MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in Shade- NC 30- Review and Swatch.


Mac cosmetics is a pivotal link for many makeup artists all over world, what more to say regarding this long-lasting professional line, It has status of its own. I am a fan of MAC cosmetics for their amazing quality products. I brought MAC Select Sheer pressed powder after hearing so many good things from my friends and beauty-bloggers. If not Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Two Way Cake Powder, then this is the powder I always rely on.

What Company Claims:

A lightweight, translucent pressed powder that allows skin’s natural vitality and freshness to glow through. Exceptionally fine particles create a silky, natural matte finish and a soft-focus effect. Goes on lightly, won’t shift your shade or leave its mark. Pressed for portability; perfect for touching up makeup throughout the day. Comes with its own suede-finish sponge.

Price: 2100 INR for 12 GM- :'(



I have used this powder for almost a year now and the shade I was suggested is NC 30. The product gives a natural flawless finish like any good and high quality pressed/setting powder would give. Many bloggers and beauty insiders claim that MAC Select Sheer pressed powder is one of the best pressed powder in the world, I know why they love it so much- many Hollywood actresses are also reported to carry it in their makeup bag for mid-tough-ups session. It is extremely lightweight, soft and silky to touch. The powder blends into skin like 2nd skin without looking cakey or heavy. It acts as a setting powder that helps your foundation to stay in place for long hours. I generally don’t use foundation as daily routine, whenever I go out my best friend are my tinted moisturizer and a pressed powder as a base.


MAC Select Sheer pressed powder is long lasting setting powder, it last for 5 hours or even more on my combination skin. Because of the silky texture the powder is a boom for combination-dry skin types. Even oily skin ladies enjoy using this product. It control oil and shine and give matte finish. But unfortunately it does nothing for my sweat- humph, it is an honest fact! X-(   That’s why I love this powder so much during winters; it adds glow and give flawless finish.

In terms of coverage, it is just a beautiful setting powder with light coverage, if you have flawless skin, you will love using this stuff along. The packaging is round black compact, portable enough to throw in handbag and carry. The sponge it comes for touch ups is useless though :/


What I like about MAC Select Sheer pressed powder:

  • Available in a wide variety of skin tones.
  • Sets makeup without disturbing colour.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Gives shine free, flawless look.
  • The powder is lightweight and silky on skin.
  • It gives smooth and focused look without looking cakey or heavy.
  • It helps setting foundation without moving or disturbing makeup.
  • It is the best powder for dry skin ladies or say, for all skin types.
  • Perfect for winter season, it doesn’t dry out skin at all.
  • Has light-medium coverage.
  • Sturdy black round compact packaging- slim and portable.
  • Last on skin for long time.
  • Ophthalmologist tested.
  • Non-acnegenic.



What I don’t like about MAC Select Sheer pressed powder:

  • Hate the touch-up sponge.
  • Pricey- 2100 INR for 12GM is way too much man!
  • Does not do anything for my sweat. 🙁
  • Otherwise I don’t have anything bad to say about this.



Rating: 4.5/5

I love this pressed powder for winters or say on a beautiful day only because it is not drying on my skin and give my skin a beautiful glow-Highly Recommend.


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6 Responses

  1. Arshita says:

    Great review dear.. <3

  2. sushmita mazumdar says:

    Thanks a lot Arshita 🙂

  3. Divya Biswas Thapa says:

    MAC is expensive but the products are amazing. I want to try this sheer pressed powder.

  4. tapaswini says:

    Looks gr8 dear, even I want something like this ! will surely check, yes price is a bummer 🙁 You have any idea? like how much is mac face n body foundation now? I wanted to buy !

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