Editor's TipEditor's Tip

During the oil-prone season of summer, celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh recommends using blotting paper before applying powder to ensure your makeup never looks cakey.

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If there's one thing we've learned from midday mirror check-ups, it's that oily skin can appear when you least expect it. And although the age-old trick of using tissue paper to blot our faces is acceptable in desperate situations, we’ve been searching for a classier quick fix. Thanks to Shiseido's Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers, we can say farewell to T-zone terror and hello to shine-free sophistication.

How it Works

Made with oil-absorbing ingredient hydroxyapatite, these sheets have the power to erase shine instantly by soaking up excess sebum. They’ll keep you looking fresh and matte on the fly.

How to Use

Take a single sheet and gently press it against the shiny areas of your skin, focusing on your nose, chin, and forehead, otherwise known as the T-zone. Leave the blotting paper on your skin until the paper turns transparent (this should only take a few seconds) to ensure that all oil has been thoroughly absorbed. Repeat until you're matte-tastic.

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