February 21, 2008

The Mysteries of MAC Fafi Beauty Powder

After skipping over to Sephora I also skipped over to the MAC store to pick up the Fafi Tote and a Fafi Doll for myself as I hadn’t gotten either with my Fafi Haul!

I walked out of the store with a Fafi Doll but not the tote as it was just too overwhelmingly big for me! I’m already short and wobbly so I really don’t need a huge tote to carry around that’ll be completely unflattering! I mean seriously what’s attractive about a short, round girl walking down the street with a tote bigger then her entire body! This is not cute, not cute at all! I had hopes it would be medium size but it’s actually big enough to carry enough food for a small village plus your car keys so I skipped! Granted for $60 USD that’s alot of bag for your buckage but it was just a bit too large for me, I’d have personally liked a smaller bag. It deserves to be mentioned that the only tote the Muse carries around that is that large is a PBS tote (the height of couture people) and I won’t give it away for the world (You’ll understand if you happen to be a PBS dork!). On a happy note if you’re slim and amazon size (amazon in the Muse’s case is anyone 5’2 and above) you’ll probably look uber attractive carrying this around!


I didn’t only leave the store with a doll but I’ll get to that later as I want to discuss this doll! Now for some diseased reason I wanted all three dolls but ended up with one as they are all the same poses just different colors and such. My desk is already littered with Doctor Who figures, fantasy art sculptures, skulls, Nightmare Before Christmas figures, and a ton of other rubbish that would be fitting for a 13 year old boy however the Muse is fully grown so she felt to make this lot of items more sophisticated she’d add a Fafi Doll! That would surely make all the other crap on my desk look really posh and important right?


She’s so tiny that she’s lost in the sea of general Sci/Fi paraphernalia that already resides on my desk. For some odd reason I thought these might be bigger then a tube of lipstick. That’s about her height and size! She’s so very tiny and delicate. Sigh. Cute but really small.

I guess what I’m trying to say is you really don’t need these unless you’re caught somewhere between childhood and adulthood like the Muse!

Sheesh my cheek stain is bigger then her!

Cute but somewhat disappointing. Oh well.

Now the main reason I’m actually writing this post is because I wanted to share with you something interesting! I originally purchased three of the Beauty Powders which were Verve-Acious, Belightful, and Sassed-Up. I believe that Belightful is the only repromote in the lot but you, my dears, can correct me if I am wrong.

I have none of these so I indulged in all three last week during the official release. Today while wandering around the MAC Store low and behold my eye spots a new powder! What be this? It’s a pure, white shimmering shade entitled Delicacy in the Fafi packaging! Turns out Delicacy is also a repromote but I don’t own it so I’m glad I purchased it. It’s rather gorgeous to be honest. Why it’s at MAC Stores and not counters I haven’t a clue! I think, I somehow recall, that our beautiful friend ‘Nessa at Nessasary Makeup had mentioned the stores running out of Belightful and offering Delicacy instead! Don’t quote me on that but I think that’s what I had read on her blog!

MAC Beauty Powders from the Fafi Collection

Fact of the matter is that I’m kinda excited to have this particular shade in the Fafi packaging! It reminds me of NARS Albatross but a white version! Perfect for highlighting your face with a bit of gorgeous sparkle!

MAC Beauty Powder in Delicacy

I’d definately wander over to your local MAC store and have a peek! I think it’s a nice addition to Fafi!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • krstylkleer

    I agree about the size of the dolls. Although I read the size on the MAC site, I still didn’t put it all together until I head her tiny body in my hand! I have Ermine coming in the mail as well! They’re still adorable though. 🙂

  • the Muse

    hi krstylkleer!

    I was the same! I read the size but it didn’t really commute until I seen her for myself but I admit they are uber cute for sure 😉 I’m seriously contemplating going back for the other two!

    Ugh diseased much am I 😉

  • ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    that is so strange that they have delicacy in Fafi packaging, when it isn’t even in the colour story.

    I wonder if MAC had an excess of Delicacy pans and decided to put some instead of making too many Belightful’s? in any case, I need to check that out 🙂 i’m still not sure i like my Sassed up so i’m thinking of exchanging it.

    Thanks for the info!

  • the Muse

    hey ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘!


    Isn’t it???? I was tempted to set up a MAC chat tonight on the website to ask but I was too lazy 😉

    I THINK I read on ‘nessa’s blog that this was what they offered because belightful was sold out or something?

    I googled and I looked on MUA but no mention of Delicacy aside from some old entries on MUA!

    It’s actually part of the normal catalog I think and can purchased in the standard mac compact format but I’d much rather have it “fafi’ied” (I made that word up! Dontcha love me?)!

    Really? Sassed Up is my fav too! Maybe you wanna get the Delicacy instead! It’s a shimmering white. Good for highlighting!

    You’re most welcome!
    My pleasure 😉

  • (g)ezebel

    i love NARS’ albatross! since i bought belightful (didn’t already have it), i’m gonna pass on delicacy.

    seriously? the tote is that huge?! damn. i bought the thing online thinking it’s be cute to tote around makeup case and library books. but not if it’s as big as a freakin’ suitcase!! (i’m 4′ 11″)

    i bought that same doll, too. just her. :0)

  • Taryn

    Muse, I was sooo disappointed in my Sassed Up powder. The only reason I want to keep it is for the case. It reminded me of the Stylistics Sheersparks – no pigment and all glitter. I can’t get Sassed Up to show up on me! It’s just not on par with beauty powders of the past. Glad you like it though – maybe it will show up on your slightly darker skin. Mine is absolutely colorless!

    An OT question for you – are you familiar with Domo-kun? My very favorite Domo pen is drying up and the place I got it from no longer sells them. Ebay has one, but it’s exactly the same as the one I own and I wanted to try something different. My other Domo pen could be fixed because I unscrewed the barrel and replaced the ink cartridge, but I can’t do it with this one. Any recs for where to find one? I’d be eternally grateful. Domo brightens my day. 😛

    Hope you’re having a good week and thanks for posting my tutorial!

  • pursebuzz

    OHh delicacy.. I don’t have that one.. Do you think I should try and get it? Love your review.. haha ..(G)ezebel is barely taller than the doll 😛

  • sweet tartx

    Wow I didn’t know that the fafi dolls were that small. Lol, but it’s worth the money! I love your blog btw (:

  • Ann the Queen

    how much does the doll cost? i presume it should be cheap coz of the size. it cost about 17 sgd here i think.

    p.s. i’ve e-mailed you regarding my FOTD!

  • Adina

    OMG, you have just created an intense and profound lemming there missy!

    Me wants the delicacy b.p! Which mac store did you get it at?

  • the Muse

    hi Taryn!

    Oh no seriously? I loved Sassed Up!!!!!!

    True lots of sparkles. I was able to get away with using it on it’s own but the look was very natural no pop!

    You can always pop the pan out and replace it with your own powder that way you get the benefit of the uber cute case and not the sassed up powder you are not loving!

    You are very fair maybe that’s why I may get a bit more color pay off as my skin is a bit deeper.

    You aren’t colorless silly girl! You’re blond and fair, blonds have more fun anyway 😉

    Domo-kun!!!!!! ahh! hehe I love him 😉 He reminds me of a little turd lol!

    Have you tried hot topic? They sometimes have little bits with him on it. Not sure about pens though!

    We have a few Japanese shops in the city that sell the standard HK stuff plus some veer towards solid manga characters and Domo-kun! I’ll be on the look out for any pens or pencils and if I find them I’ll buy ’em for you 😉 I owe you!

    I know that funkyzilla sells alot of bits with him but they charge quite a crummy shipping cost b/c they are located in the UK. They have the standard pen with the waving arms (that’s probably the one you already had as it’s the most popular type I’ve seen around).

    there’s a place online that sells mimobots and I think they sold pens too (i’m obsessed with retarded mimobots) but I forgot the url…I have it bookmarked at home..will send your way tonight! You need a domo mimobot to take to work with you teehee!

    OH! Shopkawaii too might have domo pens!

    Hope this helps 😉

    Hugs darling hope your week is going fab (it’s almost over yay!)!

  • the Muse

    hi pursebuzz!

    Oh you need it 😉 Tis lovely and glittery 🙂 If you love shimmer you’ll love this powder 😉

    LOL Gez is tiny 🙂 I feel tall now!

  • the Muse

    hi sweet tartx!

    I know! Me either. For some reason I thought they might be bigger!

    It is worth it 😉 Just for the cute factor alone!

    Aw thanks! I’m glad you love it and commented!

    Many thanks 😉

  • the Muse

    hi Ann the Queen!

    $9usd (about $12sgd)! God really expensive ‘pore side. That’s a bit much for such a tiny doll!

    I didn’t get your email love? Can you resend?!