Really like this stuff. I only use it on my nose, since that's the only place I get a little oil. Don't need it anywhere else, but since I am fanatical about shiny skin (I hate any shine/oil/grease, period), I use this. Use it once in the morning over where I applied extra thick zinc oxide, tit. oxide sunblock on my nose. Controls nose oil all day.
This is a must-have for me because I hate shine! I have a fairly oily T-Zone and this helps to keep me looking matte for 4+ hours. I've tried other products such as the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder which I also like and it worked for me but MAC's Blot Powder lasts longer so I don't have to re-powder my face as often. I use 'Medium Dark' for NC30 skin and even though it looks a little light for me in the pan, the powder is almost translucent and doesn't leave behind an ashy cast. I usually like to blot first with sheets then apply this with a kabuki and it gives a great finish. Even though it's a little expensive, it has lasted me a long time. (I've had it for over one year and just hit pan). It also has a mirror in the compact which is great for on-the-go situations.
i love it it gets rid of th shine on my forehed it dosent use up quick i will probably have this for three months more and i buoght it in Janurary..i recomend this to every one oliy skin combination all types it sets makeup as well as gets rid of shine multi use..=)
This is one my HG products. I've had mine over a year and use it everyday twice a day and I still have tons of product left with pan showing. The price is reasonable to me for the amount of product I get and how long it's lasted me. The packaging is basic black so nothing special there, but that doesn't matter much to me. I did have to buy replacement puffs, but you get two for about six dollars so I only had to buy one package a year. I will definately repurchase once mine finishes, which will probably be another five months. I use this to mattify my nose and set my concealer under my eyes. I did not have any breakouts from this like I did with the mineralize powder. For reference, I'm NW20 and use shade Medium for the blot powder.
The best pressed powder for a oily t-zone imo. Doesn't look cakey or oxidize. I am NC20 ish and I buy medium. There isnt much color to this I just first glance of the light can be powdery.
This is my absolute favorite oil control product ever. I use it to set my Shu Uemura Face Architect liquid foundation at 7am. At 2pm I'm barely starting to show oil, so I blot with Clean&Clear Oil Control Pads, and then lightly reapply the Mac Blot Powder. I don't have to do any touch-ups until 6pm or so.
This product seriously works, and I am the oiliest person alive. I cannot stress enough how well it controls shine, and it also reduces the appearance of pores. I've been on MUA for years and this is the first review I've written, that's how much I love this powder. I use the pad that comes with it for broad application across my forehead, cheeks, chin, and bridge/tip of my nose, and a concealer brush to apply the powder to my nostrils and between my eyes. My one complaint would be that I wish the pad could be kept in a separate part of the container like in MAC's Studio Fix; instead it has to rest on top of the powder.
Lastly, this Blot Powder doesn't really mask flaws such as redness or light scars but since that isn't the purpose it's OK with me :) For light redness around my nose and chin I use a concealer brush to apply Studio Fix on top of the Blot Powder. Overall A+ to MAC for making the ONLY product that actually controls my freakishly oily face. continued >>
I use it regularly just as a touch up powder. It's sheer and has a kind of airy finish to it which I like - it doesn't become cakey at all, even after reapplying several times. I have zero complaints, yet I don't really have anything fantastic to say about it either? I bought it at duty free when I was going overseas on holidays, so I can't really comment on the price. When it runs out I will probably try other brands, but if I can't find anything I like I will definitely come back to this.
I didn't wanna jump the gun and review this right away since I figured it would fail miserably like all the rest! Well, it's been about a month and it's one of the hottest summers ever in Texas (over 100 degrees everyday!) and I'm pretty sure my search is over! I have suffered for years with the incessant blotting and being cakey with my hyper oily face. I pretty much gave up when foundations couldn't fix the problem, but I hesitantly bought Blot Powder. I have mine in Deep Dark (NC42) and it keeps my face matte for about 5-6 hours until I need to touch up again, even if I didn't touch up it's semi matte but not greasy. I've had no probs with breakouts, or cakiness and photographs well. I've never used this alone and I always blot my face before dusting some on with my 187 brush. I'm really loving this on top of my Studio Careblend Powder, it's not powdery al all, it's just perfect for summer!
this is a life saver powder for my oily skin ;) absorbs oil completely and make my face matt finish throughout the day!
although i need to retouch this twice a day, like after lunch and around 4 p.m. because of i have extremely oily skin, and it's sooo hot and humid here in japan right now...
anyway to me, this is the best oil absorbing powder so far.
I've used this powder for about a year or more now, i never noticed that this broke me out until i stopped using it for about 2 months now and i'm noticing that i'm not breaking out anymore. The oil control is great great great but the only bad part is that it breaks me out. I recommend this for people that don't have acne problems.