Summer Beauty Basics: MAC Blot Powder and Your Favorite Setting Powder

With the stifling heat on it’s way (for some, it’s already here), many of us are hunting for a setting powder that will combat oiliness, melting makeup and sweaty faces.

For me, Captain Miracle is the MAC Blot Powder.

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It not only sets my makeup, it keeps my face shine-free for at least 6 hours. I marvel at how well it works! I love this product to bits! I’ve hit pan on it. I own so much makeup, it takes me years to hit pan in most cases. With MAC Blot Powder, I cherish every particle.

My one qualm with this is the fact that MAC does not label the shades correctly. The shade I usually buy in MAC powders (Medium Dark) is a touch too light for my NC42 skin. Next time I buy this, I’ll pick up Dark.

MAC sells my HG powder for $23 (12 g/ 0.42 US oz).

Tell me about you favorite powder? How well does it work under the burning sun? 🙂


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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3 Responses to Summer Beauty Basics: MAC Blot Powder and Your Favorite Setting Powder

  1. Sunny says:

    I’ve heard so much about this one! I use Tarte Smooth Operator and it works really well, though I can’t take it anywhere with me because it’s loose powder. The weather hasn’t exactly been too good here, and my makeup holds up. I might need to check this out when it becomes really warm though!

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