Hello beauty addicts! Today I want to fill you in on a nifty little product I’ve had my eye on for ages & have finally invested in: Blotterazzi by Beauty Blender. I purchased mine at Beauty Bay for £16. This is much more than I usually spend on blotting products, but I think it’s worth it. I do suffer from mummy/chronically ill person guilt when it comes to buying stuff that’s just for me, but PayPal funds left over from birthday gifts etc helped me out with that on this occasion 🙂 I was also able to treat myself to milk_shake Conditioning Whipped Cream which I LOVE but deem a little too expensive to be a regular purchase; keep an eye out for upcoming review.
The two Blotterazzi pads/sponges in the mirrored compact are intended to be used instead of blotting papers, by those of us who have skin that is prone to shine. I have combination/oily skin so I definitely fall into that category. The shine problem is exacerbated for me by the chronic pain conditions & meds that are part of daily life; some weird skin & body temperature fluctuations go on! I get out of the house rarely as it is, so if I can avoid being embarrassed because I’m so shiny that my face could be considered high-vis clothing, so much the better.
The Blotterazzi pads are made of the same material as the traditional Beauty Blender sponges and are intended to be used dry. The larger, round end can be used to blot bigger areas such as forehead & cheeks. The pointed end is designed for dealing with more awkward, smaller spaces e.g. around the nose. I find this end to be especially handy for attacking areas that have been made messy by the prescription sunglasses I need to wear the majority of the time (yes, even in Winter when it’s dark/raining/foggy; thanks Chronic Daily Migraine, for finding new & varied ways to make me look weird when I venture out in public).
Overall, I’m a fan of Blotterazzi. The pads do absorb oil without removing all of your makeup. What I actually like the most though is that they serve a more general ‘touch-ups’ purpose than oil blotting sheets. Stray concealer/foundation can be patted back into place and I’ve even used one side of the sponge to lightly add a little powder to problem areas after blotting. They aren’t cheap, but if you follow cleaning instructions you should get quite a long time out of them. I recommend playing with them & figuring out your own favourite ways to use them.
What are your favourite shine control products?
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This is not a sponsored post; the products discussed were purchased with my own money.