foundation primers for oily skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for foundation primers for oily skin.

If you have oily skin, you know that finding a foundation primer that works with your skin can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are plenty of primers that would work with oily skin. Primers are facial products that provide a smooth stage for makeup application and help keep your makeup last longer.

$42.00

I have very oily skin & this works so well with it! Also keeps my make up on for a long time....This product is truly amazing for oily skin....Best Primer for Oily Skin...Amazing for oily skin.

What it is: A clear primer gel that smooths skin and pores so your makeup lasts, while vitamins A and E protect your skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores while locking in your makeup with this primer. Lightweight and oil-free, it gives you a flawless finish, while antioxidants and vitamins A and E help protect your skin from pollutants, damage, and stress.

$60.00

Favorite Primer...Feels really nice on my face and helps keep my makeup on throughout the day. I have oily skin. This doesn't really do much to keep the oil away so I usually use this in combination with another smashbox primer that helps to mattify my skin....I love this primer because it’s silky soft, has no smell and let’s me put on any foundation, bb cream and concealer without any caking, blotches, or unevenness.

What it is: A clear primer gel that smooths skin and pores so your makeup lasts, while vitamins A and E protect your skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores while locking in your makeup with this primer. Lightweight and oil-free, it gives you a flawless finish, while antioxidants and vitamins A and E help protect your skin from pollutants, damage, and stress.

Clinical Results: In a consumer study on 103 women after 1 week of use:
- 93% said they saw blurred imperfections
- 93% said they saw smoother skin<

tartePoreless Mattifying Primer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1935329

735 Reviews

$34.00

Great Primer for Oily Skin...This is the best primer for Oily Skin. I have use a lot of different primer to help with my Oily control . ...Great primer for oily skin. Has helped my makeup last all day even with my extremely oily skin.

What it is:
A vegan, 12-hour makeup primer that fights shine and minimizes the look of pores for a smooth, matte surface.

What it does:
This waterproof mattifying and re-texturizing complexion primer features optical matte-blur technology that reduces the look of imperfections.

HourglassVeil Mineral Primer

ITEM: 1074442

Size: Standard Size - 1 oz/ 30 mL

6.5K Reviews

$58.00

Best Primer for Oily Skin...This is the best primer for oily skin! I have tried a tone of primers! ...Not for oily skin...Was told that the primer is one of the best for oily skin by a rep.

What it is: A state-of-the-art primer that extends the wear of foundation for a perfect complexion—elevate your foundation to unprecedented performance.

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide 2.45%: Protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
- Zinc Oxide 4.2%: Provides physical protection from damaging UVA rays.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$42.00

Great for dry, exfoliated skin....I definitely wouldn't recommend this for oily skin....Oily skin...A bit shimmery for my oily skin. I really love smashbox and wanted to love this product but not sure if it works for oily skin.

What it is: A visibly radiant primer that delivers a bright-, healthy-looking glow while defending skin and perfecting makeup.

Finish: Radiant

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silkscreen Complex (Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Probiotic Extract, Vitamins, and Algae): Nourishes, visibly balances, and defends skin.
- Passion Fruit: Supports a strong skin barrier.
- Super-fine Peachy-Gold Pearls: Visibly illuminate skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

$42.00

Does nothing for oily skin...I know it's not for oily skin but I still wanted to give it a try. ...great for oily skin...Only primer I have found to work for my oily skin. Keeps makeup in place without setting powder.

What it is: A replenishing face primer that hydrates, smooths, and brightens for a dewy, healthy-looking complexion.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Water: Hydrates skin.
- Probiotics: Boosts skin’s visible radiance and elasticity.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

DermalogicaSkinperfect Primer SPF 30

ITEM: 2221190

Size: 0.75 oz/ 22 mL

33 Reviews

$59.00

Holy Grail Primer...My makeup always looks perfect when using this. Also, I have oily skin and this primer has held up despite it not being an oil control primer. ...perfect primer and spf...This one feels great on the skin and adds a small layer of evening out skin tone ahead of applying foundation.

What it is: A primer that helps smooth fine lines, brighten, and prep for makeup application and flawless skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide (4%): Protects skin from UVA and UVB radiation.
- Zinc Oxide (14%): Creates a protective barrier and deflects UVA and UVB rays off.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, and hydroquinone.

$36.00

Great for oily skin. Goes on smooth and silky. It's not grippy and hard to apply like some mattifying primers....Great for oily skin...It is songreat for my oily skin, I only use it in the zones I usually get oily!

What it is: A mattifying primer for combination-to-oily skin that delivers maximum all-day shine control while improving and extending the wear of foundation.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Agave Extract: Helps to mattify the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is oil-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Mattify skin, fight shine all day, and smooth the look of pores without feeling tight or dry with the Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer. Paired with Pro Filt'r foundation (sold separately), this oil-free primer—made with Blue Agave Extract and blurring powder—helps makeup blend better, last longer, and stay fresh all day without caking.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONMattify + Refine Primer

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413326

37 Reviews

$16.00

great product for hiding oily skin...I love matte primers because I have oily skin around my T zone. ...Super affordable, helps with oily skin to give that matte look.

What it is: A lightweight gel-cream primer that mattifies your skin, extends makeup wear, and controls shine for up to 10 hours.

Skin Type:
Oily and Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Witch Hazel Extract: Refines the look of pores.
- White Tea Extract: Helps protect skin from environmental factors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of mineral oil. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This mattifying gel-cream primer dries to a breathable, powder-like, natural-matte finish that is transparent on skin. It extends your makeup application and controls shine on combination to oily and even sensitive skin types. Plus it's non-comedogenic.

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