MAC First Waves is a slightly cool-toned, light pink with a satin finish. It is a limited edition blush that retails for $34.00 and contains 0.35 oz.
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MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder ($40.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The finish became slightly more luminous once blended out on the skin but did not emphasize my skin's natural texture. The powder had a silvery white, coral-red, and fuchsia pink, while a lot of the shimmer comes off with the first use, as it was an overspray.
The Pearlmatte Face Powder is supposed to be a combination of a highlighter and blush with "excellent colour payoff" and a "rich and creamy texture." They vary a lot in price and size, as they are a limited edition formula and often feature embossing/special designs. The consistency was smooth--soft without being too powdery or dusty--and blendable on the skin while it was still very pigmented and nearly opaque. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.
This collection was supposed to launch on the 6th, but I haven't seen it yet, so it looks like it might be delayed.
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Love is in the details with Pearlmatte Face Powder, combining pearlized and satin shades to achieve an array of looks. Effortlessly blends with a rich and creamy texture. Use for highlighting and blush effects or as an eyeshadow with a velvet-smooth finish.