There’s a fine line between dewy and greasy, and the amount of sebum on your face spells all the difference. Keeping excess oil at bay takes constant effort—and when blotting fails, a mattifying pressed powder can save the day.
In the Philippines, you deal with skyrocketing temps, constant sweat, and overactive oil glands. Anyone who doesn’t own a mattifying powder is pretty much asking for a makeup meltdown. That’s why these compacts come in handy! They banish shine, smooth out the skin, help hide blemishes, and set your makeup. Plus, they slip right into your purse—almost like they belong there. Weatherproof your look with our two picks, below!
SPLURGE: Innisfree No Sebum Blur Pact, P759
We’re not exaggerating when we call Innisfree’s No Sebum Blur Pact a Holy Grail. It’s made with natural Jeju minerals, which are famed for their mattifying yet nourishing effect. These minerals control shine two ways: first, by absorbing excess oil at a surface level, and second, by helping to maintain your natural moisture balance. The powder has a beige-y tint to it that blends out, but more importantly, creates a soft-focus finish all over the face. It might be pricier than your typical compact, but wouldn’t you pay a premium for grease-free skin?
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SAVE: Maybelline ClearSmooth Pressed Powder, P169
If you’re working with a shiny face and a shoestring budget, you might want to try Maybelline’s ClearSmooth Pressed Powder. This mattifying cake is a must for Filipinas during the hot summer months. It offers superior oil control, breathable medium coverage to spackle over your pores, and sun protection of SPF20. Finally, a formula that can withstand the tropics—and for only P169!
Shop it here.
What’s your pick: Innisfree’s cult powder pact or Maybelline’s shine-busting steal?
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