I had a chance to try one of these at Sephora and I jumped at it because I've been curious whether they were really very different from the $1.50 Daiso blotting sheets I use on a regular basis. The answer is, they're a little different: a little bit softer, a little bit less crackly, a little bit prettier, a little bit more absorbent. They're definitely not over 10x better at any of those things than the Daiso blotting papers so I won't be shelling out to use them regularly, but they're a pretty reasonable small luxury to tuck in my bag on occasiona when I want to look or feel a tiny bit more elegant, and I'll probably buy them for that one of these days when I need a treat.
I just don't understand the hype or the high price of these blotting papers. They work as well as any blotting papers I have tried but cost at least twice as much as even the most expensive I have previously used.
Yes, they blot away excess oil without messing up makeup or leaving behind powder and the little, cardboard envelope-type packaging is convenient. But this is my experience with all blotting papers as I have never previously purchased any that are coated in powder or come in large, awkward packages.
I like these, they're quite nice, but I won't buy again unless the price drops dramatically.
I picked up the bundle at Sephora for 19 USD that contained the day papers (qty of 30) and the night papers (qty of 40). The night papers are about half the size of the day and black in color (intent is that the package would fit into a smaller clutch). If you thinking about trying these out and splurging I suggest trying to find the Sephora bundle. I found this near check out where they have lots of minis/travel sets.
Prior to these papers I've used NYX green tea and the Clean and Clear blotters. What I love about the Tatcha papers is how they remove excess oil but leave just enough behind. I'm super oily but I can also get dry and flaky so sometimes after blotting the flakes look worse and my skin appears super dry. With these it was like the shine got dimmed to a point where I just looked refreshed and not over dry.
I really like the size of the day papers, you can use both sides so I only need to use one paper a day. I really can't do that with other blotters. These papers would make a great gift and if you can find the bundle at Sephora I would definitely try them out.
I love these blotting papers :) My makeup doesn't come off and the packaging is so beautiful. I love seeing the gold specks, and they feel so luxurious :) My only wish is that it was cheaper but I don't love it any less because of the price.
These are simply the most elegant blotting papers I've ever used. Handmade in Japan from 100% Abaca Leaf, they contain real gold flakes. They're very thin but super absorbent and larger than most blotting papers. The packaging is sturdy and attractively designed with an illustration of a Geisha on the front. The price, however, isn't quite as attractive. I paid $19 dollars at Sephora's for a special set of 30 sheets plus a smaller travel set with 40 sheets. These probably won't replace my Palladio blotting papers for regular use, but as a special treat or a very chic gift, these are perfect.
Bought this product on a whim at the local Chapters store in Toronto and I have to say that this was the best blotting papers I have used in a very long time. One sheet was all it took to refresh my face and removed the excess oil without disturbing my makeup. The packaging was tastefully simple and functional. The only downside was the price at $15 for 30 sheets, but well worth it for a product that works. Will buy again.
These are very elegant beauty papers! They are a bit larger than the other brands I have used. They absorb oil very well while leaving my makeup in place. Very thin and dainty, but they do the job well, my only setback is the price, but they would make a lovely gift!!!!
These are great blotting sheets. Space NK was giving away sample packs so I was able to try them and just purchased the full size. I paid $12 for 30 sheets which is costly in my opinion but they are really a pleasure to use.
These are the absolute best blotting sheets out there. They remove excess oil without removing any of your makeup. The only con is that they are expensive.
I suffer from combination skin, more on the oily side and I have always had problems with blotting papers. I find with most companies the paper quality is shobby and at times the paper smells like it's been chemically treated. I find they absorb the oily residue from my skin and within five minutes the oil returns. So I pretty much gave up on blotting papers, until I recently came across TATCHA Aburatorigami online and unbelievably I love these! They are made in Japan and are 100% abaca leaf with specks of gold flakes in the paper. They are also 100% biodegradable and natural for the greenies or the bohemian chickies who prefer natural products out there. They are larger then your normal blotting paper and are powder & scent free. They come in this gorgeous packaging and are perfect stocking stuffer gifts for your friends. Also the owner/founder from the company sent me a thank note in my package and that was so incredibly kind and professional of her. I am absolutely smitten with these blotting papers. continued >>