MAC Oil Control Lotion is an oil-free moisturizer that contains colloidal minerals and antioxidants. It provides lightweight hydration. Its no-shine base helps improve your skin’s texture and clarity. It offers a matte finish, bonds makeup to your skin, and keeps your skin’s pH-balance in check. It comes in two sizes: a pearly white opaque plastic bottle with a black dispenser cap and a travel-sized tube with a flip-open lid.
5 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Would recommend this to a friend
Instant and long-term hydration
June 13, 2019
Whenever I hear the word "oil control" I just get curious to know more about the product. Tired of being oily most of the time, I choose products that make my skin matte. When I came to know that MAC has something special for the people with oily skin, I couldn't resist to buy it. MAC is one of my trusted brand. It almost fulfills my expectations. Regarding the price of the product, they are super expensive but I get convinced by the finish it gives me. MAC Oil Control Lotion comes in two forms. One in a white tube form with a black flip cap which holds 30ml of the product and another in a pearl white bottle which holds 50ml of the product. The bottle has a black cap with a dispenser. The nozzle has contact with the atmosphere always making the product dry at nozzle. Both the types are travel friendly. Like I said before, they are expensive. The product claims to give a matte finish without clogging pores. The product of MAC Oil Control Lotion is in white color. It has a runny consistency. This makes them blend easily on skin. The texture is smooth and only a small quantity is needed to cover the full face which makes it last longer. It has an amazing fragrance. It contains colloidal minerals and antioxidants. The product doesn't feel heavy on skin. It controls the excess oil on skin like it said. It gives a matte finish which stays for 6-7 hours during winter and 3-4 hours during summer. Mac could work on the formula so that it stays oil free for 6 hours even during summer. It does not clog pores. The skin feels soft and fresh. It is used before primer and foundation to make the makeup stay longer than usual. It doesn't get greasy after application. It doesn't leave a white casting layer after application. It blends well with primer and other makeup products. It hydrates the skin and controls oil in t-zone. It does not have any SPF which is a minus. I wish it had SPF for it's price. I don't think this will suit dry skin as it is specially made to control oil and to give a matte finish.
December 15, 2018
Moisturizes your skin
Gets absorbed quickly
A little product goes a long way
Makes makeup last longer
Does not dry out your skin
As I recall, i first found the mini pack of this lotion. Though it is called a “mini” pack, I used it for so long. So I got the bigger bottle, almost seven to eight month back. Below is my honest review:
This lotion comes in a very fancy pearly bottle with a black cap dispenser. At first, I was very fascinated with the idea of turning the dispenser sideways to access the lotion, but after a while, I got over it. I say this because the dispenser does not have a cover, so the lotion clogs the tip. And on the next application, the dried lotion also gets dispensed. That makes it unhygienic. But travel-wise, I will say it is friendly.
Now with its efficacy, it is clear how much I like it, otherwise why would I use it for so long. Let me give you my insight.
The texture is water-based which makes it runny and lightweight. The lotion is very easy to apply. The best part is it gets absorbed very quickly. So I don’t have to waste my time waiting for it to set. After application, it gives my combination skin a sheen without making it oily. Seems like magic, doesn’t it?
Usually, oil control lotions tend to dry out your skin. But the M.A.C Oil Control Lotion isn’t one of them. It controls the oiliness without drying ny skin or making it stretchy. Besides that, it makes for a perfect base for my foundation. There are times when I forget to wear this lotion under my makeup and I see a significant difference in the duration of my makeup.
The M.A.C Oil Control Lotion is one of the best I’ve used so far, and I see myself holding on to it for a really long time.
December 14, 2018
Quick hair growth
Gets absorbed quickly
Just a little lotion required for the whole face
May cause breakouts initially
My skin gets very oily on my T-zone area. No matter how many products I try, it remains the same. I feel the need to blot my face several times a day to keep the oily sheen at bay. But using this lotion helped me tremendously! I started using it one month back and I worship it! I was shocked & amazed at the reduction of oil on my face. The only issue I had was in the first week of use, my skin broke out slightly, but now it’s all good. I think it has to do with my skin adjusting.
December 13, 2018
Does not control oiliness
I have very oily skin, and during summers it gets even worse. So when I purchased M.A.C Oil Control Lotion, I was hoping it would solve all my problems. Nope. Though the lotion is very light and feels good on my skin, there is no oil control of any sort.
December 12, 2018
Can be used as a primer
Does not dry out your skin
Maintains the pH balance of your skin
Can be used under sunscreen
Makes your skin soft and healthy
I love M.A.C Oil Control Lotion so much because it gives my combination skin a velvety finish, which isn't completely matte and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry after application.
I also use it under my makeup because it gives me the perfect base for foundation, almost like a primer. It goes really well with my sunscreen as well. With the muliple ways I use it, I will say that it is worth the price.
Oily skin beauties should give it a try. There is a mini tube available, so before going all out with the big bottle, I will suggest you try the mini tube first.
Sushmita ThapaDecember 19, 2018
No side effects have been reported till date. However, people with sensitive and acne-prone skin should always be careful. Do a patch test first to avoid any complications. If you face any odd reactions, stop using it immediately and seek a dermatologist’s advice.
Sarah MalikDecember 17, 2018
The ingredients are:
Water\aqua\EAU, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isocetyl alcohol, Polysorbate 40, acrylamide/ sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, Isohexadecane, Pyrus Malus (apple) fruit extract, Mimosa Tenuiflora bark extract, Laminaria Saccharina extract, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hyaluronate, hydrogenated lecithin, arginine, butylene glycol, maltodextrin, quaternium-22, Polysorbate 80, sodium citrate, ceramide 3, citric acid, linoleic acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol.
Sanjana RathodDecember 16, 2018
M.A.C Oil Control Lotion can be used both as a moisturizer and a primer. It is a water-based lotion that glides on the skin very smoothly and gets absorbed quickly. When used as a primer, it can give a long-lasting effect to your makeup.