Category Archives: MAC makeup

Alternative to MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

What It Claims

Cover girl Oil Control Pressed Powder

  • Helps control shine through out the day
  • wont clog pores
  • Dermatological tested
  • Hypoallergenic

For a clean, fresh, shine-free look that lasts. Oil-absorbers help skin look fresh and naturally beautiful.

About three weeks ago, i went to walmart looking for a good Cover Girl powder. My friend uses one, so i thought what they heck, they cant be that bad. They are all over TV anyways. So, i chose to get the Cover Girl clean pressed oil control powder because i have oily skin, and because the powder had red/pink undertones in it (NW in MAC). Surprisingly, Tawny was my exact match. So, anyways, i bought it, not expecting anything great. I just needed a quick powder that could help control my oil.

What I Think

I LOVE THIS POWDER. So i wasn’t expecting anything really amazing in the oil control department since i bought this for only 5 dollars. Not suprisingly, it didnt really control my shine. It removed the shine on my face when i put it on, but my face got oily after a few minutes like usuall. What i did like about this was that it didnt make it worse. For example, Studio fix powder is the worst for oily skin. It will actually MAKE your skin more oily than it actually is. Then at the end of the day, you find that your face looks dirty and disgusting. On top of that, it’s a very heavy powder, and it transfers everywhere. 

I prefer this farrr more than studio fix powder. Although it doesnt give as much coverage, it’s still pretty good at covering up your imperfections. It keeps your face looking clean throught the day, unlike the studio fix.

My Rating?


It promises oil control when it doesn’t control your oils at all, well at least not for me. But, for 6 bucks, you cant really complain.


Pattie loves…Mac Blot Powder?

What it Claims

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.

What I Think

Last year, this used to be MY product. It was the only thing that i would use on my face. Like, this stuff is true to what it claims. It ads absolutely no color or coverage to your face. It comes in only 5 shades, so you pick the one thats closer to your skin color.

Because this has no coverage, you can pack on as much as you want, and it wont even really look different. This stuff kept me absolutely oil free for like 5 hours. I only had to touch up once a day.

Besides the price, i absolutely HATE the packaging of this product. Like oh my god. I have re-purchased this product twice, and both times, it’s broken. My sister bought one, and it broke within 24 hours.  It doesn’t even have a separate compartment to keep the puff. Overall, great product, but because of the sucky packaging, i wont buy it again. It’s just too messy to be carrying around a broken compact.

My Rating?


Because the packaging sucks, and it has no compartment to put the puff