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Blotting papers?

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
You know those "rice papers" made for blotting oily skin w/ make up on it? Are these a scam? I have an oily T-zone (nose is an oil slick) and I wear make up. So I have purchased these before. MAC makes some and an other brand (much cheaper) is sold at Sally's.

But do these do anything more than what a Kleenex would do?

Supposedly, they do not disturb your make up. But I have seen traces of my make up on the blotting papers. And frankly, there is very little make up left on my nose by mid-day...just oil.

If you think these are useful, what's the best brand?

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  • GlamourCurlsGlamourCurls Posts: 194Registered Users
    I had some years ago and found the same thing. When I get shiny I just powder my face.
    Fine 3B/C curls.
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  • JLeighsJLeighs Posts: 904Registered Users
    They work much better than Kleenex, but you can get the same results using gift bag tissue.
    2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I can't remember the brand, and I'm not sure if they still exist. But I used to use them back in my early years in college. I love them, they did so much for me. Kleenex doesn't get my oil off, but those did.
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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I thinking works much better and differently than tissue and even tissue paper like for gift bags. I used to get some from Clinique once in a while. They are kind of eerie and fascinating. I think Palladio has inexpensive ones. (Or less expensive).
  • GlamourCurlsGlamourCurls Posts: 194Registered Users
    I find them fascinating and a little gross!
    Fine 3B/C curls.
    Currently growing out damage caused by straightening and coloring.
  • MKcurlyMKcurly Posts: 103Registered Users
    If you blot instead of rubbing or dragging than your make up should stay on. Clean and clear makes the best ones I've ever used. Right now I'm using a cheaper brand from ulta, 24/7, that I won't be repurchaseing. The clean and clear ones are about $5 for 50 so their not terribly expensive I just wanted to see if I could get away with paying less.
  • SirenSongSirenSong Posts: 30Registered Users
    I usually have the same issue, and I mostly try to avoid blotting papers altogether- I prefer to tackle the problem at the root! (Haha... root... okay I'm sorry!)

    Anyway, I have VERY oily skin, and after much trial and error, as well as some recommendations by well-trusted friends, I have found some really great products that manage to keep me oil-free almost all day. I'll list some of them, hopefully some of them might work for you and you can forget about blotting papers?

    Simple brand facial wipes- the ones labeled Oil Balancing: I find these really cleansing and gentle, but they still remove all my makeup no problem. A lot of facial cleansers meant to get rid of oil will really dry out my face at first, causing it to overcompensate later in the day. This gets me nice and clean without leaving my skin dry and tight-feeling.

    Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing GEL: (Gel, not the lotion!) This is by far the best moisturizer I've ever used in my life, and probably the one beauty product I can't live without. It's totally oil free and makes my face feel so light and fresh when I put it on. Sometimes when I use this I'll skip foundation primer altogether 'cause I just don't even need it.

    MAC translucent finishing powder: I use this right after foundation to set it, before bronzer or blush. It REALLY helps with oil control. You could probably use a different brand of setting powder as well for similar results.

    Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray: This is my second-favorite, behind the Clinique moisturizer. I use 2-3 sprays of this on my face after completing my entire makeup routine, and nothing budges. Keeps oil off my face all day. This was recommended to me by a good friend and I seriously can't live without it. I notice the difference within an hour or two if I've forgotten to put it on.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    MKcurly wrote: »
    If you blot instead of rubbing or dragging than your make up should stay on. Clean and clear makes the best ones I've ever used. Right now I'm using a cheaper brand from ulta, 24/7, that I won't be repurchaseing. The clean and clear ones are about $5 for 50 so their not terribly expensive I just wanted to see if I could get away with paying less.

    Are the cheaper ones part of the NYX line (as in NYX 24/7) or different? I've heard good things about the NYX blotting papers. Much cheaper but a good quality.

    I really have no need for blotting papers most of the time. My skin is normal but would rather swing toward dry in the cooler months. I do produce a little extra oil in the summer months and sometimes after using a new skin care product. I was given Jane Iredale blotting papers as a free gift and have used them twice. They are made out of Flax Seed and very nice! That is the only one I have tried so I'm no expert.
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  • potatoheadpotatohead Posts: 175Registered Users
    I used to use the Clean and Clear blotting papers but then I found that just using those brown napkins you can find in restrooms or Starbucks work even better and they're free! I haven't bought blotting papers in years because I just use those brown napkins now. I have very oily skin and wear makeup most days and I don't think the napkins remove my makeup.

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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    zon cosmedix blotting papers (found at Ulta) work pretty well for the oil slick called my face. They go on sale quite often.
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