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Makeup Bag: The Best Of Blotting Papers For Summertime Skin

There’s nothing sexier than a sweaty face in the summertime, am I right? As the self-proclaimed Sweatiest Person of All Time (no wonder everyone wants to date me!), I’m kind of an expert when it comes to the best methods of controlling oily skin when the temperatures rise. First things first: as little clothing and makeup as possible, naturally, and blotting papers. Let your powder compact hit the floor and pick up one of these five tried-and-true packs of oil-absorbing sheets for clear, controlled skin all spring and summer long…

Clockwise from top left:

Bobbi Brown Blotting Papers: The Mercedes-Benz of blotting papers, this refillable faux-leather case complete with mirror contains 100 sheets of powder-free tissues to absorb excess oil and perspiration. Refills are just $10, so you won’t have to feel guilty about shelling out for this purse-friendly case. [$20, Neiman Marcus]

NYX Tea Tree Blotting Paper: A refreshing, antiseptic burst of tea tree is infused in these bright orange blotting papers to rapidly control oily areas while leaving makeup intact. [$6, NYX Cosmetics]

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens: Arguably the most legendary blotting papers on the market, these tried-and-true favorites use 100% natural linen infused with green tea and peppermint extract to mattify and correct even the oiliest of skin all day long. There are 100 to a pack, so you’ll never be without in an emergency. [$10, Sephora]

100% Pure Oil Blotting Paper: These cruelty-free, 100% natural, 100 percent vegan sheets use anti-bacterial wood pulp and hemp oil to both absorb oil and purify the skin. With 50 sheets per pack and totally safe, guilt-free ingredients, the price can’t be beat. [$8, 100% Pure]

Clean & Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets: The O.G. standard of blotting papers, you can conveniently pick these up at any and every drugstore around for just over a fiver. They do contain a small amount of mineral oil, so if you’re prone to pore congestion or breakouts, you may want to limit your use. I’ve used these for years with no issues, but your experience may vary. [$5.49, Drugstore.com]

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