The MAC Baking Beauties Collection includes two new PearlMatte Face Powders in Pink Buttercream and In for a Treat. Pearlmatte Face Powders are always quite delightful because honey, they are just stunning to look at and these new ones launched with the Baking Beauties Collection bring the pretty no doubt.
With beautiful floral imprints and embossments no one is blaming you for coveting these gorgeous powders but do you really need them?
Naa not really less you’re a hardcore MAC collector. I’m not sure when the sting of the MAC bite was cured but lately MAC fails to excite and although gorgeous these PearlMatte Face Powders left a little to be desired.
MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte Face Powder ($30) is a light baby pink with darker pink flowers and periwinkle leaves. Combined the shades create a frosty almost white highlighter shade on my face. You can actually use Pearlmatte Face Powders as a highlighter or a blush but Pink Buttercream is best suited for work as a highlighter. The shade has a pearlish iridescent finish with a little bit of a frosty finish.
I honestly didn’t get any color from it so it worked best as a highlighter. Considering I stink at using powder highlighters I did find this shade a challenge to use. The powder seems very dense to me so picking up color with a bushier brush was difficult. A kabuki works well but you can easily over do it with a tool like this. It does make my skin look uneven and clings to flakier areas which wasn’t exactly the nicest look in the world.
On a whole I think the powder itself is stunning but using it proves a little bit of hassle and the lack of pigment makes it a bit disappointing.
The second shade is entitled In for a Treat which has a lighter cream almost gold beige base and accents of coral and mint flower and leaves. It quite reminds me of MAC Lightscapade a little bit. This was actually even more dense a formula that Pink Buttercream so it produced a lot less highlighter and definitely would not act as a blush even on a lighter skin tone.
The pretty designs aren’t easily erased after a few uses which was a relief. The design is not an overspray and appears to work right down to the powder so some use won’t erase that pretty design!
I found both of these a little too frosty and shimmery for my tastes unfortunately. I won’t deny the fact they are visually beautiful but some users will question whether the formula is for them!
They will be available at MAC counters and online at maccosmetics.com shortly.
Will you be indulging?