Hey y'all! Thanks first off for the AMAZING RESPONSE to my $200 SEPHORA GIVEAWAY. It's still going strong, and you can enter once a day HERE, so stop on by!
To enter the giveaway, I asked for suggestions on improving ElleSees. Many interpreted the question as to what they'd like to see more of, and my DUPE? posts were highly requested! So today I'm doing just that! This one has been sitting around since last year, and was suggested by a blog reader (I can't find the suggester, so let me know if it's you so I can link to ya). I think it's perfect because it helps to finish up the DUPE? series I've covered on powder highlighters.
Today's DUPE? is comparing the cult-classic MAC Mineralize Skinfinish powder to the NYX #NoFilter finishing powder. Take a look at the pic above--don't they look similar?
Now let's get into details:
A slow-baked powder with 77-Mineral Complex that provides a natural, dimensional finish.
light plus is pictured
10 grams, $33
online, MAC stores
delivers a soft and flawless finish
light beige is pictured
9.6 grams, $12
online, ULTA, drugstores, some box stores
ingredients listed in link above
Here they are swatched by finger. The MAC MSF is definitely creamier and more pigmented.
Here they are swatched on my arm. I get they are hard to see, but since the powders are supposed to match my skintone, that is why.
On your left is NYX and on your right is MAC--this was taken when I was really sick a couple of months ago, so I apologize for the less-than-great pic of me. In person, I cannot tell a difference. I like the wear time and the finish a little better from MAC, and the fact that it comes with a mirror. I love the MAC quality better. But for the price, you can't beat the $12 NYX #Nofilter finishing powder!
Have you tried either of these?
Do you think it's a dupe?
Sorry for not sharing much about life lately, but I am finally, finally feeling better! I'm looking forward to getting out and about into my normal routines! Thanks for being patient with me.