I wasn't that impressed with this powder. It doesn't do anything that a tissue or blotting paper won't accomplish.
Yet another rave for MAC Blot powder! I have been using this for over a year and have no plans to stop. It truly mattifies my skin without adding any extra weight, cakiness, or colour. Overall, this powder finds the perfect balance between keeping skin matte and letting it breathe and stay natural looking. Works equally well at setting foundation as it does for touch-ups. I use this in Medium, which compliments my PPP/LLL (NC 15-20)skin very well all year round. Stays effective at keeping my skin shine-free in summer and does not dry me out in the winter time. It's a keeper!
I first used this a decade ago as a highschooler ... it was the best of its kind then to tame my super greasy adolescent skin, and surprisingly, it is still one of the best mattifying powder compacts out there a decade later. My skin isn't the same greasiness as it used to be so I don't need to blot very much anymore, but I still like to keep one around for touch-ups here and there. It is so sheer and translucent that I can use light or medium for my NC/C25-30 skintone ... a little goes a long way. A really unique product that really works and I hope it stays around for decades more.
Love this! Finally a powder that absorbs the shine without adding a layer of cakey powder! I use a brush instead of the little puff, and one quick swipe over my face & I'm good for hours - which says a lot down here in hot humid Florida! Will definitely repurchase!
YES, FINALLY. A shine-controlling product that works. Once I buff this on with a fluffy brush, I'm set for at least six hours which, by the way, is unheard of for me. I'm usually blotting by the end of two hours, but now that I have this I don't need to use sheets at all. The only oil breakthrough I've had was enough to give me a "dewy" look over my T-Zone, which I didn't mind at all. MAC Blot goes on light, is undetectable, and isn't itchy, chalky, or too matte like other blotting powders I've tried. Most importantly, I haven't seen any ill effects on my sensitive, acne-prone skin.
My only complaints are the regarding the packaging, which is a bit bulky/scratch-prone, and the useless puff included in the compact.
This really does control shine! I put this on either under a powder foundation or over a liquid foundation. I used to use a blot sheet every day at about noon, but now I don't need the sheets at all! It doesn't keep you perfectly matte all day though, which is actually a good thing because slight dewy-ness looks more natural. I bought this in light, which surprisingly is too light for my super-fair skin. I will repurchase this product, but in a darker shade.
I have used LM for a long time... but this is great. I don't have to carry the LM loose powder jar around again :D I really love this powder, keeps my face matte. When I retouch it doesn't build up but just keeps the shine away :D
my HG powder. its sheer and has no coverage just the way i like it. makes my face feel and look more natural while keeping my oil and shine on check. this is not a miracle product but it works the best in keeping my face matte longer then any other powder has. this also does not break my face out.
I actually like this product. I have to say, it doesn't work for long, but seems to create a "matte" finish that looks great. I just notice I'm already oily by mid-day, but maybe expecting a product to last all day is asking too much. Still recommend.
I have literally returned and repurchased this item probably 4-5 times. Everytime I give it another chance, I always have high hopes. This stuff is not bad, it cuts the shine although it's definitely not a miracle. I do have to blot quite a few times throughout the day, and it does tend to build up and look really chalky after a couple of touch ups. I'm a C30 and use the medium/dark and find that it leaves a whitish cast after touch ups, and the dark is much too dark to even consider. Anyway, I'm going to try Hard Candy's o-blot-erate after hearing amazing reviews about it...if that doesn't work out for me, back to M.A.C blot for me :\ If any of you girls can recommend a superior touch-up powder to cut out the shine but not cake up or accentuate pores, pleeeease msg me!!!