I’ve been staring at this pan for 10 minutes, and now all I can see is a red crescent moon with a milk mustache…
Clearly, someone here needs more ?? sleep.
This pretty pan is MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in First Waves from the new MAC Min Liu collection.
You probably know how face powders like this work. You mix all of the colors together, brush the blend on cheeks, and go about way, gleefully taking names and kicking butt.
This pan, though, has an unexpected melange of shades. There’s a pearly red, a pink and a grayish beige.
Wait — did she say “grayish beige”?
Yes, yes she did.
Question for you: would you put a grayish beige on your cheeks?? I tell ya, I didn’t think I would, but then I mixed the shades together, and put it on anyway.
Well, the combined color is pigmented…which is a plus, but there’s something a little off about what that grayish beige does, and I can’t say that I love the way it works on my warm skin.
I wonder how it’ll work on cool-toned skin, because I can’t tell. Some cooler-toned highlighters are more silvery than gray, but this one’s definitely more the other way.
“Undead” is the word that keeps coming to mind… It’s unique, I’ll give it that.
That’s one heck of a gorgeous pan. If it were bigger, I might even hang it on my wall — but I’m not too crazy about how the color looks on my cheeks.
A few notes on the Min Liu for MAC Makeup Bag and Brush Bag
The $52.50 Brush Bag is made from the same soft material as the Makeup Bag, too. Technically, it’s a brush roll with a mini powder brush, an angled liner brush and a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
In my experience, MAC LE mini brushes are always soooo tempting because of the good value they appear to be, but they’re often scratchier and less dense than MAC’s full-size brushes.
Unfortunately, that’s also the case here. Speaking for myself, I’d probably skip it.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,