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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