There are a few things I cannot go without in my purse. Tissues. Lipbalm. And most importantly (yes, even MORE important than lippie), facial blotters. I use at least one sheet on a daily basis. Regardless of the makeup or skincare products I use, there is none that will keep my nose shine-free for more than 2 hours. Hence, my religious need for blotters. This was kindly sent to me to try out by the good people of MattePerfect.
MattePerfect is a natural silk facial blotting paper that is used to absorb oil and sebum, leaving skin radiant and shine-free. The papers are beautifully packaged in purse-friendly sachets of 50 square sheets. Designed by the French and made in Japan, from a rich blend of Japanese kimono silk and natural flax linen with no additives or artificial ingredients.
First impression of the blotter was that it’s quite large. It measures 90mm x 85mm, which is almost double the size of my usual tea tree facial blotters from The Body Shop. It absorbs the oil very well, leaving a matte finish on my skin. There’s also no powdery residue on the papers.
Do I like it? Heck yes. My husband usually needs two sheets of facial blotters for his oily face, and with the MattePerfect, he only needed one. I like the texture of the papers; it reminds me of very fine linen. I call this my “posh blotters”
MattePerfect Facial Blotters retail at AU$16.50 per sachet of 50 sheets, and is available on the MattePerfect website. It’s certainly more expensive than my usual blotters, but the size and quality make up for it.
What I like about it: Beautiful linen and silk texture, relatively large in size. Leaves a lovely matte finish on the skin without stripping makeup off.
What I do not like about it: Expensive. The packaging could have been better for the price.
Note: At the time of writing, the website is currently having a 30% discount on the facial blotters. Enter code MATTE50 and you’ll get the blotters at AU$11.55.