Friday, 17 August 2012

MAC Set Powder Invisible Review & Swatches

I had one of these MAC setting powders in my kit years ago and sort of forgot about this powder, so when i was in the MAC Pro Store recently, i thought i would pick one up.

You get so much product for you money and this tub will certainly last you a very long time! You need very little of this product and lightly dust over the face. I would be cautious if using on darker skin, as you don't want to apply too much product and leave an ashy look.

The main qualities of this setting powder is that it leaves a matte finish. It contains micronized pigments and talc, which gives a soft finish. It is also finely milled so a light dusting of powder is all you need to set your makeup. This also photographs beautifully and doesn't give the "flash back" look unlike other white powders.

Sometimes foundations can have that oxidized look at the end of the day, especially if you have much more oilier skin. However using this powder stops the foundation from oxidizing, so your foundation looks the same in the evening as it did in the morning when you applied it! This is also great for minimizing pores and smoothing out the skin.

The setting powders come in a variety of colours and the problem is that you can only get it from the MAC Pro Store. 

Top: Heavily Swatched. Bottom: Lightly blended (but you can still the effect & colour)

This is great at absorbing oil and keeps a matte look to the skin. The only downside is that you can't just quickly apply this in the morning, as you may accidentally apply to much and then have a horrible white cast on your face! This works well when you are wanting to set a heavier foundation, even though you can use it with other foundations and tinted moisturizers.

The MAC Setting Powders retail at £20.50

Have any of you tried the setting powders? Are there any others you would recommend?


  1. Could you please take clear photos of the ingredients lists of all the products you review? It would be very much helpful. Thanks :-)

  2. What's the difference between this one and the Mac prep and prime transluscent?