MSF Frenzy

Friday, January 15, 2010

Before I begin:
- Right now I'm capped so I won't be able to reply to comments or visit blogs until next week but I'll be housekeeping next post so feel free to ask me questions, ask away!
- I also have a question to ask you guys: What is a formspring? I had a comment suggesting I make a formspring but you kind of lost me at the word 'formspring' haha please help granny annie keep up with the times! :(

When I realized my bottle of Revlon Colorstay Foundation had no more love to give, strangely I felt a bit liberated. On my way to work I was reminded why... MAC's Warm & Cozy Collection just released the day before and I had an itch for those MSFs - I had it bad!

I know my New Year's resolution was to only buy make up once I've hit pan but who said it had to be one for one? I woke up the next day with a spot on my face so I've paid for my mischief but part of me commends myself for only snatching up two things, the shadesticks were very worth breaking the bank for!

Comfort and By Candelight MSF from the Warm & Cozy collection


Comfort MSF

'Comfort' is a deep bronze with gold veining. It actually is not frosty when applied, it's a lot darker than other bronze MSFs but still gives off a subtle sheen on the skin. Shimmer is minimal and it has quickly become one of my new favourite MSFs!

By Candelight MSF

'By Candelight' is described as a "Golden Pink". Next to 'Soft and Gentle' they could almost pass as twins, both look frosty and both with minimal (if any) veining but surprisingly when swatched, 'By Candelight' is darker with a lot less frost, which I love!

While we're on the topic of MSF's I'll attempt to answer a question I've recieved countless times:

"What are MSFs ?"

MSF - the acronym for Mineralize Skinfinish powders.
They're dome shaped multi-purpose powders which contain minerals and can be used to "add buffed-up highlights to cheeks and brows, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face". They're slowly baked on terracotta tiles therefore can be used wet or dry without causing any damage to the product still inside the compact, each compact contains enough product to last a lifetime, each is unique in colour and veining and I am crazy over peach and bronze MSFs!

Collecting MSFs is a common MAC cult. Almost all MSFs are limited edition and with all the hype over new MSF releases, it's either now or never. Once an MSF becomes rare they're usually listed at crazy prices on ebay. I remember missing out on Shooting Star and watching them sell on ebay for up to $90AUD! Insanity!

There are two types of MSFs. The first type is MSF Natural which come in 7 shades, are completely matte and used as a finishing powder to set and fix foundation.

Medium Dark MSF Natural, Dark Natural & Shimmer MSF


Medium Dark MSF Natural

These MSFs are part of the permanent collection and probably the least domed of all my MSFs because I use it almost all the time.


Dark Natural & Shimmer MSF

This is a limited edition MSF Natural which comes with its own chunk of shimmer. The shimmer is SO pigmented but a bit too frosty to use on its own. But with a little bit o' this and a little bit o' that they make a pretty little mix!

And the remaining MSFs are limited edition (except Gold Deposit and Soft & Gentle, the only 2 permanent MSFs)

Petticoat, Soft and Gentle, Triple Fusion MSFs

(The labelling of the swatches of Petticoat + Soft & Gentle should actually be the other way around!)


Petticoat MSF

'Petticoat' is a pale rose with gold and amber veining. Probably the most beautiful veining of all my MSFs and although it's limited edition and hard to find I'm pretty sure you can still order it from the MAC website online. Although its described as "Pale rose" its quite dark with a beautiful amber sheen.

Soft And Gentle MSF

Described as a "gilded peach bronze". Its very frosty and almost the powdered version of Benefit's high beam. This is my mum's favourite hehe

Triple Fusion MSF

Part of the Color Craft collection and not as smooth in texture as the other MSFs. Its high in shimmer and frost and a lot more glittery.

Warmed, Gold Deposit, So Ceylon MSF


Warmed MSF

Golden Bronze with light yellow gold veining. It's a beautiful golden peach on the skin with minimal glitter but a pretty little sheen!


Gold Deposit MSF

Soft reflective golden bronze. This is also chunkier than other MSFs and higher in glitter which means it should be used in moderation - part of the permanent collection.

So Ceylon MSF

Pink bronze with a gold amber veining. One of the famous MSFs but surprisingly not one of my favourites. Its very rosey and quite pink for a bronze based MSF but another one of mother's favourites :)

This is probably the fastest I've updated, why? Because:

1. I am capped and with these pictures already uploaded into a post I decided to finally post it since nothing else will load.
2. In 5 days I will be off to Fiji!

45 comments:

  1. Wow, soooo many MAC products! I don't even own a MAC MSF!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love msf's!! They are so gorgeous, even just to look at! Great swatches! Thanks!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Annie ! Just wondering what is the most expensive item of clothing in your closet? And also, what do you think of those who buy replica/fake bags as opposed to the real ones?

    Thankyou in advance =)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Formspring is a website where people can ask you questions anonymously, and you would answer them. It's just a good way for people to get to know each other I guess.

    ReplyDelete
  5. hi darlin! wow, the color swatches are really incredible. i had one msf but i actually gave it to my sister so now i have none :(

    you are tempting me to add more to my MAC collection. hehe

    ReplyDelete
  6. did you say housekeeping!? YAYYYY!!
    okay i've always wanted to know the secret behind what's in your hair!
    WHAT DO YOU USE ANNIE!? IT'S BEAUTIFULLLLLL!
    and my gosh.. I don't have the money nor skills for MAC but you make me lust! :(

    ReplyDelete
  7. oh! and have fun in Fiji! it's beautiful there! :D

    ReplyDelete
  8. Formspring is a website where people can easily ask you any questions for you to answer. I thought it would be a good idea if you created one so your blog readers can ask you ALL their questions on there instead of on your blog(:

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yes sign in in Formsrping.de :P
    I'd like to know more about ya :)

    And you got so many cosmetic stuff, I'm jealous hehe

    ReplyDelete
  10. ok i have a question to ask:
    does it bother you when girls that read your blog copy you? ive loss count of how many bloggers i know that read your blog are now into the things ure into like makeup, fashion, studding, booties/wedges and even doing your signature hair to the side hairstyle. do u notice it at all or is this the first time u've heard of it?
    but anyways i love ur blog TO DEATH so dont ever be discouraged or stop blogging bcos of it <3

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello Annie =)
    which sites do you go on to shop online and which online stores have you ordered from. i love online shopping but i dont know how safe it is and im scared =/
    oh and have fun in fiji!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. ANNIE! It is I who spoke to you at the Bardot change rooms today! hahaha, i knew you looked painfully familiar!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. OMG i am in heaven looking at all your MSF!! you have some of the best colours there i think. i also bought the Candlelight MSF. it's a perfect highlighter for me. love it! xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. OMG LOVE YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME LAFFFF <3 <3.

    I'm in love with your MSFs! OMG Soft & Gentle is soooo prettty *nom nom*. I really wish I got into these earlier because I would die for some of those legendary MSFs like Shooting Star and Global Glow *SIGH* Too bad MAC's not coming out with any more of these soon. Not for the first 4 months of 2010 anyways :(. Sadfaaace!

    I think you really really need 2N ;). If you buy nothing else from this collection, pls buy 2N lipglass! It's ZEE BEST.

    And my question of the day is.. CAN YOU PLS TAKE ME TO FIJI WITH YOU!

    ReplyDelete
  15. haha annieo i told u to get a formspring
    well if u go on my link
    and check out my formspring
    u can see what it is

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have one of macs blushes in msf and love it! Have fun in fiji.

    ReplyDelete
  17. IM OBSSESSED WITH LUSH!!!!!! but its pretty expensive, do you think its wise to buy LUSH products online?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey annie you work at bardot, how come you dont wear any bardot jeans? or jeans at all?

    ReplyDelete
  19. ANNIEO!!! On your old blog AGESSSS ago someone asked you to do an entry about Autumn/Winter trends you think will be in and you introed us to boyfriend blazers/jackets, sharp shoulders and studs.. at first i was like hmmm...'boyfriend blazers' look manly and sharp shoulders would look ridiculous in person BUT you were right on the mark and E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G you mentioned ended up being our Autumn/Winter fashion. what influenced your picks? how did you know what was going to be 'in' for the season and COULD YOU DO ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE ENTRIES REAL SOON!! PRETTY PLEASE XP

    ReplyDelete
  20. in your entry where you had those polaroid pictures what was the name of those shoes that you wanted? they're hot!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. can you do an entry about what are your favourite or must have drugstore products? i LOVE your blog but most of your makeup things (i.e NARS, MAC) is so expensive :(
    you're the best annie! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. thanks for following my blog. :) your msf's are so pretty. the colors are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Soooooo pretty! I love every colour!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your mum has great taste! My favourite MSF is Soft and Gentle aswell :) Im lucky seeing as it is a permanent staple!

    I want to try out the MSF naturals.. Im thinking light/medium, but I went to MAC today and the only have light OR medium! And I would buy frm online, but I like trying stuff on my face first.. Hmm :) Love your blog x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Everyone has their favorite way of using the internet. Many of us search to find what we want, click in to a specific website, read what’s available and click out. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it’s efficient. We learn to tune out things we don’t need and go straight for what’s essential.
    www.onlineuniversalwork.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. When asked why they joined the team, Kylie answers that her Dad had been a mechanic, and she wanted to learn more about what he did. Christi is concerned about the future and long term solutions; she also wants to learn fitflop sale clearance practical skills. Zach wants real world engineering experience. Brennan wants to learn practical skills and become an electrical engineer. One student wants to learn how much fitflop lulu they can do with their limited resources. There’s a theme here: these kids want to learn!So, together, they come up with a design, led by their captains, and focus the design on a few core conceptsSmall & lightweight Safe Energy efficiency to go the distance So, this race isn’t about speed. And these kids aren’t about winning, not in the “fastest to the finish line” sense. It’s about learning, the fitflop astrid journey, the experience and going the distance. COMPLETING the race. I’d say they are inspired.
    Do you feel like you are now cursed with saggy butt cheeks that practically hit the back of your knees? If gravity is hitting you in all the wrong fitflops on sale places keep reading about an amazing solution. (No it’s not crazy gluing the butt cheeks back where they belong either!)According to women that have done a little research on their own, many of the shape up shoes really do work! Who knew? They are lulu slide fitflop reporting firmer thighs, calves and butts after wearing these shoes on a daily basis. Here is an amazing article that critiques many of the different types of toning shoes available today it also provides feedback from readers. Some of the benefits to wearing these mickey mouse fitflops shoes are they improve your balance and posture, tone your legs, and obviously firm up your butt.
    Davis' Amaru Entertainment company is currently caught up in a legal battle with film studio, Morgan Creek Productions to gain full rights to the long-awaited Tupac biopic. fitflop sandals Amaru Entertainment filed a suit against Morgan Creek in 2009, accusing them of hindering progress with other interested movie studios such as Fox and Paramount.Maison M. Chapoutier, from the Rhone Valley in south-eastern France, have chosen to support The Alberta Guide Dog Services! We fitflops women are the first province in Canada to be given this opportunity as we are also the most philanthropic – and all we do is what we like to do best - drink wine!The cost to raise a guide dog is $37,000, so Maison Chapoutier fitflops sale are donating 50 cents from every bottle of Belleruche red and white for month of October to the Alberta Chapter to offset this cost. British Columbia will get their chance next year.
    And for Dr. Dungan, this program has achieved his goal. “The kids cheap fitflops sale are the payback” he says. “Very much so.”

    ReplyDelete