Taking care of (and priming) oily skin can seem like an overwhelming task, and with so many primers on the market, it can be hard to narrow it down to something that genuinely works, and delivers the staying power you deserve. If you struggle with gradually watching your makeup slide off your face throughout the day, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t actually have to be this way.
To keep your makeup firmly on your face (and looking like it did when you first applied it), you’ll need a mattifying, blurring primer, designed with the right ingredients to control sebum and keep excess shine at bay. Scroll to read up on our top 9 primers for achieving a smooth, mattified finish.
Skindinavia 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 perfect for eliminating shine while nourishing the skin, thanks to the silicone-free formula.
MAC COSMETICS STUDIO FIX MATTIFINE 12HR SHINE-CONTROL PRIMER
If you’re looking for the ultimate primer for oily skin, look no further than the Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Mattefine 12HR Shine-Control Primer. Promising to improve the wear of foundation for up to 12 hours, while controlling oil and shine, this primer belongs in your next haul.
MAC COSMETICS PRO LONGWEAR PAINT POT
If you struggle with your eyeshadow losing grip on your eyes, and ultimately ending up halfway down your face, the Mac Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot is for you. Super pigmented and long-wearing, this 2-in-1 eye primer and cream shadow is a must-have for all your eye looks.
JOUER COSMETICS ANTI-BLEMISH MATTE PRIMER SALICYLIC ACID ACNE TREATMENT
Perfect for prepping oil skin for makeup application, the Jouer Cosmetics Anti-Blemish Matte Primer Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment belongs in your makeup routine. Infused with blemish-busting salicylic acid, this primer helps to minimise the appearance of pores, for a shine-free finish, all day long.
LH COSMETICS MATTE ATTACK PRIMER
If you struggle with skin that gets oily and too shiny in the wrong places, the LH Cosmetics Matte Attack Primer is a must-have for your next haul. Formulated with a blend of ingredients that quickly and efficiently mattify and blur your skin, remove the oiliness and help you to gain control over your makeup, while keeping it hydrated, this primer is for you.
NUDESTIX BLOT & BLUR MATTE STICK
Texture blurring, lightweight, and mattifying, the Nudestix Blot & Blue Matte Stick is a straight up essential for anyone that’s no stranger to an oily t-zone. The balm-to-powder formula sinks into the skin to create a soft matte finish, leaving the skin looking fresh and feeling nourished.