For skin that's prone to dry patches, a finely-milled loose powder with a skin-like finish would be ideal. Makeup artist Ara Fernando explains that compared to pressed powder, loose powders have smaller particles that can go in between your skin's creases preventing you from looking cakey.
TRY: LA MER The Powder, P5250, Rustan's; BECCA Hydra Mist Set & Refresh Powder, P2250, Sephora.ph
Finding the right powder
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TRY: SHISEIDO White Lucent Brightening Skincare Powder, P3250, SM Beauty; THE BALM Sexy Mama (talc-free), P925, Beauty Bar
When you have both dry and oily areas, try dual-powder products that you can use wet or dry. This gives you the freedom to mattify fully without dehydrating your skin too much. According to Ara, use a damp sponge to set your T-zone; for your dehydrated areas, simply swipe the dry sponge or a brush over.
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TRY: MAX FACTOR Facefinity Compact, P975, Rustan's; L'OREAL Mat Magique BB Veil Pressed Powder, P300, Lazada
Most mattifying powders will set
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TRY: BYS Matte Loose Powder with Puff, P449, Watsons; FENTY BEAUTY Invisimatte Blotting Powder, P1700, Sephora.ph
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