I write this post a bit tongue-in-cheek because who the heck has a stash of blotting papers? ME, that’s who:
I love picking up random blotting papers here and then and then forgetting about all the ones I’ve already got, and then buying more. I mean, they don’t expire, so why not?
The plastic film type of blotting papers are my least favourite – I find they remove too much oil / sebum from my skin, which leaves my face looking really dehydrated. I only have 2 of this type:
The Gatsby one is essentially a black film version of the Clean & Clear – when it removes oil, the film turns a darker black and translucent.
My favourite blotting papers are from Mary Kay and Shiseido – both are the linen paper type and remove just the right amount of oil but doesn’t over strip my skin:
Mary Kay papers are really large in size, so there’s no need to use more than one piece at a time for my whole face:
This one in the black pouch is pretty sucky, it’s from Rexall’s own label, Kit, and it honestly feels like tissue paper and works just about the same:
The Lise Watier blotting paper is such a neat concept:
The blotting papers reside at the top layer of the compact in a separate compartment, so you blot first, then you can powder your face!
The BEST packaging award goes to the Korean brand Too Cool for School:
First, I love the dinosaur illustration. Then there’s a sponge inside which has a light adhesive on it, which picks up a sheet of the blotting paper, and you blot your face using the sponge applicator:
And of course I can’t leave out Anna Sui:
Are you a fan of blotting papers, what are your favourites?