I used to use mac blot powder and its great and all but honestly it got to be too much money for a simple powder. I needed something similar but for less money. I have oily skin and need a powder that will help with that. I got this powder for a little under $7, there are not many color choices, which makes it hard to pick the right one. I got one that was kinda too light. Still I have been using it any way I just put some bronzer on. I like this powder a lot, it does have more color than the blot powder. Mac blot powder, doesn't really have much color. That was maybe the only difference I could see, because it works just the same if not better than the mac one. At 1/3 the price.