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Oil blotting paper / tissue paper

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I've used oil blotting paper once and it seems to do a good job. But I mostly use tissue paper and just press it against my skin and rub it down once. I find that helps as well.

So what's the difference between the two? Would the oil blotting paper absorb more oil?

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I'm curious myself. Because I always use tissue as well. It seems to do the trick for me, and I save money. *shrug*

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The oil blotting paper gets a lot more oil for me. I can definately notice the difference when I'm trying to retouch my makeup (if not enough oil's picked up, retouched makeup looks cakey).


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Hi,

If you feel like using regular tissue, it's fine, just don't disturb your make-up. Blotting papers are usually specially designed not to disturb make-up, and may also have a special powder coating to prevent further oiliness.

I use blot tissues even when I don't wear make-up.

Also, use a preventative mattifier in the morning, like Origins Zero Oil, Lancome T. Controle, MAC Texture Matte, Clinique Sheer Matteness or as a cheap alternative Milk of Magnesia.

And sometimes I need to use a compact powder after an oil-blotting sheet to give the complete matte look.

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