While face powders work wonders in removing shine, they tend to unwantedly emphasize fine lines and dry patches. This is especially true in your thirties when the skin naturally gets drier


If you want to cut back shine without looking flat, try switching to illuminating powders, or in this case, stash a bottle of oil-controlling face mist or setting spray in your kikay kit. These facial sprays leave the face looking matte but refreshed—some even work to balance the skin to keep pimples at bay! Check out these mattifying mists below: 

1. MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix + Matte 

The newest matte variant of MAC's cult-classic Fix+ sprays is formulated with powders—and they really do keep the skin shine-free for hours. As our Associate Editor Charlene shares, "It leaves a matte finish while keeping my skin moisturized. You'll need to shake the bottle well, though, so that the mattifying 'powder' won't leave white dots on your face when you spray it on." 


2. Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray

P2,010, available online

Instead of powder, set your foundation with this facial spray for a matte but non-cakey base. It has a refreshing peach scent for when you reapply by midday! 

3. Yadah Anti T-Mist 

P550, available online

If shine and acne are your top skin concerns, this K-beauty facial mist will easily be your new kikay kit staple. Aside from controlling excess sebum, it balances the skin to keep pimples from forming. It's also formulated with salicylic acid (a form of BHA) to reduce redness on the face—a total plus for when you need to prep the skin before applying makeup. 

4. Body Shop Mint Mattifying Face Mist 

Price available upon request 

Mint and seaweed extracts (both of which contain antibacterial properties) and kaolin clay, a powerful oil-absorbing ingredient, make up this mattifying and cooling face mist. 


5. Happy Skin Catch The Sun On The Go Hydrating UV Mist SPF 35 PA+++

P699, available online

If you're guilty of skipping sunscreen, this mattifying face spray will make things easier for you. Infused with SPF, oil-controlling vitamin B3, and moisturizing hyaluronic acid, a few spritzes will reduce shine, hydrate your complexion, and protect your skin from the sun all in one go. 


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