Y'all, it's a widely known fact that having oily skin is high-maintenance. You have to be careful with anything that you apply because it might trigger breakouts. Plus, you've got to be extra praning when monitoring your T-zone's shine. And with our country's climate, having a clear complexion is a major challenge. To validate these facts, we asked the girls from our Cosmo Mixers group (which you should probably join!) to share their common oily skin-related struggles:
Blotting paper and powder are must-haves in your kikay kit.
- “*I need five pieces of oil film to get me through the night when wearing makeup*” -Camille
- “Trying to hide it by applying pressed powder every now and then.” -Romana
- “Pag walang oil film: Tissue! Tissue! Tissue!” -Angel
- “Mabilis nauubusan ng blotting paper.” -Tonette
- “Setting with powder is always a must!!!” -Gillian
People always think you have some kind of product on, pero sa totoo lang, wala naman talaga.
- “Not having a choice but to say thank you when someone compliments you about your highlight.” -Ara
- “Highlighter? What highlighter? It's just sweat.” -Meryll
- “Yung sasabihan ka ng girl, serum ba 'yan? Or oil?” -Quinn
Shine bright like a diamond? Girl, yes.
- “Daig pa ang reflector sa daan sa kintab ng face.” -Jennifer
- "Making beso at peak oiliness feels like rubbing cheeks with lechon.” -Karen
- "Every time I touch my face, akala mo frying pan ang natouch ko sa pagkamantika but at least hindi dry and flaky ang skin, tipid pa sa moisturizer at highlighter.” -Vanessa
- “Camera with flash is a no-no.” -Bernadette
Nothing lasts forever… including your makeup.
- “Bomb makeup then after two hours, bye makeup.” -Koy
- “Face looks always dirty, haggard [and] often called minahan ng oil. 'Di pa nakakaalis hulas agad makeup.” -Jeanne
*Answers have been edited for clarity.