Review : MAC Blot Powder (Pressed)

MAC Blot powder in Light

Product Info from MAC's site:
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 adsorb 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.

Product Weight :
12 g / 0.42 US OZ

Price :
US $21.00 or Php 1,050

Shades :
Light, Medium, Medium-Dark, Dark, Deep Dark

* the packaging
* the sponge is soft; but I sometimes use my baby buki
* controls oil for about 4 hrs ( use it on my T-zone only) ; my cheeks are dry
* it goes translucent (i use LIGHT, at first i thought its too white for me)
* unscented (i hate products with parfums or strong scents)

* expensive for an oil control powder

3 out of 5.

If you don't have super oily skin like me or you find it too expensive, there are cheaper alternatives.

* Pigeon Compact powder - Click here to read Angie's review.
There are 2 kinds of Pigeon powder available in the market. The Mirrorless compact is made in Japan and the other one from Indonesia. The former comes only in white shade and is medicated to prevent pimples and it has collagen and silicon oil to protect babies' sensitive skin too!
The latter comes in 4 shades, white, pink, beige and brown and comes in a oval- square-ish white compact with mirror.
Retails for Php 200+

Pigeon (Japan)
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* Shiseido Medicated powder - its also comes in white shade. Its not available in Shiseido counters but you can check Somera stores and E-bay.
Retails for Php 300+

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How about you? Have you tried this product?
Let me know what you think =)


AskMeWhats said...

I have the MAC blot powder and I its a nice blotting powder to have but you're right about the price.

I've seen the Shiseido one but haven't tried it yet!

Anonymous said...

hi khymm :)

when i first purchased my blot powder, i was suppose to get the "light" shade. but i chose the "medium" to get at least a little bit of color...

nice post :)

pankeke said...

Awww, that seems so cool !!But you didn't rate it so well !! Maybe you can find a better one for cheaper.. ^ ^ I don't get why they need shades for different colors of skin though if it doesn't add any color?? Hm..

Pammy said...

I am a fan of MAC Blot. I use Medium Dark though I think I should use Medium. It really delivers. I use it on my T-zone too. I've had mine from May and it's still half full. :)

NoodleLito's Nook said...

Hi Sis! Na intriga ko sa Shiseido baby powder... na try na nimo? Is it any good?

Miss Shopcoholic said...

@ Maria - sorry haven't tried it pa =)