Ask any makeup-loving Filipina and she’ll tell you “heavy” is the enemy. In a country known for its blazing temps, thick face paint is a big discomfort. Even on the off-chance that you prefer dense coverage, it’ll melt right off in this humidity. This is all to say that a weightless base is the way to go—and yes, we’ve got recos! Here are 10 feather-light foundations, skin tints, BBs, and CCs loved by our customers.

Maybelline Super BB Cushion Fresh Matte SPF25, P749
Janella, 27, Combination Skin: “I have combination skin and I really hate that whenever I use a good semi-matte finish BB cream, 2 hours later the shine on my T-zone, especially the corners of my nose, are visible already but the rest of my face is still ok. This cushion is great for the summer! …I try not to use so much makeup because it starts to feel uncomfortable on the face if you’re out and about in this intense heat. Overall, I found that this cushion is lightweight, does not look cakey after setting it with powder. I only had to blot once throughout the day and that was after 5 hours into the day. The only thing I didn’t like about this is that it emphasizes dry patches on the skin [so] make sure to apply moisturizer first on those areas before using this.”

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, P1,600
Trisha, 27, Combination: “I’ve always wanted to try this product because of all the good reviews. I was finally able to try it when my friend gave it as a gift from BeautyMNL! It’s very lightweight and at the same time gives you medium to full coverage, depending on how much product you put on. Gives the skin the luminous/dewy glow without being too shiny. Definitely hides the skin’s imperfections and at the same time gives protection from the sun (SPF42) and other skin benefits as well! I’ve been repurchasing since I started using it! HG product!!!”

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation, P750
Kyrene, 23, Oily Skin: “Got this in Classic Tan and it’s amazing! It really gives a smooth and flawless finish. It does have a bit of a flashback effect so keep that in mind when purchasing. This would be a great every day foundation because it feels so lightweight. I love the idea of the packaging. For those with an oily skin type, you will probably need to touch up with powder, but it’s nothing too problematic. All in all, highly recommended product!”

Pixi by Petra H2O Skintint, P1,190
Maybelle, 28, Oily Skin: “In love [with] this tinted moisturizer. I cannot stress enough how this is what makes me achieve the no-makeup makeup look. It’s light, cool to the skin, and the nude shade fits my skin tone well. When applied with [a] BeautyBlender it gives [you] seamless natural coverage. It may not cover the darker blemishes but it sure does a good job in evening out my skin. Just set with translucent powder, [add] some lip and cheek tint, and off you go. And the packaging is hygienic, too. Love this!”

Leiania House of Beauty BB+CC Glow Crème, P410
Remicar, 34, Oily Skin: “PROS: After trying this product, I don’t think I’ll use any other BB or CC cream as part of my daily makeup routine. It blends well on my skin and feels light. A tinted moisturizer that gives [you a] glow (it really does!) with a matte finish and SPF30. I have [an] oily face and this product helps to control the oiliness. Not to mention that it is organic and just what I need since I can easily have breakouts. Everything about this product is amazing! Highly recommended for those who wants the no-makeup look with a glow. CONS: If you are looking for a product with full coverage like those commercialized BB creams or foundations, this is not the one.”

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream, P600
Nine, 34, Normal Skin: “I eased into the habit of using BB creams thanks to Beyond the Solution BB Cream by Lioele. It’s easy to apply and smooth out, plus it has great coverage even if it feels so light on the skin. It’s hydrating too! It can get a bit oily so use it sparingly. It matches even my morena skin, which I find surprising. It also doesn’t give me skin issues or breakouts when I use it often. I always have this with me especially when I travel because it’s great for quick touch-ups as it doesn’t take too much time to apply it. Perfect!”

DewyTree Skin Healthy Fit CC Cream, P1,099
Mayen, Normal Skin: “This cream glides effortlessly on my face with a beauty blender. Goes on sheer without any sticky feel and blends quite fast. A few drops is enough to give you fresh skin as if you had 8 hours of sleep. Stays on for about 6 hours and my skin still looks polished. I think I’ll stick to this CC cream after trying [other] good brands. I’ll go for this because of the lightweight feel.”

Wunder2 Coverproof Foundation, P1,800
Diane, Oily Skin: “This by far is the most lightweight foundation I have tried. The medium shade complements my skin color so it feels like having a second skin whenever I use this. It also controls my oil and now I only need to blot twice a day (I used to blot 4-5 times a day, yes, that’s how oily I was). It also lives up to its name—IT REALLY IS COVERPROOF and stays on my face THE WHOLE DAY despite how hot our weather is in Manila. Its staying power is as impressive as expensive brands like Estee Lauder Double Wear. I am pretty sure that I will use this foundation for a very long time.”

Makeup World Cover Up Foundation, P299
Cris, 26, Oily Skin: “I got the jackpot with this foundation! It’s so sulit, P299 for 40ml! I like this because it covers my face pretty well and hides my problematic areas such as pimple marks, dark [under]-eyes, and blemishes. The Nude shade is just perfect for my morena skin tone. It blends really well and when it dries up, it looks like my second skin. Very easy to use and a good everyday foundation. I’m satisfied.”

Dear Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream, P1,100
Lexi, 23, Sensitive Skin: “Probably the only product I’ve ever come across that offers virtually no coverage, yet does the job of perfecting your skin. It applies a little emollient, which was an initial turn-off for my oily skin, but it settled into my face very well. Its strength lies in its perfecting properties. It doesn’t exactly last you all day, so you’re going to have to set this with powder after your routine, but when it makes a home on your skin, it really leaves it looking fresher and dewier than when you left it. It’s almost like magic. I’ve been using mine for roughly two months now and I have to say, I’m really convinced this is a holy grail BB. It’s certainly isn’t for everyone, though. If you have MAJOR skin blemishes or acne marks, this will not cover it at ALL. This is definitely the kind of product you reach for when you wake up with great skin, and you don’t want to slap anything heavy on it for the risk of ruining your flawless canvas.”

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