Fantastic powder!!! It really does blend on silky smooth and not cakey... I actually have used it to set liquid foundation and it is truly long lasting. The finish is natural matte. I bought it in Medium Deep and I'm usually an NC35/40. I haven't tried to use it alone as a powder foundation and I really have no intention to because I like a fuller finish. Would buy again for sure!!!
I decided to pick up this powder since I had just finished my beloved MSFN.
I find the coverage to be sheer to light when applied with a brush . I feel that MSFN has a bit more coverage when applied with a brush. Careblend is also a lot more matte. I have found it works best as a sheer finishing powder & is very long lasting. If i put my blush on top of this powder it lasts 12 + hrs. I was amazed. Usually my blush is gone by midday if I'm lucky.
The powder comes with a small puff that I haven't used yet, but I have applied with a wedge sponge & that makes the coverage a lot heavier. It also seemed to make it look more matte. not cakey but definitely more matte. I prefer to look a bit more luminous so I'd rather opt for using this as a finishing powder instead of a powder foundation.
The best part of this new product is the mirror. I'd really wish that the MSFN had this. it makes it a lot more convenient to just throw in your makeup bag. OK actually the best part is the price. The Careblend powder contains the exact same amount of product (10g) as MAC MSFN and it's cheaper. It is $4 cheaper to be exact.
I have only been using this powder 2 weeks but so far it's love. Will update if there are any changes.
BTW I'm an NC20 right now & purchased the Careblend powder in the color Light Plus. and yay these have a better color range (not as pink) as the MSFN.
I am a huge fan of the mineralize skinfinishes and decided to try this after a SA told me about the new line that blends skincare and makeup into one powder. Since MAC makeup is infamous for making some people's skin breakout, I think this new line is a great concept (the SA also told me this powder is water-based which is great for my combination skin). After trying this for a few days, I am in love!! It does not oxidize and gives more coverage than the MSF. Still not enough to pass as a foundation, but it is great to set my concealer and bobbi brown liquid foundation. It conveniently comes with a powder puff and a mirror (unlike the MSF). I will definitely be repurchasing!!
I purchased this today after a makeup artist at MAC applied this over the Studio Tech foundation to set it. It looks beautiful on the skin and not cakey at all. She said that it would work well on just the skin alone too, but I have several things I need covered, and some sort of foundation is a must for me right now. I am NC25-30 and was matched to Medium in this product. This was applied using a makeup sponge, and it was recommended to use the enclosed sponge rather than a brush when setting a foundation like Studio Tech (creamy).
I have this in Medium. I apply this with the 187 and it looks flawless. This almost "melts" into the skin, leaving a sheen, not a shine to the skin. I use an spf45 moisturizer and this powder hasn't oxidized. Since I have dry/normal skin, I don't apply this under eyes,I just apply a touch of concealer. I didn't expect to be impressed. I don't worship all things MAC. This could be a 5, I need to wear longer and then re-evaluate.
Just purchased this product today and so far I love it! I decided to try a new powder after using the mineralize skinfinish for a few months. I noticed the MSF oxidizes on me and has a strong pink undertone. I went in and was matched to Medium deep (Nc45 for reference) the same shade as my skinfinish.Also I noticed this line runs a tad lighter than the MSF's. It applied very well and left me with a matte finish but still very flawless. This powder is great for oily skin and after wearing it for an entire day It didnt oxidize at all. The price is a few dollars cheaper than the MSF's at $23, comes with a little powder puff and is apart of the permanent collection. I would definitely purchase this again and will update later once I try this for a full week. So far so good!
I bought this on the day of release - I'd been waiting! I normally wear powder foundations and really, most of them don't have much coverage, but that's okay. I use concealer to hide any redness, and the powder is really to give me a more polished look. The SA tested Light, Light Plus and Medium, and decided that Medium was the correct colour choice, and I have to agree. For reference, I've had Vasanti in V1, and Studiofix in N4. I have Blot Powder in Medium/dark. It's very finely milled, goes on a bit powdery at first, but then seems to melt into your skin (in a good way). It seems to wear quite well, and I don't get any colour change during the course of the day. I like it!