MAC Blot Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Blot Powder (Light) – Review, Photos, Swatches

“ A unique pressed powder designed primarily to provide shine control without adding any noticeable colour or texture. Sets foundation, finishes face. For use in professional situations and for frequent touch-ups. Blot Powder contains Mica and Silica to absorb excess oils and reduce shine on the skin’s surface. Can be applied with the puff that comes in the compact or with a powder brush like # 129 Powder/Blush Brush. Perfect for touching up Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation throughout the day. “

MAC Blot Powder

Quantity: 12g.
Price: Around Rs. 1,000/-

Available in 5 shades: Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, Deep Dark.
Shade being reviewed : “Light”

MAC Blot Powder

MAC Blot Powder

Being an oily-skinner has its advantages and disadvantages. I have been told repeatedly by beauticians and dermatologists that I should consider myself lucky to have had oily skin my entire life and even now, well into my 40s, as that helps to keep the wrinkles at bay, or rather, delay them for some time at least. Also, oily skin is supposed to always have this ‘protective’ layer on it at all times, which helps somewhat in protecting the skin from external aggressors such as harsh sunlight, cold winds and pollution. So I have slowly learnt to respect my skin for what it is (err….oily…of course!), and rather than keep mumbling and grumbling about it, find ways to control the oil, rather than strip the skin of its natural oily layer, and according have learnt to use skincare products and cosmetics meant to control the oil, while of course, keeping the skin minimally hydrated at the same time….I mean this as far as skincare products are concerned. As far as cosmetics are concerned, I obviously opt for oil-free foundations or matte-effect ones, which I generally use mainly during the winter, and in summer, I opt for powder-foundations or compact-foundations, topped with a layer of the powder under review today…MAC Blot Powder. I also use this MAC Blot Powder during winter whenever I am using a creamy kind of foundation as a base, and it works very well. However, using completely oil-free products and then topping it off with this Blot Powder tends to make my skin ever so slightly stretchy and tight during winter, but then this is my personal view and this may work wonders for many people throughout the year.

MAC Blot Powder is a sheer coverage pressed powder meant to be used on top of tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation/pressed powder or powder-foundation, in order to keep the skin looking matte and oil-free for a longer period of time, without adding any extra colour to your existing base. It comes in a round black case, with mirror and a puff.

MAC Blot Powder

The puff has a slightly ribbed effect and the powder feels nice and absorbent while being applied.

MAC Blot Powder

MAC Blot Powder

Swiped many times on the hand :

MAC Blot Powder

MAC Blot Powder

PROS of MAC Blot Powder

  • Gives a colourless oil-control layer on the face.
  • Blends very well.
  • Shine-control lasts for at least upto 3 to 4 hours. (After that, use an oil-blotting strip and re-apply the MAC Blot Powder!)
  • Easy to carry around in the handbag.
  • Lasts at least 5 to 6 months.
  • Is a one-of-its-kind product in the market.
  • Doesn’t feel ‘weighty’ on the face.
  • I can’t do without this!

CONS of MAC Blot Powder

  • I tried real hard to think of a negative point for this product, but I can’t find even a single one.

I still have a lot of product left to use, and when this gets over, I will DEFINITELY be buying this again, maybe I would give the MEDIUM shade a try.

A full :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* rating, for the simple reason that it has no negatives about it and is a product that has really helped me a lot as far as controlling the appearance of oily shine goes.

Have you tried MAC Blot Powder? Please rate in the box below

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48 thoughts on “MAC Blot Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This looks like Made for Me!! :-* :-* Thanks Sabrina for the enlightenment…!Now that the summers are fast approaching this could be a saviour!!

  2. WOW!! full rating..!! im so curious to check it out…

    is it really diffrnt and better from other pressed powders..? when it comes to controlling oil…???

      1. aww thanku cali soo much…. but ur no less.. iv seen ur old posts here on imbb and u look HOT!! ur features are gorgeousness!!! :rose: :rose: :rose: :-*

  3. This looks a much better option for oily skinned ladies than the MAC sheer pressed powder. My sheer pressed powder cake broke completely during travelling. I’m definitely picking this up next, will be very good for Mumbai summers. Thanks for reviewing Sabrina! :victory:

  4. Oily skin people – less wrinkles…I hear that I go :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: I don’t want to be a nonwrinkled acne-marked 100-year-old…I want clear clear skin like how these dry-skin horrids have (specifically Rati) :violinbash:

  5. Ahhhhhhhh Sabrina…………….
    U r goddess to all oily beauties…………. keep suggesting all nice nice products that goes good for oily skin.Love u……….

    1. I think this is great, not just cause it’s MAC, but there are no other blot powders in the market, that’s what makes it so unique, Monika.

  6. i also have very oily skin… So should i pick up mac sheer pressed :struggle: :struggle: powder or the blot powder

  7. Khushi, the blot powder will not give you any extra coverage, it only acts like a light veil over your foundation to absorb extra oiliness and keep the skin looking matte for longer. In case you want some extra coverage over your foundation, you can get the MAC Pressed Powder.

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