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. “
Price: Around Rs. 1,000/-
Available in 5 shades: Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark, Deep Dark.
Shade being reviewed : “Light”
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.
The puff has a slightly ribbed effect and the powder feels nice and absorbent while being applied.
Swiped many times on the hand :
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.
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