May 21, 2015

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion ($44) is a new lotion that recently launched in the MAC Charged Water Collection. Timecheck Lotion apparently utilizes the Charged Water technology and to blur lines and wrinkles while shrinking pores and providing long term moisture.

Honestly, it’s just a super great moisturizer worth checking out but don’t expect miracles.

MAC is all about color and sometimes there skincare collection gets pushed to the sidelines or even isn’t taken very seriously. But honestly, a lot of their skincare is packaged very well (jars with pumps, etc..) and has a host of excellent ingredients that make it a very good line up of products.

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is one such product. This little lotion is a bit expensive at 1 oz in size for $44 but it is a very nice lightweight moisturizer or if you like a face primer for those with normal, oily, or dry skin. It comes housed in a glass pump jar so it’ll stay fresh and stable for the the duration of the product’s life.

This is a lightweight gel texture that absorbs easily into the skin with a light delicate fresh floral scent. It contains a good deal of antioxidants as well as shea and mango butter for moisture. I have drier skin and prefer something heavier in the evenings but during the day I like my moisturizer to be light yet super hydrating and that’s exactly why I love Timecheck Lotion. This quite reminds me of my beloved Make Up For Ever HD Elixir! It absorbs in a snap, doesn’t leave me shiny, greasy, or oil and provides plenty of moisture to my skin so makeup applies smoothly and flawlessly without clinging to drier areas.

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion swatches

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion Swatches

It does contain a polymer agent which will make smaller pores appear less visible but I think if you have fine lines or larger pores well, this won’t really help all that much! It isn’t sticky because of this filling agent so no worries about it feeling heavy, sticky, or silicone-y on skin.

There is a mix of nice antioxidants in this formula which can be very beneficial to skin but I wouldn’t call it a heavy duty anti-aging solution. For me, MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion acts more as a lightweight moisturizer that preps my skin for makeup and adds a good deal of moisture while retaining that moisture over time so my skin looks fresh and smooth. It’s a little expensive but I really like it and would repurchase it!

MAC Mineralize Timecheck Lotion is available now on counters or grab it now at


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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Fancie

    This is a little pricey but I want to try it. The ingredients sound really good

  • Lerina

    Attempted to buy this today, but was unfortunately sold out. Ended up getting Murad’s Invisiblur instead. I wonder how this compares. I like this whole skincare/primer in one thing.

      • Lerina

        So, I own both now. I do like this Timecheck Lotion. You are right, though. It’s more of a lightweight moisturizer as I didn’t really see any primer qualities to it. There was some slight pore filling, but nothing major. My makeup does look good over it, though and it doesn’t make me oily or anything. It’s nice to have something without that silicone feel, so this is good when using a more hydrating foundation and really need it to stick.

        I find the Invisiblur to be so much better, though. It does have a lot of slip to it, but it makes the skin feel like silk, adds protection, and acts like a primer all in one. It will absorb into the skin. I definitely get the pore-filling effect from it, as well. It doesn’t harm my dry areas or make me oily.

        Timecheck is more of a skincare item, while Invisiblur is both. Skincare and primer. So, I really love that about it. The only thing I hate is the high price tag, but compared to Timecheck you use A LOT less product because it’s much thinner and spreads out very easily.