Review | MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish

Soft Gentle

I know I am late to the party but I wanted to share my thoughts and review on MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish.

I will be the first to admit that MAC was never my first makeup brand choice originally – I like the packaging and I liked the idea but I hadn’t quite found the product that made me want to try anything else. Till this product.

Soft Gentle 1

The MAC Mineralized Skin finish in Soft & Gentle is a cult classic. It has been majorly hyped for so many year and I was always hesitant to give in to the hype, like most products to be honest.

It is a baked highlighter in a peachy champagne tone and I think it would suit most skin tones apart from very very fair and has a lovely sheen rather than a glittery chunky mess.

I would describe my skin as NW15 so if you’re lighter than that then this might be a smidge too dark for you.

Soft Gentle 2

The packaging is not my favourite MAC packaging I have used but it’s practical. The closure is magnetic rather than a clip or snap shut.

I use this on the tops of my ‘cheek bones’ (I don’t really have any but if I did, where they might be), the tip of my nose and on my cupids bow and it always looks flawless.

Soft Gentle 3

All in all I have been completely blown away by this product and I am so glad I did eventually give in to the hype (5 years too late). It definitely spurred me on to buy more from MAC and so far I am trying more and more things that I really enjoy.

I would definitely put this down as a product from MAC you should try at least once, even if you weren’t a fan of MAC. Soft & Gentle really is a smooth entry level product that will leave you wanting more.

Have you tried this product? Fancy getting your hands on Soft & Gentle?



  1. hannah
    March 11, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I’ve never tried this product before, but it does look really good

  2. March 11, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Not tried this, but looks lovely. Mac isn’t my first choice either despite many friends raving about them. Not tried much but never been hugely impressed x

  3. March 11, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve got this and use it on the daily. My other holy grail mac product is their lipstick in whirl!

  4. March 11, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I do have this after wanting it for ever so long but I must say I’m not a massive fan of it- it suits me better when I have a tan (you’re very right about it being fairly dark). More often I’ll reach for my cheap MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter! £2! Xx

  5. March 11, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I have only used a few MAC items but they have all been quality.

  6. March 12, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Ooh! I’ve been using the ‘Natural’ version of this for a few years now, but I love this finish 😮 I’ll just be popping this on my shopping list 😀

  7. March 12, 2017 / 9:58 am

    This sounds amazing! I haven’t tried that many MAC products but I have a feeling I may need to try this…

  8. March 12, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I have not tried this before but it does sound great! I think I need to treat myself

  9. Jessica McDonnell
    March 12, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    That product looks beautiful. Admittedly I do think MAC is overrated, but they do have some great products.

  10. Rachel Butler
    March 13, 2017 / 9:07 am

    I have never tried this before! The colour looks amazing!!!!

    • Rachel Butler
      March 13, 2017 / 9:15 am

      I have never tried this before! The colour looks amazing!!!! #LeahXLUD

  11. March 13, 2017 / 9:37 am

    I haven’t given into the hype of this yet, to be honest other than some lipsticks and an eyeshadow palette I don’t own a huge amount of mac products x

  12. March 13, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I do at least know who MAC are though I have never seen this being used at home!

  13. March 13, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I have used Mac products in the past but I have not tried this one.

  14. Emma
    March 13, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    MAC always do such quality products. I love the shimmery look of this one – will have to check it out in store soon!

  15. March 14, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Omg that shade is gorgeous! To be fair, I haven’t heard of this so I guess I’ve even more behind on all the hype :’)

  16. March 14, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Omg that shade is gorgeous! To be fair, I haven’t heard of this so I guess I’ve even more behind on all the hype :’)

  17. Sarah Lewis
    March 19, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    I’ve never tried a Mac highlight but I may treat myself to this is looks fab! #LeahXLUD

  18. Sarah Wilson
    March 23, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    I’m sure I had this years ago! Time to repurchase I think! #LeahXLUD

  19. August 15, 2017 / 2:13 am

    Such a great product.

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