MAC Pressed Blot Powder Review

by Assistant Editor on January 13, 2014

in Face Products, Grade A, MAC, Reviews

MAC Blot Powder (4) MAC Pressed Blot Powder Review

There is one multi-tasking super hero in my Vanity Box that is pretty much indispensable ! Whether I need to control the oil during hot summer days, or I want my makeup to last longer, whether I want to just give that finished polished look to my face or just keep my makeup intact – the Mac Blot Pressed Powder in  Medium shade comes to my rescue !

What MAC has to say about it? A unique pressed powder designed primarily to provide shine control without adding any noticeable colour or texture. Sets foundation, finishes faces. 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. 

Available in 5 shades: Dark, Deep Dark, Dark Medium, Medium (Shade being reviewed here), Light.

 

 

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Packaging: The product comes in signature black MAC compact case which is sturdy and travel friendly. The case is provided with a round inbuilt mirror and a slightly ribbed puff applicator inside.

My Experience with the product:

The texture of the face powder is soft and buttery smooth as the powder is very finely milled. It glides like  a breeze on the face and blends effortlessly.

The powder is quite  sheer and does not provide any significant coverage, so if you are looking for a compact with solid coverage, you can give this a miss. After application it sets to an oil free, matte and soft finish and stay put for 4-5 hours after which my T-zone starts appearing shiny. Hence I need to re-apply it for a fresh and neat look, however I have experienced that even after re-applying it twice  I never feel that cakey or heavy feeling, this product is really light and gives a very natural looking feel. I generally use my Clinique Superbalanced Foundation and top it with this compact- and the result is always awesome- a flawless and pulled together  look which stays put for 4-5 hours easily.

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Pros of Mac Blot Powder:

  • Classy and travel friendly packaging
  • Applicator puff and mirror provided.
  • Finely milled texture which glides and blends in like a dream
  • Sets to a soft matte finish
  • Very light never feel heavy on face
  • Looks natural.
  • 12 gms of product lasts long.

Cons of Mac Blot Powder:

  • Tad expensive.
  • Provides no coverage.
  • Stay put for maximum 4-5 hours, after that you need to re-apply it.

Rating: A

Price: Rs.1,650/-

Recommendation:For a pulled together, shine-free and matte look the Mac Pressed Blot Powder is a sure fire winner. However if you are on the look0ut for something that adds coverage, you shall be dissapointed as this is a sheer powder !

This review was written by Guest Writer Nausheen (Skin tone: Light Medium. Skin type: Oily)

For those of you looking for a Mac Compact with some coverage , check out this one- Mac Mineralize Skinfinish & Mac Select Sheer Pressed Powder 

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Shikha January 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

beautiful pictures.. I have listed MAC pressing powder for my bridal box :)
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Thanx Shikha..Your wedding Lehenga post is really interesting..luv it.

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Xuvious January 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

It looks nice but I’d probably need something with more coverage. Maybe the sheer pressed one.
Nice review! ^_^
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Thanx Xuvious..in case you need coverage give Studio Fix a shot, it is my HG compact, provides very solid coverage and stays put too.

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Lisha January 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

I think this will be a boon for me in Summers. Gorgeous pics and nicely reviewed hon! <3
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Thank You Lisha…Luv your name.

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Lisha January 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Gowthami January 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

Soundz promising!! beautiful review :)
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Thanx Gowthami.

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Manasi January 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

Sounds nice :)
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

It is fab!!!

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Ankita Singh January 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Sounds perfect for my oil factory face! As I don’t need much coverage, I should be fine with this. Nice review :)

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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Thanx Ankita…yes in case you dont need coverage and own an oil factory :-D then it is surely for you.

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Meghana January 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

sounds promising.. I am yet to try.
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Try it Meghana, you’ll not be disappointed for sure :-)

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Swati January 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I did try this once and I liked it a lot! :)
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Yes Swati..it really is a very nice product..me too luv it!!!

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Sumathi January 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Sounds like a great product.. I prefer my compact to have a slight coverage. But oil control is the biggest factor :)
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

It is Sumathi, oil control part is really what we oily skinnies are looking for. Isnt it??

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Blushnblossom January 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm

This looks like a great product…… definitely going to buy this especially for oil control in summers….. nice pictures.
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Nausheen January 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Thanx dear.

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Arzoo January 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

This looks great for oily skin, lovely review and pic Nausheen :)
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nausheen January 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

Glad you like it Arzoo.

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Mayuri January 14, 2014 at 2:35 am

this will help my oily skin a lot :) thanks for the review dear
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nausheen January 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

Yes Mayuri it will :-)

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Supria January 14, 2014 at 4:09 am

This seems to be a popular product. Nice review :)
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nausheen January 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

Thanx Supria. It is a nice compact.

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Shivi@COSMOCHICS January 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

It looks pretty and sounds good too! Nice review Nausheen! I will be buying the one with a little more coverage however this is tempting me too! ( lol) too confused! :)

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nausheen January 14, 2014 at 9:47 am

This one is really tempting Shivi…I’ve also purchased it after reading its review in one blog ;-)

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Sangeeta January 14, 2014 at 9:43 am

Sounds nice. I use mineralize skin finish. Its quite nice for setting in foundation.
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nausheen January 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

Iam yet to try Mineralize Skin Finish…will def.buy it once this is over.

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Shreya January 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Brilliantly reviewed dear ! This goes is my must buy list …. I have oily skin and need something like this specially for summer
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nausheen January 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Thanx Shreya…go get it :-)

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Jyoti January 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm
nausheen January 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm

It is Jyo.

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Amani Zaara January 16, 2014 at 6:23 am

I think Rimmel matte powder is the best..
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