Hi dear everyone! Before I start today’s post, I would like to thank Netti from Netti’s Fab Life who has nominated me for the Liebster Award. This is the third time I have been nominated for the award, I am grateful. Please go check Netti’s blog out, she is lovely!
Today’s post is about MAC Oil Control Lotion. I bought this lotion because I wanted to try MAC Strobe Cream however I was not sure if I would like it. The makeup artist at the MAC Pro Store suggested that I probably should buy the sample size (30ml) to try out. So I bought the sample sizes of Oil Control Lotion and Strobe Cream at a similar price of a full size Strobe Cream(50ml).
I didn’t take the Oil Control Lotion too seriously until a week ago as I read different reviews about this product, and I was a bit iffy about its performance.
As I have made myself a promise to utilize products in my makeup collection as much as I can, I decided to incorporate the Oil Control Lotion into my daily skin care routine. For the past week, I have been mixing this product with my Shiseido sunscreen under my primer every morning. Guess what?! I have been enjoying it.
It is very liquid-y and runny, when it applied onto the skin(I apply it all over my face as moisturizer), it feels a bit wet and takes a few seconds to be absorbed. It does have some kind of floral smell in which I cannot really describe, it’s not irritating though.
As to the oil control claim, I feel that it does somewhat keep my T-zone oil at bay. I had a look at my makeup today, it was still intact and not looking out of “oil” control after nearly 10 hours of wearing. However, please keep in mind that as I am conscious about my oily T-zone, I always apply foundations that are suitable for combination skin; in addition, I put mattifying powder on top to keep my skin “oil free”.
According to MAC website, the Oil Control Lotion is claimed as “The ultimate no-shine base for oil control. Natural exfoliants help improve texture and clarity. Lightweight and instantly matte, bonds makeup to the skin for fewer touch-ups. Oil-free hydration with natural colloidal minerals and antioxidants. Formulated to keep skin pH-balanced. Use day or night.”
Have you tried this lotion before? What’s your skin type? What’s your experience with it?
Thanks for reading.