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!
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!
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)
A close up shot of the puff
Medium dark without flash
Have you tried MAC's Blot Powder?
Do you even know it exists?
I seriously didn't know until my HongKong trip! lol