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The Right Way To Retouch If You Have Oily Skin

Look fresh and never cakey.
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It's so tempting to just layer powder on when you spot a shiny T-zone. But the downside of this practice is the powder will mix with sweat + oil, making the finish appear cakey and feel gross. Worry not, because we reveal how you can look fresh and put together with these retouching techniques.

Matte and Fast

Of course, you need a clean canvas before putting makeup on again. Pat with a facial tissue or a blotting sheet to absorb oil and sweat.

Clean and Clear Oil-Control Film, P132, Watsons

Dust translucent powder all over the face.

Althea Petal Velvet Powder, P210, Althea

Glowy and Fresh

Spritz face mist and let it dry. You can pat the excess moisture with a tissue.


Avène Thermal Spring Water, P866/150ml, Watsons

Dab oil-controlling face primer on the hot spots: the forehead, nose, and chin. As for the cheeks, re-apply highlighter + blush.


Banila Co Prime Primer Matte, P1,150, Glorietta

Spray with a setting mist to lock everything in.

Nichido Matte Finish Make-Up Setting Spray, P288, Watsons

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