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MAC Blot Powder / Pressed

A pressed powder that adds minimal colour and texture and offers a very sheer finish.
Average Customer Rating:
4.646 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(82 Reviews) 81
Customer Reviews for Blot Powder / Pressed
Review 1 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:03 12 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Deek Dark- I Never Leave Home Without It!!!
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, setting full coverage makeup
This stuff lasts so long for the price. The first thing is the value. I use this on it own for "natural" days and for my all-out make up I use my blot powder over Full Coverage make up. I am in MAC color NW45. And Deep Dark works beautifully! I personally love a matte face and this stuff just really sets everything perfect. I have very oily skin and I keep one in my purse for touchups and one in the bathroom for makeup. I never leave home without it!
+32points
34of 36found this review helpful.
 / Long Beach, CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:03 29 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT! A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY WOMAN!
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, instant the au naturale shine control daily use
I am one of the lucky ones who doesn't need any foundation whatsoever, because my face doesn't really have any marks or uneven tones; HOWEVER....I have realized over the years that I have developed combination skin...where I may wash my face in the morning and it's fine...but after a few hours, it develops a shiny, almost "greasy" look. Well, I was introduced to the Blot Powder by a MAC rep....and I must say....even if you are lucky enough to have somewhat flawless skin, no matter your skin type...this product puts the icing on the cake! I cannot live without it! It gives you that instant fresh, "Im awake" look. You can put it on once and not have to worry about re-applying...but if you're looking for a pick-me-up throughout the day, you can count on the blot powder to do just that! Goes on completely sheer but it gives your face that extra "glow" that anyone will notice and admire. My only gripe about it is the compact that it comes in...if you drop it on the floor once or twice, it will break in chunks and get everywhere -- a mess! so make sure you keep this compact in a safe place or store it in a makeup bag, because I've had to replace this product a few times after I've dropped the compact. But don't let that stop you! GO GO GO GO GET IT NOW! YOU CAN THANK ME LATER!
+34points
46of 58found this review helpful.
 / ATL
Review 3 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:06 27 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
IT REALLY WORKS
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control
I have oily skin and Im not going to lie, sometimes wen I use my Studio Fix Fluid (NC50) and set it with Mineralize SkinFinish Natural...during the day I still shine especially my nose..But wen I use The Blot Powder (Dark) it takes away that shine for the whole day!! And just one nose touch up has my make up looking soo fresh as if I just applied my foundation! I ABSOLUTLY LOVVVVVVEEEEEE THIS POWDER definitely a must have for oily skin it REALLY WORKS ...but remember a little goes a long way..PLEZ DONT OVER DO THE BLOT POWDER (LOL)
+31points
32of 33found this review helpful.
 / New York, NY
Review 4 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:05 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It works!
Tags +Shine control
This works! I have used it twice so far and I'm satisfied with the result. I used together with the mac oil control lotion and certainly worked. I have yet to try it alone. But so far, I love it and recommend it.
Thanks M.A.C!
+15points
16of 17found this review helpful.
 / The Island of Saipan in the Marianas Island!
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:06 28 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Can't live without it!
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, Non-Drying, blotting
I get oily during the day on the tip of my nose. I spoke with a great online rep who informed me to pick this product due to its translucent setting properties and its oil control. I couldn't be more pleased with this product. I have only had to apply it twice max in a ten hour day. I think that is outstanding! Especially for my severally oily nose.
+42points
46of 50found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:05 12 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Simply the best!
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, Non-Drying, anyone with oily skin
Forget finishing powders! Forget blotting papers! Forget failed trials with other compact and loose powders! Forget mineral make-up! Forget oily shine and make up color changes throughout the day! If you have oily skin and hate the shine of an oil slick this is the powder for you! It doesn't change the color of your foundation from beginning to end and controls oily shine especially in humid weather. This is wonderful over foundation, setting it to last all day and look freshly applied hour after hour. I use a foundation that promises "lit from within" finish and this powder over it doesn't cover up my light from within!
+18points
18of 18found this review helpful.
 / Hawaii
Review 7 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:10 25 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE <3
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, Non-Drying, setting foundation
When I went into the store and brought my studio fix fluid they asked, as always, did I have a setting powder and I replied No. She then introduced me to the mineralize powder. Ugh! Big mistake!. It didnt give me the finish,that pop, that I wanted. I recently purchased this product(Oct 24 2012) and I'm in love with this. It gives me that natural look,which every female or male wants! No shine! Very matte but natural. Did I forget to say that it looks natural? &Its cheaper than the mineralize powder.
+20points
22of 24found this review helpful.
 / DC
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:12 18 2010
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Caution
Tags +Shine control
If you want a pressed powder with a hint of color to set your make up, do *not* use Blot Powder for that reason. Blot Powder is *strictly* for touching up very oily or shiny areas. It will apply only the smallest hint of color and you need to apply it very, very carefully. It also runs very light since it is not a traditional-type powder. I have oily skin but I only find Blot Powder useful in high humidity or hot summer days. If I use it for any other reason it actually makes my skin look very dry and makes my fine lines more apparent. I love and only use MAC products, and Blot Powder is a terrific one for its purpose, but use it only for the reasons it was designed and then you will be very pleased with its results. Do not apply it like you would a normal daily powder or you will be highly disappointed.
+21points
24of 27found this review helpful.
 / USA
Review 9 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:01 10 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great setting powder
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, setting foundation
I use this to set my foundation and i don't need to touch up throughout the day.
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / Miami, FL
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 10 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:05 20 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Holy Grail Powder
Tags +touch-ups, setting makeup
This is the best powder hands-down for setting foundation (or anything that you put on your face) and for blotting oil during the day. I've been using this powder for a long time, and when I was younger it would literally be 30 minutes before I had oil break through after washing my face. I'm still somewhat like that, but its not as bad.... anyway... Blot is the only powder that does not cake, it does not turn orange, it does not alter or smear what I have on my face. It simply blots up excess oil. Its truly a miracle product. I am NC 20-25 and I use Medium. It's important to get the right shade... Medium-Dark is too dark for me. Not sure? Visit your MAC counter! I highly recommend this powder. Well worth the price!
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / Irvine CA
Review 11 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:09 19 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Best oil blot powder
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, oily/combo skin
I love this. It is the best oil blotting powder, better than UD's version. My skin is fair to light and I use medium. The colors run really light. I first got light and it was too light, medium is perfect.
+11points
12of 13found this review helpful.
 / Valrico, Fl
Review 12 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:09 16 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it!
Tags +Shine control
This product works great at controlling oil breakthru. It definitely keeps away shine for hours on end.
I only wish that I could rate it 10 stars instead of 5!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Louisiana
Review 13 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:02 17 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LUV IT!!!!
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, light feeling
i am new to using foundations and powders...i started with mac because of their good reputation..i mean your face is the 1st thing someone sees!!! anyway, this powder is a MUST HAVE to carry around with you!!! i started wearing the studio fix foundation and would set it with the blot powder. well, i didnt care for the studio fix but still liked the way the blot powder removed the oil from my face. i have switched to the studio fix powder plus foundation and i use this powder for shine control and it makes my face look flawless!!! wish i could upload pics!!! i also use pro long wear concealer under my eye and on my cheeks!!! i am super satisfied with mac products!!! my self esteem has sky rocketed ;)
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / baltimore, md
Review 14 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:08 16 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
***Amazing***
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, oily acne prone skin. setting makeup. touching up
Hands down the BEST powder on the market for oil control!!!! This oily girl that works in the industry has tried high end, low end and everything in between. Long lasting, non cakey, non streaky, ... I cannot say one bad thing about this powder that has been my go-to for years. My only gripe is that they discontinued the loose version. I am sad about this everyday lol.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / MI
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:10 26 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AWESOME!
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, Non-Drying, Oil control
This powder is great with assisting with oil control. I live in the south where the humidity levels are extremely high. I keep this powder in my purse along with brush 129SH in the travel pouch for quick touch ups. Just a couple swipes of the brush during a quick restroom break will have you with a fresh ultra glam look all night long. Also does not add any additional color to your face - very sheer. A must have!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas
Review 16 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:04 17 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control
It does a good job of shine control when using it to touch up, but it left something to be desired as a finishing powder for me. I keep this in my purse and use it a couple of times per day. I do have to be careful about how I am applying it, or else it can look cakey.
I am very fair skinned, but I found the medium to be the right color, when I tried it in the store the lighter one made me look like a ghost.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 17 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:06 19 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I Love MAC Blot Powder!!!
Tags +Non-Drying, Natural looking, Shine control, shine and oil control
I purchased this powder some time ago and I am still in love with it. It aides me with shine control as I have an oil slick in my tzone. I am an NC42 so I use Medium Dark and it is so perfectly matched that you cannot tell that I added an additional product to my face after touch ups. I do not use the applicator that came with the product. I use brush 129SH whcih fits neatly into my purse. A couple of swipes and you are good to go.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 18 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:05 30 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These Powder works!!!
Tags +Shine control, f
I just love these powder.It sets my make-up so Nice and keeps my oil free for a very long time.if you are a oily girl like me you would love these powder.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / stockton
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:05 29 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great shine control
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, oily/combo skin
I love, love, love this powder! It's very natural looking and takes care of business. Must have staple.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Orlando
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 20 for Blot Powder / Pressed
Date:12 07 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
the.best.ever.
Tags +Natural looking, Shine control, Non-Drying
this product makes my makeup last all day (I use studio fix foundation and pressed powder also). but during the day, when i started to sweat and get oily while i was at work, my makeup was slipping off. this makes it stay 100% and i still look like i just applied my makeup, even at the end of the day... and my skin is extremely oily. will DEFINITELY get this product again.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / San Francisco Bay Area, CA