By Sheila Arkee
There have been a slew of positive reviews for MAC’s Studio Careblend Pressed Powder and I, for one, am happy to add to the general consensus. Simply put, this stuff is smooooooooooooooth like butter.
For the moderate price of $23, MAC has brought a sheerly pigmented/finely milled/should-be-high-priced powder to their line.
Studio Careblend contains shea butter, olive oil, and a bundle of fancy ingredients to keep your skin looking fresh instead of powdery or cakey. You won’t get a lot of coverage, so it’s best used on top of your foundation. It comes in a range from Light to Deep Dark, and I chose Medium Dark, which works well with my combination skin. It does not get orangey as the product oxidizes during the day, which is always a great thing.
The Careblend powders have replaced MAC’s Select Sheer powders, which is terrific because I couldn’t stand them! Unfortunately, Careblend compacts have inherited the Select Sheer powder puffs, which I’ve never cared for, either. I need a traditional powder puff with my compacts, please, none of this slim, unflexible stuff.
I’m still sticking with MAC’s Blot Powder – a transluscent, lightweight powder – to touch up with during the day, but I’m using Careblend after I complete my makeup application to give my skin a beautiful, creamy finish with staying power. The juice is totally worth the squeeze with this product, in my opinion.