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With summer's trademark humidity, combating oily skin can be a downright challenge. That’s why we've fallen head-over-heels for this neat beauty accessory; the humble blotting paper. These days, on-the-go blotting papers feature cool ingredients and features that instantly tempers oil slick territory. From green-tea infused papers that refresh and protect to all-natural formulas that gently absorb, simply toss a pack into your purse for a matte, shine-free finish in no time. Click through the gallery below to see our favorites.
1. Shisheido Sweat & Oil Blotting Paper
Not only are these the perfect solution for minimizing sweat and shine, but these gentle papers also lock-in essential moisture and are fitting for makeup touchups.
($12 for 70 sheets; nordstrom.com)
2. Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
Formulated with green tea extract, these linens come together to soothe and protect skin while minimizing shine in the process.
($10 for 100 sheets; sephora.com)
3. Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers
No need to use mattifying powders when you have these all-natural papers on-hand. Simply use before applying makeup to clear the surface of oil, or apply on-the-go to lessen shine.
($12 for 30 sheets; tatcha.com)
4. MAC Blot Film
A front line formula that avoids messing your makeup, these innovative papers fight shine without disrupting your look.
($16 for 30 sheets; maccosmetics.com)
5. jane iredale Facial Blotting Papers
These all-natural papers, made from organic flax seed, offer a soft finish that absorbes oil gently. They even come in an elegant, gold compact!
($11 for compact, $4.50 for refills; nordstrom)
6. tarte Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers
Sensitive skin? These green tea-infused papers will soak up oil and shine while also providing anti-inflammatory assistance.
($10 for 50 sheets; tartecosmetics.com)
7. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
These potent sheets, which you probably remember from high school, blend to remove excess oil without affecting your makeup.
($5 for 50 sheets; drugstore.com)
8. Sephora Collection Charcoal Blotting Papers
Formulated with charcoal, an essential moisturizing component, these thin papers leave behind refreshed skin and an unblemished matte complexion.
($8 for 100 sheets; sephora.com)
9. NYX Green Tea Blotting Papers
These green tea papers are essential for refreshing and safeguarding skin, while also defeating shine and humidity in the process.
($6 for 100 sheets; ulta.com)
10. PALLADIO Rice Paper
The matte side, formulated with natural rice, work to absorb oil and diminish shine. Its double-sided function also allows for powder touch-ups throughout the day and night.
($4 for 40 tissues; ulta.com)
11. Glo Minerals Blotting Papers
Derived from Abaca Tree leaves, these innovative papers softly blot to curtail shine.
($8 for 100 sheets; gloprofessional.com)