If your skin tends to get oily/shiny throughout the day, Nurturing Force is your new best friend! Their Facial/Body Blotting Paper removes shine, perspiration, dirt, and oil without removing or smudging your makeup. The paper is really soft yet strong, handmade with natural fiber, and comes in unscented or 3 Aromatherapy varieties (Wellness Aloe Vera, Fragrant Lavender, and–the one shown here–Aromatic Rose). The dispenser allows you to tear off as much of the 29-foot continuous roll of paper as you need. The best part about this blotting paper is that it’s safe to use over water/silicone/alcohol-based foundations, mineral makeup, powders, eye shadow, blush, self tanners, and even airbrushed makeup! This powder-free and lint-free blotting paper really gets rid of shine without getting rid of makeup!
When I thought of taking pictures for this review, I was right about to wash off my makeup before going to bed. I had already wiped off my lipstick, and I stopped myself just in time to grab my camera so I can show how well this Nurturing Force blotting paper works. The picture below on the left is me at the very end of the day — oily T-zone and some shine on my cheeks. When I took this picture (this is the day I came up with my Colorful Makeup Look), I also went on a 2-hour bike ride with my fiancé after work, so I was a bit shinier than usual by bedtime. After doing a few pat-and-press motions on my forehead, nose, cheeks, and upper lip area, here’s how it turned out on the right:
You can use both sides of the paper, and when you’re done, the paper is biodegradable (and the dispenser is recyclable too). I bought mine for $14.00 online on BeautyChoice.com. They have free shipping for all US orders over $50, so if you’re looking for something else to fill your shopping cart, I love Nurturing Force Wellness Aloe Vera Blot Out Offensive Shine + Oil Control Cream as well — it’s an instant matte/anti-shine moisture cream that can be used alone or as a primer!