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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Summer is on its way so I would love to drop the creams and use a powder with a slight sheen to it. I have dry skin so powder that is matte makes me look cakey. I love the way the msfn deep dark makes me look and the coverage but I can't do the price. Any dupes out there?

Mar 13 12 09:52 am Link

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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Bump!

Mar 13 12 10:43 am Link

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Irene OBrien Makeup

Posts: 18

New York, New York, US

Because you said you don't like the matte finish on most powders, try Smashbox Halo Hydrating powder. Doesn't give that matte finish, rather a nice smooth velvety finish.

Is this for personal or kit use?
I like the MSF Natural powders myself, but I won't lug all those compacts in my kit, so I purchased the Graftobian powders that come in a palette form. I like them. You can get it from Camera Ready Cosmetics.

Hope this helps a little. smile

-Irene

Mar 13 12 04:24 pm Link

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ErinKMakeupArtistry

Posts: 105

Athenry, Galway, Ireland

I honestly can't think of anything more affordable than MSF's... And Smashbox Halo Powder certainly isn't cheap either, its 3x the price of MSF's!

Mar 13 12 04:32 pm Link

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Irene OBrien Makeup

Posts: 18

New York, New York, US

That's right, sorry....I forgot about the clear point that you made about price.

Mar 13 12 05:19 pm Link

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Ms BSK

Posts: 886

Brooklyn, New York, US

Try the Yaby Dual Finish - it is cheaper that MAC or MUFE, one refill is about $12.00 without a discount.

The Graftobian is nice but it is a matte finish. Yaby is more of a satin finish, it is very pretty on women. I like it.

Mar 13 12 07:16 pm Link

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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Sorry guys forgot to mention it was for my personal use. I would love the MAC version but unemployment isn't in agreement with the price.

Mar 13 12 08:05 pm Link

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Divine Diva Beauty

Posts: 2

MCKINNEY, Texas, US

Ruby Kisses Bronzing Powders are good dupes in IMO.  This brand was developed by Danessa Myricks and Kiss Cosmetics.  It works quite well.

Mar 14 12 01:53 am Link

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LisaJohnson

Posts: 10525

Nashville, Tennessee, US

I hate to admit this but..there really is NO sub in my view.  This stuff from MAC is amazing.  I have them in my kit...and i ADORE.  Ebay may be a good place to lurk to find..but honestly..if you have the MAC pro discount...get them before they are gone.

Mar 14 12 02:23 am Link

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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

LisaJohnson wrote:
I hate to admit this but..there really is NO sub in my view.  This stuff from MAC is amazing.  I have them in my kit...and i ADORE.  Ebay may be a good place to lurk to find..but honestly..if you have the MAC pro discount...get them before they are gone.

I wish I did. I would get one at 40% off!

Mar 14 12 06:38 am Link

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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

DP : P

Mar 14 12 06:42 am Link

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UK_Makeup_Artist

Posts: 896

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

If you know someone with a MAC card you could get them to buy it for you? Or try makeupalley? I have managed to get loads of hard to find things from people on there.  I did a Lush shop for someone and received loads of unused Chanel lipsticks in return.

Worth a shot smile

Mar 14 12 08:26 am Link

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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

UK_Makeup_Artist wrote:
If you know someone with a MAC card you could get them to buy it for you? Or try makeupalley? I have managed to get loads of hard to find things from people on there.  I did a Lush shop for someone and received loads of unused Chanel lipsticks in return.

Worth a shot smile

I didn't think about trying to search on makeupalley. Thanks!

Mar 14 12 10:50 am Link

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face_case

Posts: 192

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

LisaJohnson wrote:
I hate to admit this but..there really is NO sub in my view.  This stuff from MAC is amazing.  I have them in my kit...and i ADORE.  Ebay may be a good place to lurk to find..but honestly..if you have the MAC pro discount...get them before they are gone.

They aren't going away are they?! I too, love them for personal and professional use! Hope not.. Or I'll be stocking up!

Mar 14 12 01:55 pm Link

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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

face_case wrote:

They aren't going away are they?! I too, love them for personal and professional use! Hope not.. Or I'll be stocking up!

I hope not! I have to save up to get two soon so I hope they keep making them!

Mar 15 12 05:17 pm Link

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Dianna Quagenti

Posts: 377

Boston, Massachusetts, US

If you can't get the MSF, check out NYX 's new baked mineral powder, I was shocked at how luxe it feels at the price!!! It feels very similar to me, maybe just a touch more matte.  Happy shopping! smile

Mar 17 12 09:45 pm Link

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Shekeita Magitt

Posts: 1172

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Dianna Quagenti wrote:
If you can't get the MSF, check out NYX 's new baked mineral powder, I was shocked at how luxe it feels at the price!!! It feels very similar to me, maybe just a touch more matte.  Happy shopping! smile

I am headed to google asap! Thanks so much!

Mar 18 12 06:08 pm Link