We're two girls who've always loved a full face of makeup, but since the pandemic, our beauty routines have drastically changed. It just doesn't make sense to wear full-coverage products anymore, so we found ourselves reaching for those that were lightweight, dewy, and any other adjective that sounds like we'll look fresh AF.
On that note, we've come up with a list of lightweight makeup products that will make you look like a fresh-faced queen while still letting your skin breathe. These babies feel like nothing so they're super comfy to wear. Check out our recommendations below:
Best Lightweight Makeup Products That Will Let Your Skin Breathe
Ira's lightweight makeup finds
Skin type: Oily
Makeup style: Obsessed with glowy powders and primers; a blush addict
NGL, I can't be bothered to wear makeup when I'm out. I'm super conscious of letting my skin breathe because I'll be wearing a mask and a face shield the whole time. But there are times when I try to live a little and apply a primer or powder and a bit of cream blush. I also got myself New Lounge lash extensions! Y'know, just to make me look and feel good while I'm at the grocery or working onsite. If maskne is your concern, my big girl advice is to take it all off as soon as you go home as an extra anti-breakout measure. Also, always use sunscreen! Anyway, here are my faves. Enjoy and stay cute!
SkinPotions Glowdust Powder
I can't stop raving about this loose powder! It keeps the shine away while granting a subtle glowing finish. I've got oily skin, and I swear that this has never triggered a breakout on my face!
SkinPotions Glowdust Powder, P399, Lazada
Perfect Diary Stay Loose Powder
Another option that will keep the shine away for hours. You only need a sheer layer of this finely-milled loose powder. It's available in five shades to match your skin tone.
Perfect Diary Stay Loose Powder, P449, Shopee
Son and Park Filter Cream Glow
This is my secret weapon on days when I don't want to wear makeup but I like my complexion to look radiant. It's basically a ~*priming moisturizer*~ with tiny pearlized particles that create an illuminating finish on the skin.
Son and Park Filter Cream Glow, P1,499, Zalora
Careline Oil-Control Blush-On
You guys, if you haven't tried this powder blush yet, you're missing out a lot! The lightweight formula feels like a dream to blend, plus the shades are ultra-flattering on Pinay skin tones.
Careline Oil-Control Blush-On, P110, Lazada
NARS Air Matte Blush
The cloud-like mousse texture of this blush will get you addicted to using it! It's available in eight shades that will create a ~*blooming*~ effect.
NARS Air Matte Blush, P1,800, Rustan's
Retty's lightweight makeup finds
Skin type: Normal
Makeup style: Loves dewy bases and coral-toned looks
Pre-pandemic, I enjoyed taking my time every day to do my makeup. But these days, I only ever wear sunscreen when I go out. When I'm feeling extra masipag, I'll do my brows and maybe swipe on a tinted lip balm. My job, however, requires me to be on camera a few times a month, and during those events, I turn to lightweight bases to make me look camera-ready. I don't want to pile on products because my skin has been through a lot since the pandemic happened. I've been choosing skin tints because they're usually full of ingredients good for the skin and they set so well—super uncomplicated! Here are the best ones I've tried:
Issy & Co Active Skin Tint SPF 35
This lightweight base sets beautifully onto the skin. It's packed with fantastic ingredients that will help keep your skin healthy: niacinamide, glycerin, squalene, and sunscreen actives. It's also oil-free. It comes in six adaptable shades, so it's suitable for all Pinays. Tip: Lightly set this with the loose powder from the brand to lock it in.
Issy & Co Active Skin Tint SPF 35, P499, Lazada
Happy Skin Rescue Me Sun Gel Primer SPF 50 PA+++ with Anti-Bluelight Technology
Aside from sun protection, this base also shields the skin against harmful blue light rays. (Which we get from our gadgets!) It's a great daily product since it also contains skin-nourishing ingredients. I'm unofficially calling this every tamad girl's bestfriend!
Happy Skin Rescue Me Sun Gel Primer SPF 50 PA+++ with Anti-Bluelight Technology,
SelfCoding Never Be The Same Liquid Foundation
This internet-famous foundation offers full coverage but does not feel heavy on the skin AT ALL. It's ~*magic*~. My favorite thing about it is that it's transfer-proof, so if you have to wear foundation under your mask, this will work very well!
SelfCoding Never Be The Same Liquid Foundation, P729, Shopee
Deoproce Green Caviar Skin Perfecting Tint
Count on a K-beauty brand to create a base product that will instantly become your new fave. The key ingredient in this skin tint is green caviar, which is known to provide moisture to the skin.
Deoproce Green Caviar Skin Perfecting Tint, P790, Amorfia
Origins Ginzing™ SPF 35 / PA+++ Hydrating Prettifying Finisher
Instantly get a brighter complexion with this skin tint. I swear, it makes you look like you had 10 hours of sleep. As in, you'll ~*glow*~! The best part? It also offers sun protection.
Origins Ginzing™ SPF 35 PA+++ Hydrating Prettifying Finisher, P2,250, Lazada
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