This is the best blot powder that i've tried. I bought cover girl pressed powder (the blue one) it was recommended by the S.A coz it's good for oily skin, but it was awful! not worth the price! I had to reapply it every 10 minutes! but with the Mac blot powder, i only need to reapply twice or thrice a day... If you have large visible pores like me, I would recommend using the blot powder and clinique instant pore minimizer.
I had high hopes for this based on reviews but unfortunately I don't any difference to any other non-blotting powder... I have pretty oily skin & am generally shiny only 3-4hrs after applying my makeup in the morning. Prior to purchasing this blot powder, I would just use a blotting sheet, apply touchup of powder and then have to do the same thing a few hours later. I was hoping with this powder that I could prolong the amount of time it takes before touching up but that's not the case. Also, I don't like the puff included and find that using it results in a cakey look, so definitely use a brush with this powder.
I'm surprised that this product has received such raving reviews because it does very little for me. It's not completely useless, but as far as I'm concerned, it's not much different from any regular face powder except that it provides even less coverage. I guess I was disappointed because I had been using simple cornstarch for shine control with a lot more success, but I was encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive reviews of the blot powder so I thought I'd give it a try. Now I'll go back to my good old cornstarch.
This is the first Mac product that's actually made me think it was worth the money.
My skin is NC-20ish and the medium shade is perfect.
My skin is very oily, sometimes I use this to set my make up if I need it but lately I've just been using this to blot excess oil after using a blotting sheet later in the day. The result is good for an hour or two then I need to use it again. Performs better than most blotting powder I've used.
I would definitely buy again, I would like another to keep in my handbag
So I've used this product for about 2 years now and think it's time to finally review..
I don't use this product to 'set' my makeup after applying (I use a translucent powder), however as my face is a total greaseball after about 2 hours I use this product to remove the oil... and reapply every 1-2 hours throughout the day. The compact fits easily in your handbag, and comes with a little powder puff and a mirror which is great if you need to use it on the go, however I apply it with a small powder brush as I find that it gives a lighter application. Sometimes when I've used the puff that it comes with, it gives me a bit of a cakey look which isn't very attractive.
I would like to mention that I am unfortuantly a bit of a makeup snob, after using loads of cheaper brands and being rewarded with lovely acne spots I finally decided to invest in better quality products including this one, however some of my friends use the Collection 2000 blot powder and RAVE about it so I might give that a try - for £15 cheaper it's definately worth a go! This powder doesn't break me out which is great, however for the money I would expect something a little more longer-lasting.
Bottom line: I don't think that I will purchase again, because even though the compact lasts forever (like 6 months with everyday use! yay!), it just doesn't seem to keep my oilyness under control. Think it might be time to move on..
I've just recently started using this and I must say that I am in LOVE!!! My face is oily only on my cheeks and forehead but my nose area is VERY dry. So I use it all over my face except on my nose.
Before I started using this, I noticed that my foundation would be almost completely gone by the end of the day so I decided to purchase this. Now my foundation stays on longer and I love that it makes my face looks soft and smooth. Even my husband noticed the difference. He asked me if I had bought new makeup and I said "Yes, a powder from MAC" He said "It looks really good. U should keep buying it." :)
I LOVE this powder!! I use it to set my liquid foundation (a dewy one) every morning. I've gone from using 5-6 blotting papers a day to maybe one! just from using it in the morning! Instead of being an oil slick at the end of the day I have at most a slight sheen. This powder is amazing!!
I absolutely LOVE this product. I have a combination, very pale skin with oily T-zone. I have finally found something that works great! It lasts hours and I only use it twice a day. My HG powder, very finely milled, good colour...I recommend this to anybody!
I love this product!! An absolute must in your inventory. I'm an NC25/30 and I use this to control the shine on my face during those Spring/Summer seasons. I have combination skin, so when my face becomes oily or shiny looking, I just take my oil blot tissue from clean & clear and soak it up FIRST...and then I use my MAC blot pressed powder to take away the shine with a kabuki brush. If I ever go out, I always take my kabuki brush that has a cap on it, and my MAC blot pressed powder. It's really lovely. I would highly suggest this product to anyone. It just gives you a nice matte finish without the shine. I love it. I went with getting a Medium.