If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative to MAC…
MAC Cosmetics just added a new product to the permanent Studio Sculpt line: the Studio Sculpt Defining Powder! This is a true innovation in face powder because it has a gel powder formula that works for both oily, combo and even dry skin! I received a sample in the shade Light to try.
Barely-there gel formula provides sheer coverage in a weightless application. Extremely silky and cream-like, it encompasses the best properties of liquid and powder for a sculpted look without a heavy makeup feel.
Shown here swatched fairly heavily, left side is wet application and right is dry. On my NW15 skin, it is slightly lighter but not by much. It gives a gorgeous sheer glow and doesn’t stick to dry patches.
LEFT: Foundation only. RIGHT: Studio Sculpt Defining Powder buffed over entire face.
Well you can see for yourself. It evens me out and gives a soft diffused effect without being too chalky or cakey. With the cold weather fast approaching, it’s important that any powder I use is slightly hydrating, and this is.
This kept my skin shine-free for about 5 hours. It did not cling to any of my dry skin at all. And it photographs beautifully!
The compact also comes with a built-in mirror, great for touchups during the day (and you can grab a MAC powder puff for easy application on the go).
The MAC Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Defining Powder comes in 8 shades and is available at all MAC Counters and online at MACcosmetics.com for $37 CAD.