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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

For use in conjunction with liquid foundations...Back when I used to wear liquid foundations, I would swear by foundation primers and the excellent way in which they prepped my skin for the foundation application. ...Photo Finish Foundation Primer...This stuff is fabulous. I have oily skin and this does not make my skin oily at all.

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.

beautyblenderTHE LEVELER™ Pore Minimizing Primer

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2191179

Color: Tan-Deep

793 Reviews

$32.00

One of the best primers I have tried...I loved the sample I got for this primer. I have combination skins and semi big pores.

What it is: A lightweight, smoothing primer that helps reduce the appearance of pores, redness, and uneven texture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This skin-smoothing primer contains niacinamide to help blur the appearance of redness, large pores, and uneven texture.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424679

Color: Shine Control - for oily, normal, combination skin

202 Reviews

$39.00

I have quite oily skin and this product helped get rid of my oily skin and leave a base for my foundation to stick to. ...This is a great primer for oily skin! During the winter my skin leans more toward combination, so I use this just in my T-zone along with a more hydrating primer.

What it is: A mattifying makeup primer that absorbs oil to control shine, delivers a blurred, velvety finish, and extends makeup wear.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Achieve a blurred, matte complexion for up to 20 hours with the Step 1 Primer Shine Control. This comfortable formula is made with mineral clay powder, absorbs oil, and controls shine while extending the wear of makeup.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Pore Minimizer

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424687

Color: Pore Minimizer - for oily, normal, combination skin

220 Reviews

$39.00

My skin loves this!...I’m not exaggerating when I say this is one of the most perfect primers I’ve ever used! I have oily skin and this primer applies smoothly. ...While it felt nice on my skin and made my makeup go on smoothly, my foundation looked very cracked/separated when using this primer.

What it is: A smoothing makeup primer that visibly reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines for a smooth texture and blurred finish.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Reduce the appearance of pores for up to 24 hours and instantly smooth skin's appearance with the Step 1 Primer Pore Minimizer. Innovative polymers and silica visibly blur and smooth fine lines and skin’s texture, while ginseng maintains balance. The translucent formula works on all skin tones.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin

202 Reviews

$39.00

I honestly didn’t really believe in primers, but this one has changed my mind! I have incredibly dry skin during the winter so I try to avoid any foundations but after using this I was able to use my Fenty Powder Foundation over it and have amazing results! ...I really enjoy this primer. My skin has been very dry recently when it is normally oily.

What it is: A makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.

Finish:
Radiant

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Refresh dry or dehydrated skin instantly with Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster. Its rich, creamy texture features ginseng, glycerin, and glycols to boost skin's hydration and a radiant look for up to 24 hours, while the invisible wear extends makeup. This primer works perfectly for all skin tones.

GucciGucci Matte Primer

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2508117

77 Reviews

$60.00

If you have dry skin, this probably isn’t for you, but it’s wonderful for those of us who have oily or combination skin. ...I do have more oily skin so I’ll try anything that’s gonna help control my shine.

What it is: A mattifying primer that keeps makeup looking fresh while leaving skin feeling cared for.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin: Create a naturally perfected and visibly unified complexion.

- Rose Centifolia: Soothes the skin and provides antioxidant power.

- Salicylic Acid and Bamboo Powders: Control shine for up to a day and blur the look of the pores.

What Else You Need to Know: The non-sticky, cool gel formula is developed for all skin types and designed to beautify one’s unique features, rather than mask them.

ValentinoV-Lighter Illuminating Face Primer and Highlighter with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 25 mL·ITEM: 2542843

Color: Rosa - ideal for fair-to-light complexions with cool undertones

145 Reviews

$58.00

I really enjoy this highlighter! It truly gives the skins a long lasting, beautiful glow but I do feel it is best used directly on the skin or mixed in your foundation rather than over the foundation because it can make it patchy. ...Usually I notice that primers feel off while applying (my skin just feels like it’s too much), and I skip them altogether and either settle for a setting spray or powder…. but this primer allowed for my foundation to sit well on my face without the caking and rubbing off..

What it is: A multitasking lightweight makeup primer formulated with skincare ingredients to provide up to 24 hours of hydration and a rapidly visible glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Roma-Light Complex™: Light-reflecting, color-boosting pearls to enhance skin’s natural luminosity.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps skin.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with hyaluronic acid for up to 24 hours of hydration and ultra-fine light-reflecting pearls for a luminous look, this multitasking primer and highlighter can be worn alone, under or on top of your foundation. It is available in two shades: Rosa, ideal for fair-to-light complexions with cool undertones, and Ambra, ideal for medium-to-deep complexions.

$36.00

Oily Skin Miracle!...I have oily skin and this primer has kept my skin oil free for 3+ hours. ...Just be cautious to use silicone-based primers with silicone foundations, and water-based primers with water-based foundations and etc.

What it is: A lightweight water-cream makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs the look of pores and fights shine for a long-lasting, soft-matte finish.

Finish:
Matte

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.
- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.
- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$18.00

Good mattifying primer for oily skin...I have oily skin yet never loved matte products but this mattifying primer is good. ...I've used this with several of my favorite foundations and it's amazing with all of them. My foundation sits nicely on top, long lasting and no shine.

What it is: A mini lightweight water-cream makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs the look of pores and fights shine for a long-lasting, soft-matte finish.


Finish: Matte


Skin Type: Normal, Oily, and Combination


Concerns: Oil and Pores


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.

- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.

- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.


Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Danessa Myricks BeautyYummy Skin Glow Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1.1 oz/ 32.5mL·ITEM: 2575330

Color: Juice Boost - warm ccopper/bronze for all skin types

98 Reviews

$34.00

The perfect dewy light weight primer for a beautiful glowy base! Works well with all foundations but just melts with the yummy skin foundation and vision cream cover!...No matter which shade, it blends out onto the skin stunningly!! Not only does it look amazing with the yummy skin foundation, but it’s looked beautiful with every other foundation I’ve tried it wirh

What it is: A skincare-infused, radiant priming serum that hydrates, preps, and protects skin for a lit-from-within glow.

Finish:
Radiant

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness, Pores, and Uneven Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Visibly brightens dullness and protects skin from free radicals.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps fine lines and wrinkles.

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

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