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foundation primers for oily skin

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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

Best Foundation Primer!...I highly recommend this primer -- I have combination skin, with some dry and some oily and it works great on both areas. ...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

791 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.

$56.00

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....Still within todays range of primer performs beautifully on my skin. Good lasting power, not too drying, smooths out the skin, no peeling, performs well under different liquid and powder foundation.

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<

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424679

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

196 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 product is great for the first hour if you have pretty oily skin like i do. It is a nice primer in general for your foundation so props to that but doesn’t help with shine for long.

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

218 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. ...Works well with oily skin...I have very oily skin, but this product does not contribute to it- I think it actually helps reduce an oily appearance.

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

201 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! ...This primer is great. It gives my skin a beautiful healthy glow.

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

$59.00

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.

$36.00

Just be cautious to use silicone-based primers with silicone foundations, and water-based primers with water-based foundations and etc....Good mattifying primer for oily skin...I have oily skin yet never loved matte products but this mattifying primer is good.

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

Great for Textured/Oily Skin...I have combo skin and I really like how this primer mattifies my oily zones. ...This definitely controls my oily skins shine. It goes on Matte, but when you apply your foundation it doesn’t look drying or cracking like other products I’ve used.

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: 2575322

Color: Main Squeeze - champagne gold for all skin types

94 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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