If you’ve got oily skin, you’ve probably been told by several family members that you should be thankful. They’ve probably told you that you’ll age better, tan easier, and look healthier. It’s true, there are heaps of benefits to having an oily complexion, but when you’re cramming your handbag full of blotting paper and watching your makeup sliding off your face, it doesn’t always feel that way.
To keep your makeup firmly on your face (and looking like it did when you first applied it), you’ll need a mattifying primer to control sebum and keep excess shine at bay. Scroll to read up on our top six primers for achieving a smooth, mattified finish.
Skindinavia Travel Size Make Up Primer Spray Oil Control
To refresh your face and keep makeup firmly in place whilst on-the-go, you need Skindinavia Travel Size Makeup Primer Spray Oil Control. This super fine mist is small enough to fit into your hand luggage or keep in your everyday handbag for emergencies. Store in your hotel fridge when on holiday for an spritz of cooling hydration (post-sunbathe, pre-lounging on the balcony in your towel eating a sharebag of Lays).
Revolution Pro Matte Primer
Texture blurring, lightweight, and mattifying, Revolution Pro Matte Primer is a straight up essential for anyone that’s no stranger to an oily t-zone. Think IRL filter. The oil-free gel formula sinks into the skin, working to minimise shine and maximise foundation wear.
Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Blemish Matte Primer
Oily skin often comes hand-in-hand with blemishes due to too much sebum blocking the pores. Combat those unwelcome visitors with Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Blemish Matte Primer. This multi-purpose primer is enriched with skin-loving salicylic acid to treat and prevent blemishes and aloe and vitamin E to calm redness, reduce inflammation, and promote a shine-free complexion.
ZOEVA Matte Eyeshadow Fix
If your lids tend to get oily throughout the day, you need ZOEVA’s matte eyeshadow fix. Instantly improving the longevity, pigment, and pop of your eyeshadow, it’ll also smooth out fine lines and prevent creasing. Smoother base = better results, so get adding to bag, quick time.
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Anti-Shine
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Anti-Shine is a great option if you prefer a more lightweight formula. Dab a small amount of the invisible gel over or under your makeup to reduce the appearance of pores and keep skin looking mattified.