Real talk: It is a challenge to always look fresh in the Philippine's hot and humid weather. A 20-minute ride (or you know, an hour of just waiting in line) in the MRT can melt your makeup, and this doesn't even include the 10-minute walk from the station to your office.
Don't let pawis and oil let you down. Enter, anti-hulas face powders! These mattifying wonders will keep the oil and shine at bay, so you'll never have to ask your BFF, "Oily na ba ako?" And because we understand that sweldo is life, we created a budget-friendly list of recommendations!
Pond's BB Magic Powder
Before the Pond's BB Magic Powder was available in the Philippines, people hoarded it in Thailand or purchased it from resellers. Now that it is finally here, we can see why it's a hit: This affordable loose powder is convenient to use, and its soft matte finish is perfect for the no-makeup look.Continue reading below ↓
Nichido Final Powder
Wedding makeup artists swear by Nichido Final Powder's long-wearing, fresh matte finish. Best believe it will stay on for hours. Tip: It's good for baking in the undereye area!
Ever Bilena Advance Two-Way Cake
Use it wet or dry, this powder foundation will cover blemishes and hide large pores for hours. No wonder this product remains to be a cult favorite among Pinays!Continue reading below ↓
Nichido Powder Plus Foundation
Made for oily skin types, the Nichido Powder Plus Foundation guarantees to keep your face matte and never cakey. Use it with a brush for light to medium coverage or with a damp sponge for full coverage.Continue reading below ↓
Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation
We are so pleased that the Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation comes in eight shades made for every Pinay. Aside from its inclusive shade range, this line offers oil-control and SPF protection without flashback.
Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
Essence Cosmetics is famous for producing the best shine-controlling powders, and this particular one doesn't disappoint. We love its skin tone-boosting shades, too!Continue reading below ↓
Rimmel Stay Matte Compact Powder
Ever since we saw UK-based YouTube vloggers rave about the Rimmel Stay Matte Compact Powder back in the early 2000s, we've been in the pursuit to getting our hands on it. Luckily, local online shops now carry it and we learned that it definitely lives up to the hype. It's affordable, lightweight, but gets the job of keeping oil at bay done.Continue reading below ↓
Palladio Natural Rice Powder
We've heard so many good reviews about the Palladio Natural Rice Powder. Loyal fans love its excellent oil-absorbing properties. Its translucent, so it works as a great setting powder, no matter what your skin tone is.
Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Full Coverage Powder Foundation
If you're looking for the ultimate long-lasting face powder, the Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Full Coverage Powder Foundation is the answer. We've tried this on for a whole hectic working day (which involves commuting and walking), and it kept our complexions looking fresh. It boasts a Pinay-friendly shade range and "pak na pak" coverage—we're sold!Continue reading below ↓
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder
L'Oreal's Infallible Pro-Matte Powders are made to withstand sweat and oil! We swear you'll never have to worry about a shiny T-zone again. Its light coverage makes it a non-cakey setting powder for BB cream or foundation.
Follow Ira on Instagram.
Don't miss the chance to attend the biggest beauty and wellness festival in the Philippines! Buy tickets to the Cosmopolitan BEAUTYCON on August 31 AND September 1, where you'll find the widest selection of makeup, skincare, hair, and wellness brands with exclusive freebies, offers, and discounts. There will also be sessions with beauty experts, creatives, and celebrity speakers. It's gonna be epic! Get your tix here.