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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Quick Haul and FOTD!

Hi guys! Sorry for the sporadic posts. I meant to post more during my days off, but....life caught up with me. LOL!

One good thing about working at a makeup company is that you can see all the collections first and get them before the general public can. Also, you establish connections with the MAC stores/other counters so you can track down products more easily. I know, I'm being hated on right now, but yeah. How does that phrase go? Don't hate the player, hate the game? LOL! JK JK.

Our counter only got 3 Stereo Rose MSFs for In the Groove launch. Fortunately I got the last one. I had to pay full price though because I have yet to apply for my MAC Staff card.

So for the haul, I got MAC Stereo Rose and By Candlelight MSFs.

I got Stereo Rose because the texture and color is a lot different from the original Stereo Rose. It's a lot smoother and less glittery. I got By Candlelight because I'm a highlighter hoor. It's also buttery soft and goes on like a glowy goodness instead of chunky glitters. A lot of ppl think that By Candlelight is the same as Soft & Gentle MSF, but in my opinion, By Candlelight is 1000x better! It's smoother and pinker. I can see it working as a blush for me as well in winter.

Swatches:

With flash:

Without flash:

Now the simple FOTD featuring Stereo Rose and By Candlelight.
What I used:

Face:
--Milani Glow Naturals foundation in Fair to Light
--Coverblend concealer in Light under my eyes
--Ben Nye poudre visage in Banana

Cheeks:
--Ben Nye contour 1 to contour
--MAC Stereo Rose MSF on apples
--MAC By Candlelight MSF to highlight <--must track down another one. This is HG material.

Eyes:
--MAC Soft Ochre paintpot
--MAC wedge e/s on lid
--MAC Vanilla pigment on browbone
--Stila smudgepot in black
--MAC Sumptuous Olive e/s on bottom eye
--Maybelline The Falsies mascara
--MAC Fluidline in Dipdown on brow <--Gel liner on brows is my new fave way to do my brows.

Lips
--nothing. I later put on MAC Tinted lip conditioner in Petting pink.

Close ups:

Eyes:

See that glow? OMG I LOVE THESE MSFS!!

I HATE HATE HATE PIMPLES!!

That's it guys! I have to go to work in T-4 hours. I have so many errands to run. Me no likey. :(

Have a wonderful day!

<3
Tao

8 comments:

DANA said...

Gorgeous colours!! they work so well and so pretty on your skin!! i just hope By Candlelight shows up on me... hahaha i'm kind of hoping it doesn't so i don't have to buy it, but hahaha... stereo rose looks gorgeous too!!! damn, this "In the groove" collection!! hahaha

and, wow girl, so lucky that you work at mac! gets first look at every new collection! =)

~Lisa said...

The MSFs look great on you!! I really want to try By Candlelight!!

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miemiemie said...

who loves pimples? great fotd as always! i like your eyebrows :) i missed your face woman!

divinexjanice said...

Are these both limited edition MSF Tao? Bc on macpro.com it doesnt have the symbol next to it indicating that its limited edition?

Kristie said...

Stereo Rose looks gorgeous on you. Glad you were able to grab them before they're gone!

Step said...

Stereo Rose looks so glowy and fresh on you! Congrats on being one of the chosen few to get it, haha. Have you tried any of the Hard Candy baked blushes? I hear they are MSF-like, but haven't seen them swatched together.

Semi Permanent said...

actually i think Stereo Rose looks so glowy and fresh on you!
Congrats on being one of the chosen few to get it, haha. Have you tried any of the Hard Candy baked blushes? I hear they are MSF-like, but haven't seen them swatched together.

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Permanent Make Up said...

Gorgeous colours!! they work so well and so pretty on your skin!! i just hope By Candlelight shows up on me... hahaha i'm kind of hoping it doesn't so i don't have to buy it, but hahaha... stereo rose looks gorgeous too!!! damn, this "In the groove" collection!! hahaha

and, wow girl, so lucky that you work at mac! gets first look at every new collection! =)