10 Face Powders That Will Keep Your Face Shine-Free
Shine-free skin can be yours with these picks!
(SPOT.ph) Here's a fact: Oily skin gets even oilier in the summer. As the temperature rises, it's almost impossible to go about your day without looking extra-shiny. We get it, dewy skin is in nowadays, but there's a fine line between glowing and greasy.
What makes the best oil-free face powder, anyway? Harper's Bazaar's must-haves include a silky texture (so the powder doesn't feel chalky when you put it on your skin), sheer coverage, and a matte finish that doesn't get cakey.
So what are some of the best oil-free face powders that will help keep shine under control?
Blot Powder/Pressed (P1,700) from MAC Cosmetics
With Manila's humid weather, going lightweight is always a good idea. Reach for MAC's Blot Powder—an oil-controlling pressed powder that feels as light as a feather (you might even forget that you put it on). It's perfect for mid-day touchups when you simply want to get rid of shine while adding a hint of color. It stops your makeup from creasing, too!
Fit Me Pressed Powder (P399) from Maybelline
If you love Maybelline's best-selling Fit Me foundation, you might want to give its pressed-powder version a go! Use it alone or on top of your foundation, and you can be sure that this drugstore-favorite will blur out your pores (thanks to its blurring micro-powders), and mattify the skin with its oil-absorbing Perlite Mineral technology. The best part? It comes in 12 shades so you're sure to find one perfect for your skin tone!
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder (P2,450) from Bobbi Brown
Hate the look of thick makeup but want to look flawless? Good news: Your skin can look like skin, but only better with this sheer, oil-controlling pressed powder that's praised by many for its unique yellow base perfect for morenas. Bonus: It's packed with vitamin E, too—which is a skincare secret to brighter, more supple, and wrinkle-free skin.
Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder (P2,995) from Smashbox
Want to kill your shine but never your glow? Meet your new go-to: This oil-controlling mineral powder—a combination of a pressed powder and a loose powder—delivers a sheer-to-medium coverage and a soft, satin finish, which enhances the skin’s natural luminosity. What's not to love?
Matte of Your Dreams Oil Control Mattifying Powder (P1,299) from Happy Skin
Not only does this translucent powder banish oil, it's also packed with skin-loving ingredients such as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which help improve skin complexion with continued use. We can't ever say no to a good ol' double-duty product.
Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder (P1,800) Make Up For Ever
Dreaming of celebrity-like full-coverage makeup base? Turn to Make Up For Ever's mattifying powder, and you'll be ready for a close-up! Formulated with the latest HD technologies with the film and TV industry in mind, this translucent loose powder offers a matte finish that is more velvety than cakey. For those with deeper skin tones, we recommend applying this with a light hand as it can give you a white cast. Remember: Blending is key.
Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder (P925) from The Balm
Other than combatting oiliness, here are two things to love about this powder: First, it's housed in sleek, pocket-friendly packaging, which allows you to touch-up and go. Second, it has a pretty neutral shade that adds a hint of color to any skin tone. If you're not a fan of white translucent powders, this is your wonder product.
Clio Kill Cover Highest Wear Pact (P1,450) from Club Clio
Don't let its name "Kill Cover" intimidate you. This K-Beauty powder offers plenty of coverage, but it surprisingly doesn't feel heavy on the skin, making it perfect for anyone who prefers a more polished look this hot season (plus points for the built-in SPF 30 PA+++, too!)
Rice Powder (P450) from Palladio
Palladio's Rice Powder has been around for quite some time now and it's popular for its noteworthy oil-absorbing properties. Not only will it keep your face shine-free, it also helps makeup last longer and leaves a gorgeous silky finish on the skin. It's available in three shades: Translucent, Natural, and Warm Beige. Apart from using it to set your makeup, you can use it on its own for a natural look, too!
Stay Matte Pressed Powder (P432) from Rimmel
This U.K. brand's powder became a cult-classic for a reason: It promises matte and shine-free skin for hours, enough to get through half of the day in the office without blotting! It works best for oily, combination, and even breakout-prone skin, and offers buildable coverage.