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Friday, June 10, 2011

FOTD & Product rave on MAC Careblend Powder

Hello guys! I so suck at posting. I am still trying out new stuff & don't want to blog about it without giving it a 100% try first. There's things I've tried that I hated at first & ended up loving. Well I've also been miaing on here because my skin has been at it's WORST! I haven't broken out this bad since middle school. I'm not sure if it's hormonal or from switching up foundation primers.I usually get lil pimples on my chin from pmsing or sometimes on my cheeks from just simply touching my face. I NEVER breakout on my forehead, so I have no idea what the heck broke my forehead out. I had a zit on top of another.Getting grossed out thinking about it.

Anyways, sorry about the breakout rant. I do want to share with you guys that I've officially fallen in love and SO sure that this is my HG setting powder.


MAC Careblend Powder in Medium Plus

I had no idea that MAC came out with this until I read Jo's tweets and saw on her post about it. Hehe I swear she's really good with her recs guys! Definitely my go to person everytime I'm being indecisive about something.

I don't like MSF Natural at ALL. It comes blotchy on me & I prefer a more coverage. Breaks me out on my cheeks as well. Blot powder is TOO ashy. My Too Faced Invisible Powder is starting to look ghostlike on me since I'm getting darker. & I definitely don't wanna make it a hassle to find the right shade for me from drugstore brands.

I finally went into MAC to check out Careblend. I got matched to Med Plus. I swatched it on my hands, & I fell in love with it.

SOO smooth and easy to blend. Sinks into my skin too.  Matte velvety finish. Looks absolutely FLAWLESS. I think this would work well with oily skin, although I have dry skin. I like that it's matte but doesn't make my face look too drying or flaky. So two thumbs up to that ! Does NOT oxidize on me at all unlike Studio Fix *that is for a lil more coverage anyways*


No cakeness at all too. Looks even better with a setting spray. I'm pretty impressed by this. I also think it'd be cool if they had a LOOSE version of this..I would definitely get it to set my concealer or something.

MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder
"Formulated to provide a smooth, virtually invisible, fresh-looking finish, this soft, cream-like powder is carefully blended to provide the skin with extra care, nourishment and comfort"


.35 oz $23


LOL hit pan already.







Taken right after I did my makeup. Hair wasn't done yet.


Thai loves the camera too =) .




Face:
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Rich Tan
MAC Careblend Powder in Med Plus
Too Faced Sun Bunny bronzer for Contouring
ELF Luminance for Highlighting
MAC Margin & Peachykeen blush mixed

Eyes:
Brows: MAC Brun
ELF Lid Primer
WnW Vanity Palette *the gold on the right side* on lids
MAC Soft Brown on crease as blending color
MAC Mulch on the crease
MAC Ricepaper as highlighter
Laura Mercier cream liner *dark brown color on upper lashline*
Revlon CS liner in Black for lower lashline
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Ardell Wispies falsies as always =)

Lips:
VS Nude lipliner
MAC Honeylove
L' oreal Colour Juice lip gloss : bumble gum 115

BTW this is my fav lip combo. I'm not a gloss person at all..but ahh I love this color and it smell delicious.


For the eyes, I know Im always sticking to neutrals or browns. I really don't know how to do eyeshadow or work with my eye shape. I was inspired by Sunnysideup1110 "Bronze Summer Makeup" look. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4MlafdYKos




13 comments:

Fifi said...

Ahhh gorgeous makeup!! I'm thinking of getting MAC Margin now. I've been seeing a lot of raves about that blush and your FOTD sort of proves them. lol

I've never thought of trying cremeblend powder before because I thought it wouldn't suit my skin type (I'm not super oily these days, but still..)

I'm sorry to hear about your breaking out. If I may suggest, just go easy on the foundation and skincare for some time. I usually keep my skincare routine as simple as possible when I break out. Getting chemical peels help as well.

StealMyHeartLove said...

You look so pretty! Lovely FOTD! I haven't tried the MAC Careblend Powder, but as you, I have hear so many great things. I can't believe you've already hit pan, you truly do adore it so much; that's a good thing. I'll have to check it out soon.

PrincessJasmine said...

I loved it too. but now that im a little darker the color makes me look kind of ashy. but ill keep it around because as soon as winter rolls around it will be used up. lol.

Stephie said...

Pretty makeup! I'll definitely look into the Careblend makeup!

JC! :) said...

You're super pretty! I love your makeup, and I think I may hit myself if I don't check out the Careblend compact now.

Kirsty said...

you look soooo gorgouesss Melissaa!! ;) Ohhh i think I might need to give this a go, currently using Bobby Brown sheer powder , loved it at first but its getting to cakey on me :(

LaBarbie0426 said...

hey mama! i love careblend too! its such a nice finish i am inlove with it i dont think i can ever try anything else!! idk awhile back i broke out like crazy too! also on my chest which is soo weird cus i never break out! :/ oh well! lol hope you doing well

makeupbykatie said...

Your gorgeous! I love your eyebrows

Jo said...

You look amazing! & I'm glad to hear that you love this powder as much as I do.

Katie Ngo said...

Really pretty make up and you look gorgeous as always!

Mara said...

Damn, you hit pan already? You weren't kidding. I really want to try it out now. Do you know if it's a permanant item in the MAC line?

I'm loving this neutral eye makeup look. It's easy to wear and extremely flattering.

TinkerBi said...

those eyelashes looks good! I am gonna go try some ;PP

Pink Glam said...

Your beautiful! your makeup is flawless! I love it.
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