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Mac Select Sheer Pressed Powder NC40 Swatches, Review and FOTD

mac select sheer pressed powder photo

Mac Select Sheer/Pressed Powder

By Contributor: Ifrah Kareem

Hey all you prettyyy Ladies Out there! Hope you all doing great, should be great because the climate is really beautiful.  I have been reading VNA for quite some time and I felt I too should start contributing some reviews and swatches. So I couldn’t resist myself from writing my first ever review! I have used a couple of pressed powders or compacts but this was a little different. My besties wedding was coming up and I wanted to buy something that would really look great on my skin (oh btw I have got a combination skin..Hi5 girls!) I always prefer to have my make up light weight as well as natural and that’s when I got introduced to this magical pan of compact.      

mac select sheer pressed powder review

I bought Select Sheer in shade nc40, after the MUA matched my skin tone. Please do try out the pressed powder once before you buy it, you can get a free make over that way too! The best part about it is, it does not give you cakeyness & dry look and rather gives you a perfect matte finish and gives me this wow factor just by applying this pressed powder. Its Mac!

mac select sheer pressed powder

Texture: It has a very silky finish and gives a matte effect on application but never gives you a cakey look.

Coverage: The shade I purchased gives me a natural look when I apply it & does make me look fresh giving that extra glow. This is best when I am in a hurry and I don’t have the time to apply any foundation on, only the pressed powered does wonders. It lasts for almost 4-5 hours. Yes if you are travelling in hot sun you do need to touch up at times, to remove the oil in case you have an oily skin. It covers all the fine lines & also hides the blemishes to a certain extent.

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Packaging: I love the packaging and it’s in my favorite color black. It’s not too fancy but simple and neat.  Now comes in my favorite part – Mirror. Yes it does have a reasonably good sized mirror with a puff applicator.

Suitable for all skin tones & skin types. I am glad I purchased this lovely product.

mac select sheer pressed powder photos


mac select sheer pressed powder swatches

Swatches of Mac Select Sheer in natural light

mac select sheer pressed powder swatch

And here is a before after photo of Mac Pressed to show you the coverage. Its minimal but it still hides minor spots

mac select sheer pressed powder swatch before after

And here is how Select Sheer looks on my face

mac select sheer pressed powder FOTD

What I like about Mac Select Sheer Pressed Powder?

  • Its light weight & easy to carry. It has a mirror, many compacts do not have them.
  • It gives me a very natural look and Mac has aptly named it – it does give you a sheer look.
  • Gives a minimal coverage and a totally polished look.
  • Total oil control & gives me a beautiful matte look.
  • No strong scent or fragrance.
  • It covers all the light spots and blemishes and you can see the difference instantly.
  • Did not give me any break outs. No allergic reactions.
  • I don’t have to apply it again & again, touching it up twice a day is fine.
  • It lasts you a long time. So you don’t have to buy another one for a few months.

What I don’t like about about Mac Pressed?

  • A bit expensive. I guess that’s the only thing I can say about this, tried hard to think about any negative point but NO can’t find out!

mac select sheer pressed powder review

Price: Rs 1650

VNA Rating: 5/5

Conclusion: Mac Select Sheer Pressed Powder is the best pressed powder I have ever tired. The best part is it does not give you the cakey look and makes you look fresh, matte while still imparting a glow. It is best for all seasons or any climate, any time any where! So if you people ask me I would highly recommend this compact as it gives a fresh look and the shades suit the Indian skin tones. This is a good base for your make up and lasts really long. If you are a person who likes natural look, go for this product. It doesn’t make your face look white, but gives you flawless finish.  There are a zillion pressed powders out there in the market but this one is amazing and a must try. Highly Recommended!

This is my first blog post on VNA, I wana thank the VNA team for giving me this opportunity for expressing my views and to review products. This is a great platform for new/upcoming bloggers. Please feel free to post questions & comment on the above post. I hope this review helped all you girls out there. Would like to know your inputs too.

Other compact options you can try: Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, Lakme Absolute Compact, Rimmel Pressed Powder

19 thoughts on “Mac Select Sheer Pressed Powder NC40 Swatches, Review and FOTD”

  1. Thanks Rachna :) Your words are really motivating :)

    Sangeeta you should try it out :) & let us all know ur feed back :)

  2. Supria, It can be worn in both the ways, I use it both the ways, Best for some occasion you can use it as powder over liquid foundation as it will be acting like a good base :) , for normal days just the foundation will do :)

  3. Oh dats great sawthi :) , Superb :)

    Thanks shivi :) Definitely a must try :)

    Anshita yes I jus love it, so use it every day :) , Gona buy a new one soon :)

  4. Ummm u make me want mac even more!! Must say,Simply yet beautifully put up review..Btw :O ifrah you use it everyday!! Then im curious to know how long this compact lasts you??

  5. Niha, Yes I do use it every day, its almost 8-9 months now . Once or twice that depends on ur usage & how often you apply it :)

    Thank you Saraswathi :) Yes price may be a concern for few :) As mentioned above :)

  6. actually the price u have written their is not right it is more expensive than this,
    it is worth Rs3991


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