Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Banish Oily Skin on the Blot!

We have all heard about having a nice dewy glow, but there’s a big difference between looking like you just returned from the beach with glistening, sun-kissed skin and just being plain and simple – oily!

I don’t know about you, but my skin can become quite “dewy” throughout the day, especially, during the warmer months.

That’s why I NEVER leave home without blotting papers. You can dab these tiny, oil-absorbing tissues on your face for an instant matte-finish while leaving your makeup intact and complexion flawless! Plus, they can easily fit into your purse or desk drawer for easy touch-ups.

There are some things that a girl can’t live without and for me blotting papers are definitely one of them!

Do you use any products to control unwanted shine?

Check out some of these cute oil-blotting packages:

Too Faced Re-Fresh Oil-Blotting Papers available at www.sephora.com for $12

Rose Blotting Papers by Nurturing Force (29 feet) available at www.smallflower.com for $13.99

Boujois Anti-Shine Blotting Sheets available at www.sephora.com for $13.50

MAC Blot Film (30 Sheets) available at www.maccosmetics.com for $12.50

Rice Paper Powdered Blotting Tissues available at www.sallybeauty.com for $3.99

Paul & Joe Blotting Paper available at www.asos.com for $21.63

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets (50) available at www.drugstore.com for $5.29

Chidoriya Japanese Oil-Blotting Face Paper (30 sheets) available at www.beautyhabit.com for $7.00

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (100 sheets) available at www.drugstore.com for $10


Fashion's Darling said...

I normally use the Clean & Clear but don't really see any difference...I'm still "dewy" as ever.

I'm glad someone realizes the difference between nice dewy and plain greasy...thank you

kitty vodka said...

i just try to wash my face atleast twice a day...i feel like the blotting sheets dry up my face too much. or maybe i just used a bad brand.

Product Junkie Diva said...

I use the Boscia product that you listed.
I like some of the packaging of the other brands but I guess they all do the same thing in the end.
thanks for this post.
Product Junkie Diva

Dominican Enigma said...

Boscia are fantastic! But I used to swear by the Clean & clear.

Dominican Enigma said...

Hey i just tagged you BGG, Play on! Hugs, DE

Divine Blackness said...

I guess I'm the only one that uses those public restroom seat thingies as blotters too.

I know, I know....a mess, but I swear it works!!

K-Bear said...

Divine, my cousin just hooked me up to the toilet paper seat covers! Yeah, it's something really wrong about taking those and cutting them up but it sure does work wonders! HOLLA!

Anonymous said...

I have read so many times about blotting papers and I been meaning to try them but I often wonder do they really work.
So maybe I give them it try this summer and hopefully my face will not be as dewy on those warmer days.

Anonymous said...

So you all are telling me that I can use toilet seat cover ups! Now this is a new one for me, but I think it should be added to the green list to save your face and your butt. HA!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

oooh honey...i'm just the opposite. i have super dry skin...but my cousin uses the mac blots and i was there first hand to see how fabulously they remove the shine. for me, half the time, i'm misting my skin or something to add moisture

antithesis said...

i certainly need to get on some blotting sheets. my skin decides randomly when it wants to be oily. really doesnt matter what season it is. great post!

Nerd Girl said...

My skin is sraight greasy this time of year. Delicate blotting sheets don't do it for me - I carry around a small pack of facial cleaning cloths and use a couple a day. Suffice it to say I don't wear foundation or powder

Marleaux said...

I never get unwanted shine, I have dry skin. But those packages are really cute. Makes me still want to buy one, LOL. That's the whole reason I chew Orbit gum, because of the way the box opens.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@DB - You are hilarious!! I've heard about using those too though! :-)

@PCD - I'm so jealous!! I wish I didn't have to use plotting paper!

@Marleaux - You're lucky too!! They do come in cute packages don't they!

@Everyone else, thanks for leaving your comments.

PBW said...

I may leave home (and usually do) without a lipstick or gloss for re-touches, but I NEVER go anywhere without blotting papers.

Thanks for all the options.

Calming Corners said...

My sister introduced me to the Clean and Clear a while back. My skin is not oily but I can tell you they work very well. There some from the body shop in the green tea line those helped her as well.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@MimiEyes - You should definitely give them a try. You'll be happy you did!! :-)

Miss B said...

I love your site!!

I have the oily problem and I have to blot my face like 50 gazillion times a day!!! I swear I can go through a pack in a week...lol

I was using some blot sheets from The Body Shop. I think I may try the Clean&Clear ones. Proactive also has one that work pretty well.

Miss Shona said...

I use the Palladio brand rice papers (natural). I love them...my sister doesn't like how the powder feels on her skin though. But they are cheap enough to give them a go, and see how they work for you.