In the Philippines, it's practically summer all year round. With the constant humidity blasting our faces, in addition to the insulated heat of our masks, there is no guarantee our base makeup wont melt after a few hours.
If that's something you struggle with, you probably have oily or combination skin and need help controlling that shine. Don't worry, we found multiple mattifying powders that can keep that aggressive glow at bay. Just scroll right ahead!
1. One/Size Ultimate Setting Powder
If you’re planning to keep your makeup on for 14 hours, your best bet is to seal that glam with this blurring powder. FYI, it's the brainchild of beauty influencer Patrick Starrr!
Beauty Ultimate Setting Powder, P1900, ONE/SIZE, Sephora.ph
2. Banila Co. Prime Primer Matte Finish Powder
This translucent powder swears to keep your make-up fresh all day. It contains glacial and celtic water as well as green clay to keep your face hydrated while still being matte. Don’t worry, it's lightweight and it doesn't let your makeup turn cakey either!
Prime Primer Matte Finish Powder, P1250, BANILA CO, Zalora
3. Issy & Co. Weightless Loose Powder
Hate the heavy feeling some powders give? This one is weightless and finely milled, so it won't give you that struggle. It also comes in three finishes: Matte, illuminating, and translucent—perfect for pore blurring and a seamless finish for any skin type.
Weightless Loose Powder, P349, ISSY & CO., Lazada
4. Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder
This powder beats shine, dullness, and dryness all at once. Its matte finish hides uneven complexion easily, and its compact feature makes it super handy to bring for touch-ups.
Marshmallow Finish Powder, P930, CANMAKE, canmakeph.com
5. MAC Studio Fix Matte Powder Plus Foundation
If you're into one-step bases, this powder has enough coverage to double as foundation. Its velvety finish guarantees to stay put for 12 hours, without streaking nor creasing—no wonder it's a best-seller.
Studio Fix Matte Powder Plus Foundation, P1950, MAC, Rustan's
6. Careline Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder
This product is a must-try if you want to maintain a fresh matte face. It is non-comedogenic, long-wearing, and perfect for all skin types. It also comes in two shades to provide natural coverage without looking chalky!
Oil Control Mattifying Loose Powder, P220, CARELINE, Lazada
7. Generation Happy Skin Stay Fresh Weightless Pressed Powder SPF 20
With the summer heat, oily skin isn't the only threat we have to deal with. Good thing there are producs like this powder, which has SPF 20 to prevent sun damage, all while keeping your skin matte and even!
Generation Happy Skin Stay Fresh Weightless Pressed Powder SPF 20, P499, HAPPY SKIN, Shopee