elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets Review & Pictures

elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets Review & PicturesThere are a myriad of things that make some people’s faces greasy or sweaty-looking: humid weather, a good workout, or commitment.

But sometimes an oily T-Zone is just due to the nature of your skin type.

For me, in the morning, my face is usually pretty matte, but then as the day goes on, it gets progressively oilier.

These elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets are convenient to carry in your purse in case you need to get rid of a bit of mid-day oilies.


elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets Pictures & Ingredients

elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets Review & Pictures

elf Shine Eraser Review, Pictures & Ingredients

elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets Review & Picture

Claims: TRUSTED (since main claim is the most important)

√ Mattifies shiny skin
Re-texturizes skin & minimizes imperfections
Minimizes pores

Key Notes

  • Name: elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets (called e.l.f. Essential Shine Eraser on website)
  • Number of Sheets: 50
  • What I Paid: $1 USD
  • Where to Buy: elf Cosmetics website & Target stores

elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets Review


These thin sheets remove excess oil when you dab it on your face, and it doesn’t disturb your makeup or add any powder on top (that can give a caked-on appearance).

Since it doesn’t add anything to your face and just removes oil, these are perfect for men to use as well. 🙂

My favourite blotting sheets are still the Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets, which have paper that’s silky and that feels more durable and luxurious than these ones by elf.


The paper comes in a cardboard dispenser, which has a little tab to open and close the front cover. This little dispenser is fairly small, so it’s just the right size to pop into your purse.

The actual blotting paper is speckled like a robin’s egg. I thought it was going to be rough, but the paper is smooth and very much like thin wax paper. But, unlike the Clean & Clear sheets, these are crinkly.


When talking about elf Cosmetics products, you always have to mention the price because it’s dirt cheap.

While the competitor’s ring in at around $4 CAD or so, the elf Cosmetics Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets are just $1 USD. That’s a big price difference considering that you get the same number of sheets.

If you don’t mind that the paper feels like wax paper, these elf Cosmetics Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets may be your top choice.


elf Cosmetics is a brand that doesn’t test on animals.

Extra Tip for Combating Oiliness

Previously, I reviewed the elf Cosmetics Studio High Definition Powder. Check that out because if you use it, you won’t need to reach for blotting sheets nearly as often!


  • Effectively & quickly mattifies skin
  • Very inexpensive
  • No Animal Testing
  • Smooth sheets

  • Sheets are crinkly & very much like wax paper

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Overall, I liked the elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets because they do their job and they do it for a bargain price. But they don’t have the luxurious feeling like the Clean & Clear ones do. (That may not matter to you, though…)

Which brand for oil-blotting sheets do you use? Do you have any tips on how to combat mid-day oilies?


10 thoughts on “elf Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets Review & Pictures

  1. maddy

    I don’t use blotting paper often because my face doesn’t usually get too oily. My mom has a pack of the Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets. I usually use blotting paper when we have parties and by the holidays because, people are always taking pictures and I don’t want to have the shiniest face in the pictures. I find that my nose and forehead gets the most oily.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey maddy!

      I know how you feel about not wanting to have the shiniest face in photos. A few times, that person was me, and it’s always embarrassing because sometimes the light will reflect on your forehead and exaggerate the oiliness. Then it just looks like you’ve been baking French fries on your forehead all day. (Slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean.)

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  2. Katie

    I hardly use blotting sheets but find them very useful. I think I try not to use them because they can be expensive. Maybe these elf ones are the answer to my problem! I’ve never seen speckled blotting papers before but it looks interesting.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Katie!

      Yes, definitely if price it the issue that’s stopping you, these ones by elf eradicate that concern. And they work better than you’d expect them to at the insanely low price point.

  3. Magda

    OMG! I totally looove these! everytime I’m in the states I make sure to stock up…and then put them everywhere-car, purse, bathroom…:o) I’ve never tried the Clean&Clear ones but definitely will! Have you tried the Nurturing Force blotting paper?

  4. Carmela

    At the height of my teen years (gosh, doesn’t that make me sound so old??), I used to carry blotting paper around with me all the time. I used these ones that had powder on them so apart from taking away the shine, it made it doubly sure that I nothing but nice, matte skin after using. I can’t, for the life of me, remember the brand though. Although I do remember that the only downside was the cloying floral fragrance from the powder. But apart from that it worked even better than the Clean and Clear blotting sheets that my brothers favored (yes, they were vain like that). These days I don’t have much of a problem if I use Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. I do still get a bit of shine but it’s more on the “dewy” side of the spectrum so it doesn’t bother me as much. 🙂
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Hmm…I can’t even remember what brand produced those blotting sheets. The only ones I really knew about were the Clean & Clear ones. So glad that these don’t have any fragrance. Floral scents oftentimes give me a massive headache.


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