MAC x Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder
MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

Gleamer

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder ($29.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a very pale pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The finish was subtle on the skin and more of a natural sheen than an overt shimmer finish. Per the brand, it’s supposed to be a “velvety face powder with silky sheer colour” that is “blendable” and can be a subtle “highlight” or “even out skin” when used swirled (which is really the only way to use if one is using a blush or highlighting brush).

The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but it didn’t appear chalky or dry on my skin. I had no trouble applying or blending it out, but the color itself was quite light and subtle that it may only work well for a limited number of skin tones and even then, based on preferences. I wouldn’t describe it as sheer, as it was rather pigmented, but the softness would enable one to dust and sheer out all-over if desired. On me, it would be lightening rather than brightening if I did so. I wore it as a highlighter on my cheekbones, where it was barely noticeable in person (more sheen than color), and seemed to last for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Preppy Panda Face Kit
  • MAC Primapanda Face Kit
  • MAC Stay Cute Face Kit
  • ColourPop Bassline Pressed Powder Shadow
  • ColourPop Formation Pressed Powder Shadow
  • Urban Decay Mars 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC Sugar Coat Lipglass
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Based on how pigmented this wound up going on to your cheeks, my original plan of swirling all the shades together on a kabuki brush to use an a setting/finishing powder really wouldn’t work, huh?

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