Want to have non-oily looking skin the whole day? Then blot or powder away. You can get fresh looking skin anytime with your favourite oil blotting paper or powder.

When you start off your day, your skin looks perfectly matte and fresh after you’ve skilfully finished up your makeup.

But, as the day wears on and your oil glands work overtime, sebum appears and it gets in the way of your freshly made up complexion.

Worse if you’re taking photos the last thing you want is shine all over your face – the type of shine that says oily looking skin.

To keep your skin matte and shine-free, you can either use a paper blotter throughout the day or blotting powder to keep the oil at bay.

There’s no right or wrong product or a competition between the two products as it’s more a matter of preference.

Blotting away oil is not only an aesthetic reason as excess oil on your skin can lead to breakouts and poor skin health.

Here’s a look at blotting paper, blotting powder and an oil blotting stick to help you combat unwanted oily looking skin.

Becca Blotting Powder Perfector

This blotting powder that comes in a compact absorbs oil and crafts a matte complexion. It uses a shine-control formula to absorb facial oils without changing the colour or texture of your skin. Getting a blemish-free matte finish has never been easier.


3CE Blotting Powder

This fine anti-sebum powder that comes in a compact does a great job at absorbing excess oil to keep you looking clean while at the same time, it leaves enough to keep your makeup looking just done. Just a dab of this product will help you stay looking fresh and clean for hours.


Benefit The Porefessional Licence To Blot

This is an instant oil-blottingstick for a mattified complexion. It has tiny invisible blotting spheres that mattifies shine for up to six hours after application. The specially designed triangular tip targets shiny zones – the sides of your nose, forehead, and chin – for a smooth, flawless finish.


Fenty Invisimatte Blotting Paper

This is a set of ultra-portable blotting papers in a super-chic, refillable mirrored compact that looks like a lipstick case. It lifts away shine while leaving makeup perfectly untouched. Made with natural botanical fibres in the same expert technique as traditional Japanese paper, Invisimatte is as absorbent as it is silky smooth, with a continuous pinky-nude scroll that lets you choose your perfect-size sheet every time.


Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens

Keep your complexion looking purified and poreless with this purse-friendly blotting linens that absorb excess oil and refine complexion without disturbing your makeup. The black bamboo charcoal in the Abaca Tree fibre linen absorbs toxins and impurities and acts as a natural antibacterial agent, cleansing and detoxifying pores.