My husband made a very special Beautyhabit order for me. To get free shipping he added these blotting sheets to the cart because “the packaging is cute”. I agree. I use blotting sheets daily ( less now that I’m using a Smashbox primer, but more of that later). I haven’t used Chidoriya blotting sheets before. I usually use Papier Poudré, Boscia, or budget sheets from Daiso.
Chidoriya is Japanese cosmetic company founded in 1949 in Kyoto to supply Maiko dancing girls and Geishas. Chidoriya Oil-Blotting Face Papers come in a small booklet that contains 30 sheets. The booklet is very flimsy. A separate adorable face paper case is available for about $25 to house the booklet. This may be a nice investment if Chidoriya is your brand. My life is fine without the case. I store the blotting sheets in my own adorable, portable makeup bag. The sheets are very thin and appear to have a sheer, shimmery gold coating. Read about that here. When I use the sheets to blot, I do not notice any shimmer on my face. And I don’t see shimmer left on the sheet. (The sheet instead looks transparent and gross. I have decided that I need better air in my office). I guess that the shimmer disappears with oil or that if it is left on my skin then it is subtle. My skin of course looks better after blotting with a sheet.
The sheets are thin, smooth, and silky. They feel much better to the touch than my bargain Papier Poudré. However, each booklet retails for $7 for 30 sheets. A booklet of Papier Poudré has 65 sheets and retails for under $4. I’m still trying to decide if it is worth the difference. But, yeah, husband was right, the packaging is cute. This product can be purchased at beautyhabit.com in the US.