Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder

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).

5 comments:

GINA said...

I love MAC Pressed Powder. For all of the girls out there that are like me who are pale and just cant seem to find a foundation that doesnt look dark on them, this is an excellent product for you. There are many shades in color and covers very well over acne. The only negative thing I would have to say is that it is kind of expensive but then again, it's worth it. If you do use the Mac powder be carefull not to aply a lot because believe me you dont need it! I had horrible acne and this covered it well and didnt make me break out!

Rosanna said...

I use it for contouring. Well, now I am all broken out selectively where I applied contouring.

The Beauty Alchemist said...

Rosanna, Sorry to hear it broke you out, but all those moisturizers in there could do it. I love it but can't use it. Those with drier skin, it's fabulous or ones not prone to breakouts.

Rosanna said...

Wanna hear the funniest part? I do have dry skin :(

The Beauty Alchemist said...

Oh wow Rosanna. Well there's something in there I guess that just doesn't go with your skin. That's a shame but at least there are many other powders out there . Are you able to use their Mineralize Skinfinish or StudioFix? I adore those but they are more coverage than Careblend. Depends on what you are looking for.