I first read about this on the boards and what a gem it is. I never knew that the unbleached, recycled brown paper napkins can double up as oil blotters for the face. Best of all they are free!
OMG...I thought I was the only weirdo that did this!! LMAO. Glad to know I'm not the only crazy napkin lady out there. lol.
I use these too! They work better than anything else at blotting oil. Every time I go to Starbucks, Whole Foods, or anywhere else that has this kind of brown recycled napkin, I stockpile like crazy. I always like to have some on hand at the office, in my purse, in my glove compartment, etc. I use the most at home when putting on make-up though, because they're also great for blending excess foundation at the jawline, wiping off hands, and of course doing a final oil blot. Probably the biggest advantage is that I feel like I don't have to worry about how many I'm going through (since they're free, recycled and in constant supply).
You're so right! No oil-blotting paper can compare to these brown paper napkins. In Asia, one can buy cheap paper napkins at any grocery store. The downside is that these napkins are usually rough. The Starbucks ones have a smoother texture so it's kinder on the skin ... and they're FREE to boot!
OK this is hilarious LMAO. I have recently discovered the magical powers of the brown, undyed, recycled kind of napkins as well (this is the kind used at my local deli also.) They blot oil like NOTHING else! White napkins somehow don't seem to have the same magic powers. Try it, you will be amazed! And they're free!
I love these and always (shhh take extras) when I leave...It bllots up so much oil ,they are fantastic ,better than my rice papers taht distribute a bit of powder when used.
Okay, I love these. My college cafeteria uses the same type of napkins - the brown, undyed, recycled kind. If you have oil, these soak it right up! I have some in my room, my backpack, my purse, my car, everywhere! Next time you see these in a Starbucks (or even your cafeteria...), get a couple extra. You will be SHOCKED at how much crap comes off of your face --especially if you press it in a bit!
This is so funny, I also use these napkins to blot oil and they work great, better than toilet cover sheets! ;-)
lol! I thought I was the only one using Starbucks napkins as blotting sheets :). I agree with the previous reviewer - they work great!
Now I know this sounds weird, but Starbucks napkins are the absolute BEST blotting sheets I have ever used. I'm talking about the large brown recycled paper napkins. I dislike Clean & Clear because they contain mineral oil (why add oil to an already oily face?) and I need about 4 of them to blot all the oil off of my face, making them expensive because I go through the package so quickly. So, every time I go into my local Starbucks, I grab about 4 or 5 napkins to stash in my desk at work or in my purse. One of them is large enough to cover my whole face, and they blot oil like you wouldn't believe. Plus, the napkins are environmentally friendly. And, best of all, they're free (aside from the price of the coffee)! If you don't believe me, go try one...and then send me a message to let me know how well it works.