Your childhood days might be over, but baby powder is still an everyday essential you’ll need. From absorbing the sweat on your back to keeping you fresh after a shower, now it’s making its return as the perfect alternative you can replace your setting powder with. How so? Well, apart from the super gentle and refreshing formula, it can also lock your makeup in place and absorb excess oil on the skin.
Naturally, we got a little curious and decided to spin our usual take on Splurge vs. Save and combined it with a Wear Test. For one, does it really control oil? Or let your makeup last longer? Let’s find out! For this, we brought in 2 of our most top-rated baby powders on site and applied them side by side. After 7 hours of no blotting, we checked in to see how they held up. Just head over to the video to see the results!

But, if you still need a bit more convincing after that, then take a look at the price tag. Both go for less than P400 and last forever, so whether you’re tight with money or willing to shell out a bit more, we’re pretty sure either one will win you over. Scroll to see!

SPLURGE: Shiseido Medicated Baby Powder, P375
Want to keep your shine in check? Let this gentle baby powder come to the rescue. It’s made with mild, baby-safe ingredients so you can get that clear matte finish no matter what your skin type. Plus, it comes in a handy pressed powder compact that’ll leave your complexion oil-free even when you’re on the move! Needless to say, we’re hooked.

Shop it right here.

SAVE: Tiny Buds Natural Rice Baby Powder, P135
If you haven’t thought much about baby powder, think again. This internationally-awarded formula is hypoallergenic, completely free from talcum powder, and made from 100% real rice grains. But while all of that is nice and special, what really stands out for us is the fact that this powder absorbs oil and repels sweat (instead of mixing with it). That way, your skin is fresh, dry, and matte all throughout the day, no problem. Hoard this at only P125!
Shop it right here.

So, what’ll it be: Shiseido’s mattifying compact or Tiny Buds’ oil-controlling formula? Share your pick in the comments, below!

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