Blotting paper was such a great invention. Without disturbing your makeup, you can easily remove any excess oil on your face in just a few seconds without having to apply additional makeup like powder.
I usually have a packet of blotting papers in my purse. It has saved me through most of the summer on those humid days where no matter what you did during makeup application, you still got shiny by midday.
I’ve tried several different brands, but I really like the Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets because each piece is smooth and silky – it doesn’t feel like you’re using wax paper like with another brand I’ve tried.
These Clean & Clear blotting sheets are an essential for me.
Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Pictures
- √ Instantly soaks up excess oil
√ Removes shine
√ Won’t smudge your makeup
√ Sheets feel soft & silky
- Name: Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets
- Amount: 50 sheets
- What I Paid: $3.99 CAD on sale
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, The Superstore, Rexall & select drugstores
Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets Review
Each blue sheet is really soft and silky as they claim. They’re thin and feel nice on your face.
How to Use Them
You take one sheet (or more if you feel you need it) and gently press it on your face, blotting more on the areas that you feel have more shine – typically your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin). When you use it like this, it won’t disrupt your makeup and just remove the oil.
Why Should You Use Blotting Paper?
Some people reduce the shine on their face by applying oil-absorbing powders. But if you keep adding layer upon layer of that, you’ll wind up with a cakey look, and that’s never attractive unless you’re, well, a cake!
Plus, this product can be used by guys. (I don’t have any male friends who would want to powder their face, but they might be more inclined to use blotting paper with enough coaxing…hehe! I’m kind of a blotting-paper enabler. To date, I’ve convinced at least 5 men to try it! Yes, I felt very proud of myself! :P)
The package is very compact and no-nonsense. When you open it up for the first time, you’ll have to peel the brown paper off the rectangular sticker on the inside front cover. After you do this and close the package, then the next time you open it, it’ll automatically lift up a new sheet for you to use.
It’s relatively inexpensive considering that you get 50 sheets, and I find that these go on sale fairly often, so you can always get them for a good deal.
No matter how you slice it, no, this product is definitely not environmentally friendly because each sheet can only be used once. When you’re done, you throw it away. I knocked off half a point for this or Mother Nature would be on my case.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
These Clean & Clear blotting papers are my favourite ones to use to quickly and easily remove the shine from my face anywhere. Plus I don’t touch up my face makeup throughout the day and I don’t like fussing around with powder. So this is the perfect solution to me!
Do you use blotting paper? Have you tried blotting sheets from other brands? Do you prefer applying powder to using blotting papers?