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.