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Monday, May 10, 2010

MSF Mania - Petticoat

Hey guys, Em here!

This is a new series I'm going to start here on my blog. This is going to be called MSF Mania! It's going to be a detailed overview of the Mineralized Skin Finishes I have and any new ones I pick up posted every now and again. At the moment, I have nine. That should make for about two months worth of posts. So unless I pick up more, that's how long the series will run. 

Moving on from that explanation, here's the first post in the series! This is for the Mineralize Skin Finish in Petticoat. 

  • Petticoat - The base for this MSF is a very soft, rosy pink that has beautiful coppery-strawberry veining running through it with hints of pure gold veining as well. Overall this is one of my favourite MSFs. 
Head past the break for a breakdown and more pictures! 

Petticoat is used wonderfully as rosy blush on my skin tone. It applies evenly and gives a natural flush to your face. 

I usually apply this MSF with a duo-fiber brush. Particularly the 187 or the 188 from M.A.C. if I want a more controlled, application. I find this lets me apply a sheer amount of product with an even control.

If you are a bit nervous about applying with a large brush like the 187, the 131 brush from M.A.C. is a good alternative. This is a duo-fiber blush/powder brush that gives you the same sort of handling as a regular blush brush would but applies sheerly like a traditional duo-fiber brush would. 

If M.A.C. brushes are too expensive for you, there are a number of good alternatives out there. However I'm only well-versed in M.A.C.'s brushes. 

Petticoat is brilliant for a natural looking blush or highlight depending on the look you're trying to achieve. Below are a number of pictures of the MSF that will give you a better idea of what it's like. 

As you can see in this photo, Petticoat is mostly a rosy blush with a lot of beautiful strawberry veining and fleck of gold throughout. 

A heavy swatch of Petticoat next to the MSF itself. 

A close up of the swatch. 

Overall Ratings (This is a new feature to my reviews, let me know if you guys like the rating system or not in the comments!)

Product - 24/25
Pricing - 8/10
Packaging - 7/10
Usability - 5/5

Overall Score = 44/50

I had some people contact me asking about the rating system, so here's a brief rundown! 

Product - Out of 25. I place much more weight in the product itself than I do in any of the other sections because I am the sort of person who even if the price is high or the packaging is awkward, I will still purchase an item if I like it. 
Pricing - Out of 10. Pricing is based out of ten based on whether I think the price is fair for the quality of the product or the amount of product you receive for the money you paid.
Packaging - Out of 10. Packaging is based on how well the packaging works, how well it stores and whether it's something I feel is suitable or not for the price.
Usability - Out of 5.  Usability is based on whether I feel the product is worth using for the purpose it's intended or whether it has alternate uses that are just as useful, if not more, than the original purpose.