Hey all beauty geeks!!! I picked up this product for my recent vacation. I have a combination skin with an oily T-zone. I saw these at my local Target store while picking up other travel-related items. Since these were extremely cheap, I didn’t mind trying them. So, lets see whether this impulse buying helped me in hot weather???
About ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets:
ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets is part of the Essential line of extremely affordable ELF cosmetics. The website describes the product as:
‘ These amazing little sheets instantly absorb oil, minimize pores and transforms shiny skin into gorgeous matte perfection. Woven texture eradicates shine and keeps skin matte for hours. Green Tea Extract helps re-texturize skin and mask facial imperfections. Travel pack fits neatly into your purse for on-the-go touch-ups. 50 sheets included. ‘
The website and the packaging carries these instructions to use them:
‘To use just gently pull out a Shine Eraser sheet from the envelope. Blot sheet in T-Zone area, and flip the sheet and blot any all other facial areas needing oil absorption. Use whenever skin needs to be mattified and refreshed. ‘
Price : $1.
Ingredients: Microcrystakkube Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
My take on ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets:
ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets is a cheaper alternative to many other brands such as NYX, Clean & Clear, CVS and many other. Well, the claims made by the company are little too much in my opinion. I am sure a sheet of blotting paper can’t reduce your pore size or hide any facial imperfections. However, these tiny blotting sheets are able to absorb facial oil to a certain extent. I usually require two-three sheets to make my T-zone completely shine free. I may need to use them twice a day depending on the weather I am in.4
Texture: The blotting sheets are very thin and have a waxy feel to them. They have a spotty look to them which made me think they might be gritty to use. However, they are very smooth and not at all rough.
Efficiency: These sheets do remove excess oil from the face. The good part is that they don’t leave behind any residue or disturb my makeup in anyway. However, as I mentioned earlier, one sheet is not enough for me and I end up using 2-3 sheets.
Packaging: The blotting sheets come in a cardboard packaging which has a tab to open and take out the paper. The dispenser is thin and a right size to carry around in a purse.
What I like about ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets:
- Removes oil to a considerable extent.
- Extremely affordable.
- Smooth to use.
- Travel friendly.
- Not tested on animals.
What I do not like about ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets:
- One sheet is not enough.
- Blotting sheets are waxy and crinkly to use.
- Unavailability in India.
ELF products are winners mostly because of their price. I may need more than 1 sheet, but since I get 50 sheets for a mere 1$, I do not mind that. The nearest competitor brand charges me 5$. Its a good buy. But please remember you always get what you pay for.
Have you tried ELF Shine Eraser Oil Blotting Sheets?
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