Magic in a pan.
And I’m not just saying that because of my strong emotional ties to this Beauty Powder.
Barbie Loves MAC! — also known as “my gateway MAC collection.” I remember that Pearl Blossom was one of the pieces I bought in my little MAC Barbie haul (this was back in 2007), and even though it’s a re-promote in the new MAC Is Beauty collection, I still get fired up about it.
Because it’s just so versatile. There are so many things you can do with MAC’s Beauty Powders (which are basically like the Hourglass Ambient Powders, from before the time there were Hourglass Ambient Powders), especially light pink Pearl Blossom, which also has silvery pearl. You can wear it as a blush, or a highlighter, or if you have lighter, cool-toned skin, lightly dusted all over your face as a brightening powder.
I love Pearl Blossom’s finish because it isn’t overly frosty. I use it mostly as a highlighter, targeting the soft, subtle iridescent sheen on the tops of my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, in the inner corners of my eyes, and above and just below the arch in my brows.
I’m all about highlighting, but I’m not big into contouring, which is the other half of the sculpting equation. The contour is usually when you use deeper colors to simulate shadows and make certain areas appear to recede into the background. Highlighting does the opposite, where you focus attention on certain areas.
The soft powder formula lasts all day long on my combination skin. I just dust it on in the mornings after foundation, bronzer, blush — the whole shebang — to add that subtle glow.
Other products I’m wearing in this look…
- MAC Eye Shadow in Bouffant
- MAC Eye Shadow in Soft Brown (permanent)
- MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle (permanent)
- MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in Lowlights
- MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline in Siahi
- MAC False Lashes mascara (permanent)
- MAC Beauty Powder in Alpha Girl
- MAC Lipstick in Make Me Gorgeous
PRICE: $26 (one of 2 Beauty Powders in the new MAC Is Beauty collection)
AVAILABILITY: Part of the new MAC Is Beauty collection, available online March 31, and coming to MAC counters and stores April 2, 2015 through May 14, 2015
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,