We all agree on this: we hate having oily face at the middle of the day. Even when our makeup is on point every morning, we can’t do much about our natural skin oils coming out later during the day. The result—a shiny and unflattering look, especially when you’re about to take your afternoon selfie. Yikes!
But thank goodness we can always rely on our dependable blotting papers, our savior when the oil starts to take over our gorgeous faces. These thin and handy sheets immediately mattify the skin, ready for a touch up that will make you look perfectly snatched, as if it’s just the beginning of the day. Here are the best and the most luxurious blotting sheets that will keep your face dry, matte, and oil-free:
Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper ($30)
Our first impression on Shiseido’s Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper is mainly focused on its cute and posh packaging—we love the neat and sophisticated look of the light blue container of the sheets. Inside it are sheets that were coated with Hydroxyapatite, which is the main ingredient that absorbs the oil from your face. It leaves a smooth veil over your face.
Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers ($18)
Among the most extravagant and luxurious are these Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers from Tatcha. Costing around half a dollar per sheet, these blotting papers truly get the oil removal job perfectly without erasing your makeup. The sheets were made from abaca leaves, which make them very sturdy yet soft on the skin.
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper ($26)
Can we ever miss the very trivial blotting paper roll from Fenty Beauty by Rihanna? This one has gained popularity not only for its price, but the unique way the blotting paper is dispensed. Just like how you would dispense a tissue, the Invisimatte Blotting Paper gives you the freedom to get the blotting paper in any size, as you wish. It’s small and handy, and not wasteful, too!
Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens ($15)
When a product is added with black charcoal, you know right away that it does a good job in cleansing the skin. That’s exactly what the Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens does, aside from eliminating all excess sebum on the skin. It keep your face protected from bacteria and cleanses the pores too. This one’s perfect for sensitive skin as well.
3CE Blotting Paper Purple ($27)
Instantly captivating because of its cool purple color, 3CE’s Blotting Paper do more than just stun you with its fab hue. Its kaolin-infused sheets absorbs the sebum in your face in just a few pats over shiny areas. It purifies the pores too and remains sturdy while on use too, thanks to the flax linen and natural hemp use in its manufacture.
Missha Oil Control Film ($8)
Ever got jealous of Koreans seemingly always matte face? Then try out Missha’s Oil Control Film, a tried and tested K-beauty product that’s affordable as well. As it cleans the face of excess oil, it creates a matte and translucent finish, so you’ll achieve that gorgeous smooth porcelain skin like the Koreans.
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens ($10)
Green Tea is not only great for digestion and overall health, but it’s great for the skin, too. Boscia’s Green Tea Blotting Linens prove that—with their refreshing and calming effect on the skin as they removes the shine. The green tea extract added in each of the sheets protects the skin from free radicals as well.
All of these blotting papers are great products to prevent an excess of oil from ruining your gorgeous makeup. Preparing your for effective touch ups, you’ll be ensured that you’ll look your best even during mid-day, sunset, and even deep into the night. But for oily gals, blotting paper may not be all that you need to keep the sebum in your face in control. Add some of these products manufactured specially for oily type skin to your regimen to have a gorgeous matte face all throughout the day:
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($38)
- Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator ($34)
- Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint ($44)
- Fresh Umbrian Clay Oil-Free Lotion ($36)
- IPKN Mattifying Gel Primer ($28)
Image credits: Bustle, LovelySkin, Beautynesia, Kentlikadin, Tatcha, ProHBTD, Boscia, Daily Vanity, Sephora, Koreantrick, Power Animals.