Thursday, 26 August 2010

MAC Oil Control Lotion: Erase and Reverse

According to MAC, Oil Control Lotion is the ultimate no shine base for oil control and helps to bond make up to the skin so you need fewer touch ups. It's one of my favourites and one that I always take out with me on make up jobs. Many use it as described like a primer, but not me.

After attending a seminar by top make up artist Alexandra Byrne and and seeing how she used it, I adopted the same method and now I too call it the Erase and Reverse Lotion. Quite simply its a make up eraser and you can use it to clean the skin during make up application and clean up any fallout or excess product, especially eye shadow or mascara on the skin without smudging it all over the face.   

To use, I just pump a little unto the back of my hand and with a cotton bud wipe away any mishaps. It's a light weight formula and it picks up fall out product very easily, without drying the skin, allowing you to continue your make up application without any drama. Also because its oil free and dries to a matte finish, it doesn't leave an oily residue for you to work against. Mega brownie points there! 

It's also great for when you need to change looks very quickly e.g change your day time eyeshadow to something more glam for night time.  Again, using face wipes may seem quick, but they tend to smear product on the skin, leaving you with a bigger clean up job. Oil Control Lotion will erase anything you don't want on your face in a clean sweep, allowing you to carry on at a quicker pace.

As you can see, its not a runny liquid, its thicker and creamier and just sits on the surface of your hand, allowing you to use it at your own pace. At just under £20 and available for MAC stores and online, its one of those products that you won't always think about but great for your kit and will always come in handy.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried Oil Control Lotion? or what do you use to clean up make up mishaps?


  1. I was interested in this when you suggested it for UD fallout issues. I've not come across it before but it sounds great!

  2. Oooh thanks for that - sounds great!

  3. This is a great product. I know of people who've used it as a primer and its not gone too well, but have kept it around to use as a make up remover from their face and absolutely loved it. If you can, give it a go.


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