Call us dramatic, but an oily skin type in the thick of summer humidity is nothing short of a tragedy. Sadly, blotting can only do so much. So when the going gets greasy, we bust out our must-have mattifying powders. They give the face a velvety polish and make us feel so much fresher. Powder away!

1. L’Oréal Paris Pro-Matte 16HR Powder, P600
True to its name, this high-performance powder keeps shine at bay for up to 16 hours. It’s the perfect balance between effective oil control and weightless coverage.

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2. NYX Blotting Powder, P620
A good setting powder should feel like a second skin—light as a feather and cake-free. This finely-milled powder provides that exact brand of seamlessness with a satin-matte finish.

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3. Maybelline Clear Smooth Powder, P259
What’s better than a five-star rating? Liza Soberano’s stamp of approval, that’s what! This drugstore classic is her fave for two reasons: 8-hour oil control and a pocket-friendly price tag.

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4. Naturactor Powder Foundation, P620
Japanese brand Naturactor is known for its superior coverage, and this particular formula is a godsend for spotty skin. Even without concealer, it covers up blemishes and sets with a porcelain-smooth, shine-free finish.

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5. Suesh Loose Finishing Powder, P608
Not a fan of pressed powder? Treat that greasy T-Zone with this tinted loose powder instead. It absorbs excess sebum, leaves a soft-focus effect, and evens out your skin tone.

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6. Pop Beauty No Show No Shine Powder, P1,110
If you have combination skin, this hydrating powder will help you sidestep those dreaded dry patches. It wards off shine with nourishing ingredients that won’t suck out precious moisture. Also, it’s oil-free!

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7. Too Cool for School Check UV Cover Pact, now on sale at P667 (limited time only)
Summer calls for extra UV protection, so this SPF-infused powder kills two birds with one stone. Apart from absorbing oil, it forms a shield over the skin to prevent sun damage and premature aging.

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8. Dearberry Magic Oil Control Powder, now on sale at P288 (limited time only)
Makeup meltdowns are a thing of the past with this lightweight setting powder. Its mattifying power keeps that halo of oil from forming around your face. Expect your FOTD to stay put all day!

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9. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, now on sale at P432 (limited time only)
For breakout-prone skin, opt for a formula that won’t clog your pores. This derma-approved powder delivers breathable coverage and shine control for up to 5 hours.

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10. Banila Co. Mini Finish Powder, P575
Grab this travel-sized bestseller in time for your next getaway! Its blurring properties minimize imperfections and prevent The Slick. You’re skin will stay fresh as a daisy, even on the go. Yay!

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