Primer is often seen as an unnecessary step, but if you find that having combination skin interferes with your makeup, it should be an essential in your routine. Dryness vs shine – it’s a dilemma everyone with combiantion skin battles with, but primer doesn’t just help makeup to last all day… It also helps to provide a protective layer that prevents both excess oil and texture from dryness from disturbing your foundation.
We rounded up our favourite primers for combination skin – scroll down to find yours.
Minimise the appearance of exposed pores, dry patches, and shine without sacrificing a radiant complexion, thanks to BPerfect’s Primer – it’s an all-in-one, glow-giving, blemish-blurring base of dreams. Pores are made invisible and excess oil disappears, replaced with a base that remains fresh all day long.
Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray Oil Control
Meet Skindinavia’s Makeup Primer Spray, a primer made for speed and ease – simply shake, spray, and go. Even better, it’s so lightweight that you won’t feel like you’ve got another layer of makeup on. But don’t be fooled, despite its invisibility, this one’s perfect for when you feel like foundation never stays on your face.
PUR Correcting Primer Hydrate & Balance
The ultimate makeup multitasker – PUR’s Correcting Hydrate & Balance Primer controls shine, treats dryness, and glides on like a moisturiser. In fact, it’s more skincare than makeup because whilst it blurs and perfects, it strengthens and hydrates skin at the same time.
Stila One Step Correct
If the complex world of colour-correcting is all too much for you, Stila’s One Step Correct makes things a whole lot easier – each colour tackles a different skin concern from redness to dull skin (common concerns for those with combination skin!). On top of that, it has the most incredible silky texture which creates the perfect canvas for makeup application.
Milani Prime Light Strobing & Pore Minimising
A light, creamy formula designed to blur the appearance of pores while giving skin a boost of radiance. Sound good? Then Milani Prime Light Strobing & Pore Minimising Face Primer is the primer for you – it provides a satin-smooth base that allows skin to breathe, and genuinely gives the most dewy all-over glow (without verging on shine).
Makeup Revolution Conceal and Fix Mattifying Primer
Makeup Revolution’s Conceal and Fix Mattifying Primer has a comfortable gel-lotion texture coats skin in a flawless layer to combat both dryness and excess oil. The barrier prevents oil and makeup from sinking through so it keeps your makeup intact for way longer and without causing it to cake up or slide off.