Monday, 8 October 2012

Beauty Saviour: MAC Blot Powder

We all like to shine, but there’s a fine line between shining and looking like an oil slick. This is one of my biggest beauty problems because I love the dewy look. I have dry skin and can get away with a lot of cream products – primer, foundation, highlighters, cream blush but as the day goes on, my face gets shinier and shinier.
I’ve tried many powders but most look cakey, matte and well, too powdery. I’ve been using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, which is a lovely finely milled powder that sets foundation very well, but it doesn’t really absorb the shine. I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for with MAC’s Blot Pressed powder.
It’s a unique pressed powder designed primarily to provide shine control without adding any noticeable colour or texture. BlotPowder contains Mica and Silica to absorb excess oils and reduce shine on the skin's surface. There’s no caking, it’s not matte or powdery and it’s ideal for touch ups. The mirrored compact has a handy little puff, which is great to use on the go but I prefer to use a powder. It comes in six shades, light to dark deep. I ordered Medium Dark and was shocked by how light it looked in the pan, fear not, on the face it’s virtually colourless.

(L) Mineralize SFN Medium Plus (R) Blot Powder Medium Dark

I tend to use a little in the morning to “set” my foundation, but it’s the afternoon that this proves to be a star. The dreaded shine creeps in around 2pm and this stops it in its tracks. I brush it into the T-zone and my makeup looks freshened and the shine is reduced, but not completely dulled out, like I said, we all like to shine!


  1. Ohh I really want to try this it looks fab! xx

  2. sounds really good :)

  3. I use this all the time. It works wonders on oily skin :)

    Lorna xxx

  4. Once my skin finish runs out I'm definitely going to try this instead! xxx

    1. I doubt you'll be disappointed. I still like my Skin finish but this is much better at tackling the shine x

  5. I switched from MSFN to this for the same reason and love it too...i've also fell in love with rimmel stay matte pressed powder..i know its a cheep one but man its good..really good, never dry or cakey...and less than £4...i would recommend it in sandstorm shade as i use the same shade MAC Blot as you. xxx


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