I have been battling the late afternoon oily forehead for the last few years, which I fix by using MAC Oil Control Lotion before applying makeup or by adding more face powder (my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus). Blot papers are just too fussy for me to use... The Oil Control Lotion becomes a bit of a hassle to use early in the morning because it doesn't have SPF and so I have to wear an additional sunblock moisturiser. While reapplying my face powder, often have I thought 'this is getting cakey.. but better powdery than oily' (which honestly still doesn't look too nice!). SO I finally decided to try something new... Enter MAC Blot Powder!
MAC Blot Powder is a face powder designed to absorb excess oils without adding colour or cakey-ness. It's ingenious really. You can apply it at the beginning of the day as a preventative measure or apply it onto oily areas (eg. the T-zone: forehead, nose, chin) to get rid of the shine. MAC only had the loose powder version for a while, and I'm thrilled that they now have it in fuss-free pressed powder form.
It comes with a mirror and a flat powder puff, which are handy for on-the-go. I have never used the powder puff though, as it feels a bit unhygeinic and it absorbs too much powder. I've been using a large duo fibre stippling brush like the MAC 187 brush instead!