tatcha aburatorigami japanese beauty papers

I love gold. When I found out that the Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Beauty Papers (30 sheets, $15 cdn) had whisper thin gold flakes incorporated into the papers, I was intrigued. I can’t help but sing Iggy Azalea's song “Fancy” in my head whenever I blot my face with these beauty sheets. Is that weird? Doesn’t matter. Like everything else from Tatcha (here and here), the amount of care that goes into their packaging shines through. Whether it was the gold flakes and adorable packaging or the hope that these things might help control my oily t-zone, I decided to pick a pack up after I ran out of my Boscia Blotting Linens.

These beauty papers claim to be a “soft, absorbing paper made of 100% natural abaca leaf and gold flakes to help absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup. These sheets are cruelty-free, biodegradable and handmade in Japan”.

The packaging is much more luxurious than any other blotting paper I’ve used. The packaging style is a standard flip top (envelope style) but in the shape of a square and with a much larger size (3.75 inches all around). This differs from the generic rectangular shape that is almost a third less in size. It’s super compact and fits in all my purses and clutches with ease. The package is not waterproof.

These fragrance and powder free sheets are one of the best blotting papers on the market. At first, I was a bit thrown off by the size, but quickly realized how much more area I could cover with just one sheet. These papers are quite thin but they do not tear easily. The blotting sheet is ultra soft and super flexible, making it easy to press against your skin. With one paper (using both sides), I am able to create a completely matte finish without drying my skin or displacing makeup.

I started using blotting papers throughout the day to reduce the amount of powder I would apply to my skin. For those days when I’m super oily, I will use a blotting paper first then apply a setting powder overtop. Lately, I haven’t been touching up as much as I normally do as these sheets are doing a pretty good job keeping me oil-free.

These papers come everywhere with me. Having them in a slim envelope makes them compact and easy to throw into any type of bag. These papers have an incredible ability to remove the oils and keep my skin matte while leaving my makeup in place, making it an absolute winner in my books. From the packaging to the product itself, it just works. The only thing I need to do is use them more! They're so nice to look at that I don't ever want to ruin the package! "I'm so fancy, you already know...".

I am already on my second pack and will keep repurchasing. Looking forward to the Sephora sale this November!!


  1. I love the plotting papers to, maybe not from tatcha, but just because I've never tried them :)
    Lovely pics honey!

    xoxo, Colli

  2. It's really pricey for a blotting paper but it seems to be a really amazing job! I have been blotting my forehead recently too, for some reason I get shiny half way through the day.

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  3. At first, I honestly thought that this was just fancy paper that you put on display... until reading and realizing that they're blotting papers! They definitely do sound very fancy haha! I don't think I could bring myself to use these because I'd get too addicted.

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