Get That Groom Some MAC Blot Film!

Published in: Beauty Tips, Drugstore Beauty Finds, MAC Makeup


Happy Sunday, girls. I’ve been trying to catch up on e-mails today, but I’m a little behind.


MBB reader Spring Bride recently sent a note asking for wedding makeup advice — for her groom!

Hi Karen,

I’m an avid reader of your blog. Thank you for your great advice and tips. I’m getting married in 2 weeks and my fiance would like some recommendations for blotting paper as his forehead gets really oily.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Spring Bride, congrats on your upcoming nuptials! That’s fab that you’ve got your honey’s back. Nobody wants to look too shiny in their pics, you know?

Because you only want that boy glowing when he says “I Do,” I highly recommend MAC Blot Film ($12.50 for 30 sheets). It cuts down on the shine and leaves skin looking super matte without leaving a powdery residue.

I used it a few months ago on myself at my BFF’s wedding, and it worked great. Before the wedding, I stuffed five of the papers into a small mirrored lipstick case and popped that into my purse for touchups through the 10-hour celebration.

If your boo’s wedding outfit has pockets, maybe he could carry a few of the papers on him that way.

If you don’t have a MAC counter nearby, Clean & Clear makes a blotting paper called Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5 for 50 smaller sheets). They work well, too, and cost a little bit less.

To save even more (hey, weddings ain’t cheap), you could always use Starbucks napkins. No kidding, but for some reason I think they work really well at removing oil. Go figure!

Sunday is my fun day

Are you having a good weekend so far? I’ve mostly been chillaxin’ and doing a whole lotta nothing. 🙂 The only effort I’ve expended today was when I danced around the living room to VH1’s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s.


Watching the show took me back to the East Bay ‘burbs of my childhood circa 1986… I can almost feel my Bongo jeans getting tighter and smell the Aquanet permeating through my 5-inch-high bangs.


I busted out my eighth grade dance moves (the Running Man and the Roger Rabbit) and bumped choice cuts like Supersonic and It Takes Two.

Good times…

Help for Spring Bride

I know a few of you gals are in the process of planning your weddings or recovering from one. Do you have any suggestions for Spring Bride’s hubby-to-be? Maybe a man-friendly tinted moisturizer?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Christina says:

    My weekend has been spent moving (always fun), but I’m glad you had a fun morning that already included 80s music!

  2. Lydia says:

    lol I love Devo!

  3. Indian Girl says:

    I love Boscia blotting papers. Work like magic, plus they are preservative free. That whole line has been good to me , so me likey !

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  4. Karen B says:

    Weekend in Stockholm 🙂
    I spent even more at MAC today actually… Lol. Got another fluidline, a scent and eyeshadow in Kid… Damn I’m broke right now.

  5. Jade says:

    The disposable toilet seat covers that you get from a dispenser in toilet stalls also absorb oil very well. It’s the same sort of material as most blotters. It absorbes oil VERY well.

  6. shoppingann says:

    Toilet seat covers!

  7. Krys says:

    I used the body shop’s powder free facial blotting tissues, its $10 for 130 sheets. It works well and doesn’t mess up my makeup! =)

  8. Kailey says:

    Biore makes some blotting sheets I think…I’ve heard they work well =]
    Sephora makes some too.

  9. Steph says:

    I TOTALLY watched the same vh1 show! I think that 867-5309/Jenny should have been #1, but hey, it still got in the top 10!

  10. Jessica says:

    BEWARE of the Clean and Clear Oil Sheets – they contain mineral oil!! I just found out yesterday from Makeupalley.

    … it makes so much sense now – they worked great to remove the oil, but then 10 minutes later, I was even more oily than before.

    I tossed mine out. I’m hoping my acne will clear up now!

  11. Spring Bride says:

    Karen – You rock!

    Girls – Thanks so much for your recommendation.

    Now, my hubby-t0-oe will be a happy groom and ready to say his I DO!

  12. Amber says:

    Seconding the Boscia sheets: $10/100 at Sephora and they are large! I never liked the clingy feel of the Clean & Clear sheets.

  13. Elin says:

    Mood: Ok for a Monday
    Current crush: Adam Lambert on American Idol! Look at that eyeliner!
    Outfit: Womyn jeans,Tommy Bahama zip fleece
    Hair: bangs long in my eyes, poofed in back
    Today’s eyes, cheeks and lips: MAC eyeshadow with Bobbi Brown shimmer pink and Merle Norman purple liner, Chanel blush with some Bobbi Brown shimmer blush on top, Trish McEvoy Lip Pencil in Nude 1 with Too Faced lip gloss on top (from palette)
    Favorite lipgloss: Right now I like the new Lancome La Laque Fever
    Favorite mascara: using Diorshow
    Favorite foundation: Smashbox Hydrating mineral powder
    Plans for lunch: just ate leftovers at my desk – I beat you for lame!
    Weekly goals: finish taxes, walk when its not snowing!

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