Good at keeping my super oily skin shine free for quite some time. I believe that nothing can really eliminate all the shine without making your face look like chalk or cakey if you have oily skin.
I almost returned this product because applying the powder with the enclosed puff is absolutely horrible!! I really wanted to like this powder because it has great reviews here (so there must be something good about it), so I tried to applying it differently.
I tried a kabuki brush, latex sponges, and finally Mac's Select Sheer puff. Mac's Select Sheer puff gave the perfect finish, and it's really soft!!
Once again this shows how important the tools are in application!
This is an amazing powder! I have tried many-many-many different powders since I have studied beautycare and this is in a class of it's own. I tried the medium shade on my very oily t-zone and it does wonders.
It goes on matte and removes all shine and oiliness like that and leaves a longlasting-matte perfect face. Photografs also very well!
First I was a bit unsure about the color, medium. I thought maybe it was too dark for me, but when I opened it was a light pink powder.
Putting in on may enhance dryness/dry spots but I don't care! I also makes any foundation more longlasting and matte, even the super shiny and glowy BE becomes a longlasting matte foundation. I use the sponge but remember to wash it to remove bacteria and prevent breakouts.
DIMETHICONE; SILICA; KAOLIN; WATER (AQUA PURIFICATA) PURIFIED; HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN; METHICONE; CAPRYLYLGLYCOL; HEXYLENE GLYCOL; METHICONE;COCONUT ACID; PHENOXYETHANOL [+/-MICA; IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499]
This is my HG blotting powder. After reading the reviews on here, I rushed to the MAC counter to get one ASAP LOL. I got one in medium and it works perfectly for my fair Asian skin tone. I'm so happy that I found such a good blotting product. I goes on clear and smooths out my midday oily makeup. I love how my skin looks after applying the powder. It looks dewy and really nice. I'm in love and will buy this again.
I'm a make up artist and I swear by this product, especially for long shoots and brides...it keeps make-up set and stops any shine for hours! It can get a little bit powdery and dry the skin out a little, but I counter act that by using Laura Mercier Secret Finish dabbed lightly over any dry patches.
Most of my clients end up going out and buying this product themselves! It so much better than a regular compact to set foundation because it's not heavy and the colour is quite sheer so it doesn't give you a caked appearance.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
i have to say this is a great powder to set my fdtn with. It keeps shine & oil at bay for much longer than anything else i've tried. I have super oily NC30 skin and BLot in medium works great. I was shocked at the light color, but it really goes on translucent. I despise the included puffer thing, it is so dinky and useless. I apply with a large face powder brush or kabuki. I would say I reapply blot after about 4 hours, which is GREAT for me.
I've been buying and loving the Light color for years but decided to try the Medium this time as a lot of reviews mentioned that this worked well for Fair skin. Well, they were right! This is MUCH better on me than the light which is white and always looked a bit powdery upon application because of the light color. I can't even see this on my NC25ish skin. This product is just fabulous and has been a staple of mine for years. I'm so happy to have found a better color match.
Well I must say I am very impressed with this powder. When I apply it in the morning, my makeup lasts pretty much all day. I reapply it in the late afternoon. I will definately be buying this again. Its a great product. EDIT: I changed my mind about repurchasing this powder. I use nyc pressed powder now. It is cheaper and works just as well for me. Why spend the money on this, if something dirt cheap works just as well?
I love this powder for my shiny nose. The rest of my face gets flaky and dry, so I don't use it anywhere else cause I don't need to. I have very pale skin and I'm glad I read the reviews and didn't get the light color, because medium is perfect. I carry this with me everyday as I usually need a touch up in the afternoon. I bought a retractable travel brush and just threw the puff away.
EDIT: This product makes my skin itch a little bit, so I have started using Laura Mercier pressed powder, which I LOVE. In comparison the MAC powder is much grainier and more drying - better for people with normal/oily to oily skin.
Great product. I stayed matte about 6 hrs with this stuff and I have very oily skin. However I wasn't sure whether it was this stuff alone or my powder foundation that made me stay matte. Probably a combo of both.
This powder is one of the best out there if you want to set and matify your makeup without any cakiness. That's the reason I bought it and I have not regretted it at all. My skin is combo and my t zone gets oily after some hours but this powder has seriously diminished the times I need to blot through the day. Mind you, it doesn't give any colour it just "freshens" your face. The compact is good and secure and th price is right for the amount and the quality you're getting. The shade I'm using is Medium even though I'm pale/light. This is a bit confusing so maybe MAC should consider changing the names of the shades of this particular product. But, in overall, it's one of the best and cleverest products they made in the last years.