Sunday, April 7th, 2013

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder ($30.00 for 0.42 oz.) is described as a “champagne base with matte coral flower and mint leaves.” It’s a pale champagne beige with a barely warm-toned golden champagne shimmer-sheen. MAC Lightscapade is warmer, less shimmery. NARS Nico is more beige, warmer, less shimmery. Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel is slightly pink in its base. NARS Albatross has a stronger golden sheen (and a whiter base color). Illamaqua Aurora is a cream product and more metallic.

If you’ve never used the Pearlmatte formula, it’s supposed to be a highlighter and a blush with a “rich texture and velvet finish.” Now, I don’t think this is going to be a blusher even on really pale complexions, but it is a highlighter. I think the finish is too shimmery with a stronger sheen/frostiness that it’s better as a highlighter than an all-over powder. If used with a very light hand and the right brush, it could be used all-over–just not as effortlessly as a true finishing powder. There was a slight emphasis of pores when I applied it to my cheeks. In for a Treat lasted seven hours well, and then after eight, there was light fading/patchiness beginning to become apparent.  It has good color payoff, and the outer white is an overspray, but the leaves and flower petal colors go all the way through the power (I chipped out a section in the middle to check).  I thought the best aspect of the powder was its texture, as it was soft, finely-milled, and buttery to the touch.  I wish it lasted longer and was more flattering on the skin.

The Glossover

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product

In for a Treat

B+
I thought the best aspect of the powder was its texture, as it was soft, finely-milled, and buttery to the touch. I wish it lasted longer and was more flattering on the skin.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder
MAC Pink Buttercream (left) / In for a Treat (right) Pearlmatte Face Powder

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $30.00 (April 11th).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Lightscapade is warmer, less shimmery. NARS Nico is more beige, warmer, less shimmery. Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel is slightly pink in its base. NARS Albatross has a stronger golden sheen (and a whiter base color). Illamaqua Aurora is a cream product and more metallic.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner. On lips: MAC Baking Beauty Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm.

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14 thoughts on “MAC In for a Treat Pearlmatte Face Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. That’s pretty. But the color itself looks like something else, that looks like something else.. I would only buy it for the cute design!

  2. Dominique

    It’s very pretty in the pan but somewhat déjà-vu as a highlighter I think. I love the pattern and packaging though !

  3. Sabrina

    The design is so pretty and i think it looks good on you Christine, but i doubt this would show up on me very well and its not as noticeable as i would like:(

  4. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Would it be stupid of me to buy this just because of the cute design?

  5. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    I’m not sure why but this design powder feels a little boring to me!

  6. Piarpreet

    is it an overspray? could you please upload an image?

  7. The packaging is pretty, but overall, I thought Buttercream looked like a better product.

  8. I does have a bit of colour to it on pale skin tone so long as you bet the center flower as well. But i agrees the shade is more like a nude highlighter over which works on a wider range of skin tones for that reason.

  9. I think this collection looks SO christmasy, i just cant justify it!

  10. ID

    mac pearlmattes r gud fr design but d wrk can b dun better by highlighters

  11. Avatar of Emily Emily

    I have an NC30 skin tone, should I get soft and gentle MSF or this pearl matte for a highlighter? :)