Thursday, April 23, 2009

SugarSweet MSF's: Perfect Topping and Refined

I mentioned that I would get to these back in my other SugarSweet post... so, here it is!


The last of my SugarSweet goodness consists of the two limited edition released mineralized skinfinish pressed powders: Refined and Perfect Topping pictured below, respectively.




Here I swatched them on my hand....

(l-r: Perfect Topping, Refined)
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First, let's clear the air. These should not have been made MSF's, but rather a highlighting, iridescent, or beauty powder of some sort. These do not impart the glow, sparkle and pigment that we've come to love from MSFs.

Perfect Topping: Omg! I love this. A pearl, light sheen pink that is so perfect for giving that touch of sheen and glow to the skin on your high points. The name suits it very well! This is what I wanted out of Star and Belightful Iridescent Powders and Icescapade MSF!!! I just love it. Really, I do. No chunky glitters, just the right sheen.

Refined: This is the peachy, gold version of Perfect Topping. If you have golden undertones or a gold sheen works better on you than a silver (like Perfect Topping) this is the product for you. The subtle sheen is so delectable, so great! Honestly, I do love this, but you can definitely get a comparable product from more costly high end brands, like Estee Lauder with super fine milled shimmer powders.

Here I am in both powders...

Now for some real talk. If you are anal about any oil or shine this may not be the product for you especially in photos. I'm part of the combat shine crew and generally don't want these products, but ahh! Gotta live a little. I will just be sure to not use flash photography or I'll use a bit of translucent powder over it to dull down the shine.


Do you share the love on these products? Did you buy them?

10 comments:

Connie De Alwis said...

those MSFs look fabulous on you! I don't own anything from the SugarSweet collection. they're too expensive here!

yummy411 said...

hey connie, i do understand. i think i'm more of a collector of these, because i bought the e.l.f. products per your reviews and suggestions and you can get the same or more pigmented GLOW from those products. so no worries. they just look pretty from our beloved MAC. =P

Apple Diva said...

Hmm very soft and pretty. Can you believe I have not purchased any MAC since Hello Kitty.

Vanessa M. said...

pretty!!

♥ Kendall ♥ said...

Pretty, Pretty, I love looking at swatches on darker skin tones.... I want some...
XoXo

MakeupByRenRen said...

i got refined...i usually focus my brush on the pinky areas to make it show up more

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Very pretty!! I have never tried these products. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Tali said...

I swore I wouldnt but them.. and then I did. But I agree i think selling them as MSF is a bit missleading!

Im also anti shine.. and i do hate being photographed whilst wearing them.. then again.. i love them so much i could almost eat them!

JENSMAKEUPBAG said...

i actually didn't buy anything from this collection except stars 'n rockets. but this is absolutely beautiful on you!

yummy411 said...

@ apple diva: yes i can believe that you left mac alone for a bit and have been buying other brands!! ;)

@ vanessa m and kendall: thanks!!

@ makeupbyrenren: cool!

@ brown girl gumbo: you gotta have at least one MAC MSF in your life!!

@ tali: we are def on the same page with these!!

@ jensmakeupbag: thanx honey!