mineralize Concealer ages ago but it took me this long to cycle around and test it out. I’ve used the regular MAC concealer before but was looking for something with a better ingredient list, something a bit more ‘natural’ for lack of a better word. The MAC staff that I spoke with suggested the MAC Mineralize collection and that’s how the MAC Mineralize Concealer ended up in my bag.

Product Review: What ingredients are in the MAC Mineralize Concealer?

Here are the ingredients for the MAC Mineralize Concealer: water, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, butylene glycol, neopentyl glycol dicaprate, trimethylsiloxysilicate, phenyl trimethicone, peg-10 dimethicone, bis-peg…oh gosh, I give up. You’ll have to rely on the image for the ingredients. I tried typing it all out but my eyes went blurry after the second row. Let’s just say the ingredients don’t exactly roll off your tongue.

The scary thing is, the MAC Mineralize Concealer is supposed to be chalked full of “minerals” and “nourishing botanicals” (so the MAC staff said although not in those exact words and the website says so too). If the MAC Mineralize Concealer ingredient list is that hard to decipher, I can’t even begin to imagine what might be in some of those other not-so-natural products.


Product Review: How well does the MAC Mineralize Concealer work?

At the time of this post, I’ve used the MAC Mineralize Concealer for at least a good solid month. We’re talking 30 days straight using the MAC Mineralize Concealer to hide my under eye raccoon symbols and other slight marks here and there (remember those zits I mentioned a while ago?).

Despite the indecipherable ingredient list, there is no denying that the MAC Mineralize Concealer works and does the job. I’ve used the MAC Select Cover Up in the past, one of their other concealer products. Compared to that, I find the MAC Mineralize Concealer to be a lot lighter but has equally good coverage but in a much more natural way. When I used to use the MAC Select Cover Up, I often felt like I had a huge layer of gunk on my face. It’s a lot thicker and the coverage was a lot heavier.

The MAC Mineralize Concealer is easy to apply on your face with that nifty little brush. It easily blended in with my skin, offered me the coverage I needed without that heavy gunky feeling. Like always, I usually dust off my face with a powder of some sort to even out the overall look. The MAC Mineralize Concealer blended well with my existing powder and I never once looked like I was wearing a load of makeup. Feedback from trustworthy colleagues agree that the MAC Mineralize Concealer provided natural coverage without making me look chalky or overdone.

The good news is: I didn’t get any big zits or facial outbreaks from using the MAC Mineralize Concealer. I also didn’t feel like I had to use a lot to get the job done.


So… MAC Mineralize Concealer? I have to admit, it gets the job done. Do I wish it had a better ingredient list? Yep, but I also recognize the ingredients used in the MAC Mineralize Concealer is likely a tad better than some of the other lower end products. If you need a decent concealer that matches your skin tone and provides good coverage without applying too much gunk, the MAC Mineralize Concealer checks off all those boxes and then some!

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