Tatcha Blotting Sheets Review and Giveaway!

Hi Bellas!

I have for you another review and giveaway! A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review a new product - Tatcha Blotting Sheets. This product just made its release to the US on September 16th.

When I am contacted for a review, I like to make sure it's a product that is relevant for me...something I'd actually like to review and use. In my makeup kit...I always have oil blotting sheets. It's a must-have for touching up makeup. I prefer these over powder since you can remove oils without having to cake on more and more product...which would lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Not to mention, clients don't look very pretty after about 5 layers of powder. I also like to include a blotting sheet for brides to be in their complimentary touch up kits.

The company sent me 3 different packs to test out. Each pack had a different color, but they're all the same. I laid out the 3 packs on my coffee table. First off, the packaging is really nice. It's a nice cardboard container which reminds me of an item you might see in a gift shop. Each pack contains 30 large sized blotting sheets.

Here's a promo image from the company. You can see the Japanese figures on the picture...very cute!
Discover Tatcha Aburatorigami. Japanese Blotting Paper for Dry or Oily Skin

The package provides detailed instructions on the back. Abura-tori-gami means “oil blotting paper” in Japanese, but refers specifically to handmade abaca leaf papers used by gold leaf artisans.

Discover Tatcha Aburatorigami. Japanese Blotting Paper for Dry or Oily Skin

I love the Product Story behind these sheets. So romantic :)

This 300 year old beauty secret of the geisha comes from the heart of Imperial Japan.

For centuries, gold craftsmen in Japan have used special handmade papers to protect the precious metal they hammered into whisper-thin leafing to enrobe the majestic pavilions of Imperial Japan.

Their gold-leaf artistry transformed the supporting paper into aburatorigami, an incredibly soft, strong and absorbent leaflet ideal for removing excess oils from delicate skin.

You can see the little flecks of gold in each sheet.
Discover Tatcha Aburatorigami. Japanese Blotting Paper for Dry or Oily Skin

Testing It Out
I always like to test out a product on myself before using it on clients. I was happy to see that I was able to use the entire sheet to absorb the oils from my face. Oftentimes, you'll need 2 or more sheets from the typical card sized pack of absorbing sheets. The gold flecks don't transfer onto the skin...I'm not sure if they do anything special, but they look pretty! The oil sheet is actually very sturdy so you don't have to worry about tearing or puncturing it. I used this on two brides after makeup was applied...and it was able to absorb shine without disturbing the makeup. Like I said, I only needed one sheet to do the entire face...and you can use both sides.

$12 for a 1-pack, 30 sheets per pack
$30 for a 3-pack, 30 sheets per pack


-nice packaging, a higher end blotting sheet

-the sheet is large enough to blot the entire face

-the sheet is very strong, will not break or tear

-product works on all skin types


- a little pricey

-cardboard packaging might be too large to fit in a clutch or small purse

Would I repurchase? After considering the size of each sheet, you're paying about the same as you would regular blotting sheets. So the price shouldn't be a factor. I think I would like to repurchase these

Giveaway Alert Giveaway Alert Giveaway Alert!!!

To celebrate the arrival of TATCHA aburatorigami to the US, the company is generously giving away 1 complimentary pack of TATCHA to five Makeup By Ren Ren readers to try for themselves.

U.S. based readers only please, as they not yet distributing internationally.

To win:

-You must be a follower of this blog

-You must reside in the United States

-Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to try this product

I will announce the winners tomorrow! Good luck!

You can find more about TATCHA aburatorigami on their product page: Tatcha aburatorigami — Japanese blotting papers.

Atlanta Makeup Artist