Setting powder is an essential step in any Filipina’s routine. Without it, our makeup would be smudging into all the wrong places come lunchtime. That said, finding the perfect powder tends to be a struggle. While the right one will deliver a porcelain-smooth canvas, the wrong one can make you look like a hot cakey mess.

Fortunately, it’s only a matter of knowing what works for your skin type—and that’s where Banila Co.’s bespoke powders come in. Allow us to break down every single formula, below.

YOUR MATCH: Prime Primer Finish Powder, P1,090

This velvet-like veil is a classic for good reason. Its mattifying formula absorbs excess oil and obscures pores, fine lines, and other imperfections at the same time. Use it over makeup or alone for a powdery-soft finish.

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YOUR MATCH: Prime Primer Hydrating Finish Powder, P1,090

If you have parched skin, the challenge will be finding a powder that won’t dry you out even more. This hydrating formula delivers the best of both worlds: it sets foundation evenly and keeps your skin supremely moisturized. Plus, its soft-focus finish smoothens out dry patches instead of accentuating texture.

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YOUR MATCH: Prime Primer Photolayer Powder, P1,150

Light up dull, sallow skin with this illuminating powder. With a sweep of a brush, it delivers a multi-dimensional matte finish that’s both shine-free and luminous. No shimmer here—just a natural radiance that looks almost airbrushed.

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YOUR MATCH: Prime Primer Finish Pact, P1,095

For an all-around skin fix, try this bestselling compact. Its pressed formula and puff allow you to apply powder only where you need it . Sweep it over your T-zone and gently buff it in for a soft, glowing, greaseless complexion.

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Art by Carli Dagdag

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