Thursday, March 20, 2008

Beauty Product of the Week: Matte Blotting Film

What is it? Here's what Sephora's website has to say about their Matte Blotting Film: "Excess oil and shininess on the nose, forehead or cheeks got you down? Sephora to the rescue. Made from a unique, absorbent, microporus film, our soft, blotting sheets instantly whisk away shine without disturbing makeup. The finish is fresh and matte - never dry. To use: Simply press a single sheet flatly onto the areas of the face where you want to tame shine. In most cases, one sheet is enough to cover the entire face. For pop-up dispensing: Open the lid and peel away the brown tape liner on the flap of the packet to expose the adhesive. Close the lid and reopen to dispense one sheet at a time." A pack of 50 sheets costs $10.

What did you think? I've been using the old toilet-seat cover oil remover trick for years, but I finally broke down and bought myself some proper oil blotting sheets during my most recent trip to Sephora. I've used other brands in the past, and I must say: they're all great! The Sephora sheets do an amazing job at pulling the excess oils away from your skin, leaving your face shine-free. They're a snap to use...just press and viola! Shine-free skin. They've become a mid-day must have--a perfect addition to the "freshening up" routine in the mid-afternoon (blot away the shine, brush the hair, apply some lipstick).

The final verdict? Love 'em. I don't care if they're from Sephora, The Body Shop, or wherever, these suckers are a must-have. Stash them in your purse and you'll be gorgeous all day long. Ok, now this is sort of gross, but it's kind of fun to see how saturated the little blue sheets get from the oils in your skin. It's nasty, but you just can't help but look! So--they'll make you shine-free and pretty AND they'll amuse you. Not a bad combo.

3 comments:

Smirking Cat said...

I have tried the Sephora ones, and right now I have the Walgreens brand oil-blotting sheets in my purse. They're great! Instead of caking on powder, just get rid of the excess oil. I love them.

Fashion's Darling said...

Am I using these wrong? I blot, I see the gross shine on the paper yet I'm still seeing shine =(

Julia said...

I've tried a hundred different kinds and I've come to the verdict that they're all the same. HOWEVER, the Clean and Clear type are 50 sheets for $5 instead of $10...

Just thought I'd throw that out there.