Review of MAC Blot Powder by xnobzx
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...