Wednesday, 28 July 2010

My Mac MSF Collection

I know a lot of people find Mac's MSFs, otherwise known as Mineralise Skin Finishes rather confusing and/or intimidating. I thought that by showing you my collection of MSFs, and explaining how I use each one, I might be able to help some people.

Going clockwise...

^ Top Centre - Cheeky Bronze, Sunny By Nature, By Candlelight, Stereo Rose, Soft and Gentle, Porcelain Pink.

^ First up is Summy By Nature. This works really well as a bronzer as it is one of the few matte MSFs, and is the only matte MSF I own. I tend to use this at night, when I don't want shimmer in my bronzer for the sake of photographs...and flash photography!

^ This is Porcelain Pink. This is definitely one of the prettiest MSFs out there, in my opinion. This works as a lovely blush colour on my fair skin.

^ This is By Candlelight, recently repromoted in the In the Groove collection. I use this MSF to highlight the cheekbones and as a brow highlight. A little goes a long way with this MSF, though!

^ Cheeky Bronze. A gorgeous bronze colour with incredible veining! I tend to use this one to contour the hollows of my cheekbones as it is too dark to use on my skintone as a blush, and too shimmery for a bronzer.

^ The famous Stereo Rose. Does it live up to the hype? I don't know. All I do know is that it gives a nice flush of coral to the cheeks and will be used by me as a blush!

^ Last but not least, this is Soft and Gentle. Fairly similar to By Candlelight, only this has more of a beige-gold undertone, whilst there is more of a pink hue to By Candlelight. This is also used as a highlighter.
More soon :) xx


  1. This was helpful, thankyou! I want to get Porcelane Pink, it looks stunning! :) xx

  2. I'm glad it was of some use :) Porcelain Pink is one of my most used - it is amazing! haha xx

  3. Great Post.
    I don't have too many MSFs but I will have to try out your suggestions with the ones I do have.

  4. Great post and lovely collection!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  5. WOW! I am impressed! Amazing collection! I own Stereo Rose and By Candlelight and I love them both.
    I think MSFs by MAC are my fave makeup products! So versatile!

  6. hi India, great post after a long time...amazing collection.I love the shades you have, but Porcelain Pink is the best.

  7. Marie - Thanks!
    Catanya - Both of those ones are so lovely! I agree - MSFs have so many uses..
    Rakhshanda - Thank you very much, yes, Porcelain Pink is so pretty! xx

  8. I'm so upset! You just sold Sunny By Nature to me, but I can't find it for sale on the MAC annoying!


  9. Oh I'm so sorry - it's Limited Edition - you may be able to find it in your local CCO (Mac Outlet) or on Ebay, but it will be more expensive. Sorry, I should have explained :( xx


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