One Heck of a Blot™

One Heck of a Blot™


Mattifying Powder

Amazing, addictive, invisible - our One Heck of a Blot is an oil-absorbing, shine-controlling face powder for all skin types.

The secret to perfect, shine-free skin is this super-translucent mattifying powder. It offers world-class shine control and oil-absorption, is lightweight, and gives skin a traceless, smooth, velvety finish.

Instructions for Use

Sweep an ultra-light dusting of powder across your nose, forehead and chin – or anywhere you want to SHINE NO MORE.

Read Ingredients

Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mica, Pentaerythrityl, Tetraisostearate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Calcium Carbonate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methicone, Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, (+/- (May Contain) CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines))


Overall Rating:

4.7 out of 5 (27) Review(s)

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Catherine from Amazing! said on 29/01/2021

So fine for a pressed powder, it mattifies everything and lasts! I adored this powder will definitely repurchase!
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Dhurga from Great setting powder but not for warm skintones said on 14/07/2019

I bought this alongside Soap&Glory instant retouch becuase 3 for 2 and impulse purchase. I am warm toned and this is not exactly the best colour for me. HOWEVER, as a oily skinned monster, I can reassure you that this stuff is brilliant. I was initially applying it thinnly with a powder brush and it wasnt the best used like that. When I used a powder puff and pressed the product in and also used it to bake (you know what i mean) and spritz a generous amount of setting spray, it actually kept my oils in control. I will not re-purchase because of the colour, but that is my issue. All the cool-toned/rose-hued beauties keep an eye out for this!
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kellymarie from Love this said on 22/09/2018

This powder gives such a natural look! Absolutely love it.
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KirstyH97 from Love Love Love said on 14/06/2018

This is honestly the best translucent powder I’ve ever used, it so soft and velvety and sets makeup perfect. I really wish they sold this as a loose powder too!
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michala88 from brilliant for oily skin said on 28/04/2017

I bought this on the 3 for 2 as I really didn't know what I wanted from the range, but needed a decent setting powder. I swiped this on after applying my foundation and concealer and immediately, my face was mattified but not in a dehydrating way. It leaves no colour, you only need a small amount of product and it lasts all day. My skin was oil free for hours.
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ren1985 from Love this!!! said on 07/03/2017

This is amazing the best powder I've ever used it's a miracle product use it with the one heck of a blot foundation and you will never look back!
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Maggie from Virginia, United States said on 01/01/2017

This powder is great! It is my go-to quick make-up/everyday powder. I have combination dry/oily skin and this works well to keep me from getting too shiny without looking flaky on the dryer parts of my skin. Goes on nicely and lasts awhile. Downside, I have a lot of red patches and this doesn't do much to help but I'm going to try their concealer of the same name and see how that works. Overall I love this product and it is the best powder I can find for a great price.

Knoxyherself from Holy Grail Powder said on 02/11/2016

I like quite a glowy finish to my make up, and this powder is perfect for achieving that. It is so finely milled, it is completely undetectable on the skin (even after reapplying throughout the day). It provides just enough coverage to take away shine without dulling luminosity. _x000D_
I sometimes need to touch up my T-zone later in the day where I can be quite oily, but otherwise it sets my make up from morning 'till night. _x000D_
I'm probably on my 5th or 6th compact (although they last for ages) and have no plans to stray from this powder any time soon.
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Pearly16 from Amazing! said on 25/10/2016

I've tried a lot of different powders and setting sprays of varying prices but nothing works like this! Not only does it keep my makeup in place all day, my skin doesnt look oily 8 hours later (I have oily/combination skin). Another thing is that it lasts FOREVER, I use mine pretty liberally most days and I still havent run out. The price is also amazing considering how well it works :)
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BlueVelvets from The only blotting powder I trust! said on 15/08/2016

This is the absolute best blotting powder, controls oil and shine without caking on top of makeup and leaves no trace of powder. I sometimes use it on no makeup days. Amazing dupe for all high end blotting powders and even better!
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lulu98 from brilliant said on 11/08/2016

perfect powder! i used another powder for a long time and got so annoyed when my oils would come through on my t zone, but this controls them and doesn't need re-application during the day, the applicator sponge helps to absorb excess oils and give a really great finish
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xaphania from Didn't work for me said on 08/08/2016

I bought this with high hopes as being quite pale and having oily skin, a translucent powder was was I wanted. However I have found that this did not work for me like it was supposed to. After using it on my oily patches, I found that half an hour later I was already shiny again. I also hold it responsible for certain painful breakouts which means I will not be using it again. For an expensive product (I'm my opinion), it doesn't live up to expectations. Everyone's skin reacts differently I know, but this was just not the product for me.
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Kayleigh324 from Amazing! said on 10/05/2016

I have struggled with oily skin since the beginning of time, and this powder is amazing for keeping me oil free and keeping my make up in place throughout the day. I put this over makeup with a powder brush rather than the sponge which comes with the powder as the sponge doesn't apply to powder as evenly as I would like. However, by applying it with a brush, it means that I don't look cakey at all. I keep this in my handbag for touch ups throughout the day and it never fails me._x000D_
There is no smell to this product, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin in the slightest. Thoroughly recommend this product to anyone with oily skin - I could see it being a little drying for those with already dry skin though.
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sas87 from Good but one big flaw said on 26/03/2016

This is a good powder, finely milled and keeps shine at bay for a decent amount of time without caking. The only downside I've found after using a short time, is that it develops a film/coating on the surface of the powder, so that you can't get any on a brush/pad. I've had to scrape it with my nail to remove the hardened coating, to enable me to use it! I've not had this problem with any other powder I've tried, and it puts me off repurchasing which is a shame as its a nice powder and the packaging is fab.
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MafaldaGodinho from Drugstore best said on 09/03/2016

This is a super finely milled powder that will attack oiliness without caking up your makeup. It has to be my absolute favourite from the drugstore, as it's translucent, scent free and super easy to apply. It comes with a delicate sponge, perfect for on-the-go, however I prefer to use it with a fluffy brush on my T-zone.
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ErinJoy from Best friend for shiny skin! said on 20/02/2016

I apply this as a final makeup setting powder and concentrate on my areas of oily shine. I have very oily skin and hate any shine to my face, however, most products promised these days for oily skin are 'matte'. And I find these products just cling to your skin and make every flaw or hair a lot more visible. This product is lightweight, and fine just sitting on the skins surface. It keeps any shine at bay and gives my face a natural glow which even I can't argue doesn't look good. Must have for oily skin.
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Jenster888 from Staying power said on 15/02/2016

I have normal to dry skin so don't wear foundation or powder, but I do use under eye concealer. So once I've put on my eyeliner & rimmel cream under eye concealer I use just a touch of this on my eyelid and underneath my lower eyelashes and it literally stays on for days if you don't take it off. I used to find that my mascara transferred/ printed underneath my brows and my eyeliner ran underneath my eyes, but this little beauty stops any of that from happening without looking cakey. It prevents any kind of moisture!! It's an incredibly light powder, completely translucent and leaves skin wonderfully soft. Great that it comes with a mirror.
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jcampbell7 from Anti-shine said on 31/01/2016

Personally I have very dry skin, and was given this product as a gift so for me it's not about shine prevention. However, my boyfriend has a very oily t-zone and I've attacked him with this when we're out so he doesn't ruin photos with his shine!
I use it on areas I've used too much blush/highlight/bronzer as it's such a light powder it doesn't layer up, and takes the sparkle off when I've gone overboard on my cheeks.
So if you suffer with shine this product is a handbag must, otherwise it's still a useful product, just not for everyday.
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K123452 from A good all rounder said on 17/12/2015

I've been using this powder for around a year and a half - two years now. This is a translucent / off white powder. The main reason I've been using this powder for so long is because it's inexpensive, always available so therefore easy to top up when damaged or empty.
If I'm honest I feel I've had enough of this powder and won't be repurchasing it due to the fact it's just not special anymore.
The good I can say about this powder is its not crazy heavy so it's great for touch-up's and those of us who don't like to wear many powder products. My issue with this product is it doesn't keep me matte, it's not very good at reducing shine on my nose which bugs me because I hate any shine (and highlighter) on my nose. This powder does a nice job and mattifying my forehead and sides of my nose/sides of mouth, it just doesn't last all day, I don't even think it lasts half the day and I despise lots of touch-up's. Overall a good powder but just not good enough.
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Englishroses from Night out must have in ya bag said on 17/11/2015

Perfect pressed powder to keep you looking matte. I use it as a setting powder in the mornings for work, don't need to take it along as it lasts all day. However it comes with me on nights out to blot that shine! Easy application, no colour to it and good value for money.
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LaurenB96 from Good but not perfect said on 07/11/2015

This powder is translucent and sheer so it doesn't alter the colour of my face or make my face look cakey like other powders do (e.g. Rimmel Stay Matte). However, I have excessively oily skin so I still have to reapply a few times a day. I do prefer the Soap & Glory powder to the Rimmel Stay Matte powder though, even though they both fail to combat my oily face for more than about 3 hours. So if you have really oily skin like me, you may need to find another powder if you don't want to reapply throughout the day.
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lizzieroworth from Finally found the perfect powder! said on 04/09/2015

It's taken about 10 years to hunt down a powder that does the job - and finally it's happened!

I'd avoided buying it before as I wanted to try out a few cheaper products (£12 is more than I would usually spend on make up!), but having racked up a large amount of Boots points on my advantage card, I decided to treat myself. And boy, am I happy that I did! I will definitely be spending my own money on this in the future.

I have really annoying skin - it is shiny and greasy but also dry and flaky, I need powder to combat the grease and shine but it usually leaves a dusty, dry and unattractive finish, as well as never really covering anything up or smoothing my skin, just stopping the shine really.

This powder, has been like magic. It makes my skin appear smoother, there are no dry patches what so ever, it feels soft, looks soft, covers the grease without making me looking older (I found that powder ages skins appearance!) , stays put for a while. and even feels nice to put on. Even the applicator sponge is lovely, I've not had to use my powder brush!

The fact that it is 'translucent' is great, will work on all skin tones without creating pale, or orange, effect.

It's in a useful and sturdy compact (I dropped it on the floor, whoops, but no breakages at all in either powder or container), the mirror is great too.

i really couldn't be more satisfied with this purchase, I am confident enough to just use this powder on top of a bit of concealer with no foundation, (although a dab of No7 base works wonders underneath) which I never thought I would say in a million years. No foundation - in public!! I will definitely be coming back for more. Thanks, S&G!
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gilly69 from Excellent! said on 08/08/2015

I have finally found an oil control powder that does exactly that! I put it on after I have finished my make up and don't have to apply it again for the rest of the day. I use a brush as I found the pad that comes with it picks up too much product and it's very pale so if you've put bronzer on you get a white patch when you apply it, the brush disperses it better. So glad I've found this!
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SensibleGirl from Face saver... said on 29/06/2015

It is a must for people with oily skin. Instead of adding more traditional powder which makes the whole make look cakey or even melted off, add a swirl of this powder. It is transparent so it will not add unwanted bronze or orange but it blur the skin for good few hours. Highly recommended.
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MandaWa from Amazing! said on 08/06/2015

Brilliant powder, blots away shine without looking cakey or pasty. Doesn't interfere with your make up at all. Has a little mirror in the lid and pad for blotting, just perfect.
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Rebecca81 from Effective mattifying powder said on 16/05/2015

This product works really well at taking away shine. It is translucent so it doesn't interfere with make up already applied and is good for carrying in your bag for touch ups during the day.
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Patricia0 from It does what it says said on 20/03/2015

I don't like to touch up my make up during the day as I feel adding more layers makes it worst for me.

So I needed just something very light and no cakey that kills the shine in the T zone completely. And this does the job very well, I don't have any complains about this product at all.

This is the only make up item I carry around in my bag (+ lipstick).

And it is a slim container, with mirror and sponge. No need for more.
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