What the heck ARE blotting papers? They’re little bits of paper intended to soak up excess oil on your face during the day. The blotting papers you see for sale are often made from rice paper, but this DIY version is next-to free, and works pretty well! Theoretically, you could make these any colour or shape you like, which makes it way more fun.
- Coffee filters, a toilet seat cover, or tissue paper (the kind for gifts. Caution: some dyed tissue paper will bleed when it comes into contact with anything wet, so do a test!)
- Broken face powder
- A makeup bag, or case, that zips or closes completely and won’t let powder escape
- Cut your blotting paper material into any shape you like. It’s most convenient if you aim for something small, probably no larger than three inches wide. Your blotting papers are totally ready for use at this point–everything after this step is just to add a little extra mattifying power!
- Dump your broken face powder into the bag. Squish the bag to break the clumps into a fine powder, or smush them with a spoon.
- Place the blotting papers in the bag/case, close it up and give everything a good shake.
When you’re ready to blot, open the bag carefully. Tap the papers a bit to shake off any clumped-up powder. Dab the paper on any spots you want to blot. Throw away after use.