Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol and Blush Patrol Review and Swatches

If you have the tendency to swoon at the sight of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish like I do, then you will HAVE to check out Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol and Blush Patrol.

Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol
Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol and Bronze Patrol

Housed in a gold compact, the Bronze and Blush Patrol are dome-shaped baked powders to give your skin the prettiest glow. They are about the same size as MAC MSF but only contain 9g – instead of 10g with the MSF – of product. They are also enriched with Vitamin A, C and Lauroyl Lysine to help improve the appearance of skin tone and are paraben-free.

Bronze Patrol is a medium brown with gold, beige and dark brown veining. On my NC30 skin, it shows up a gorgeous bronze that is a couple of shades darker and reminds me of my favorite MAC Shooting Star, Comfort and Warmed MSFs.

Closeup of Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol
Comparison between MAC Shooting Star, Warmed, Comfort MSF and Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol
Swatches of MAC Shooting Star MSF, Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol, MAC Comfort and MAC Warmed MSFs
Swatches of MAC Shooting Star MSF, Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol, MAC Comfort and MAC Warmed MSFs
MAC Shooting Star, Comfort, Warmed MSFs and Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol Comparison


Blush Patrol, on the other hand, is a dark rose with light pink and gold veining. It shows up a warm rose on me and is so pretty I felt bad swatching it. The closest dupe from MAC would be Petticoat Mineralize Skinfinish.

Closeup of Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol
Comparison between MAC Petticoat MSF and Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol
Swatches of MAC Petticoat MSF and Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol
MAC Petticoat MSF and Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol


Besides looking super pretty, the powders are creamy, smooth and super pigmented. They blend so easily and create this beautiful glow on my skin that lasts all day just like a liquid luminizer. I also love that they are not overly frosty and never magnify pores or make my skin look greasy or dirty.

The only downside to these babies is the price tag. At $50 and $59 a pop, they cost almost twice as much as MAC MSF. But to justify the hefty price, you get a free Patrol Brush that is worth $30 when you purchase either of them. Plus unlike MSFs, these are also permanent so if you are not ready to splurge on both just yet, you can always wait ☺

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Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol and Blush Patrol are available at http://www.napoleonperdis.com for $50 and $59.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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