Review & Swatches: MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powders

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powders

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $28.00

Company’s Description

Embossed with her signature ladybug motif, this powder could only be M·A·C Vera. Three shades in both pearl and matte finishes. Effortless to blend, provides a dynamic highlight for face or eyes.

This review is for the 2 new Pearlmatte Face Powders releasing with MAC’s upcoming Vera Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Sunday Afternoon: Clean bright pink/bright clean fuchsia/soft pale pink with white pearl
  • Flower Fantasy: Pale coral with slight gold pearl/slightly blue pale pink/soft pale salmon

Crocs New Spring Styles 2012

Packaging: 9/10

The packaging is the same as for the Blush Ombres. Pearlmatte Powders come in plastic compacts with snap-shut, flip-up lids that are clear.

The pans are flat, divided into 3 shades, and embossed with the Vera signature and ladybug.

Quality: 9.25/10

Sunday Afternoon contains a pepto-pink, deep fuchsia pink, and light, frosty pink color. The pink colors aren’t pigmented and have weak color payoff. Blended together, you get a beautiful, finely-milled sheen a very subtle hint of light pink.

Flower Fantasy contains a salmon-pink, medium baby pink, and slightly peach frost color. Again, the pink colors have weak pigmentation and payoff. Blended together, you get the same beautiful, finely-milled sheen with a very subtle hint of salmony-pink.

Normally, weak pigmentation would be a huge negative. But since MAC doesn’t intend this to be used as a blush, the weak color isn’t a negative. I initially thought MAC said these could also be used on the eyes, but I later realized MAC meant that it could be used on the eyes as a highlight.

No matter what part of the face you use these on, I think they make for very nice highlighters and both shades have subtle enough color that they will work with a wide range of skin tones. The finely-milled shimmers are the cornerstone to making these give a very pretty sheen to the skin.

Ease of Use: 9.25/10

Once mixed together, these powders apply smoothly and evenly without giving a disco-ball look to the skin.

If you match up the shades to a corresponding blush color you don’t have to worry as much about blending since your highlighter and blush will already be similar in hue.

Price: 9/10

These powders are $28.00 each and contain 12 grams (0.42 oz) of product. MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes are $28.00 and contain 10 grams (0.35 oz). MAC Beauty Powders are $23.00 and contain 10 grams (0.35 oz) of product.

Final Grade

91.75/100

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powders

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Sunday Afternoon

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Sunday Afternoon

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Sunday Afternoon Individual Swatches

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Sunday Afternoon Swatch Blended

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Sunday Afternoon Swatch Blended with Blush Brush

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flower Fantasy

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flower Fantasy

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flower Fantasy Individual Swatches

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flower Fantasy Swatch Blended

MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flower Fantasy Swatch Blended with Blush Brush

Crocs New Spring Styles 2012
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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Vera Pearlmatte Face Powders

  1. Sthobbie says:

    Both look so lovely, I think about getting Flower Fantasy

  2. These both look lovely, I got Sunday Afternoon and can’t wait for it to arrive so I can wear it.
    Great swatches 🙂

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