beauty mark: blotting papers

photo by ben rayner

shine, shine, go away!

Let’s face it, summer is not a good look for the complexion. Unless you possess super dry skin, there’s a good chance your face is two steps beyond dewy.

De-greasers like powder, while perfectly fine most times of the year, are not the most pleasant thing to apply over a layer of sweat and loads of sunscreen. The answer to your mattifying prayers lies in a pocket-sized pack—blotting papers!

These flimsy sheets kick the slick and preserve your makeup to boot. Here are ten that will keep you glowing, not glistening.

Paula's Choice Skincare Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish with Microsponge Technology, $22

Sponge-like technology sucks up oil, leaving you shine-free for up to six hours.