10 Best Primers For Oily Skin From High end to Affordable brands

Oily skin - the one skin type that can ruin your makeup if proper measures are not taken to minimize the cause of the oiliness . Mostly , this excess oil is found on the T-zone , the bridge of the nose and for some people the chin and cheeks.

We have equally wondered why some women  allow their skin type to deter them from wearing makeup because they're afraid they will get oily and their makeup won't stay on for long. 

Here is one thing you should know ,"oily skin is a blessing and even though there're tons of products labelled to eliminate or reduce oily , really it's inevitable". We'll say, embrace your skin and find solutions that will make you comfortable when you do wear that makeup.

Solutions such as the use of moisturizers and primers that are designed to reduce the shine during the day and also extend your wear. 

We have rounded up a list of 10 amazing primers which have been tried and tested by seasoned professionals . These primers range from both high end to low affordable brands. 

1. Make Up  For Ever  Step 1 Base 

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We love products that mattifies the skin  and the Make Up  For Ever  Step 1 Base  is the answer to unwanted shine, fighting against excess oil to ensure a matte makeup result. It's is formulated with specific Sebustop Vegetal Complex. What we love about this product is the fact that it mattifies the skin, reduces the pore size and controls shine for a flawless makeup all day long . 

2. Embryolisse 225000 Emulsion Hydra-Mat

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Now this is a must-have for any oily skin girl. The jellylike texture is lightweight and dissolves quickly, making it ideal to use under makeup for a flawless face that lasts into the night. It's the No 1 moisturizer for oily skin. This nourishing and mattifying lotion penetrates deeply into the skin, leaving the face feeling fresh and hydrated. A true multi-tasker, Hydra-mat balances moisture while absorbing excess oil and shine. It contains Apricot oil , which tones the skin, leaving the face feeling soft, smooth and matte all day. 

3. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Primer 

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This formula specifically targets oil-prone areas and acts as liquid blotting paper to leave your skin fresh and matte all day. It can be used alone, before, or after foundation to control excess oil, while minimizing the appearance of pores. Feel free to use throughout the day to touch up areas of concern. This product eliminates excess oil for long-lasting matte skin. The formula is sweat- and humidity-resistant and free of silicone, oil, alcohol, and fragrance. It's a cult in makeup artist kit . 


4. Sacha Cosmetics Mattifier Face Primer 

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The face primer  is a multipurpose product which can be use alone to protect your skin or to create a perfect canvas for makeup. It is lightweight, glides on, blurs lines and pores and dries down instantly while controlling oil/shine  and helps manage your t-zone for several hours . It's long wearing and keeps your makeup  in place and fresh-looking all day and night. Made with corn starch not artificial silicones. Smells like roses not chemicals . 

 5. Mehron Skin Prep Pro 

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Mehron SKIN Prep PRO (formerly "No Sweat") is the best product on the market to delay sweating under any kind of makeup! Whether airbrush, theatrical creme makeup or full coverage foundation, Mehron's SKIN Prep PRO is a must for skins that perspire constantly. The clear, fragrance-free liquid antiperspirant formula is ideal for physical performers such as clowns or dancers or for use in warm, humid climates. Get professional results with increased performance!


6. Mehron Touch-Up AntiShine 

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Mehron's Touch-Up Matte Finishing Anti-Shine Gel removes shine instantly! Simply dab a small amount onto areas prone to extra shine, either before or after makeup throughout the day. The translucent formula comes in 3 tints to match every skin tone and is small enough to fit in your purse!

7. Rimmel Stay Matte Primer 

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Stay Matte Primer is an ultra lightweight formula that minimizes the appearance of pores. And controls shine for up to 8 hours. Stay Matte Primer creates a soft, perfectly matte complexion. It's a staple for most makeup artist. 

8. City Color Flawless Primer 

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City Color Flawless Matte Finish Face Primer helps keep your foundation looking even, flawless and long-lasting. The rich but non-greasy formula will keep your face hydrated while creating a reliable base for all-day foundation. Ideal for all skin types

 9. City Color Classic Face Primer 

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City Color Classic Face Primer helps keep your foundation looking even, flawless and long-lasting. The rich but non-greasy formula will keep your face hydrated while creating a reliable base for all-day foundation. With an oil-free and paraben-free formulation, the lightweight cream helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and fills pores for flawless skin.Ideal for all skin types


10. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Matte Face Primer


This miraculous primer can be used all over your face to minimize the appearance of pores, fill in fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, prevent your foundation from caking, and brighten your complexion for ultra-vibrant color that lasts all day. Magic! How does it do this? Because we basically put diamonds in a bottle! No, really, we did. The key ingredient in this miracle primer is white sapphire, formulated into a smooth, silky cream that glides on effortlessly, leaving behind a crystal complexion. 


The list really can be endless but this is a start. Based on your budget , there's a good enough primer for your oily skin. Just be mindful that what works for me might not necessarily work for you and so you need to be experimenting till you find that one primer that your skin loves. 


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