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I'm so thrilled you like the pearlmattes. Did you get both of them?

 

 

And no, the p/g are not waterline safe. If you have sensitive eyes, I would only use them on the lower lash line.



No, I only got Flower Fantasy but now I wish I ordered both!!

 

Ohh really, only on the lower lash line? I have sensitive eyes.. is it because the glitters can fall in my eyes if I apply it on my lids? I wanted to smudge it on my lids and lower lashline and add a sparkly navy blue over it! I should have bought a greasepaint stick. hahaha

post #302 of 698

temptatia has swatches for one of the pearlmatte facepowders up!

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temptatia has swatches for one of the pearlmatte facepowders up!



http://www.temptalia.com/mac-flower-fantasy-pearlmatte-face-powder-review-photos-swatches

post #304 of 698

Thank GOD a collection that doesnt attract me much. Just want the purple plushglass with blue glitter...and that's it! So glad allura had it on her blog!

post #305 of 698

It's prettier in real life.. I think she added a lot on her cheeks or maybe her skin is much lighter than mine because it's doesn't look warm like that on me, much more like a soft glow, not really colored.

 

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temptatia has swatches for one of the pearlmatte facepowders up!



 

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Originally Posted by PrettyKitty View Post



 



No, I only got Flower Fantasy but now I wish I ordered both!!

 

Ohh really, only on the lower lash line? I have sensitive eyes.. is it because the glitters can fall in my eyes if I apply it on my lids? I wanted to smudge it on my lids and lower lashline and add a sparkly navy blue over it! I should have bought a greasepaint stick. hahaha


Maybe try it out and see how your eyes like it. 

 



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Originally Posted by Piarpreet View Post

Thank GOD a collection that doesnt attract me much. Just want the purple plushglass with blue glitter...and that's it! So glad allura had it on her blog!



Long time no see. How's Madrid?

 

post #307 of 698

Temptalia has tweeted that she has received  confirmation that the Pearlglides will be permanent

post #308 of 698
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Temptalia has tweeted that she has received  confirmation that the Pearlglides will be permanent



Yep, they are on the website as such...at least in the US!

post #309 of 698

http://www.temptalia.com/mac-sunday-afternoon-pearlmatte-face-powder-review-photos-swatches

 

I do think she applies cheek products quite heavily to get them to show up on camera

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Originally Posted by mac_aiken View Post

I am debating the Butterfly Party stack. The colors are gorgeous but I have the teal stack from SB and don't use it often. Someone made a comment to me about "women my age" not wearing glitter/sparkle anymore and I haven't used it since. I LOVE a bit of sparkle. I am only 46. My fun makeup days can't be over yet. It's not like I wear a full face of it.


Honey, don't listen to that advice, it is simply crap from a small minded person who is obviously a jack a$$ and an age-ist.  This is the 21st century and we dames of a certain age will wear what we wants to my precious.  Sparkle if you wish.  But I agree, don't go all Snooki on the bronzer, that doesn't look good at ANY age.

 

 

I am having skipper's remorse on both the Pearlmattes now.  Maybe I will go back for that AND the butterfly party stack.  Will probably depend on funds I suppose. 

 

post #311 of 698

I'm torn. I like the idea of the powders but don't know which I should get. Recs for NW15?

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I'm torn. I like the idea of the powders but don't know which I should get. Recs for NW15?



IF I had to choose, I'd go with the warmer one, but only because I have too many pink powder highlighter thingies

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If you love various shades of gold, the Aloha stack is a must-have!

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... and for taupe lovers, this is a dream come true. I heart.gif how elegant these colors come out on my complexion!

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Originally Posted by mac_aiken View Post

I'm torn. I like the idea of the powders but don't know which I should get. Recs for NW15?



As you ordered the CMB quad, I would go with Flower Fantasy to match it.

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The color of Pearlmatte Face Powder pictures look quite different between on Temptalia and AlluraBeauty. Can anyone tell me which one is more accurate? amuse.gif

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

Temptalia has tweeted that she has received  confirmation that the Pearlglides will be permanent



 

 

Thanks for this! I'm so relieved that now I won't have to rush out to buy a zillion back-ups of Blackline and Undercurrent!

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As much as I'm tempted to get the crushed metal stacks, I'm restraining myself to see them in person first. I know I've already got dupes for a huge chunk of the colors in my other stacks, but if there's even a slight cast to the colors that make them even cuter and more wonderful, I'm gonna break down. When the weather is sunny or you're out on the town at night, there's not much better than them!

 

 

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If you love various shades of gold, the Aloha stack is a must-have!


Gold is pretty much the most beautiful color family for crushed metal pigments - perfect color to accentuate all the best qualities of the formula. I'm awaiting the day MAC brings us a rose gold and a golden coral CMP - I'll be on th_e2cloud9.gif

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No, I only got Flower Fantasy but now I wish I ordered both!!

 

Ohh really, only on the lower lash line? I have sensitive eyes.. is it because the glitters can fall in my eyes if I apply it on my lids? I wanted to smudge it on my lids and lower lashline and add a sparkly navy blue over it! I should have bought a greasepaint stick. hahaha

 

Some of the colors are easier on the eyes than others because they don't all have glitter bits along with the shimmer. Industrial is really good for this. So is Designer Purple. Undercurrent and Lord It Up are sort of in the middle and I definitely get days where they're harsher or gentler on my eyes. The black ones are very glittery and need the most care to not be irritating, at least for me.

 

'Just be careful not to bring them too close to the tear duct area, especially if you're blending shadow over or smudging the line and you'll avoid the worst issues for sure.
 

 

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Vera4.jpg

 

... and for taupe lovers, this is a dream come true. I heart.gif how elegant these colors come out on my complexion!


very beautiful shades!  i am really looking forward to this collection :)

 

post #323 of 698
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Damn, why oh why did I order Blue Petrol? I love purples, but I already have another purple pearlglide.. and I saw many beautiful dark blue smokey eyes lately, so I bought Blue Petrol. But now I kinda wish I bought Designer Purple.

 

If you have the other purple pearlglide I'm thinking of, that one is nicer than Designer Purple - more complex color. I wish I had it myself! Petrol Blue is very lovely. I don't own it, but the only reason for that is I only like blue pencil liner I can use in the waterline - somehow if I don't have the blue in the waterline as well as under the eye, it doesn't look quite right with my eye color/skin tone. I'm holding off for Hyacinth Eye Kohl coming up in Reel Sexy.

 



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http://www.allurabeauty.com/2012/review-swatches-mac-vera-crushed-metallic-pigment-in-butterfly-party/

 

Kinda makes me regret asking for this..

the colours are gorgeous but the swatches! Horribble!!

But she shouldve patted the e/s not swiped it...


It looks like she didn't take the time to grind the pigment up a little bit first before swatching. You have to do that with Crushed Metals - they've got to be well mixed back into the sort of oily base the pigment's suspended in. I just use my brush on the inner plastic lid of the color, but a nice bendable spatula would be even better - the smoother you make sure to get them before you apply them, the more fabulous they will look.

 



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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post


 Using the right tool and the proper technique are crucial. I find them very easy to apply with a synthetic paddle brush, especially as the crushed metals are slightly tacky (= less fall-out than a piggie that has a dry texture). Use a flat paddle brush to pad on a thin layer which can then be spread out will give you a very even result. Using this technique also allows the blend the different colors together and create a rainbow or ombre effect. It is important to remember that a little product goes a long way with the crushed metals.

 


It definitely takes experimentation with the brushes in your collection to find the best application technique for these.

 

Can't stress it enough to USE THE RIGHT BASE underneath. This makes a huge difference in the staying power and the creasing prevention. I find those dastardly Big Bounce shadows to be the best base by a long shot for 2 main reasons: 

 

1) They form a dry, almost rubbery skin on top of your own, without any oily or emollient quality (unlike paint pots). This is perfect for accentuating the smooth, glass-like surface you can get with the crushed metals and greatly enhances staying power and crease prevention. Also the very fine mica sparkles in it create a subtle gritty surface that gives great gripping power for the glitter chunks as well as the smoother pigment particles so it cuts down on fall out. 

 

2) They're sheer, so it enhances the full effect of CMP - which is that beautiful water ripple quality that looks translucent from one angle and then completely opaque with dense metallic color from another. I find paint pots and greasepaint sticks compete too much and ruin this effect pretty drastically - you just get a scaly look, unless you're using one of the very sheer p/ps. If you want an opaque color, you get a much better result using opaque eye shadow underneath and putting CMP on top. You can get some really cool duochrome effects this way. 

 

Also, don't use Fix+ or just mist it on really lightly afterwards - it's exactly like mixing oil and water and causes creasing, fading, patchiness and/or scaly flakes that fall right off.

 

Short Version: Find a base or primer that makes a smooth, rubbery second skin - perhaps something with silicon, but not something too greasy or wet. Extra points for something with a bit of grit, sparkle or sheen to provide extra gripping power!

 

post #324 of 698

^ they look lstunning, but my lids look creepy with that much shimmer. This is the reason that makes my stay away from most pigments.

post #325 of 698

I'm thinking of getting 1 or both of the Pearlmattes, and the Aloha and Butterfly Party pigment stacks :D

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PrettyKitty which Pearlmatte did you get? I am NW20 and trying to decide which would be best for me.

 

Thank you.

 

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I just got my order, I'm so glad I bought the Pearlmatte powder! It gives a very soft glow, just like the shaping powders!

 

And the Blue Petrol pearlglide eyeliner is very pretty, but I find that I need to apply a couple of layers if I want it to be opaque. Is it just me? Also, I asked yesterday if these are waterline safe, but after seeing how glittery it is, I wouldn't even think about using it on the waterline. lol



 

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Has anyone ever pressed the crushed metal pigments into a pan using alcohol? I do it with the normal pigments (non-matte) and it works fine, but I wonder if it works the same with these ones. I am really liking the butterfly stack, but I hate lose powder :<

post #328 of 698
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

 

If you have the other purple pearlglide I'm thinking of, that one is nicer than Designer Purple - more complex color. I wish I had it myself! Petrol Blue is very lovely. I don't own it, but the only reason for that is I only like blue pencil liner I can use in the waterline - somehow if I don't have the blue in the waterline as well as under the eye, it doesn't look quite right with my eye color/skin tone. I'm holding off for Hyacinth Eye Kohl coming up in Reel Sexy.

 


Ohhhhhh Hyacinth eye khol? I'm gonna check this one!! :)

 

My purple Pearlglide is Rave!

post #329 of 698
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Originally Posted by lyseD View Post


PrettyKitty which Pearlmatte did you get? I am NW20 and trying to decide which would be best for me.

 

Thank you.

 



 



Flower Fantasy! I think Sunday Afternoon would look great on you!

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I wonder if I need both Pearlmatte powders--I'm pale NC15 and prefer cooler toned cheek products because my skin tone is warm. Any last-minute advice before I press "buy"---just Sunday Afternoon or why not add Flower Fantasy too? Any advice?

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