Powder is the usual product we reach for to combat the shine and this works but after a few hours of touching up with powder skin can sometimes look a little caked. When skin is over powdered it also looks flat, dull and pores and fine lines are magnified.
Blot sheets are a nice alternative to powder or a nice addition to be used with powder.
If you haven't used these before they are basically thin tracing paper style sheets, which are usually coated with an oil absorbing powder.
By gently placing the sheets on the oily areas the oil transfers onto the sheet and leaves your skin with a matter finish whilst makeup underneath is mostly left un disturbed.
I sometimes use these sheets before I powder my skin. I feel it feels nicer to blot off the oil and then dust the powder onto the oil free skin. If you like to do this then go for one of the cheaper brands as you will get through a pack of sheets pretty quick!
If you need to use a sheet once or twice a day then treat yourself to a more luxury brand.
Here's a run down of our favourites..
Shiseido £18 for a pack of 100 sheets
The sheets come in a cute plastic pouch as well.
Slightly fragranced with a floral scent these blue sheets are coated with Kaolin which absorbs the oil.
Sheets instantly capture the oil with little pressure needed. Makeup underneath is only slightly transferred depending on the type of base you have on.
MAC Blot Sheets £11.00 for a pack of 30 sheets
These sheets absorb oil easily although they do become quickly saturated with the oil and as they are smaller you don't get as much usage.
Makeup is not transferred at all with these sheets and skin is left matte.
NYX Blotting sheets £4.59 for a pack of 100 sheets
- Green Tea- Protect and rejuvinate
- Tea Tree- Controls T- Zone whilst being anti bacterial
- Fresh Faced-Infused with salicylic acid to help target blemishes
- Matte Face-General blotting sheets
The sheets are more of a tracing paper texture rather than a soft silky sheet like the others.
Bobbi Brown Blotting Paper £8.50 for a pack of 100 sheets
These sheets are great value and have great absorption. Easily to pull out and if you are feeling flush you can even purchase a special case to put them in.
The case is a black faux leather, mirrored refillable pouch that comes with one set of tissues inside. You can then refill it once you have finished. Priced at £17.00 if you want the case as well.
Which ones have you tried?