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    What's your favorite MSF?

    Which gave me the idea for a new thread: which is your favorite MSF? Please state the shade of your complexion.

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    I'm NW10 and I loooove Blonde MSF. Beigescapade is a close second.

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    I'm NC20 and my favorite MSF is Pleasureflush. It it perfect atop blush as a highlighter. <3
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    Im C2 in F&B and my favorite MSF is Semi precious Pearl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimibos View Post
    Im C2 in F&B and my favorite MSF is Semi precious Pearl.
    Do you swirl the colours together or do you use the pearly part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACerette View Post
    Which gave me the idea for a new thread: which is your favorite MSF? Please state the shade of your complexion.
    Its a great question, but honestly, I cannot choose between my children--don't make me!

    If you held a gun to my head, errr, I'd say, Northern Lights.
    here is a swatch: http://www.specktra.net/t/129485/msf-swatches

    Beigescapeade is a close second (as a highlighter) and Earthshine is my favorite for Bronzing.

    I am about NC15ish right now. NC20-25ish in the summer. But, I have really pink cheeks, so sometimes I gravitate towards more like a NW15-25ish. My colorings are odd.
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    Hands down my favorite MSF is Perfect Topping!

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    I'm between 15 & 20, neutral.

    I'm new to MSFs. I got my first in 2011 and i've gotten 8 over the past 2 years, as well as 4 Mineralize blushes. Of the ones i have, my favorite MSF is Blonde.

    I have:
    Rose Quartz --- Warm pink, inner circle: lime, silver, white-pink, copper with micro-glitter (Semi-Precious)
    Light Year ------- Peachy pink with gold shimmer (Heavenly Creature)
    Redhead --------- Gold to salmon pink degradé (Naturally)
    Porcelain Pink - Soft pinky coral with gold veining (Apres Chic)
    Blonde ------------ Soft pink to rose degradé (Naturally)
    Lightscapade -- Soft candlelit beige with multi-dimensional shimmer (Fall Colour)
    Star Wonder ---- Plummy pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Heavenly Creature)
    Earthshine ------ Tarnished bronze with gold pearlized pigments & pink reflects (Heavenly Creature)

    Mineralize Blushes
    Sakura ----------- Lavender pearl with deep magenta heart (Quite Cute)
    Miss Behave -- Light warm beige with pearly mint green heart (Quite Cute)
    Solar Ray ------- Peach and gold melange (Heavenly Creature)
    Stratus ---------- Amethyst and golden brown melange (Heavenly Creature)

    I now have a wishlist of older LE MSFs (& 1 Blush) i'd like to find:
    Hand-Finish Mineralize Blush ------- Light pink with deep gold veining (Colour Craft 2009)
    Perfect Topping MSF ------------------ Pink/ peach/ lavender melange (Sugarsweet 2009)
    By Candlelight MSF -------------------- Golden pink-beige (In the Groove 2010)
    Semi-Precious Pearl MSF ----------- Beige champagne base with inner circle of white, plum, bronze (2011)
    Semi-Precious Crystal Pink MSF - Pink champagne base with inner circle of pink, mid-tone green, bronze (2011)

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    And my favorite finishing powder is Mineralize Skinfinsh Natural in Light Plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MACerette View Post
    Do you swirl the colours together or do you use the pearly part?
    i use the center as a blush sometimes but i mostly use the outside as a highlighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimibos View Post
    * * *i use the center as a blush sometimes but i mostly use the outside as a highlighter.*
    Me too. So far at least...

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    Forgot about Perfect Topping. I like that one as much as Beigescapeade. Maybe slightly better. I think a harder question would be, which mineralize product do you like best: MB, MES or MSF?
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    MB. Like Dainty.

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    My all time fav is Redhead =] I can use it on a lot of skin tones and its the perfect balance of pink and peach. I miss the striped MSFs MAC used to do!

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    Earthshine! A lot of people seemed to overlook this one when it came out last year. A swirl of plum, bronze, and gold. Such an amazing shade for WOC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post
    Forgot about Perfect Topping.* I like that one as much as Beigescapeade.* Maybe slightly better.* I think a harder question would be, which mineralize product do you like best:* MB, MES or MSF?
    Not to me... MSF > MB > MES Gentle is my fave MB. Nuttin' to do with Après Cheek btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by MACerette View Post
    Gentle is my fave MB. Nuttin' to do with Après Cheek btw
    For me, its more like MB=MES=MSF
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    i'm an nc20. porcelain pink!i can't stop wearing it,it's the perfect everyday glow.i actually don't like lightscapade that much,i hardly use it.
    i also like light year as a blush a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post
    For me, its more like MB=MES=MSF
    Really? Then give me your MSF's and I'll hand you my MES JK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma146rina View Post
    i'm an nc20. porcelain pink!i can't stop wearing it,it's the perfect everyday glow.i actually don't like lightscapade that much,i hardly use it.
    i also like light year as a blush a lot.
    I really have to try that one properly (Porcelain Pink). I only swatched it on the back of my hand and used a little along with SR, but SR overpowered it of course.

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    yes!try it you'll love it.i didn't get SR because i have redhead and hardly use it as well,since it's too frosty to wear it as a blush and emphasize some scars from acne that i have on my cheeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma146rina View Post
    yes!try it you'll love it.i didn't get SR because i have redhead and hardly use it as well,since it's too frosty to wear it as a blush and emphasize some scars from acne that i have on my cheeks
    You guys gave me an idea to layer Porcelain Pink over Redhead and try and make a less metallic/frosty but still Coral MSF with gold shimmer...this may reignite my love for Redhead...which always disappointed me that I didn't love as much as it deserved, esp. since I am pretty much a redhead. (auburn)
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    I'm about NC22 with strong warm undertones (nothing neutral going on here). I have auburn hair and brown eyes.

    I only have three MSF, all purchased since HC:

    Light Year
    Stereo Rose
    Redhead

    I did have Star Wonder but I gave it to my daughter because it was just too frosty a cool for me. While there's enough colour in the last two to make them a blush for me, the sheen in them prevents me from using them this way. They're strictly hightlights, but I love them. I'm new to mineralize products; until this summer I thought they triggered acne in me. The only other product I had was a MSFN and that definitely broke me out. I don't know whether the product itself was contaminated or whether there's something different about that formula, because the MSF/MBs I have aren't a problem at all.

    Redhead just arrived today (courtesy of Jasmin) and I love it! I'm a new convert to highlighters because I don't generally like sheen/glitter. I don't know whether I'm just getting used to it or whether my application is improving, but I'm really starting to like the look of highlighter. I also just fell in love with my previously ignored Albatross (part of the Nordie's Joie de Vivre palette).

    I don't think I need many more of this kind of product because I use so light a hand that they'll last forever and small differences between shades won't show as much. That doesn't mean I won't fall in love with another this year though. I can see why people look so forward to these collections; I wish I'd found MSF when I was 20 and my skin was near flawless.

    I also have a few MB:
    Warm Soul (my staple last summer)
    Fresh Honey (a surprise love that's very natural looking on me)
    Early Morning
    Amber Glow (I consider this a highlighter because of the sheen).

    I only have one MES (Magnetic Attraction) and I won't buy another. I don't like them.

    For me:

    MSF=MB>MES
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    Quote Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post
    You guys gave me an idea to layer Porcelain Pink over Redhead and try and make a less metallic/frosty but still Coral MSF with gold shimmer...this may reignite my love for Redhead...which always disappointed me that I didn't love as much as it deserved, esp. since I am pretty much a redhead. (auburn)
    i'm a redhead tooi'll try the combo

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    If something is too frosty, i would think that a very light dusting of a translucent, or neutral, or matching matte over it would cut the shimmer.
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    NC45 and my faves are So Ceylon (which seems to have " disappeared" from my collection!) and Warmed, which I now use sparingly as I am hitting the pan.

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    I am an NC25.....

    I used to own EVERY skinfinish ever made a few years ago, but kind of got bored with makeup for awhile, and I ended up selling them all. I have started rebuilding my collection over the last month, and have about 14 back. Most of them are from newer collections that I didn't even know MAC came out with until I started doing research.

    The Sugar Sweet colletion came out right as I stopped following mac collections, so I missed out on those skinfinishes. I saw someone use refined on you tube and knew I had to track it down. I found it on amazon for 25.00 NIB. Refined is hands down my all time favorite skinfinish, and I have tried just about every one.

    It gives the perfect glow, not too shimmery, and no big chunks of glitter. I use it all over my face at times, or just on my cheeks. I found and bought two back ups...this is how much I love it! My next favorite would have to be semi-precious pearl at the moment. But I need to use and try out more of the other ones I purchased before I can say for sure. But refined is easily number 1!

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    ^ Hey! I'm wearing Refined today! It is one of my first ones, very 'refined' and natural .

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    Totally! Refined is so great!

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    I only have Star Wonder, Porcelain Pink and Stereo Rose. I use Star Wonder as a blush bec it's too pigmented to be a highlighter, and too pink. I do love Porcelain Pink and I use it as a highlighter. Stereo Rose, I've yet to open. lol
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    I have used Porcelain Pink several times last week and it is purrrty indeed...

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    Stereo Rose and im NW25


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