Oily skin can be a b**ch to deal with. You layer on every mattifying product known to mankind just to keep the shine away, but in reality, you don’t really need a long ritual to tame your oil glands. When you’re armed with the right beauty ammunitions, you can score the perfect complexion in no time. Check out our express route to velvety skin below.


Prepping the skin is vital when you want to battle shine all day. Use a trustworthy toner with plant-based extracts like Kracie’s Natululu Skin Conditioner with Tomato Extract (P495 at Beauty Bar and Rustan’s branches) to keep skin supple without it feeling greasy.

1Before you go on with your face base, apply a grease-fighting primer that will also help your face base cling to your skin all day. Smashbox’s Oil-Free Photo Finish Primer (P1,950 at Beauty Bar branches) is a cult favorite because of its shine-slaying abilities.


Get an oil-free foundation formula that feels light on the skin and won’t clog pores. The cream-to-powder formulation of Stila’s Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector (P1,750 at Rustan’s branches) masks blemishes, controls oil, and lends an airbrushed finish. Plus, it can survive humidity! If you see areas that need more coverage, simply spot-cover them with concealer—no need to layer mounds of face base. Oily skin will behave when you've got less product on your face.

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