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You Need These Oil Blotting Papers In Your Kikay Kits ASAP

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As someone with oily skin, I always make sure to have a pack of oil blotting sheets in my bag in case of emergencies. (Which is sadly all the time!) I think everyone will agree with me when I say that it's also super satisfying to see the opaque sheets turn translucent from all the oil! Kinda kadiri, but let's just admit that we all secretly enjoy it, LOL.

Keep scrolling for the best oil blotting papers that even those with the oiliest skin can appreciate!

  1. Leiania House of Beauty TeaFresh Organic Face Oil Blotting Paper

    This oil blotting paper is slowly building its reputation in being a cult favorite among Pinays for its superb oil absorption powers. It's formulated with green tea extracts to soothe irritated skin, and it's also organic and made from 100% pure anti-bacterial hemp wood pulp.

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    Leiania House of Beauty TeaFresh Organic Face Oil Blotting Paper, P135, BeautyMNL

  2. Clean & Clear Oil Control Film

    The Clean & Clear Oil Control Film is a staple in every college and working girl's kikay kit and is practically a precious commodity. Unlike other oil blotting papers, the material of this is very flexibile and doesn't tear easily, which makes it easy to use. It also won't move your makeup around, and it leaves a powder-like finish on the skin. It's available in two variants: unscented (blue) and scented (pink).

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    Clean & Clear Oil Control Film, P144, Watsons

  3. Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper

    If you have a bit more cash to splurge, Fenty Beauty's version of oil blotting papers are a good option. Honestly, if you're a sucker for cute packaging like I am, the chic pink tube packaging with the cute lil' mirror is a good enough reason to buy it, LOL! As for its oil absorbing properties, it controls oil without dragging your makeup and leaves your face silky smooth. 

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    Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper, P1,000, Sephora

  4. MUJI Cosmetic Paper

    Add this to the list of things you didn't know MUJI carries. (Remember when everyone was LOL-ing about the MUJI tabo? Taking a bath, but make it chic!) If you thought MUJI only sells stationery, think again. They actually have a whole bunch of makeup, skincare and home items. It's made from 100% Japanese washi paper that turns translucent as it absorbs oil, so you can really tell that it's doing its magic! The papers are also dispensed the same way like facial tissues are, wherein a new sheet pops out after you've taken the previous one. Neat!

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    MUJI Cosmetic Paper, P75, MUJI

  5. Pretty Secret Oil Blotting Paper

    Oil blotting doesn't have to be expensive, as proven by the Pretty Secret Oil Blotting Paper. One sheet is enough for blotting your entire face, plus the paper isn't flimsy, given its price. It's available in three variants: bamboo charcoal, cool mint, and tea tree.

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    Pretty Secret Oil Blotting Paper, P59, Watsons

  6. Palladio Translucent Rice Paper

    Its more well-known sister, the Palladio Rice Powder, is famous for its oil-absorbing properties that leaves a beautiful, silky finish on the skin. This oil blotter is also made from natural rice and provides the same oil absorbing function as the powder, but in a more compact form. These papers are so handy that they can fit in even the smallest of your purses, or even your pocket!

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    Palladio Translucent Rice Paper, P420, Watsons

  7. Happy Skin #SkipTheFilter Skin Perfecting Super Absorbent Charcoal Blotting Sheets

    As someone who has used a lot of oil blotting papers from different brands, I've never seen one as big as Happy Skin's blotting sheets. They are perfect because even though the price is a bit steep, you get your money's worth as you'll only need one sheet per use. It helps in mattifying the skin without moving your makeup. Even though the papers are ~huge~, they're still compact enough that you can take them with you anywhere!

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    Happy Skin #SkipTheFilter Skin Perfecting Super Absorbent Charcoal Blotting Sheets, P175, Watsons

  8. Gatsby Powdered Oil Clear Paper

    This oil blotting paper works pretty much the same as the others, but the thing that sets it apart is that it's powdered, so that it leaes your skin extra matte, and it won't disturb your base. Because of how extra matte it leaves your skin, you'll only need one sheet for the whole day! Tip: Use the lighter side when dabbing it on your face, as this is the side that's "powdered".

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    Gatsby Powdered Oil Clear Paper, P129, Watsons

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