Ask yourself why you use and abuse your beauty filter, and the answer will most likely be, “I just want my skin to look better.” But let’s face it: that skin-improvement only goes selfie-deep! Our skin can’t stay filtered IRL—but with a good primer, you can get similar results.

Primers fill out large pores and fine lines to make your skin look super smooth. They also control excess sebum, leaving you with a subtle glow instead of a layer of grease. And of course, they act like magnets for makeup, keeping all your hard work on your face and preventing the dreaded slip ‘n’ slide. So if you’re looking for an offline beauty filter, you might want to try one of these 4 Korean primers!

1. Banila Co. Prime Primer (Classic), P1,090
Nothing’s quite as satisfying as gliding your fingertips over silky skin. The cheat: South Korea’s No. 1 primer, Banila Co.’s Prime Primer. This gel-like formula applies seamlessly over the skin, creating a velvet-like texture. A truly lightweight primer, it blurs fine lines and large pores, adds a subtle radiance, and prolongs your makeup wear. Triple threat!

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2. Innisfree No Sebum Powder Cream, P690
Part of Innisfree’s cult No Sebum line, the No Sebum Powder Cream is a fabulous multi-purpose product. It hydrates, controls oil, and leaves a matte, soft-focus effect that looks good alone or under makeup. Its fluffy, sorbet-like texture feels like dream on the skin. K-beauty fans swear by this product and rave about how smooth their skin feels as soon as they apply it. This could very well be your new Holy Grail!

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3. Lioele Secret Pore Rich Balm, P700
By the name alone, you can tell that Lioele’s Secret Pore Rich Balm is the go-to primer for picture-perfect skin. This greatly hyped product is a game-changer when it comes to paving away pores and diminishing the appearance of other blemishes. The balm is formulated with a light-diffusing technology that reduces shine on the face without reducing your glow. Expect nothing less than poreless results.

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4. Tinchew Vita7 Sugar Pop Makeup, P1,600
Looking to splurge a little? Tinchew’s Vita7 Sugar Pop Makeup is primer and color-corrector in one beautiful bottle. Available in Light Green (to neutralize redness) and Light Violet (to correct sallowness), this formula has a pore-blurring and skin-brightening effect on the skin. Because this primer is water-based, you can expect to look dewy, not greasy. It also contains vitamin extracts to tone up the skin and leaves a cooling sensation upon application. Totally worth the price, if you ask us.

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