PEARL SKIN IS THE COQUETTE
WAY TO GLOW

January 2, 2024 by Cat Quinn
The coquette aesthetic is everywhere. With the flood of pink bows, silk lace-up corsets and rosy blush comes a new complexion trend: Pearl Skin. Marked by diffused pearl pigments that blur and refract light – as opposed to glitter particles that reflect light – it gives the face a decadent and refined glow inspired by the precious gem.

Unlike other glowy skin trends, pearl makeup is not about creating a wet shine, but rather a radiant finish that beautifully contours the face without glare or hot spots. “It’s a whole new luxury in luminosity,” says Terry Barber, M·A·C Creative Director of Makeup Artistry. “It’s magnificently dressed, premium skin.”

Often accompanied by shimmer eye makeup and frosty lips, Pearl Skin is intentionally decadent and tongue-in-cheek, as it reclaims a classically pretty look for the female gaze. “Pearl Skin makes me think of 18th-century portraits,” says Barber. “It’s very regal and ornate skin with a gorgeous plumpness and luminosity that feels a little coquette.”
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Lip Pencil
CA $31.00
A pencil in a wide range of colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips.
Frost Lipstick
CA $31.00
A Lipstick formula with smooth, medium buildable coverage, high pearl and a semi-lustrous finish.
Lustreglass Sheer-Shine Lipstick
CA $33.00
A lightweight, raspberry seed- and organic extra-virgin olive oil-infused lipstick that delivers sheer and shiny colour with a long-wearing, lustrous finish.
SHOP PEARL SKIN
Show off a luminous complexion with Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double-Gleam.
“IT’S VERY REGAL AND ORNATE SKIN WITH
A GORGEOUS PLUMPNESS AND
LUMINOSITY THAT FEELS A LITTLE
COQUETTE.”
—TERRY BARBER, M·A·C CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MAKEUP ARTISTRY
Pearl Skin defines features while giving your complexion a glimmering glow.
Hyper Real SerumizerTM is the can’t-skip step for Pearl Skin.

HOW TO GET THE TREND

LOOK 1: Emulate glowy skin that radiates from within with pearl makeup.

  1. Prep and hydrate your complexion with Hyper Real SerumizerTM Serum-Moisturizer Hybrid.
  2. Even skin tone with Studio Radiance Serum-PoweredTM Foundation.
  3. Sweep Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double-Gleam over cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin and Cupid’s bow for a pearlescent sheen.
  4. Smooth on Lip Conditioner
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Hyper Real Serumizer™ Serum-Moisturizer Hybrid
CA $100.00
A serum-moisturizer hybrid that visibly reduces dark spots and the appearance of pores, hydrates, retexturizes and strengthens the skin barrier for a petal-smooth, even canvas with lit-from-within radiance.
Studio Radiance Serum-Powered Foundation
CA $45.00
A buildable, weightless, 24-hour hydrating foundation that smooths texture, evens tone, and blurs the look of pores.​
Extra Dimension Skinfinish
CA $53.00
A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish.
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Lip Conditioner (Tube)
CA $29.00
An emollient-based balm that conditions lips, locks in moisture and gives a soft shine.
Studio Radiance Serum-PoweredTM Foundation gives skin a custom glow with its Artist-Curated Radiance Blend.
Bump up the radiance by layering Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double-Gleam and Gold Deposit.

LOOK 2: Embrace the mermaidcore aesthetic with radiant pearl makeup.

  1. Prep and hydrate your complexion with Hyper Real SerumizerTM Serum-Moisturizer Hybrid.
  2. Even skin tone with Studio Radiance Serum-PoweredTM Foundation.
  3. Tap Strobe Cream in Pinklite onto the high points of the face.
  4. Sweep Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double-Gleam and Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit overtop and to the inner corners of the eyes.
Hyper Real Serumizer™ Serum-Moisturizer Hybrid
CA $100.00
A serum-moisturizer hybrid that visibly reduces dark spots and the appearance of pores, hydrates, retexturizes and strengthens the skin barrier for a petal-smooth, even canvas with lit-from-within radiance.
Studio Radiance Serum-Powered Foundation
CA $45.00
A buildable, weightless, 24-hour hydrating foundation that smooths texture, evens tone, and blurs the look of pores.​
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Strobe Cream
CA $49.00
A radiant moisturizer that boosts the look of dull skin and illuminates with iridescent particles.
Extra Dimension Skinfinish
CA $53.00
A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish.
Mineralize Skinfinish
CA $53.00
A luxurious powder with M·A·C Multi-Mineral Complex that adds highlights to the face and body.
  1. Coat lashes with Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara.
  2. Line lips with Lip Pencil in Chestnut, then smooth on Squirt Plumping Gloss Stick in Simulation.
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Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara
CA $35.00
A smudge-proof carbon black formula that's washable with warm water and lasts for up to 16 hours
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Lip Pencil
CA $31.00
A pencil in a wide range of colours designed for shaping, lining or filling in lips.
Squirt Plumping Gloss Stick
CA $30.00
A plumping gloss stick that nourishes and conditions lips with translucent colour and non-sticky shine.
Top off your Pearl Skin with Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double-Gleam.

Layer Hyper Real SerumizerTM and Strobe Cream for a luxurious pearl finish.

LOOK 3: Give glowy skin new meaning with pearl makeup.

  1. Prep and hydrate your complexion with Hyper Real SerumizerTM Serum-Moisturizer Hybrid.
  2. Even skin tone with Studio Radiance Serum-PoweredTM Foundation for a lit-from-within glow.
  3. Tap Strobe Cream in Pinklite onto the high points of the face.
  4. Sweep Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double-Gleam over cheekbones, bridge of the nose, eyes and Cupid’s bow for a pearlescent sheen.
  5. Smooth on Lipglass Clear.
Hyper Real Serumizer™ Serum-Moisturizer Hybrid
CA $100.00
A serum-moisturizer hybrid that visibly reduces dark spots and the appearance of pores, hydrates, retexturizes and strengthens the skin barrier for a petal-smooth, even canvas with lit-from-within radiance.
Studio Radiance Serum-Powered Foundation
CA $45.00
A buildable, weightless, 24-hour hydrating foundation that smooths texture, evens tone, and blurs the look of pores.​
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Strobe Cream
CA $49.00
A radiant moisturizer that boosts the look of dull skin and illuminates with iridescent particles.
Extra Dimension Skinfinish
CA $53.00
A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish.
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Lipglass Clear
CA $31.00
A unique clear lip gloss that can create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.
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January 2, 2024 by Cat Quinn

 

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