Photography Tan Wei Te Art Direction Sherli Chong
It’s called Invisimatte Blotting Paper: a fancy name that doesn’t do justice to a product that has totally put a new spin on sheet blotters. Unlike most others, which come as sheets in packs, Rihanna’s version takes after cling-film and aluminium-sheet dispensers.
Her face mattifier comes in a roll, not individual sheets. Each roll goes into a nude-pink case no bigger than a small lipstick. The case has two lids: the inner keeps the roll in place; the outer, with teeth, helps you tear the paper into sheets. And on top of that, it has a small mirror for your touch-ups.
Each roll has 5.15m of blotting paper. It’s the equivalent of 64 sheets if you tear off 8cm each time (that’s about the length of the average blotting sheet). A case with a roll is $26; refills are $14 each.
VERDICT: This is hands down the prettiest facial blotter I’ve seen. It easily looks like a modern makeup accessory, and is super addictive to use. I found the paper to be thinner than most blotters, so people with really oily skin would have to use two or more sheets, but the good thing is that you get to control how much you use each time so you don’t waste one whole sheet on just a small area. Make sure you tear the sheet in one swift movement to get a neat cut.
A version of this story first appeared in the November 2017 issue of Her World magazine.