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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In My Beauty Bag. Blot Paper

I discovered blotting paper many years ago in Japan. It's origins date back to 517 A.D. in the EDO era of the country. At the time it was known as Abura Torigami, used by Kabuki performers. Since then it is also referred to as 'rice paper'.

Blot paper provides shine control and also does away with excess oil without leaving residue like regular tissue. Another benefit for women is when using them it doesn't damage your make-up.

Some brands offer slightly larger sheets, and the thickness may vary.  I like the different packaging options from streamlined to whimsical. You can find blot paper available from cosmetic giants like MAC, Shiseido and Bobbi Brown to generic brands at your local drugstore or beauty supply.

Never let them see you sweat.

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