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!!
The ones from Chipotle work great too! Can't beat the price -- yes, I would buy again! ;-)
It's silly - but I always grab these too! (or those from Taco Bell, but I don't eat there often). The unbleached paper is really great for soaking up oil and you can't beat the price!
LOL! You know what? I have used these napkins before for blotting without even realizing it until seeing these reviews. This is too funny. It can't get better than how cheap, efficient, & recycable these are.
I didn't think other people did this too! I loving stashing a big wad of napkins in my purse for blotting. It doesn't limit to Starbucks napkins though, napkins from most (greasy!) fast food places will work. If I have the extra time I'll cut them in to smaller pieces so I get a few more uses, since one per blot seems to be a bit of a waste. Just remember to blot, not rub. The grains on these napkins are a bit rough, but that's what makes them absorb oil!
Had to giggle when I read through these, then I remembered I actually have a stack in my glovebox for any spills in the car. Then I remembered how many times I've grabbed one to blot my face. Seriously they do work just as well, if not better, than oil blotting papers and they're FREE! Haha Can't believe I just gave a review on Starbucks napkins.