Many things can ruin your carefully put on makeup but nothing is worse than the sheen of oil that pops up what seems like a few seconds you put down the setting powder. It may be completely normal for the face to sweat and produce oil but that does not mean we have to like it. There’s a dewy makeup look and then there’s a greasy face.
That is why blotting papers were invented. They are perfect for people who have oily skin that cannot be helped even with loads of setting powder. These papers are made from an extra-absorbent material like flax seeds that help in absorbing all the oil and shine from your face. They do not ruin or disrupt your carefully put-on layers of makeup.
Blotting papers are great to use because they do not cost much, are easy to carry around in your purse and have multiple purposes. They may be great for helping you take that layer of sweat off your makeup but they also have other uses. Firstly, they can help degrease your phone screen. There’s a bunch of dirt, oil, makeup, and other stuff on your screen that does not go away so easily. Using a blotting paper can help clean it all.
Blotting paper also helps when you are having one of those greasy-scalp two-day shampoo day. Rub a few blotting papers into your roots to soak up the oil and grease from the scalp. It may not be as good as a dry shampoo but it does help in emergencies. Blotting paper also aids in setting the creamy products on your face like foundation, concealer, contour etc. It takes away the excess oil and leaves behind a matte finish.
Blotting papers are necessary for all because we all get sweaty and shiny during the day. Touching up your makeup every single time that happens can cause it to get cakey which is not a good look. Carrying around blotting papers is the best way to fix and retouch your makeup without having to put on more product. They are not the same as tissue paper so do not confuse them for the other.