There's nothing I love more than venturing out into the wilderness (Brown Thomas) and having a wee splurge on makeup. I picked up MAC's famous Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder last year, for €26.50. I use it frequently; it definitely wasn't a waste of money, but it didn't live up to my expectations.
MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Powders are often used as setting powders for makeup, but can be used as a light foundation when applied wet (best to use MAC's Fix+ for this). I prefer using it as a setting powder, as I find it gives very little coverage when attempting to use it as a foundation; I like medium-heavy coverage, so if you're looking for something light and natural, you'd love this. The main reason I like this powder, is because it has lasted me absolutely ages! There's barely a dent made in the pan, and I've had it for at least 8 months. I love the packaging; it's simple and sturdy. It doesn't get too grubby and it's able to take a good battering amongst other makeup bag essentials.
It's good to use as a setting powder, mainly because of the colour and glow it gives. It makes your skin look healthy and fresh, and keeps your foundation and concealer in place nicely. However, if you have oily-combination skin this doesn't work too well! I find that after an hour, my t-zone is incredibly oily again (especially around my nose). I use a mattifying, translucent powder on my t-zone and apply this everywhere else on my face. I find this works alright applied over translucent powder, so it's ideal to pop into my handbag for touch-ups throughout the day. It's a fantastically light powder; suiting pale skin well - unlike a lot of powders out there claiming to be "porcelain", when in fact they make me look orange! It works best applied with a synthetic brush, also.
Overall, it's a great powder, it just doesn't suit my skin type. It's 100% worth the money; probably one of the best MAC products I own, price-wise. If you're pale and looking for a nice powder for Summer, try it asap!
Have you tried this powder? What did you think?