VERA: Pearlmatte Face Powders Review, Swatches, and Pics

February 5, 2012 § 2 Comments

 

Vera Pearlmatte Face Powders: Sunday Afternoon, Flower Fantasy

Embossed with her signature ladybug motif, this powder could only be M·A·C Vera. Three shades in both pearl and matte finishes. Effortless to blend, provides a dynamic highlight for face or eyes.

VERA: Pearlmatte Face Powder

Release Date:  February 9, 2012* / March 2012 (International) *It’s currently available online right now at MACCosmetics.com.  To locate, search for the products individually by name.

| Sunday Afternoon | Bright pink, Bright fuscia, Soft pale pink with white pearl  | Pearl & Matte | $28 US, $33.50 CAD | Limited Edition| 12 grams

I won’t beat around the bush.  Sunday Afternoon fails on all fronts.  It’s ashy.  No “bright” pink anything happening over here.  I swatched each colour 3 times, and it still looks completely faded.  When I mixed them together, it gave the best colour pay-off, but of course, it was light pink, ashy, and  reflective at the same time.  I can’t co-sign on this one at all.

| Flower Fantasy | Pale coral with slight gold pearl, Slightly blue pale pink, Soft pale salmon | Pearl & Matte | $28 US, $33.50 CAD | Limited Edition| 12 grams

I didn’t think it could get worse than Sunday Afternoon… well, hello Flower Fantasy!  I should have known better when the powder is described as “pale” three times.  This thing looks SOOO ashy on my skin! The colour pay-off is terrible as well.  I really dug my fingers to get a good swatch, and it’s still barely noticeable.

LOVES:  

  • Cute product design

LOATHES: 

  • SUPER ashy-looking
  • 4 out of the 6 shades are described as “Pale,” which of course will make this completely unflattering on pigmented skin
  • Poor colour pay-off

FINAL WORD:

Hated it!  If you are NC or NW45 & up, these powders are absolutely, unequivocally, indisputably a BrownGirlFailure

Vera: Sunday Afternoon Pearlmatte Face Powder

Vera: Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder

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