The best blotting papers for balmy summer days
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / February 03 2021
A sweaty stache isn’t ideal at any time, let alone when you’re just harmlessly trying to go about your everyday life. However, considering we live in a country with a notorious reputation for spicy summers, it means we have to be on high alert and prepped for those inevitable oily situations at all times.
Thankfully, a number of our favourite brands have been kind enough to create uber-absorbent blotting papers that are also adorably purse-friendly. Say goodbye to shine and oil slicks ladies and gents, these are our blotting paper picks...
Shiseido Oil-Control Blotting Papers
Coated in a fine powder, these blotting papers target shine and oil as well as freshen up your complexion. Stash the slimline case in your handbag for quick touch-ups on the go.
FENTY BEAUTY Invisimatte Blotting Paper
If the fact that Rihanna keeps one of these stashed in her purse at all times for quick touch-ups isn’t enough, the unique roller-style paper dispenser also means you’ll only ever use what you need, minimising waste.
Tatcha The Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers
Made from biodegradable natural abaca leaf, Tatcha’s papers are lightly coated with an oil-absorbing powder that removes excess shine without ruining your makeup. Plus, the 23-karat gold flakes are a nice li’l touch for the boujee baddie inside all of us.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.