We’re no strangers to the unholy trinity of Pinay problems: heat, humidity, and the hassle of melting makeup. Thankfully, there’s a formula for everything, and our eagle-eyed customers will tell you exactly what works. These melt-resistant foundations stay put come rain or shine, so even if you can’t withstand the weather, your makeup certainly will. Don’t sweat it!

Maybelline Super BB Cream with Super Cover SPF50, now on sale at P349 (limited time only) Karla, Oily Skin: “I’ve consistently tried a single brand of BB cream before, and even veered away by using liquid foundation for a short time. Because of the price and the reviews, I just had to satisfy my curiosity and see if this really works. After using this every day for three months, I would have to say that this is a great drugstore alternative to the more popular Korean BB cream brands. It provides you with great, lasting coverage amidst the heat, the commute, long walks, and sun exposure.”

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation, P640 Janice, Combination Skin: “The NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation is one of the best foundations that I have tried in a really long while. It’s relatively affordable, and it doesn’t melt off my face (since I’m really very oily). I would recommend users to try this. It is very true to the label, you do stay matte, without being flat!”

Naturactor Cover Face Foundation, P650 Maria, Oily Skin: “I read about this cover face foundation and signed up for the wait list right away. Got the 141 (medium with pink undertones) although I have fair skin since I am not sure how white the product will be on my skin. I was amazed that it suits my complexion and blended well. My marks and skin imperfections were covered seamlessly and only needed a few pats of loose powder. I did not need any touch ups and to think it’s scorching hot! Truly a good product and worth the price for its size. Would definitely hoard more jars!”

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup, P600 Ariane, Oily Skin: “I don’t normally wear foundation on a daily basis because of how heavy and cakey some products make me feel. I was kinda hesitant to but a bottle of this because I might end up not being a fan of it. But, thank god I did! This foundation is light as a feather on your skin. It’s like it’s not even there! I also love this because it does not make my face greasy. With all the terrible heat in Manila, it’s amazing that my face stays matte.

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation, P875 Kim, Combination Skin: “I’ve been long searching for a foundation that wouldn’t make me a big grease ball at the end of the day and this was my savior. I’ve tried BB creams, CC creams, high end, and other drug store foundations and I must say that this definitely did it for me. It kept me matte throughout the day (considering I travelled through the humid streets of Espana and Dapitan for school), my makeup didn’t slide off, no breakouts, and best of all, I got tons more complements after I started using this. The price is also very justifiable for me because it definitely does the job, and does it well.”

Karadium Collagen Moisture 2-Way Cake with SPF 25PA++, P650 Toni, Oily Skin: “I use this as a finishing powder when I feel like my face needs a little bit more coverage and lift. I love that it never looks cakey whatsoever on my face and adds that extr [sic] bit of coverage that the foundation wasnt able to cover. Definitely a must have for any of you who are looking for a nice coverage powder that lasts all day and doesnt look cakey!”

City Color Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation, P495 Fatima, Combination Skin: “One of my HG foundation on here is the loreal super blendable and it was perfectly great for my oily skin. Now that I am back at my combination skin and certain parts of my face are getting flaky. Plus my skin tone went from medium to medium light and I needed a mix to lighten my w4.5 loreal super blendable. Got the color ‘Soft Beige’ which is quite a bit of a yellow undertone so I mixed it and the finish was slightly tacky and natural.. Not very dewy. Thought it wouldnt last but oh god.. It does not Budge off. Specially if you set it with powder (I use ellana minerals). It lasts 6 hours and more too(Even alone without mixing it with my loreal). Medium coverage. This is one of those surprising good makeup finds.”

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