MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder ($24.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “pale peach with gold pearl.” It’s a soft pink-tinged peach with a golden shimmer-sheen. MAC Legendary is darker, pinker. MAC Born to Love is quite a bit darker, less peach. Guerlain Peach Boy is a touch darker and more shimmery. Benefit Sugarbomb is pinker, but I would say this is the closest when applied.

The first time I remember seeing it was with Liberty of London. MAC describes this Beauty Powder “as a highlight, soft blush, or overall finish.” It also has a snake skin pattern embossed across the top. Some of it should remain intact after a few uses, but within a dozen or so uses, I think the majority will be softened or flattened, but there’s no overlay masking the real color of the product.  The cardboard box also has the collection’s promotional design printed on a cardboard sleeve, but the compact itself is standard MAC packaging.

Shell Pearl has true-to-pan color payoff, which is, overall, on the lighter side, and it has a pale base, so I expect it will be most appropriate for light to light-medium complexions, with it possibly turning ashy on some darker skin tones.  I’m around NC25/NC30, and it worked as a subtle blusher and highlighter.  The texture was soft, finely-milled, and applied smoothly–but there was some excess powder that kicked up when I was applying it (I used MAC’s 116 brush).  It wore well for seven hours, and after eight full hours, there was noticeable fading.

MAC Beauty Powder Shell Pearl
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%

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MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

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