Sunday, May 9, 2010

FOTD+ Huge Haul! (sort of...)

I'm not a MAC whore.


But this time I decided to jump in the MAC foundation bandwagon. You can't really blame me though. Here I don't have many choices with foundations. Most drugstore foundations in the market are too light/yellow for my skin. And the SA's have never been much of a help either. I occasionally run to an SA who knows less about the products than I do. Which totally sucks.

I wanted to call it a small haul at first but I thought that was not really the case. It's a pretty big haul, considering the size of dent it made on my wallet. I've been a good girl though. My last huge haul was on February and I haven't even gone clothes shopping for quite some time. So yeah, I did save up my money for these. ;)

If you're an Indonesian reader, check out Creamy's new website called Indomakeup. She sells various cosmetics from low to high-end brands. Creamy doesn't pay me for advertising her website, mind you, I just know I can trust her so I don't mind mentioning her in this blog at all. She got great service and she always responds to my queries fast. Also, you can request any makeup brand you want in her other website (you have to register first). If she doesn't have it, she can open a shopping spree on it. Pretty awesome, right? Just don't hate on me if you end up spending too much money on makeup once you clicked on those links. :P

Back to my haul, I got MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep (which clearly is a tad darker than my skin tone, but I need this in case I get even more tanned this "summer" - I have to do the quote since we don't really have summer here in Indonesia). Also, I'm thinking I could wear this MSF Natural on top of my L'oreal foundation since that foundation is too light for me.

As for the Studio Fix Fluid, I got mine in NC37. This one is a match on me. I desperately need a good foundation for special occasions (party and whatnot) and I know I can rely on MAC. I tried it on last night when I went out. I finished doing my makeup around 4 PM, came home around 10, and guess what? The foundation still looked good! Damn, I should have bought it a long time ago.

I also got myself the Stila Smudge Pot Kit. It contains 3 travel-size smudge pots in different shades; Black, Bronze, and Gray. Totally a compulsive buy, but at least I know I will use these babies. I already tried the bronze one as a base for my eye makeup last night and it managed to stay vibrant after 7 hours. Love it! It's very pigmented too, so I really didn't need much product to cover both of my eyelids.

Basically, it stands for Face of the Day for those who don't already know. ;)

The flash kind of washed out the color in this close-up picture, but the bronze shadow is actually much more vibrant. Sometimes I feel like this is how I do my makeup 90% of the time. I'm bored and I'm afraid that my skill is not improving much because of that.

Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer
MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation
MAC MSF Natural
MAC Sunbasque blush

Oriflame Concealer For Eyes (base)
Stila smudgepot in Bronze (base)
Earthen Glow Minerals e/s in Late Autumn (lid)
Charcoal black e/s from NYX Jazz Night palette (outer V)
Taupey medium brown e/s from CS 88 matte palette (Crease)
Too Faced e/s in Silk Teddy (browbone highlight)
Too Faced e/s in Heaven (to blend crease & browbone color together)
MAC Goldenaire pigment (inner corner)
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Maybelline Volum' Express mascara
Elise false lashes #1229 <-- a="" liking="" lot="" pair="" span="" this="">
close up picture on the lashes

Maybelline Moisture Extreme l/s - Natural Nude
NYX Megashine l/g - Smokey Look

I guess that's it for today's post. I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend. :)


  1. that's a great purchase of Stila Smudgepots sample! I love Stila Smudgepot and that little pot goes A LONG WAY!!!!

  2. hey i can see the colors of the eye shadows very nicely. I love it :) you always do the prettiest fotd.

    i have the same mfs and its a tad darker on me too coz its what i wear in the summer :)

  3. i want to try stila smudge pots because of the raves.. btw,, your skin is so beautiful... glistens like gold..

  4. That is really a nice haul. The eye make up is gorgeous. :)

  5. Great buys! Stila smudgepots would be so handy, especially those smaller sizes. Also, great to know MAC foundations work for you, I'm yet to venture to that, but won't be for a long time I think haha... but I do like Blot Powder =] Love your fotds!

  6. Oh wow your lips look so awesommme girl! Love that lippie combo....n the haul. Now I'm lemming for the Studio Fix Fluid! >.<


  7. Beautiful, you look like a bronze goddess!

  8. Love your haul! I've been wanting to try MSF Natural too, have heard a lot of great things about it. Very pretty FOTD :)

  9. I always like the creasing that you do on your eye makeup, Fifi :)
    Hehe everyone has to try a MAC foundation at least once to decide if it's for them or not so who cares if it makes you ride the bandwagon for a while ;) I'm not much of a MAC girl but I have friends who swear by their concealers, can't wait to hear your thoughts on them ^^

  10. beautiful! the mac foundation and msf look great on you... and i love the look you did for your eyes... unfortunately I don't like my studio fix fluid very well... but i love the msf

  11. That foundation looks amazing on you! I'm scared to try the studio fix since I hear it can break you out, but since it looks so great on you, I think I need to try it out! Your eye makeup is always on point, love it!

  12. wow the foundation is a great match!! ur makeup look is gorgeous!!

  13. Woohoo~ definitely deserved a haul after so long fifi! Love how it looks on your skin, so flawless ^^

  14. hot! The foundation fits you perfectly :D And lol on saving money on clothes, I'm the other way around! Hope you had a great weekend!

  15. Hi Fifi!
    The MAC Studio Fix Fluid is a good choice. I like it quite a bit. It's like my Revlon Colourstay foundation in a good shade ;) And I love my MSF Natural from MAC too - it even provides better coverage than their mineralize foundation.
    I haven't bought the Stila smudgepots before but I heard they're really good. Glad they work well as a base too :)
    What do you mean you're afraid your skills aren't improving much?!! You're SO good at makeup application I don't think you need to worry about that. Bronze and the black look lovely on you. For some reason, bronze shadow makes my eyes look a lot smaller. Maybe because it's so frosty the ones I have...
    That's nice that you get to visit the house you grew up in. My parents still live in the house I was raised in for the most part so I visit them once a month or so. Usually they come to visit me though :)
    Oh I'm sure turquoise clothing would look lovely on you!

  16. I have that Stila Trio pots. The grey's my favorite color.

    I love the MAC MSFN. As a setting powder and a light foundation. it actually layers on really well to give more coverage

  17. Love the bronze in your FOTD :) and your skin always looks so frickin flawless!

  18. Nice haul sweets, you look lovely, the MAC foundi looks natural on you xoxo

  19. beautiful make up! definitely going to try that out.
    check out my blog if you want to



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