A few months back I was standing outside a coffee shop in the middle of London with my friend, waiting for her to finish a phone call. Suddenly I feel a tap on my shoulder, so I turn round to see who it is – expecting to be asked for directions by a tourist but it’s an old man with a pint in his hand who says ‘alright love, you’re the perverts’ delight!’ ‘ummm what?’ I reply whilst plotting my escape route. ‘Your dress is tucked into your tights’ came his reply, and indeed it was. My arse was exposed to the all of London and his mates in beer garden next to the coffee shop were getting a good look at my rear end. Great. That’s the story I told to Kleenex Cleanse on Twitter when they were asking for embarrassing stories you’d like to wipe away, in order to win a goodie bag.
Yup I won and was sent a goodie bag of Kleenex Cleanse products, the stand out product, to me being their Shine Absorbing Sheets*. My skin can be a real mixed bag, some days really dry, other days a bit on the sensitive side and often oily in places. I usually carry around powder to combat the oiliness but sometimes, when a clutch bag is called for, it just isn’t practical.
I’ve used blotting sheets before (some fairly expensive ones) and decided they weren’t for me because they tended to lift off not only oil but my make up. However I decided to slip these in my bag on the way to a recent wedding, almost on a whim. Weddings are long, tiring days which involve standing outside in the sun having photos taken, dancing and drinking – all of which make my skin oily and just blah. The sheets come in a slim packet, just perfect for stowing away in your handbag and are themselves purple – I’m not sure why the colour pleases me but it does. The packet comes with a little tab which means when you reopen the packet the next sheet is there ready for you to use – very clever.
So on to the sheets themselves, I’ve found them perfect for blotting away any greasiness or shine in problem areas without lifting the make up. They contain no powder which means you don’t get that cakey look you can sometimes get if you apply powder to greasy skin – which is really important to me. I thought I’d just use them out on the go or for nights out but I’ve experimented with applying my foundation, leaving for 2-3 mins and then blotting away any excess or shine before powdering and I have to say this has fast become part of my routine. They happily mattify my skin without giving me that awful 2D look and make my foundation last longer.
Have you tried any of the new Kleenex Cleanse range?
You can get these in Superdrug (£2.99 for 50) and I’ve seen their cleansing wipes in supermarkets so I’m not sure if they carry the full range too.
P.S. I’d be interested to hear if you’ve tried any other blotting papers and what you think of them.