MAC • Blot Powder - Dark • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have used this for years in place of loose powder. It doesn't make me look ill or ashy. I apply it once a day and it lasts all day. Sets my makeup and tones the foundation to a nice shade that looks natural and healthy. Love this stuff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is my HG product, I cant believe I didnt find out about this sooner. I have been cursed with dark circles and where concealer every day. No matter what concealer I used, I still got that greyish discoloration under my eyes. I went to MAC to find a concealer and the make up blotted this powder over my concealer and voila! my undereyes had that perfect natural look. No matter what concealer I pair this with, I get that flawless coverage, then I lightly dust some powder over it to set it in. This a must have for anyone who wears concealer under their foundation/powder!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the only thing that keeps my oil in check and doesn't make me look ashy. It completes my makeup in the morning. I prefer to use a brush with this so I must find a nice travel size brush. I will buy this again and again and again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
it is unfortunate that i didnt discover this sooner. This product is perfect for me! I have always had oily t-zone, especially my nose. I used to use blotting paper but they didnt work that well, plus i had to retouch ever hour or so. My nose could be so shiny it looks wet, its embarassing! With this, my nose stays completely shinefree for at least 4hrs. Totally transparent even tho the powder is coloured. Doesnt clog pores. Natural & easy. It really works!! I dont like MAC but this is my absolute fav product and i cannot live without it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
I really like this. I apply it over my MAC studio moisture tint and it keeps me oil-free for a good amount of time. I have combo skin (oily t-zone, normal cheeks) and usually oil quickly, but with this, I only have to blot ONCE throughout my long college day with a sheet of blot paper and that's it. No touch ups, no nothing. It doesn't give me an unnatural looking matte finish, doesn't look cakey or heavy....and best of all - it doesn't break me out! The ingredients are great at absorbing excess oil.
I'm an NC40 and dark suits me very well, it only deposits 15% colour or so. I like the packaging and the mirror include, but be really careful if you're carrying this around in your bag or something...it shatters VERY easily!
Quite expensive (£16 eeeekkk) but lasts a long time and does its job effectively. I really like this!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Over the years, I have been on the hunt for something to control the oil on my nose. I have normal skin, no acne, but my nose loves to shine :) I finally discovered blot powder and love it. I am on my second one now. It is great to use for touch-ups throughout the day without looking cakey.
I took one lippie off because I tried using this for my whole face, on the days I don't want to wear foundation, and I would just look gray.
Other than that, I love this and will continue to use this for my nose!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I have extremely oily t-zones and I live where the weather is extremely humid especially in the summers. This is good but not the greatest. It helps to control my oiliness and shine after 2-3 hrs of my makeup application. I sometimes used as a powder over my liquid foundation but I always have to reapply within 3 hrs because it controls my oiliness for about 3hrs or so. A very good product to have when you have oily skin but it still doesn't do the job to the entirety that I want and I'm looking for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I always use it, especially in the summer because I tend to have oily skin, it takes away all the oilyness without looking cakey, it also stays throughout the day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love it! I have oily skin and this definitely works great to eliminate shine and leave your skin looking matte without looking super powdery. I am an NC45 and love how the powder is meant to be translucent for darker complexions. Although most people don't, I actually use the puff it comes with. I just press the powder on my t-zone and then buff it out with a kabuki or face brush. I would recommend that if you are going to use the puff, to keep the plastic lid on top of the powder so that oils from the puff (from your previous uses) don't seep into the product. It's not super expensive..but it's not drugstore either! Go try it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love it. I'm an NC30 and thought this might be a little dark, but it works just fine! Great, actually. You don't need to use a lot, so it doesn't look cakey, and it keeps away the shinies. I don't have oily skin, but my T-zone does get pretty oily throughout the day, and this works. The good thing's that it doesn't make your skin unnaturally matte, just a satiny finish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am an NC42/C4, and this was a bit dark on me. I think I should have gone a shade lighter. Anyways, this did not control oil for me.. I turned into my usual greseball mode in under an hour. This worked better than regular facepower for a bit, but nothing so dramatic. I used it for a while, and een hit pan on it within a few months. But ever since I bought MAC prep+prime transparent finishing powder, Iv put this in my B2M pile. I dont recc. this for those who are really oily, because it does not work well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have been using for many years. I love that I can quickly swipe this over my makeup and only the oil is gone, it doesn't disturb any of the makeup that I had put on first thing in the morning. Great product on MAC's behalf because I don't usually care for any of their face products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this when it first came out moons ago. I am NC45/NW40. I use Dark in the Oil Blot powder. But here's what's funny. I bought it, used it once or twice and didn't like it (I forgot why) and hid it away in my purse cosmetic bag. Years and years later, I tried it again. Because my skin is so oily, I blot with Clean & Clear blotters very frequently during my 12 hour shift at work. One day, early during my shift, I blotted with Clean & Clear and then applied MAC's Oil Blot afterwards. I never had a problem with oil again for the rest of my shift!!!!!! Unbelievable!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Hazel
one thing that I got lucky with..is my skin* its acne free, no scars, its neither oily nor dry, but sometimes a little dryer then I like.
I have had mac's blot powder in medium dark, and dark in my collection never opened, I had them incase of an emergency if I ever got really oily, I would pull one out.
lately, its been really humid, something I hate. and when wearing my foundation, I've been sweating thru it, and its not cute. so I thought of my blot powders and with my NC37/40 coloring, I figured dark would suit me best..
boy was I right! blot powder isn't supposed to deposit color to your skin, just blot up the exess oil, but it really does add a bit of color, so dark is a perrfect match for me..its right on. im sure medium dark would be to light and lighten me up which I don't want.
I never use the powder puff's that come with mac powders, I always use brushes, but with my blot powder, I lovee the puff! its cute, fits right on top of the powder, and is there handy when your on the go. all you need to do is pat it on the spots that really need it..your nose..forhead..over your lips. I would suggest once a month, or every two, replace your powder puff..as its going to have your sweat and bacteria on it..and there's nothing sexy about putting that on your face. you could buy a new mac one, or go to a beauty store like sally's and buy a bag of them, make sure they'll fit in your compact, and that there the powder ones. and you can replace whenever you need too!
im really glad I took this out and discovered what so many girls can't live without..its going to stay in my purse all summer, and I like using the mirror too, the price isn't too bad, as I can see this lasting a long time, you don't need a lot like you would studio fix powder, its only for touchups.
if you have any questions let me know, I will be happy to help =]
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this product! I'm NW45 and I've previously used this in Dark and just recently bought one in Deep. Since summer is approaching I decided to try this in Deep. This is great to touch up your makeup and rid your face of shine. Or just use this alone for the lightest touch of color. I use it to touch up my makeup around lunch time and this usually keeps me shine-free until I get home from work.
Don't even think about using the puff that comes with it. For proper application, invest in a good powder brush for home and a travel one for touch ups. The price was just ok. I've paid more for powders that were no where near as good. Packaging was also just ok. I nearly took away 1 lippy for that awful puff. I'll definitely buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product is wonderful. I use it on a daily basis on my NC 30-35 skin. The SA who tried this on me recommend this shade to prevent a cakey,white effect with the other shades of this. I'm glad I choose this color - it looks darker in the pan than it does on my skin. Doesn't apply too much color, just reduces shine. I will definitely repurchase this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have used this product for so long, I couldn't even tell you the exact number of years that it's been a part of my makeup arsenal. I use 'Dark', and it works really well keeping my NC-50 combination skin in check. Most times, I only have to touch up once during my workday - around lunch time, and I'm all set again for the rest of the day. This does a pretty good job of sealing in makeup OR touching it up without appearing cakey or emphasizing lines. The only real concern that I have with this product is the fact that MAC has slowly been creeping up on the cost of this ever so often. I remember when I started using it, it was only 17 bucks...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for almost 4 years? it was around 2005 when I first started to use it. I love this product. It takes away the greasy oily look from my face when I need a touch up. I spray MAC fix+ first and then I distribute this powder all over my face with the sephora kabuki brush. Sucks up all the oil in no time, Leaving my face matte and soft looking. Retouches my makeup. Does not alter my color or budge my make-up/foundation at all. Love love love it. I can't go anywhere w/o this product. keeps my oily face in check and doesn't break out my skin from excessive use. Total HG for me. Expensive but worth every penny. I have never found anything that works as well or better for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I'm NC37-40 combo skin (oily t-zone, normal cheeks) and Dark works fine with me...it doesn't transfer any extra colour onto your face and doesn't seem to mess up my makeup, I put it over my foundation. I like the compact and the fact there's a mirror included. This stuff is really pricey though, and 1 application will not keep my shine at bay all day, I still have to touch up about 2/3 times during my 9 hour Uni day which isn't so bad. It hasn't irritated my skin yet either....could possibly be my HG powder so far.
UPDATE: Doesn't keep me matte for long at all...an hour or two tops. When using this straight after applying my foundation, it looks too matte looking and leaves my combo skin looking dry. My compact shattered and broke into pieces really easily. Knocked off 2 lippies.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have used this for years and I am been a firm believer since day one. I have oily skin and this product helps keep shine controlled. I may have to apply more than a few times a day (due to my skin), but it does do the job. One compact will last you a while as well.