Best MAC powder for oily skin

Taryn Davies
Published: June 5, 2017

Oily skin is part of the natural spectrum and it can affect anyone, but there are makeup tricks you can use to help control it, and MAC powder is one of them.

MAC Cosmetics are a firm favourite of ours creating professional products we go back to time and time again, and their range of face powders certainly sits up there too.

There’s a selection of MAC powders that are perfect for oily skin, so here’s a quick roundup one the ones you should consider.

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

This powder is the secret to ridiculously flawless looking skin, without a cakey finish. The powder is made of minerals that have been slowly baked, this allows the powder to give you a dimensional, yet matte finish that looks completely natural.

It gives the skin just a hint of coverage and ensures your skin looks seriously polished. The compact was thankfully updated to include a handy mirror, ideal for when you're making touch-ups on the go.

Best MAC powder for oily skin

MAC Cosmetics Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder

The Studio Careblend powder has a beautiful velvety satin finish, without looking greasy and gives the face a gorgeous soft focus. Thanks to moisturising oils, Safflower, Meadowfoam and Oliver, as well as Shea Butter, this powder for those who may suffer from dry patches on the skin.

It feels creamy on the skin and leaves you with a smooth, fresh-looking finish. This is the powder that provides the skin with a little extra nourishment, ideal for when the weather is cold and icy outside.

Best MAC powder for oily skin

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Powder

This powder is smooth and lightweight, it applies beautifully without highlighting any dry patches on the skin, giving the skin a gorgeously velvet matte look. Don’t be put off by the wet-proof design though, it’s easy enough to remove with your regular cleanser. THis Pro Longwear powder is designed to last for an incredible 12 hours, no matter what climate you're in. Super shiny girls, this is the product you need.


Best MAC powder for oily skin

MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting Powder

The CC Colour Correcting Loose powders come in a range of four shades, all of which do what they say on the tin: Adjust (peach), Neutralize (yellow), Illuminate (Lavender) and Recharge (Apricot). They come in little screw top jar with an in-built powder sifter too, helping ensure your powder doesn’t end up everywhere.

Even though they might have a hint of colour to them, they apply transparent on the skin. They're incredibly weightless, and give the skin a smooth look and help to reduce shine.

This might not be a powder you’d want to carry around with you for touch ups on the go, but it’s one that will certainly look pretty on your dressing table.

Best MAC powder for oily skin

MAC Blot Powder

This powder has been designed specifically to provide shine control without adding any noticeable colour or texture to the skin. It sets foundation and finishes your face. It’s professional, fuss-free and hard working. It gives light and perfect coverage and doesn’t clog pores either, thanks to the finely milled powder.

Best MAC powder for oily skin

MAC Select Sheer

A micro-fine, sheer and silky powder that’s been pressed for portability. It’s perfect to mattify and set foundation without caking and applies smooth, taking away any shine, it goes on lightly and won’t shift your shade or leave a mark. It softens the look of pores and imperfections and won't look cakey, even if you apply it multiple times throughout the day.

Best MAC powder for oily skin