Best Bet: Blot It Out


We're a bit obsessed with the new Tatcha Aburatorigami blotting papers that just arrived at the New London Pharmacy (Space NK is getting them in February). There's always an appeal in blotting papers — they de-shine you without leaving powder on your face (cough, Nicole Kidman, cough). But most of them are the size of rolling papers, and if you're a fairly greasy person, you might end up going through four sheets at the least: one for each cheek, the forehead and chin, and the nose. And they were always weird and cheap looking. The Tatcha papers are large enough — about the size of a Kleenex — so that one sheet is all you need, and the packaging is, dare we say, pretty cute.

$12 for a pack of 30 at New London Pharmacy (246 Eighth Ave. nr. 22nd Street; 212-243-4987).