Over in the poll, you guys said that Fafi will be a better collection than Barbie. Now that it's out, are you guys right? I said Barbie would be the better collection... Chime in and let me hear your thoughts.
So, my haul:
Fafi eyes 2
Fascinating eye khol
High Top l/s
Not So Innocent l/s
Fun 'n Sexy l/s
Totally It l/g
I didn't do any swatches or anything because a lot of other bloggers have done wonderful jobs with swatches. Check out Mrs. Lynne or Karen for details.
I passed on the Fafi eyes 1 because the colors are basic and 2 are repromotes. Granted I don't have them, but I know they are there. Hey, the champagne color in the quad looks exactly like Naked Lunch. I swatched them together. A part of me wants to get all of it now while it's in one package, as I do need to replace my Naked Lunch-- the only shadow that I've hit the pan on LOL Fafi eyes 2 has 3 lustre colors I believe. I HATE lustres!! However, an MA used the colors and they looked great. So I picked it up!
Fascinating eye khol.. I know, I know.. but my wet n wild serves well for every day looks, but when I want to be on and poppin for an evening look, Fascinating is up to the plate. My wet n wild fades, which is okay (it doesn't completely disappear), but I like drama sometimes with my looks.
The lipsticks- great great colors, but since they are glazes the pigmentation is a touch off and will ahve to be applied more than usual. What do I mean? When I tried to apply my Totally It lipglass over my Fun 'n Sexy lipstick, the lipstick shifted, not providing the full coverage. I wanted to add just a touch of gloss for added shine, but.. it all melded together. It's okay, but not preferred. I will probably use the lipstick by itself. Not so innocent seems like more of a frost (sorry I'm being too lazy to look it up) so it stayed better than the others. Fun 'n Sexy, a hot fuschia pink with blue duochrome? Think a 3d lipglass, but in a glaze lipstick formula... hot! Hight top lipstick- a deep berry with green reflects/shine.. awesome!! I'm so excited about this because it's so different! Not So Innocent- a pale pink with pink/gold duochrome/shimmer. Love this as a base color under a lipglass or with some pigment for more dimension.
The lipglass- Totally It was just a nice hot pink with some dimension. Different enough to add to the collection.. besides it's Fafi!
Blushes- sheertone blushes... nice pigmented and matte. First brush on the cheek totally sheer, but added layers give a total burst of color. Be careful, it can be subtle or over the top Fafi. I think I'll be going back for these although, for a hot pink blush I've been lusting over Dollymix. Dollymix just has some shimmer and more dimension that the Fafi blushes. The blushes are fun to have and will do great for darker skintones!
Iridescent Pressed Powders- I own Belightful, which gives a nice sheen. A heavy hand and up close, it can cast a gray look (the silver sheen in it). Go light and use a #187 stippling brush. Beautiful! The others? Highly disappointed! The colors are sheertones again (reminds me of the beauty powders from balloonancy) but these have huge random glitter. When she put it on the high of my cheek, the glitter looked like bad fall out from maybe glitter on my eye. That type of thing... booo! I passed.
Paint pots- basic colors-- light pink, light tan... There was a turquoise color Rollickin, but I have two pots of Delphic fluidliner that could serve as the same base as I would use the paint pot for. I might however go back for Nice Vice and Perky. I'm going to give paint pots another go, as I've avoided them because they creased on me once when I used it as a base. This time I'll be trying UDPP under it and see how it works.
Smouldering I do not own and now I feel like I need it as part of my MAC staples... umm maybe LOL. Utterly Frivolous l/s and Cult Fave l/g is on the radar too, but they aren't must haves.
Yeh, it's kinda bootleg. The boxes, I can deal, but the labels wrapped around the top of a lip glass tube? Damn MAC. Oh well! I was enjoying the ride of the hype.
Barbie reigns! It's a cool collection. Lippies and paint pots (if you're into them) are worth it. Congrats Fafi on another cool achievement!
And now on to the FOTD!
Mineralized Skinfinish Natural
Fafi eyes 2 quad
yellow on lid
orange in crease
Beauty burst on outer v
Magic Dust as highlight under browbone and inner corner
mystery eye khol to line upper lid
Fascinating eye khol on wet line
blue from Fafi quad on bottom lash
Loreal Voluminous mascara
Bobbi Brown foundation as concealer
(whoa nelly! experimentation)
Orange Twink Glimmer shimmer
Sincere blush mixed with a touch of Ben Nye Azalea eye shadow (hot pink)
Not So Innocent l/s
Fab n Flashy e/s
Totally It l/g
(my lips match a bit too much with my eyes for my taste, but IRL it was a beautiful blend of pink and orange)
Fab n flashy is hot on the lips! Rockin this in the summer!!! Check it out on the lips w/o Totally It l/g: