Fear Frosty Finishes but Still Love a Little Shimmer? Try MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in Veronica’s Blush

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MAC Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder

Wearing the new $29 MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in Veronica’s Blush from the Archie’s Girls collection on my upper cheekbones

Compared to the limelight-loving purples, blues, reds and fuchsia fighting for the spotlight on Veronica’s stage in the MAC Archie’s Girls collection, Veronica’s Pearlmatte Powder Blush seems perfectly content to stay backstage.

I think it’s one of the more Betty-like products in V’s basket of bold brights, seemingly subtle, like a brush from a kitten’s whiskers on your cheek, but look closely, because there’s more to see…


Its soft pink shimmer — not quite a full-on frost — definitely reflects more light than Betty’s Pearlmatte Powder in Flatter Me.

MAC Veronicas Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder

Pearlmatte Face Powder in Veronica’s Blush ($29); a silvery pink base (Play It Proper Beauty Powder) with Deep Pink Hearts (Frankly Scarlet Powder Blush)

While peachy coral Flatter Me’s soft shine conveys a certain sweet innocence, Veronica’s Blush is stealing kisses behind the bleachers, perspiration tickling her brow, blood rushing to her cheeks as she locks lips with her best friend’s boyfriend (ruh-roh!).

MAC Prom Princess Powder Blush and Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder

Prom Princess Powder Blush on the left and Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder on the right

I think MAC had a girl with pale or medium cool-toned skin in mind with Veronica’s Blush, a girl who naturally gravitates toward light blue-based pinks, and is looking to brighten and highlight her face without turning to a possibly harsh frosty finish.


She still wants you to notice her makeup, though, which is why MAC kicked up the shine. (Oh, but P.S., she might steal your boyfriend while you’re not looking, so watch your six.)

If you’re an NC-color temperature gal, I think you can still pull this off, but you may want to use it sparingly. Too much on darker skin tones could appear harsh and high contrast.

I’m a ho for corals, so I think I prefer Flatter Me, but I wouldn’t pass up a chance to hang out with this Veronica.

PRICE: $29
AVAILABILITY: Coming Jan. 30 to cyberspace, to stores and counters Feb. 7, and internationally this March

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Pretty but I am definitely with you on Flatter Me–MUCH better suited for my warm, yellow-toned skin and my taste for all things coral and/or peachy!! 😀
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    • BooBooNinja says:

      I’m of the same mind, Becca. Ps I’ve seen you around the blogosphere pretty much everywhere — we have the same taste in blogs. 🙂 Have wanted to say hi for some time now. So: “Hi, Becca!!”

  2. Joyce says:

    After seeing this post, I think I’m going to choose Prom Princess blush and Veronica’s Pearlmatte Face Powder over Cream Soda blush and Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder. Prom Princess seems like it would compliment my NC30/35 skin tone more and I like that Veronica’s Pearlmatte Face Powder reflects more light than Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder. I plan on using Veronica’s Pearlmatte Face Powder as a highlighter on top of Prom Princess! =)

  3. Sarah says:

    Look at the packaging – absolutely adorable. 🙂


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  4. I have been wanting Frankly Scarlet blush, which makes me so tempted to get this! I bet with a small enough brush I could pick up just the hearts – what do you think?

  5. Silk Mandel says:

    I’m in love with Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder !

  6. Petunia says:

    i LOVE this makeup look on you. you look so young and swingy!~

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