Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Askmewhats Reviews: MAC Blot Powder Pressed

How's everybody on a mid-week?
I know I am! If you read my twitter, I broke my nail! "OUCH!!!" and I had quite a stressful day yesterday so I am praying to have better day today!

MAC has always been famous for their Studio Fix Powder Foundation, Studio Fix Foundation or Mineralize Satin Finish... MAC's Blot Powder Pressed didn't have the chance to shine! Some doesn't even know this product exist as the packaging looks almost identical as the Studio Fix Sister! Wait till you see the MAC Select Sheer! It just gets so confusing at times especially inside the traincase!

MAC Blot Powder Pressed says ---

A unique pressed powder designed primarily to provide shine control without adding any noticeable color 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.

net wt: 12g

Available shades: Light, Medium, Medium Dark, Dark and Deep Dark

Askmewhats says ---

  • non messy compared to loose setting powder
  • does remove shine
  • does not create a heavy feel, perfect for retouching
  • great packaging, easy to take along
  • feels too light, doesn't feel like you have anything on!
  • you may think at first glance that this is expensive, but this is actually cheaper than retouching using your foundation! A little goes a long way and its not powdery and products aren't wasted!
  • don't like the puff
  • for super sensitive skin: this product could break you out, so please be cautious with products you use!


If you are heavy on retouching but don't like to pile on foundation more than 2x a day, this is for you! I find that using the blot powder pressed never cakes the foundation and never changes the coverage of the foundation you use. I love using this to gently pat on the nose and forehead of clients (which oils the most) and it creates a matte, clean finish.

Yes, its perfect for oily skinned, what about dry skinned sistahs like myself?

This actually works as retouching is difficult for dry skin as the skin tends to flake! With the MAC's Blot Powder, I can easily brush on the "oily" area like the sides of my nose, my forehead and everything will turn out clean and grease-free!

I find it a bit hard to choose shades though as the powders look almost invisible on most! So I advise to request for SA to apply this all over your face, wait...and go out on natural light and check it out if it casts a grayish or whitish tone.

  • if you don't need coverage and wants the "no oil" feel? use this alone!
  • throw the puff away, it can create a germ community! Use a brush instead
  • if you have super oily skin, make sure to blot your face first with a blotting paper or paper napkin to remove excess oil, to prevent pore blockage
  • for mature clients/dry skinned clients: NO need to use this!
  • though blot powders may look/sound invisible, you would still need to test on the product all over your face before purchasing, it still has a hint of shade so your face could get lighter or darker without you knowing it!
  • if you own Studio Fix, Blot Powder and Select Sheer, the packaging will confuse you! So if you may, you can put on label or stickers to remind you of which is which! If you own a special Heatherette or Hello Kitty compact, you can depot it!
Will I repurchase?

Yes, perfect for touch ups especially on makeup gigs.

Where to purchase and how much?

At local MAC counters for Php1,200 (approx $25.00)

Here's Medium Dark

A close up shot of the puff

Medium dark without flash

Medium dark with flash

What do you use for retouch?
Have you tried MAC's Blot Powder?
Do you even know it exists?
I seriously didn't know until my HongKong trip! lol

Keep smilin'
Stay Happy!
Stay oil free!


  1. I've heard so much about this product... but I've held off from buying it and I'm hoping my skin returns to its normal/dry phase as soon as it cools down again lol... might have to look into it again next summer though. Thanks for the review! =)

  2. Thanks for the review Nikki!! I've heard of this one, but i never gave it a second look cuz i always thought it was for oily skin! Now you got me curious! :D

  3. oh.. i want this!! my foundie cakes whenever i retouched. :C and i have oily skin too, will be perfect for me! :)

    thanks for the review Nikki!

  4. Sadly, this broke me out..I'm just glad I had a sample (given to me by a friend)instead of the full size compact hehe :)

  5. wana try this prod but im loving na my

  6. Catherine, goodluck with your skin, hope it gets well ASAP! :)

    Jenn, actually its great for oily skin, for dry skin like us, it works if you use this lightly, but girl! I do know you love coverage :)

    Nehs, yes yes, you can start saving up for this my dear!

  7. Crystal Gale, really? Ohhh yeah, I remember you have sensitive skin! so sorry this broke you out, i do know this breaks out to some ! And you're one of them so sorry :(

    Jamie, I have MSF too and I'm loving it too! But its nice to have some variations...ADDICT talaga no? hahahaa How have you been?

  8. thanks foe review
    might try this out as soon as my acne clears out

    oiliness is one thing that i always combat with

  9. i have this one. it's the only one i have that's a bit expensive haha. i need cause my t-zone gets really oily.

  10. nice review... very helpful! i kno now to get this.. because i have super sensitive skin

  11. Oooh! This looks nice! Although I've been dying to try MSF. Ang dami dami nice reviews :D Thanks for this sis! And your new watermark looks cute! :)

  12. wow im want to have a mac blot powder :)haha nice review :) oh i followed you btw :) have a great day!

  13. ~tHiAmErE~, ooh goodluck with your Acne, I'm sure it'll clear up in no time! let me know how you like this once you purchased!

    Gel, yes yes, this is great for t-zone, do you use this with the puff or with a brush?

    FuN and MakeUp, sensitive skin could breakout with any beauty products!

  14. Teeyah, hehehe I actually uses that cute watermark if I use Photoscape to combine photos :) thanks for liking it! I own MSF, both works well!

    oOchaOo, thanks for the follow and welcome to the blog world! :)

  15. i dont like the puff too, but infairness its soft.. nice review nikki!

  16. This product works for me :) Sadly, mine broke :c But I transferred it to a huge sifter jar so it won't go to waste. I don't use the puff either. Even when it was in a compact, I would use it with a brush.

  17. I was in love with this product until I met Kryolan anti-shine powder. But since the latter is in powder form, it is too messy to carry around my bag so this is still what I will bring on night outs due to the compact being sleek. But this thing really works. Only, the shades are lighter than the names of the shades.

  18. Oh ate nikki, I don't know about this, as you've read from my blog, I broke out on Studio Fix fluid. ugh! But I still wanna try other MAC products.

  19. great review ms nikkie :D from now on I will start saving MUUNEY for MAC products lol ..i think this really works for me too i have oily skin :C

  20. i have this in medium dark too, which is nearing the end of the pan lol. anyways i like this tip of yours

    if you have super oily skin, make sure to blot your face first with a blotting paper or paper napkin to remove excess oil, to prevent pore blockage

    i have oily skin and i also noticed that if i dont blot my face first, my face tends to cake with the blot powder. lol

  21. I was thinking about this powder. But since you mentioned it's not great for dry skin, I won't bother with this product.

  22. I use medium dark too! i put it in my heatherette palette!

  23. i always get breakouts from MAC so i try to use their product to a minimal. the studiofix is the one that truly works for me compared to this one. :) one touch of that takes the oilies away for hours!!! :)

  24. Thanks for the review, Nikki..

    I've always wanted to try this pero lagi ko nakakalimutan. I guess I'll buy one the next time I'm out shopping.

  25. Have heard and seen it but havent tried hehe maybe when I run out of my hg powder which might be years from now lol

  26. Khymm , yup! its soft and its perfect to use it..for the first time, but afterwards, its just gross :)

    Crissy, oohh Ihate it when pressed powders broke! that's heart wrenching!

    Pammy, I read about your reviews on Kryolan, i may take a look at it after I finish this up :) Or I may look into it even if I haven't finished this lol

  27. ☆Anastacia☆, oh, no MAC store in Korea?

    Leigh, ouch on breaking out on Studio Fix Fluid, who knows the powder won't? But you have to be careful as you're obviously allergic to some ingredients!

    Louie,Php1 a day would work! in less than a year, you'll own one :) *winks*

  28. Steph,'re nearing to the end of the pan na? Congrats! :) or is it the other way around? Naku, gastos ulit hahaha! Thanks for recofirming about the blotting the face first before using this :)

    Fab beauty, hey girl! how are you? Well for drier skin like need to use much blotting stuffs :)

    Jaimie, I guess medium dark is quite universal :)

  29. Shen,I know sis, but it sucks that you break out but the coverage is great no? look great now..whatever you're! :)

    Liza, you're welcome! Let me know how you find this if you managed to purchase this!

    Sush, a year is ok! Maybe..on your bday? :D Thanks for the comment! Nice to meet you !

  30. i had this before. i think it's great and as you said,it really doesn't cake no matter how much you apply. but i find that good old silica powder controls oil better. if only, it came in different colors :P

  31. This is one MAC face product that my skin actually likes. Great review, mama!

  32. Hi Nikki! I do have this and I loved it. It really blots out my oil and good thing it didn't cause any breakouts on me to think I have combination skin and very sensitive. I love Mac Blot!

  33. Crystal, so true, the regular silica powder does the trick but I find that putting on silica powder is quite tricky, if you put up a bit too much, you've got white streaks on your face :)

    B, last! a MAC product that works for you! great to know!

    Lipstickaddict, wow..come to think of it now..a lot of you do have this! where in the world am I from? lol

  34. i had no idea mac made this product as well, until the girl in mac showed it to me when i asked for something to control my oil. i love love love it, because it's not heavy nor does it look like you layered something on your foundation.

  35. Thanks for some quality points there. I am kind of new to online , so I printed this off to put in my file, any better way to go about keeping track of it then printing?


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