MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion

Many brands have tried to fill the gap that borders make-up and skin care, truthfully very few have succeeded. One product that does just that and is somewhat of a make-up artists must have is MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion. A deeply nourishing, optically blurring, silky serum like product that can be worn alone for a much needed moisture boost or used as a primer to create a beautiful base. I will state from the get go that trying is believing with this product!

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion Review
MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion Review

As much as I don't really like the frosted glass packaging (I find frosted glass difficult to touch, yes I'm a little odd) I can not fault the overall design. The pump bottle dispenses just enough product each and every time minimising product waste, mess or spill. I also like that the cap locks meaning even in transit you should be free from leakages.

Typically when it comes to MAC products I am all about the new and limited edition launches but if you try one new MAC product this month please let it be MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion. As someone with enlarged pores I am no stranger to primers, the majority that aim to blur and perfect are very much laden down with silicones which can result in a heavy and uncomfortable texture. MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion does contain silicone to fill and even out imperfections such as open pores and facial lines (which it does wonderfully so) but oddly the texture is light, silken and gel like. On the skin it not only absorbs instantly but feels cooling, refreshing and I find it not only hydrates but also somewhat firms the skin too. Despite the moisturising benefits this will not overwhelm oily skin, as an added bonus those with dry skin may find that using this as a primer will prevent any make-up applied on top from clinging to dry patches. As a primer it of course helps blur the appearance of pores and lines as well as prolonging make-up wear, keeping dryness at bay all without altering the finish of any base products applied on top.

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion Review

Now MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is not just your typical primer, oh no it can be used as a stand alone product (much like a moisturiser) to create a light radiant and fresh glow to the skin. It plumps and adds radiance to the skin all the while blurring imperfections in one quick step. You can also mix a little in with a tinted moisturiser, foundation or BB Cream to create a more radiant and glowing finish to the skin. It really does create the most healthy, youthful and fresh look to the skin I have ever seen or achieved from one product without the need for shimmer or glitter particles. I should also mention that this photographs well on the skin (with or without make-up), as there is no SPF you don't have to worry about flashback nor does the radiance boosting effect translate as oily/greasy on camera.

Like I said you really need to try this to see and feel the effects in person but if you are feed up of heavy and uncomfortable primers this is the a breathe of fresh air. Think of it as a primer, moisturiser, perfector and highlighter all rolled into one - your make-up bag needs this. Thank me later.

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion £32/30ml via MAC - link

This post contains a press sample.