Review of MAC Studio Careblend by beamer410
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.