08.07.2017
49
M.A.C.Next to Nothing Powder/Pressed
0.35 fl. oz. for $27
Expert Rating
Community Rating (0)Write a Review
Expert Reviews
Community Reviews
Claims
ingredients
Brand Overview
Expert Reviews

Next to Nothing Powder/Pressed delivers on its promise of a sheer, soft-focus effect with a subtle glow. The only downside is that the delicate sheen can highlight fine lines and wrinkles.

True to claim, the pressed powder has an almost creamy feel that meshes seamlessly with skin (not a powdery look that clings to dry patches). Touch-ups are easy with the super-blendable consistency, and the light coverage slightly diffuses discolorations without looking overly done.

While all skin types can use this powder, if you have oily skin, keep in mind that this isn't going to mattify a shiny complexion. The shade range covers a gamut of neutral to warm skin tones in light to deep colors. Thumbs up to M.A.C for keeping the formula free of fragrance.

Pros:
  • Creamy powder texture meshes seamlessly with skin.
  • Light coverage slightly diffuses discolorations without looking overly done.
  • Delivers a soft-focus, subtle glow.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • Can highlight fine lines/wrinkles due to the shine.
Last Updated:08.07.2017
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Community Reviews
Claims
A creamy, lightweight formula that boasts long-lasting, high comfort wear. The silky-soft texture features micro-light boosters that guarantee the look of healthy radiance – no filters needed! The result is a soft-focused glow. Offering sheer to medium buildable coverage and a natural luminous finish.
Ingredients
Talc, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Alumina, HDI/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ferrocyanide), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)
Brand Overview

M.A.C. Cosmetics At-A-Glance

What more can one say for this long-standing makeup line whose products have spoken eloquently for themselves for years? In many ways, M.A.C. Cosmetics is a pivotal line not only for makeup artists but also for any in-the-know cosmetics consumer. Although M.A.C. has several singularly outstanding products, they generally excel by virtue of the range of choices offered. The color selection for everything from lipsticks to foundations is exceptional. Most of the makeup brushes are beautiful, full, and soft, as well as properly sized to fit the contours of the face and eyes.

When it comes to skincare you may be tempted to dismiss the small assortment M.A.C. offers and skip right to their makeup with its well-earned positive reputation. But doing so would mean missing a handful of beautifully formulated products that are worth trying. By no means is M.A.C.'s skin-care line one-stop shopping (at least not if you have blemishes, skin discolorations, or require more than a couple options per category), but you'll find more than just the color products impressive here, and the prices aren't unreasonable either!

M.A.C.'s salespeople are often trained makeup artists, too. This is especially true in the freestanding M.A.C. boutiques, where the staff tends to be true makeup artists.

Note: M.A.C. sets itself apart from other beauty brands by staying ahead of the curve by launching a seemingly-constant rotation of impressive limited edition products, usually with fashion-forward themes. Though it's impossible to review every limited edition product, many of M.A.C.'s are as impressive as those in their permanent collection.

Strengths: Some impressive moisturizers; praiseworthy foundations in a mostly gorgeous range of shades; good concealers; several great powder-based products including blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow in various finishes; dizzying array of lipstick shades in mostly sumptuous formulas; several very good mascaras (regular and waterproof); top-notch makeup brushes; many of the Prep + Prime products work as claimed.

Weaknesses:A few products with high levels of potential skin irritants.

For more information about M.A.C. Cosmetics call (800) 588-0070 or visit www.maccosmetics.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.


Beautypedia cuts through the hype to bring you product insights and recommendations you won’t find anywhere else!