MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte Face Powder Review / Swatches

15th May 2013

Prior to April, I had never indulged in any of the MAC limited edition collections before. I always gazed at them online, but never had the tenacity to splurge on any of them. The one item I knew I wanted out of all the collections was the MAC Paint Pot in Eclair. The swatches for it were heavenly, and I decided that my makeup collection yearned for this beauty. I bought it as soon as the collection went live on MAC’s UK website. Happy that i’d manged to lay my hands on the beauty that is, Eclair.. I happened to be perusing Twitter and my feed was full of comments of what lovely items people had bought. Curiosity got the better of me and I went onto Temptalia aka Beauty Mecca, and clapped my eyes on another Baking Beauties beaut.. the MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte powder £21.50.

Image of MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in the box
 
The adorable name alone was enough to reel me in, but the swatches.. the swatches.. it just had to be mine. Especially after I saw in my Twitter feed that the lovely Abby had bought the very same powder.. it had to be mine. I’ve never owned a Pearlmatte powder, and didn’t even know what one was until a bit of research.
 
The Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte is described as being “Light silvery pink base with dark pink flowers and perwinkle leaves”.. How cute does that sound?! There is (or was.. Seeing as it sold out online incredibly quickly) another shade in this collection, and that is “In For a Treat” ( “Champagne base with matte coral flower and mint leaves” ) which received a less than complimentary review on Temptalia. So Pink Buttercream it was.
 
Image of the back of the box of the MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte Face Powder Review and Swatches
 
When it arrived I stared at it for ages, it truly is beautiful. I know the collection is called Baking Beauties.. but the design on the surface of the powder reminds me of intricate icing on cupcakes. I even contemplated not using it, as I didn’t want to ruin the beautiful detail. Ridiculous, I know!
 
MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte Face Powder
 
Just look at these pictures of the MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte Face Powder, is this not the cutest palette? I am smitten, and incredibly happy I let the hype encourage me to buy this. When I swatched the powder, the different coloured sections are just so pretty. The picture of the swatch below, shows one swipe from top to bottom of the pan, and picked up all four colours; silvery shimmer base, baby pink overlay, lilac leaves and dark pink flowers. 

MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte Face Powder Swatches

MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte Face Powder Review and Swatches

Due to having a pale complexion, the MAC Pink Buttercream Pearlmatte adds subtle shimmer to the cheeks, as well as a pale pink blush like colour. It looks so very pretty on pale skin, although on darker skin tones, I can’t imagine this Pearlmatte powder working as anymore than a shimmery highlight. When using the powder, I did notice that my pores were emphasised.. so a light hand is key, to ensure a flattering delicate finish. I don’t think I could gush anymore about this beauty. I love it so much, it has even overtaken my favourite highlighter; MAC Lightscapade.

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