Saturday, February 9, 2013

MAC 'Flatter Me' Pearlmatte Face Powder: Review & Swatches! (Archie's Girls)

Hey everyone,
As I said in my previous post, considering the fact that Archie comics were a big part of my childhood, I was  ecstatic about this collection.  When I was looking at promo pics of the collection online, one of the first things that caught my eye was the pearlmatte face powders, particularly the precious hearts stamped all over them.  I mean, who wouldn't want this product?!

The Archie's Girls collection featured two of these limited edition face powders: the Veronica side of the collection has 'Veronica's Blush' and Betty has 'Flatter Me'.  After much deliberation I decided to purchase 'Flatter Me'.  This powder has a golden peach base with pink toned coral hearts. When swirled together, the resulting colour is a soft, warm toned golden peachy pink with a slightly frosted finish. Flatter Me doesn't have any flecks of shimmer or glitter, so it won't emphasize pores or aging skin. It just adds a really nice brightening glow to the cheeks.
 This powder reminded me a lot of the Cream Soda blush from this collection.

MAC states that this can be used as a highlighter, blush, or even an eye shadow.  I say that it depends on your skin tone.  If you have deeper skin tones this would make a beautiful highlighter and I think even for lighter skin tones, if you just used the golden peach base, it could be used as a highlighter.  But for light-medium skin tones, when the two shades are swirled together, this makes a lovely blush which adds a nice brightening sheen to the skin.

Left: base shade; Middle: hearts; Right: combined
I've read online that the base of this is MAC shell pearl beauty powder and the hearts are Foolish Me powder blush.  And for those who are wondering, I also heard that the pink hearts go all the way through to the bottom of the pan and they're not just an over spray, but I haven't been able to test that out for myself.

The MAC Archie's Girls collection comes packaged in white, instead of the typical black packaging. The collection features a Betty side, which features more 'girl next door', softer shades while the Veronica side of the collection features more vivacious shades.  Each product features a cartoon picture of either Betty or Veronica, depending on which side of the collection each product is from.  The only products which feature a picture of Betty, Archie and Veronica together are the eye shadow palettes and the pearlmatte face powders.  The pearlmatte face powders also feature a mirror on the inside of the lid.

MAC pearlmatte face powders retail for $30 US and $35 CND and contain 10g/0.35 oz of product.  Flatter Me is part of the limited edition Archie's Girls collection and as of February 7, can be purchased wherever MAC products are sold!

What's your favourite product from this collection?  Did you read Archie comics when you were younger? Let me know below!


  1. This reminds me of the Physician's Formula Happy Booster Blushes! Great review- thanks!

    1. That's what I thought too! Thanks for commenting Morena!
      xx, Kels


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