TOO funny! As I did my mid-afternoon blot w/ the extra Starbucks napkins I always am sure to pick up, I wondered, "Do others do this, too? I can't be the only one!" A quick Google and I learn that yes, MANY other people do this, too. :)
It's somewhat disturbing because you can see so clearly, in the darkened brown areas, the oil. Ee gads! How do I turn these pores off?
I have used these and they work beautifully, but I prefer white tissue paper. But yes, Starbucks napkins you grab on the way out blot oil quite well. Know what? Taco Bell napkins work too. Any brown paper napkin I think. Very useful to have in your car or purse, but again, tissue paper is my HG.
Ha - I can't believe I am reviewing this...its a napkin people! But alas, these are pretty good at absorbing oil and keep makeup relatively in place - absolutely not the same or better than the blue blotting papers though. Those things are my HG of all HGs. These are great in a pinch, but any napkin is about the same as long as it doesnt have added lotion that would affect absorption.
After reading all these raving comments on these napkins, i picked some up today while i was there, and now i know what all the hype is about! Doesn't dry me out like my loose powder does but gets rid of the shine really well! Pick some up while you're there, they're totally free and recyclable too :)
If the company starbucks reads these good reviews they are definitely gona sell the napkins. LOL. Funny how something this good is for free, I have used many blotting paper brands, Bench (yes they make bench oil blotters), Clean and Clear, etc. But this is the best thing that keeps oilies under control. I find that the more I blot the lesser acne I have.
LOL! I always have these stashed in my car to blot my face! I had no idea other people used these too - just saw it on MUA Top Picks. Agree with everyone's comments below.
LOL I love that this is listed on MUA! I've worked for Starbucks before and used to use their napkins to blot my face daily - they worked so well! Since quitting, I forgot about how wonderful they were.
Now that MUA has reminded me, I will stock up next time I'm out for coffee.
I've never bought actual blotting sheets, because my sister told me about these before I bought real ones. So I can't exactly compare them with actual blotting sheets...that being said, I'm satisfied with how Starbucks napkins take the oil away. They're free and they work. So I will "repurchase".
PS I don't know if any of you blot your pizza like I do (it takes away 1/3 of the calories!), but I have come to find that Starbucks napkins are perfect for blotting the grease off a pizza. I tried it out one time thinking, "Hey, if it can take grease off my face without picking up my makeup, I bet it can take grease off my pizza without picking up the cheese!" And it works! It takes all the grease away while leaving the cheese perfectly in its place.
I gave this a 2 because it did absorb oil but it also irritated my sensitive skin. I only used them for about 3 days and friends at school commented on how red my face looked and I had already stopped using them a couple days before because they made my face feel irritated. It wasn't worth dealing with the redness and irritated feeling to save less than a dollar for those 3 days. I'll stick to regular blotting sheets. If you have really sensitive skin I'd recommend not taking a chance with this. If you can use anything on your face then why not give it a shot.
I would buy if they sold it! Haha! I literally lol-ed when I saw this listed! Due to hormonal changes, sometimes my skin gets soooo oily and it's embarrassing for me. There was once I ran out of blotting paper at Starbucks so I just used these napkins and whoa! Oil-free for the next 5 hours! It's funny how everyone seems to know about this!