Sheets of Gold

I have a friend of a friend who feels the need to shorten words. And I have to admit, the habit is contage. Anyway, I was at a photo shoot recently where the makeup artist was raving about these Japanese blotting papers. They are literally made of gold—or speckled with gold leaf, that is. I was feeling like my skin was truly atrosh that day, so I tried the Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers (3 pack for $30, tatcha.com). The thin paper square did not disintegrate when it came in contact with my greasy, greasy skin; the abaca leaf of which the paper is made is strong, yet soft on skin. And the gold leaf doesn’t come off on the skin; it just makes you feel regally fabu.

About five minutes later, I looked in the studio mirror and saw an amazingly perfect complexion. It was brighter, smoother, more even-toned and not at all oily—but not matte, either. I later told my friend to tell her friend the papers are truly awes (as in awesome).

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