If the used blotting papers in your purse could talk, they’d confess your current primer just isn’t working out. Your base should be keeping shine at bay, not turning your forehead into a mirror. But don’t lose hope, oily friends—even if you’re in the slick of it all. Our regulars recommend 4 Asian primers to help you say goodbye to grease. Three are from South Korea, while one hails from the PH! #Represent

Prime Primer Matte, P1,090
Veronica, 25, Oily Skin: “This primer [does] wonders in my makeup routine. My face tends to get oily and this [primer] can maintain my makeup all throughout the day. It also smells good. I’ve been using it for a year already and it’ll always be included in my holy grail products.”

Lioele Secret Pore Rich Balm, P700
Myers, 43, Oily Skin: “This is totally a hit for me. I bought the small size for a try, and it never failed to amaze me. I use other high-end primers, but this works best for me. I have an oily-combination face. This one really sucks out my oiliness thoroughly, not even the hint of it—considering that I put argan oil on my face on top of my moisturizer. I also use this [primer] even without make-up. It really does blur my pores, giving me that soft, totally poreless look. Highly recommend this. Buying my bigger size now.”

Ellana Liquid Primer, P599
Anna, 17, Combination Skin: “THIS!!! THIS!!! Is so amazing. I only checked [my face] once but it didn’t look greasy, it looked healthy. Oh my, oh my, am I so in love with this <3”

Magic Oil Control Primer, on sale at P432 (limited time only)
Alecs, 17, Combination Skin: “It’s actually a really good product, not gonna lie! It’s now one of my staple makeup [products] that I need to use every day. It does control the oil in my face, and I’m glad that it decreased the oiliness. It’s also a great base for makeup. It leaves my face shine-free! I recommend it for those having trouble with [their] oily faces.”

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