I’m sure I’m way behind the times, but blotting sheets first came to my attention just last summer and my life hasn’t been the same since! I have really oily skin so I am pretty much shiny all day long during the hot, summer months. :( But as soon as I heard about oil blotting sheets (on a YouTube video, I think), I got on amazon and ordered a pack. I lucked out in that they worked amazingly well and they happened to be the first kind I’d ever tried. Here’s that brand, if you’re looking for a good one.
Anyway, this post is about a fail! And I’m sharing it, not to complain, but because I don’t want you to make the same mistake that I did!
About a month ago, while looking at E.L.F. blush pallets at Target, I saw that they had blotting sheets as well. And they were only $1 for 30 sheets! I jumped at the chance to save some money and avoid having to buy my regular brand online, which I was running low on. I was a happy lady driving home from Target that afternoon.
Well, I finally ran out of my old ones a few days before having baby Elizabeth, and I was ready to try the E.L.F. ones. Boy, was I disappointed. I guess I shouldn’t have expected much for that small price, but…
Anyway, here are the differences between the old and the new blotting paper:
Live Fresh Naturals
They are dry, very papery sheets. When you place them on your face, they literally pull/absorb the oil off. You can move and blot, move and blot, and they keep pulling. You can turn them over and use the other side and they keep drawing the oil off. They impress me with just how much oil they hold.
They are a funky, brown color and seem almost oily to begin with. When you press one against your face they pull maaaayyyybbbeee half of the oil that the other brand pulls. If you try to pick up and move the paper to another part of your face, it sort of transfers the oil around instead of picking up more. They are smaller, too. I’d have to use probably five sheets to get the same results as just one of the other.
So disappointing. And I’m not alone! 29% of reviewers on Amazon give these a 1 star rating.
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Have you found a brand of blotting sheets that you just love?
I’d love to hear your recommendations!
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