Great powder with sheer to light coverage that doesn't feel dry or heavy.
I use the shade Medium (am NC20-25) for fall and winter and Medium Plus in the summer when I'm darker (about NC30). It's great to set concealer or foundation with as it is so light. It also doesn't make my skin look dry or feel uncomfortable during the day. Blends easily and isn't chalky.
I really like the packaging of this product. I like to have a classic sleek compact with a mirror in my purse at All times to check my makeup and this mac care blend is perfect for that. It has a great Product that doesn't make me look cakey...Although I do apply this with a brush to set my under eye concealer and t-zone (I use a sleek brush from the benefit hello flawless powder ... it fits perfectly inside this mac careblends compact).
I used to travel with my mac mineralized skin finish compact... But disappointingly the compact doesn't have a mirror and the clear top collapsed into my baked powder shattering it in a million pieces in my makeup bag. Hence, that's why I prefer this product now.
I'm a medium plus in careblend and I'm an NC30
I love this powder its amazing one, it gives lighting to my facev,make it look wonderful ,really lovely powder.
First, its a sheer powder so it gives light coverage and it doesnt set long enough,kn the other side, it never makes my face look cakey or powdery,it gives a very nice glow,i love it.
There is other thing which drives me crazy,it never combines with my foundation,it sets on top which i hate,also it hydrates the skin alot ,although i have the worst acne prone and oily skin,it hydrates my skin alot.
I will buy it forever my be in summers ,
I also high recommend this powder for an oily skinned person,it will work well for it.
I'm not quite sure why I bought this powder. I didn't need a new powder but I think I saw someone rave about it in a youtube video and next time I was at MAC, the inevitable happened and I bought it in the shade Medium as Light Plus just looked too yellow. I really like this stuff. When I first applied it, I was like "Meh - this isn't really all that special as powders go" but after about 5 minutes, "something" seemed to happen and it gave my skin a really nice, velvety, perfect-looking finish. I don't know if it melded with my moisturizer or foundation or what but, as I say, the effect was beautiful. I do like that if I touch up in the middle of the day, I don't end up looking powdery or dry. Very nice powder, though I'm not sure if it would suit those with oily complexions.
I hav this in Medium Plus, and I am NC30 for reference. This pressed powder does an awesome job of setting foundation and concealer, and overall freshening up without piling on color and product over my existing makeup. Very lightly pigmented so it doesn't add cakey-ness to the face. Staying power is pretty good, it lasted me around 3-4 hours, whereas other finishing powders (loose and pressed) tend to disappear after an hour. The Careblend powder can sometimes look powdery when over-applied, but I pair it with the Mac Fix+ spray to get a more natural look.
Brush application works for best for me when I use this powder. I find that I tend to overapply and hit pan quite easily when I use a kabuki brush, so nowadays I use a fluffy powder brush instead and the product has lasted longer with no change in results. The mirror and puff are nice to have for touch-ups on the go too.
The talc ingredient does not bother me at all, and I actually find the formulation to be gentle. Didn't break me out at all, and no oxidation. (I oxidize easily in both MAC Select Liquid foundation and Revlon CS.)
I knocked off 1 star just because I don't like how it can sometimes be a bit powdery with overapplication, especially if I didn't moisturize enough. (for reference I have dry skin because of canadian weather. i welcome a bit of natural oil in my face if I can.)
This may not be for you if you are looking for a stand-alone pressed powder, as the color pay-off and coverage on this little to none. Also this has not blotted out any oil for me, but since I have very dry skin this is a big PRO for me. Great if used as a finishing powder, and awesome if combined with the Fix+ spray.
EDIT: I hit pan on this product in 6 weeks!!! and now I dont think this will last me til month 3. Why so little product? :( I still love it though.
LOVEEEEEEE IT!! used to use mac studio fix powder colour nw45 but as of recently i started to notice how cakeyyyyyyy it looks and it used to bother me so much no matter how lightely i applied it.
anyways, during the summer ive tanned a bit so now im using colour nw47 studio fix fluid, recently got this powder in DEEP DARK. and its amazeeeeeeeeeeballs. i was worried bcos my skin is really oily, but bcos i use good primer (prep n prime spf 50) and i use the translucent finishing powder at the end, the oil is stil controlled well.
anyways really gives a nice flawless finish
so i would defffoooooooooooo reccommend.
I bought this powder recently to be used at the end of the end of the day to add some coverage and it does a great job. I have the color in Light Plus and I am about an NC20/C3 in other MAC foundations.
I recommend using a blotting sheet before applying this powder as it can get clumpy on oily skin. The finish is fairly matte, but not as matte as Studio Fix. It has good staying powder and keeps the skin from looking oily for a few hours. I recommend this product if you need light tough ups throughout the day without heavy coverage.
This is one of my favorite powders. It's much more convenient to use than my Coastal Scents Mineral Veil since it's pressed and I can easily take it with me anywhere. I use this over my Physicians Formula BB Cream and the result is flawless, glowing skin that is virtually effortless. I'm an NC 40-43 and the shade Medium Dark fits me quite well. Before I decided to try CareBlend, I was using MAC's Blot Powder but I like this one a lot better. This does contain Talc, which I was worried about at first but fortunately it hasn't irritated my sensitive skin at all. MAC's iconic sleek, black packaging is always attractive so that's a plus for this product as well. Overall, LOVE it.
This is my HG powder. It sets nicely with any foundation I use and it doesn't look cakey, doesn't sit in my pores and doesn't oxidize. Plus, a little goes a long way for me. That is a good thing because the only thing I don't like is that it seems there is such little product in the pan, even though I use it sparingly. It is also great on its own.
I would only buy it again is because I already bought it twice! Not because I finished it but because I bought it in medium plus and now that I think of it I bought my MSF natural in that colour as well but it's kinda too dark for me and I'm one who would rather be lighter than darker. It goes on nicely, compact is sleek n simple! But idk to me it looks off like almost greyish and no it's not "too light" idk I guess I haven't found the perfect powder for me yet. But it's really smooth and not so cakey on! I'm asian, 17 years old, dry to normal skin, NC20 :)