I own this powder in Medium and love it. It goes on very sheer yet covers imperfections like crazy. I dust my face with it using a large MAC powder brush and then use the puff to blot any shine during the day. An excellent all-purpose powder that I will definitely continue to purchase. I'm on my third compact!
not the right product for me, I have dehydrated skin but also oily somehow. I think this blot powder can give me a shine free face.
It did, but also emphasize the dryness on my face which turned to white patches and take away the dewy look of my skin. I think because it leaves a white patch on my skin so even I ordered the Medium still turn light on my NC25 skin.
I think this product is better for someone with oily young skin.
This is the only MAC face powder that I can honestly say hasn't broken me out and does all it says it will! It simply works to control my oil when you use it the right way...I use it after my foundation or tinted moisturizer to set it with the makeup for ever kabuki brush. Using a simple circular motion works well to blend in the powder making it unnoticeable and it controls my oils FOR HOURS! I hardly ever need to touch up with this product. I think that the negative reviewers on this product would possibly find better use out of this product if they just followed these three tips.
1. Don't use this product by itself to blot with...I know that may seem to defeat the purpose but if you blot using ANY powder the powder is just going to mix with your oils and clog your pores, instead blot with either rice paper or the boscia blot sheets to remove oil BEFORE you apply this throughout your day to control oil. I don't recommend the Clean&Clear or MAC blot papers because they do contain mineral oil which WILL be left over on your skin...true mineral oil isn't really bad for your skin but who really wants mineral oil on their skin when they are trying to control oil in the first place? Plus if mineral oil mixes with another product it WILL cause people to break out.
2. KEEP THE CLEAR PLASTIC FILM THAT CAME OVER THE PAN! If you are going to use the puff throughout your day to touch up you should really keep that little film over the product so the puff isn't touching the product. Think about how unhygienic it is when you don't. Your using this puff on somewhat "not freshly cleansed" skin that is already oily and then putting it directly back onto the product without the film to separate it. Add in the factor that most of you are probably carrying this around in your purse so in hotter temperatures this would cause the product to be a breading ground for all kinds of bacteria that WILL cause you to break out. I truly believe that this could be part of the reason some reviewers experienced break outs with this product. I find that the best way to use the film covering is to put a small piece to tape on top of it that is slightly raised and stuck together in the middle to allow for you to remove it easily when you want to use it, sometimes it can be difficult to get it out of the compact if you don't do this....And don't forget to replace your puffs regularly for the same reasons I listed above!
3. Keep in mind that a little of this stuff goes a LONG way so don't use too much of it or you could end up looking cakey like some other reviewers have reported.
I only wish that they packaged this compact the same way that they package the studio fix powder with that little compartment below the pan to store the puff... continued >>
Keep this product in my purse. It delays oil for about an hour (noticible oil anyway), and goes on nicely for me. Re-applying is a norm for me, so it doesn't annoy me or bother me that every hour or so I need to blot my face. I've given up on anything that can TRULY take care of oil, and until something does, this is my go-to.
I also used MAC's Oil Sheets but they spilled all over my purse and were all dirty and useless. They worked though.
My first application wasnít very successful because I find the color that the girl chosen for me is a little to fair but she said that this powder is very light so it wonít look heavy on my face. Anyway I still find it a bit too fairÖ
However, the oil blotting effect is really cool! I patted a bit around my nose and cheek area before lunch as it was getting a little oily. Noted that it made my nose seemed so much more fair but after it oxidized, the looks natural to my skin tone. As the day passed, itís finally time to get off work (6pm!) and guess what? The area where I applied MAC Blot Powder is still matte! WOW!
Iím gonna try applying a coat over my face in the morning tomorrow and see how well it will worked for the whole day.
I can't believe this didn't work for me! I have oily skin and about an hour after I apply my make up, I'm already QUITE shiny. I was looking forward to Mac blot powder to help this out. I use it to set my make up in the morning but still have to use again and again throughout the day to absorb oil. It does a good job at mattifying my face but does nothing long term to prevent shine. So sad! :(
Still quite undecided over this product. While it did control oil relatively well, i didn't find this as great as people made it out to be. And be careful about dropping this on the floor - i broke 2. I didn't find the powder fine enough and it was, in fact, quite chalky when put over liquid foundation. End result was a matte but dull complexion, and my huge pores were actually more obvious. However, i must say oil-control is one of the best i've ever used. Would purchase this again only if the powder was finer and the finish was a bit more dewy. I'm currently using MAC's prep-to-prime transparent finishing powder and i absolutely love it!
OMG! I wish I can use profanities here to express my joy and my surprise but I can't! Anyways! i have only started using makeup for two months or so, but I already know what my skin problem is. Extremely oily. At the nose especially. I sometimes wonder why won't the oil drip down from my face! FYI, I'm NC30, prone to acne break out, and have quite a lot of acne scars. The first foundation (they're all liquid) I've tried is Fresh's Croisette (too light coverage, color appears a bit too pinkish, and oils up). Second, Clinique's Acne Solutions in Fresh Vanilla. (foundation is medium, color also appears to pinkish, and oils up, and does not improve acne). Then I tried MAC Prolong Wear foundation (coverage is medium to full, color also appears pinkish when first applied..i wonder whether I'm actually not NC30. Here I mean it appears pinkish relative to my neck. But later on I guess it oxidizes and the color goes back to normal. Oils up far less. But still DOES!) Then Revlon Color stay in fresh biege (250). (coverage is amazing. still needs concealer though. using mac prolong wear concealer. has to use a concealer brush for that. oils up also far less than fresh and clinique, but still oils up. also, color ALSO appears pinkish~ i really doubt whether i'm NC30..I think I should go for another color match again! But again, it oxidizes later on so the color looks fine afterwards). One more thing, I also use Fusion Beauty anti-acne primer underneath. Seems to control oil for another extra 30min? Kind of useless..I think. Does not improve acne either.
THEN I RECEIVED THE MAC BLOT POWDER YESTERDAY.
Tried that powder 10:45am. Does not oil up for a thousand decades. Just kidding. There's a very natural luminous glow after 4 hours. That's it. Just a natural glow that I actually like! Didn't touch my face with any blotting paper/tissue at ALL! Looks COMPLETELY matte at the beginning. not for girls who are looking for a natural glow. But i like it! I don't even have to apply it throughout the day!! It's just crazily effective! Let me see whether it's going to break me out later on. If it does, I'm going to edit this review. Let's have fingers crossed and hope it won't!
Just wanna say that this is really something I can see! Not any mind tricks that sometimes I have with skin products where it's like, "oh! It DOES FEEL like my pores get smaller....really?" The effect this powder has is not mental. It's visible. Like you actually SEE a visible difference. It's real. Try it. The only powder product I have had so far is the Fresh Face Luster in Sandy Lane. Doesn't control oil at all. Or probably it's not designed for controlling shine? Anyways, I don't really have a lot of powder products to compare with Mac's blot powder. But I think this product really has done wonders. I'm glad that I've got my hands on such a wonderful product. Absolute HG. Like i'm lancelot.
I have the blot powder in medium, when I was talking to the MUA she said medium would be good for me ... and I must have looked really shocked. I'm used to getting the lightest colour in products but when she showed me the powder I thought it was labelled wrong because it is so pale. Now, I really like this product... but I do have to say that I don't LOVE it. This is only because I actually think when I re-purchase I might have a look at the next shade up, sometimes when I apply the powder on the go I get a chalky, white cast around my nose. It's not too much of an issue if I'm not in a rush as I can just blend it in with my fingers (clean fingers!) but if I am in a rush and don't noitce I just look a tad bit cakey. Also, I have read reviews the comment on how it doesn't crack in the compact but mine did, I might just throw my bag around more than those people, I don't know. As it is not cheap I wasn't very happy but I crushed the remaining debris and use it as a loose setting powder sometimes. So, overall it's really not a bad product (well, as long as you're carefull with it and when choosing the colour.) it's perfect for oily skin as it literally soaks up the shine and leaves a lovely matte finish. It's good for setting foundation and touch-ups during the day. Also, I only tend to use it on my t-zone, otherwise my face looks a bit drained and flat.
I love the blot powder, it really does control oil and if u apply on during the day it doesnt make you look cakey, overpriced but worth it