MAC has created a powder for the powder phobic, and those with drier skin.
New Studio Careblend Powder not only has Shea Butter in it but also Safflower Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil , Olive Oil and Lecithin.
The powder still applies mostly like a normal powder, it's smooth and a bit more blendable than most powders, is silky but not creamy. It also looks like powder when applied, but not heavy and not dry. It blends into skin and gives a very finished/perfected look and provides excellent medium to full coverage .
As I said, Careblend is great for those with fear of powder. Anyone with drier or mature skin who has wanted to use powder but is afraid of it being too dry, or settling in lines , should give this a try.
I personally love powder and with my oilier skin, the more matte the better. All the moisturizers in this make it not for me for the exact reasons it's great for normal-dry skins. But I am loving the look this creates when applied. It can be used on it's own or over makeup.
Studio Careblend Powder comes in 6 shades. Shown in my image are Medium Deep and Light.
Full shade list:
Light-Soft pale beige
Light Plus-Pale golden beige
Medium -Soft creamy beige
Medium Plus- Tan beige
Medium Dark -Caramel beige
Medium Deep -Rich golden tan
Launch date is February 17 and retail is $ 23.00 ( part of the Future Face collection).