Editor’s Picks: Stop & Blot

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A high humidity index has us rejigging our makeup bags to include anything to help with excessive perspiration and shine. One thing we won’t leave home without is a blotting tool.  Perfect for mattifying the skin, blotters are designed to absorb excess oil without disturbing your makeup. Hot tip: They also work on the hairline in a pinch if a bottle of dry shampoo isn’t within reach. Here are a few of our faves: 

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Gold Leaf

Crafted from 100-percent abaca leaf — an extra soft and durable leaf artisans used centuries ago in Japan to protect their gold and then adopted by the geisha to remove excess oil without disturbing their makeup — Tatcha's biodegradable, gold-flecked blotting leaflets are perfect for absorbing excess sebum and come in a super-slim case that can be tucked into your clutch, no sweat. 

Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, $15, at Sephora 

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Popstar Pores

Rihanna-approved, this translucent blotting powder is formulated with a pore-diffusing complex to reduce shine and provide a natural-looking matte finish. Without leaving residue, it works with all skin tones and comes in a chic, mirrored compact. 

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Invisimatte Blotting Powder, $40, at Sephora

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Blend It Out

Washable and reusable, the Blotterazzi Pro from Beautyblender is an open-cell structured sponge designed to absorb oil and smooth the skin. Used dry, its shape allows you to reach the contours of your eyes and nose with ease. A great alternative to traditional blotting papers, it comes in a little case perfect for toting. 

Beautyblender Blotterazzi Pro, $26, at Sephora 

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Super Shine Control

Coated with an anti-bacterial skincare powder to reveal smooth skin and formulated with the mineral hydroxylapatite to selectively absorb harmful lipids, Shiseido’s Oil-Control Blotting Papers remove unwanted shine and absorb excess sebum in a snap.

Shiseido Oil-Control Blotting Papers, $23, at Hudson’s Bay 

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Corner It

Topped with a triangular shaped tip to reach each crease and curve of your face,  Benefit’s blotting stick is formulated to mattify shine for up to six hours. Perfect for touch-ups, simply apply to desired areas with short strokes. 

Benefit Porefessional: License to Blot Instant Oil-Blotting Stick, $26, at benefitcosmetics.com 

Heather Marrin