"Not to prime is a crime! It's been my career-long mantra as it helps finesse your foundation, helping your skin to stay flawless for longer."
― Napoleon Perdis
While applying makeup, many women, unknowingly, can make blunders that can ruin their efforts and appearances. Before heading out for the day, you have a morning makeup routine which you follow religiously. But, do you know if you're following the correct makeup order that will make your skin look flawless?
One of the key components in your routine that can easily be overlooked is the application of the primer (or foundation primer, whatever you wish to call it). It is a crucial step and inclusion for every woman, regardless of skin type. This is because all the top makeup brands offer primers for different skin types―normal, oily, sensitive, acne-prone, combination, and dry. So, if you have oily skin and feel that applying way too many products will only increase the chances of oil production on your skin, well, think again. As you go through the rest of the article, you will find information on the top makeup primers that are designed specifically for people with oily skin.
9 Primers to Choose From
The biggest concern that women with oily skin have is that their makeup does not last all day, and they develop shine around their noses and cheeks. Oily skin requires special care and to make your foundation stay put, you need a primer that is specially formulated for your skin type. The primer will go on after the moisturizer.
* The following names of products are listed in no specific order.
Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer
It is a mattifying powder gel that can be used either on its own or under your makeup. This soft primer is lightweight, and works to soften and hydrate your skin for a long time. Plus, it will minimize the appearance of large pores, making your skin look bright and glowing.
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
This lightweight, creamy gel is the perfect invisible barrier you need between your skin and makeup. After you've moisturized your face, apply the primer before the foundation for a smooth, flawless canvas. Your makeup and skin will appear fresh for hours along with controlling oil.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
The anti-aging foundation primer with SPF 20 primes, protects, and corrects any flaws in your skin in one single application. You can choose to wear it as is or under your foundation to keep your makeup intact for a long time. The primer works toward reducing the appearance of fine lines along with minimizing the visibility of pores to make your skin look softer.
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Whether you just have a T-zone or almost the entire face becomes oily overtime, this primer helps give you an even distribution of foundation afterward. By keeping your makeup looking fresh and bright during the day, you can choose to wear just the primer or use it under your powder foundation.
Philosophy The Present Invisible Skin Protector & Oil-Free Makeup Primer
This is a clear primer that can be applied during the day or at night as it helps minimize appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. Once applied, your makeup will go on smoothly, making your skin appear flawless; as if you have an impeccable complexion. The primer hydrates your skin and keeps contaminants away.
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Rich with natural ingredients, this silky primer helps hydrate and prime your skin in order to improve either liquid or powder foundation application. It controls oil and creates a smooth texture on your skin for the makeup to last for hours. There are 2 shades to choose from―Radiant Yellow for deeper skin tones and Radiant Pink for fairer skin tones.
DHC Velvet Skin Coat
Minimizing fine lines, large pores, and imperfections on your skin, this transparent powdery gel texture primer also softens and improves its appearance. By reducting oiliness, your makeup will last for a longer time, giving it a fresh and flawless look. You can apply it before foundation or wear it on its own.
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
Want an 8-hour shine control, regardless of whether you're wearing makeup or not? Well, this matte finish primer goes on smooth on your skin and minimizes the appearance of large pores. Wear it as is or under foundation, the primer won't make your skin dry or clog pores.
Veil Hourglass Mineral Primer
This mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 helps minimize shine, goes on smooth, and create a canvas over your skin for flawless makeup application. After application, your makeup won't fade for hours, but instead, make your skin appear fresh and bright.
A primer is essential for you, if you want your makeup to last longer and look flawless. Makeup for oily skin should be light, non greasy and preferably oil free. Now that you know what's the best primer for oily skin, you can get one for yourself. Once you find a primer that suits your skin texture, it is best that you stick to it.