Having oily or combination skin usually comes in tandem with having large pores. And no matter how stringently you follow your skincare regimen, they just don’t seem to disappear. Instead of peering into your mirror and waiting for them to shrink, try using a mattifying powder instead. They’re typically formulated to absorb excess sebum, blur the appearance of pores, and ensure that your makeup stays fresh all day.

Skip the beauty emergency altogether, and take your pick among the 6 finishing powders that have our seal of approval. Read on!

1. Ellana Stay Matte Poreless Powder, P399 Blended with skin-saving ingredients such as rice powder and kaolin clay, this nurturing skin illuminator instantly brightens troubled complexions. It has a weightless texture that neither cakes nor creases, and gives the appearance of translucent, just-like-glass skin. It’s specially designed for professional shoots, so you can be that it banishes even the biggest of blemishes.

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2. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder, P599 If you’ve got a slick n’ stubborn T-Zone, this light-as-air makeup base is a one-way ticket to cloud nine. It features a microspun formula, which is activated when its loose particles are swirled among streams of air molecules. It keeps oily areas at bay, absorbing any excess sebum that surfaces. The result? A healthy, natural-looking finish that lasts throughout the day.

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3. Ben Nye Luxury Powder, P1,450 True to its name, this finely-milled, multi-function foundation looks and feels luxurious on any skin type. It smoothens out rough patches and bumps, while enhancing your skin tone. It also serves as a concealer for undereye circles, or as a highlighter to brighten dark areas.

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4. Dermacol Invisible Fixing Powder, P1,100 Achieving that matte-not-flat look is simply a sweep away with this complexion corrector. It provides transparent coverage with a velvety appearance, and balances perfectly with dewy makeup. Although it has no sparkle or shimmer, loyal users claim that it adds a subtle, warm glow to dull, fatigued skin.

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5. Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Powder, P1,150 An easy cult-fave among K-beauty buffs, this skin-saving solution blurs pores and imperfections, and creates an airbrushed finish. It’s enriched with plant and flower extracts, which work to nourish and enhance the overall health of your skin while it’s worn. For skin that glows inside and out, this is definitely your next Holy Grail!

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6. ColourPop No Filter Loose Setting Powder, P750 This long-wearing formula prolongs pigment vibrancy, creates a soft-focus and matte finish, and feels absolutely weightless on top of multiple layers of makeup. It’s made of ultra-fine powders ground from gentle, 100% vegan ingredients. Definitely the ideal finishing touch to any makeup look!

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