I am glad it works for others, sadly not for me. I have very oily skin, and the napkin does pick the oil however it still leaves my face looks shine and oily. Personally, nothing beats clean & clear.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FLYING FUDGE BROWNIE.
THESE NAPKINS MUST BE MADE OF THE TEARS OF MAGICAL UNICORNS (That is if unicorn tears are efficient in controlling oily faces. Which I'm pretty we can assume they are)
These are perfect, especially since they're free, and I'm livin' la vida broka.
If you don't go to Starbucks, any unbleached napkin will work fine, i.e. Taco Bell, Chipotle, and other fine establishments of the like.
I hoard these like nobody's business. Why spend your hard earned moo-la on pricey blotting papers when you can pick these up for absolutely nothing?
THAT IS ABSURD LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
Just go pick some up. Seriously. Just do it.
I admit... I scoffed when I read somewhere ages ago that Starbucks napkins made great oil blotters. I mean come on, they are napkins for God sakes! How effective could they possibly be compared to those specially made ones? Then today I got a little bored by the counter waiting for my drink and gave it a try.... Boy was I gobsmacked when they worked like a charm! I'm now a total convert (and have squirreled away a small stash in my handbag).
A big bonus is that when you use this, it isn't obvious that you trying to blot oil off (my brother said it was a real put off to see a pretty girl suddenly whip her blotting paper out and starting dabbing away.... especially those Clean Clear ones that start turning clear when it absorbs the oil).
LOVE these for blotting and always have them on hand in my cabinet. What's not to love? They: 1) work beautifully to get rid of shine and excess oil without depositing any gunk on my skin, 2) don't dry me out excessively or make me look flaky, 3) are easy to find and 4) they're FREE! A perfect (if not really very exciting) product if there ever was one. Highest recommendation!!
I`ve been hoarding these napkins for years each time i go for my ice blend caramel latte fix. These babies really do act like face blotters and work like a dream removing oil. Best part they`re free! Maybe starbucks should venture into makeup blotters haha!
When I found this review on MUA, my immediate thought was ".... da fuq?"
But OMGEEE when you try these as blotting papers you will realize these people have a legitimate reason to be raving over a restaurant's napkins.
The texture is slightly rough and grainy, but I think that's what helps it absorb so well, and that's also why you BLOT not WIPE! Wiping would screw up my makeup, anyways. These are just amazing, for no price at all (well I suppose you would pick something up at Starbucks while you're there, you can't just walk in and take napkins lol), and even if I get odd expressions my way from the people around me whenever I take a bunch, hey they can't stop me, right? Taking napkins is not illegal (;
I've actually never tried blotting papers before this but I'm glad I haven't because why waste money on little pieces of paper when you can just get some free recyclable ones from Starbucks? :D
Anything I can get free from Starbucks is a bonus. Due to the fact their coffee is so over priced and underwhelming I will fill my purse with their napkins till it bulges. These work wonders.
Wow. I did not know sooo many people used these! These work wonders. I've only ever tried the clean and clear ones. And I hated them. I feel like they never got all of the oil off of my face. I get a big stack when I go into Starbucks. Then when I have time I cut them into the size of a business card and keep a few in a metal business card holder in my purse. Easy and CHEEP! But like other reviewers have mentioned- other brown napkins will work. And this may seem even weirder than napkins. But the toilet seat protectors work too.
thanks to the previous reviews, i tried them as oil blotting sheets and they worked like magic! oh the money i had wasted on oil blotting films...
I almost get more excited about getting napkins at Starbucks than getting coffee. I eye them like a crazy woman as soon as I walk in, and then take as many as I can and hope no one asks me why I need 100 napkins for one cup of coffee. THE BEST de-greaser. Thanks Starbucks!!