I have incredibly oily skin. So, I keep blotting papers with me at all times. Blotting papers are little sheets of “paper” that you use to blot oil off your face. They remove oil without disturbing your makeup. I currently have 3 different blotting papers in my collection so I thought it would be fun to compare them.
Shisheido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper
$18.50 for 100 sheets, $0.18/sheet
These blotting papers are actually coated with powder. So, you can blot and powder your face in one step. These remove all of my excess oil and do not disturb my makeup at all. They are pricey, but I have been able to find this them at discount stores (Marshalls, TJ Maxx, etc.) for 50% off. That means that these cost me less than 10 cents a sheet! The only negative to me is that the packaging is sort of ugly.
Sephora Collection Herbal Rose Blotting Papers
$8.00 for 100 sheets, $0.08/sheet
My friend Erin bought me these blotting sheets because she knows that I love all things rose-scented. WOW, these have a strong fragrance! I loved it, but if you are sensitive to scent, you may not like these. I think that the exterior packaging is absolutely gorgeous. As these are basically the same price as the Shisheido ones (when I am able to find them on sale), I would have to say that I prefer the Shisheido ones. I think they do a slightly better job and they deposit powder onto your skin. *For some reason these are showing to be out of stock. If you search “Sephora blotting papers” you should see them.
Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers
$12.00 for 30 sheets, $0.40/sheet
Tatcha is one of my favorite skincare lines. It is a Japanese beauty brand with products based on skincare products used by geishas. The only two ingredients in these beauty papers are Abaca Leaf and Gold Flakes. When I saw that, I decided to look up the ingredients of the other blotting papers. The long list of ingredients caused me to be slightly alarmed! (And Sephora does not make the ingredients in their blotting papers readily available – scary!!) What have I been putting onto my skin every day?
The packaging of this product is so pretty, as are the papers themselves. The sheets are very large so you only need one sheet per use. These papers remove all of my excess oil without disturbing my makeup. Actually, these papers remove oil that I did not even realize I had. Seriously, the amount of oil that these “soak up” is crazy (and disgusting). The obvious negative is that these papers are expensive.
I have tried A LOT of blotting papers and my two favorites are definitely the ones from Shisheido and Tatcha. For me, I love that the Tatcha papers are natural and do not contain any bad ingredients. It is what you would expect from a skincare brand. However, at $0.40 a sheet I find myself saving these for special events. The Shisheido blotting papers are my favorite for day-to-day use because of the price and the fact that they coat my skin with powder.
What are your favorite blotting papers??
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