Friday, February 18, 2011

Makeup Artist Series - Tips for Blotting Sheets & a Tatcha Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and giveaway!  For my channel, I like to help out my fellow makeup artists and share with them tricks I've learned along the way.  I've continued my Makeup Artist Artist series with this post and video on tips for using blotting sheets in ways you might not have thought of.  Make sure to read the whole post because I'm also giving away three packs of some of my favorite blotting sheets!


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Check out the video!


I actually already reviewed the Tatcha Blotting sheets that I used in the video here.  Here is the gorgeous set of blotting sheets they sent me.

The packs are huge!  3.74in x 3.74in make them big enough to cover the entire face.  These papers have no extra powder residue on them and are made from the abaca leaf - there is no pump to irritate skin.  The paper is also structured with lattice lines which makes them extra strong so that they don't tear.  The gold leaf infused in them are an ancient beauty trick of the Geisha.
Before
After

We all know that blotting sheets are great for touching up shine throughout the day.  Throw them in your purse and you're good to go.  In the video, I told you some different ways to use.  Here are a few of my tips:
  • When applying moisturizer to yourself or a client, use a blotting sheet right after to absorb excess product.  This cuts down the drying time and let's you jump right to foundation with soft, moisturized skin.
  • Put a few sheets in your bride's touch-up kit.  Good makeup should last but it's normal to blot the shine.
  • Use for touch-up on a photo shoot.  You don't have to worry about carrying around extra powder in multiple shades and dirtying up your brushes.  These papers are colorless and do the job.
  • Give these as a gift to a bride!  Unlike a lot of regular blotting sheets, they're packaged so beautifully and the gold leaf really makes them look like a luxury product.  They have a beautiful bridal kit with 4 packs tied with a special something blue ribbon.  One for the bride and some for the bridesmaids :)



You can find these luxury blotting sheets at www.tatcha.com.  They retail for $12 for one pack and $40 for a four pack.


Tatcha has generously agreed to sponsor three packs of their blotting sheets for my viewers to try.  Here's how to win:
  • I will have three winners, one for my blog, youtube, and twitter.  You must follow me on whatever avenue you plan on winning.  You an do it for all three!
  • For my YouTube - you must be a subscriber.  Leave a comment on the video telling me why you'd like to win and I'll pick the winner at random.
  • For my Blog - you must be a follower.   Leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to win and I'll pick the winner at random.
  • For Twitter - you must be a follower.  Look out for my Twitter giveaway announcement.  I'll host a mini trivia question giveaway and the first to answer correctly wins.
I'll announce the winners Monday.  Good luck! 

FTC Disclosure:  Product sponsored for giveaway.  I am not paid to write this post and not affiliated with the company.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

56 comments:

Melina said...

I hope I win this blotting paper. I have oily skin so they would be very helpful.. plus I have never won anything..

Agne said...

I have very oily skin, so blotting sheets would be an amazing gift for me! I've never used this brand!

Monique said...

I'd use these particularly while I am at work. I don't have time to look in the mirror and reapply any powder so these would really suit my lifestyle.

Bratz Doll. said...

I'd Love To Win This Because I Have Oily Skin Also A Good Addition To Add To My Make-Up Kit.

Nailz4U said...

I hope I win!! My twitter is @jippityboo (to contact me). My skin is very oily especially the T-zone and I hate looking oilyy!!

Crlsweetie912 said...

I really need a good blotting/oil control tool in my arsenal..Thanks for the contest!

Prettynelly said...

I would like to win because I have very oily skin and would love this to help control it through the day

Glenney Lynn said...

I'm eager to try this type of blotting paper if I win! I prefer using blotting paper instead of powder because I don't like adding layers of make up!

Helaina629 said...

I usually use rice paper for my blotting...but since you reviewed it just was curious, what makes it better than my rice paper? Would love to try it out! please enter me!! love your videos!

Cindy said...

I have very oily skin and would love to try this blotting paper. Thanks!

Selina said...

I would like to win because I've never tried blotting paper before. I usually try to avoid reapplying my makeup so I don't look cakey so I think something like this would come in handy.

kulchicbeauty said...

Hi Ren I would really like to win the Blotting paper i have really oily Tzone especially the tip of my nose lol

Cynthia said...

i'd love to win these because this comes in handy since i'm in high school and i'm there for a full day so it's inconvenient to do any touchups

jezzhae said...

i want to join.i want to try to use that blotting paper..thank you

Jen said...

I want to win because I want to try using blotting sheets! :)

Thank you!

Jackie said...

I want to win this blotting paper because it will be a good addition to my make up kit, I have oily t-zone and it will be good to try out this brand. ^^

Jennifer Leigh said...

I'd like to win these because I've never tried blotting papers before.

Becky said...

I would like to win, because have very oily skin.

ErinElizabeth said...

I would love to try out this blotting paper because I personally have an oily t-zone and use blotting paper often. I am also just starting out as a MUA and would love to add these fancy papers to my kit!
Thanks!

Mary Elizabeth said...

My Skin is so oily and I am usually at school/work from 10 in the morning until 10 at night! I would LOVE to have something like this to help me out!!

Also, thanks for the awesome make-up artist tips!

*~kAy~* said...

I want to try it because of the gold flecs! :P so perrrty :3

hellovanillasnow said...

I've been using blotting sheets for ages but I usually buy the CVS brand & they're a lot smaller than those. It takes me forever to blot my entire face because it's so small, I would love to win these just because I use them practically on an everyday basis

Fatima said...

I would love to have these blotting sheets.I have oily skin and I also hav lots of pimples so I already feel very conscious abt my face.with oil control under control I'll feel much better and less conscious of my face and they seem vry high quality so I wnt fear of getting more pimples

layla said...

I have super oily skin and would definitely put this prize to good use if i were to win this :) especially during a busy day at work

Ezzy said...

I have super oily skin and t-zone. These blotting sheets would really help me achieve the flawless natural look :)

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BO - Makeup Is Art said...

i would love to win this so i can blot my face on the go without having to apply more powder cos more powder eventually gives my face a very heavy look which makes it look and feel artificial.
they would be really convenient

moon said...

My skin is really oily. I already use blotting sheets but from different brand. I would like to try these.

Elise said...

i'd like to win cause i dont have any oil blotting sheets.

Tracy D said...

I love blotting paper, it is the one tool that works every time & leaves me feeling like I've touched up my face without adding any more product!

carolyn said...

i would love to win these because i really need these and i really dont like applying powder during the day cuz it makes my face feel heavier. also i think its so cool that its based off of geishas. :)

Lexie Darling said...

I would love to try these. i think they would be a great item to try out, thanks.

Drea J. said...

I have oily skin (mainly my forehead, grrr) and I would love to keep a few of these for myself but definitely put them in my kit :)

valerie joy said...

I have very oily skin. I always bring a pack of blotting paper with me wherever I go. I have to use a lot plus the blotting paper easily breaks. I would really love to try this brand! Plus, the packaging is very pretty!

Kat said...

Though my skin is dry, i still find that at the middle of the day, i start to get oily patches. and that's why i wanna try these!

katch05 at gmail dot com
*following you at GFC

Niki said...

I would love to have these to put in my kit

MAKE [me] UP said...

I would like to win be after i apply moisturizer i like to get to my foundation i dont have much time to do makeup so when i do i like to get to it

CC said...

i really wanna try this one... it is bigger than what i usually have..which means i will save extra sheet. I usually used 2 blotting papers in one sitting.

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evie said...

would love to win this as i have super oily skin and always need to blot them!

Elena said...

I hope I win this for my Makeup Artist Kit! Thanks!

Cara Rainford said...

i hope i win this blotting paper because i hate to see in pictures my face and its overly shiny and i never know why =)

Confession of a curious marmalade said...

Blotting sheet is my bestfriend. When i do retouch, I make sure that I blot my face first with these babies before applying anything on my face. Talk about hygene! :)

Miyo Sia said...

I would love to win to try the product. I didn't know blotting sheets can be useful for people with oily skin to preserve the look and eliminate retouching. thanks for sponsoring another giveaway :)

Sadi said...

I would love to win this as i have super oily skin and always need to buy some nice blotting papers

lizet said...

I'd like to when this product as I have problems with oily skin and would like to try this brand.

filipinaflava47 said...

i would use this for myself because i have super oily skin, i get very oily throughtout the day. i start getting oily an hour after putting on my makeup

filipinaflava47 said...

i would use this for myself because i have super oily skin, i get very oily throughtout the day. i start getting oily an hour after putting on my makeup

shay said...

I would love to win these blotting sheets and see if they are worth the price. What I do love about these is there size. Normally, I use end wraps from Sally's beauty because you get 1000 sheets for a couple of dollars. They are what you would use with curlers. I keep them everywhere including my purse, car and office desk.

justlou said...

I would love to win because it would be a great experience to actually be able to try out the product.

mint said...

I love using blotting sheets :D they are so helpful! i would love to win this tatcha blotting sheets because I want to see how well they work compare to other blotting sheets I've tried. :)
thanks for the giveaway

Confession of a curious marmalade said...

This blotting paper would help me out avoid brake outs. I have oily skin. The gold flakes as adorable. :)

KrispyTinCan said...

I would love to win because my face is extremely oily. I will become shiny within an hour or two after i put on my makeup. The blotting paper can help me and it is looks so cute

Bela Gerhard said...

I´d love to win because I have a real oily t-zone ..and is summetime here so it´d be wonderful to have such thing:)

bela.gerhard at gmail dot com

Lauren said...

aw I like the idea of giving them to a bride in a little make up kit. I am going to have to include them in little wedding gift baskets.

Cindy said...

I have super oily skin, so I am dreading summer.

I never thought that blotting sheets would be "couture" lol