Gone are the days of hiding that dreaded shine (we're not talking about a healthy glow, we're talking about oil build-up and sweat) by piling on the powder. We've come a long way in the world of beauty, and though blotting papers have been around for ages, they've really made a huge resurgence and gotten a bit fancier than the toilet seat liners of yesteryear. The next time you're looking for a quick way to correct your complexion without adding product on top of product, look no further than blotting papers. These discreet and portable shine-fighting sheets will quickly become your on-the-go beauty go-to. From green tea to gold, and charcoal to flax seeds, check out seven superior papers on the market that promise to simplify the way you touch up and leave you feeling fresh-faced!
TARTE NOT SO SLICK OIL-ABSORBING BLOTTING PAPERS, $10
What can't you do with green tea? Not much! Tarte Cosmetics has turned to the all-natural, anti-inflammatory benefits of the herb to up the ante of their Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers, and have successfully delivered a shine-fighting paper that not only absorbs oil wonderfully, but also helps to sooth your skin! Shop this product here!
TATCHA ORIGINAL ABURATORIGAMI, $12
Tatcha's Original Aburatorigami is basically the paper that got me blotting again. These Abaca tree fiber blotters are infused with gold leaf and can handle even the toughest of oily skin disasters. They absorb excess oil quickly without disturbing makeup and the strong sheets really allow you to soak it all up. The Glamsquad has been known to whip these out during meetings because, "a team that blots together, stays beautiful together". Shop this product here!
MAC COSMETICS BLOT FILM, $16
MAC Cosmetics' patented and cutting-edge Blot Film is the future of beauty blotting. Their stylish little dispenser delivers some super shine-fighting sheets of oil-absorbing magic that will instantly transform your T-zone from Shinytown to a fresh and fab Mattetropolis! Shop this product here!
BOSCIA BLACK CHARCOAL BLOTTING LINENS, $10
If you're looking for a way to combat shine while fighting impurities, then Boscia's Black Charcoal Blotting Linens are the perfect, portable, pore-purifying papers for you. The black bamboo charcoal helps to clear skin while the Abaca tree fibers absorb excess oils, leaving your mug clean and captivating. Shop this product here!
PALLADIO BEAUTY RICE PAPER, $4
Palladio Beauty's Rice Paper is a unique blotting device that boasts double-duty, double-sided, shine-fighting abilities. One side absorbs excess oils like a champ, while the other provides a natural rice powder finish for touch ups when you need them. And for only $4, this one is definitely worth a try! Shop this product here!
MAI COUTURE VITAMIN C + E REJUVENATE BLOTTING PAPIER, $13
Re-energize skin on the go with Mai Couture's Vitamin C + E infused Rejuvenate Blotting Papier. You'll freshen your complexion in a flash while giving your skin the added benefit of a quick boost of anti-aging, free radical-fighting and naturally moisturizing properties. Shop this product here!
JANE IREDALE FACIAL BLOTTING PAPERS, $11
Our final oil-sucking sensation is from Jane Iredale. These Facial Blotting Papers are made with flax seed for an all-natural, super absorbent blotting experience. They come in a legit, handy little gold compact that you don't have to worry about smashing in your purse, which is an added plus. Once you make the initial $11 investment, refills are only $4.50! Shop this product here!