Go From Rushing to Ready in 10 Minutes Or Less With MAC Vera’s New Pearlmatte Powders

Published in: Face, MAC Makeup, Product Reviews

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Wearing MAC Pearlmatte Powder in Flower Fantasy on my cheeks

MAC Vera Pearlmatte PowdersMaybe it’s a lunar phase or astrological anomaly — the unfortunate kind, like two planets in simultaneous retrograde (wait, is that even possible?) — but whatever the reason, I’ve been running behind every morning this week.


I haven’t had more than 10 minutes to put on my makeup before I’ve had to rush out the door to make it to one place or another on time…

I haven’t taken it lying down, though! In my push not to be tardy, I’ve been grabbing a handful of products over and over again, including the new MAC Vera Pearlmatte Powders ($28 each), of which there are two, both of them limited edition and available now as part of the MAC Vera collection.

Each one contains three powders in matte and pearl finishes. The colors can be worn separately, or swirled together and used as a sheer highlighter/blush with a slight sheen.

Since they’re both fairly sheer, I don’t have to worry about blending out the edges (not much, at least), and I love the whisper of color they lend to my cheeks.

Makes them great for no-makeup makeup looks. 🙂

Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flower Fantasy, $28

Pearlmatte Face Powder in Sunday Afternoon, $28

Pearlmatte Face Powders in Sunday Afternoon (left) and Flower Fantasy (right)

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Wearing MAC Pearlmatte Powder in Sunday Afternoon on my cheeks

The colors in both pans seem pretty neutral on my skin, leaning neither too warm nor cool.


Cuties who love corals might lean toward Flower Fantasy, which blooms on cheeks with pearly golden coral, matte bluish pink and pale matte salmon powders; pretties who love pinks may want to try Sunday Afternoon, with its bright pink, matte fuchsia and pearly pale pink shades. 🙂

If you’re perennially pressed for time, give one or both of these sheer blushes with a hint of sheen a try.

PRICE: $28 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC counters, stores and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I love how these powders look! Your skin looks glowy. 🙂

  2. I bought the Flower Fantasy one, and got it in the mail today! I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to keep it – I think I will though. It’s more pink and less coral than I expected from the swatches I saw, but looks quite pretty on
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  3. Louisa says:

    These blushes look so great on you! I love how they give you a real glow. Reminds me of summer mornings… ahh I think I’ve got the winter blues 😛

  4. I loove the cosmetic effect it leaves on your skin!
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  5. Your skin is glowing, fantastic 🙂 I got Sunday Afternoon and just love the effect it gives.
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  6. I got these but can’t bear to use them! I need to find something else to get obsessed with so I get over the urge to use these and can save them.

  7. Sara says:

    Is the effect that Sunday afternoon gives similar to that of the blonde msf? (: which one’s prettier? haha

  8. Hmm I like Flower Fantasy! It does look fairly shimmery though!
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  9. CrystalCandy says:

    I LOVE my Flower Fantasy!

  10. Stèphanie says:

    They’re so shiny! Almost like a highlighter.. but with a little hint of color. I really like them.
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  11. Trisha says:

    I love how these look in the pan. Super cute!
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  12. Neeraj says:

    OMG u post at a lightning fast speed LOL….I loved these MAC for Vera blushes..They look like amazing highlights for medium tones though..

    Very nice and u r looking amazing as always…

  13. Nina says:

    they are both so pretty!!! 🙂

  14. Joyce says:

    I got Flower Fantasy and I’m loving it so far. It has a high sheen finish, but not frosty or glittery at all.
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  15. TheSeoulSis says:

    Thank you so much for the review of these great products, that are tried and true by you. I personally can attest to how difficult it can be to find colors, finishes and tones that complement Asian skin. Excellent review that I will definitely look into! 😉

  16. johanna says:

    love this color nd love your necklace Karen where is it from?

  17. sarah says:

    wow this looks great on you! i’ve been trying to pass this up because of the price & it’s dupable but its so gorgeous i may need it

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