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oily skin primers

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

Oily skin is a common problem, and it's often difficult to find a primer that will help your skin look less shiny. However, there are several primers that can help you achieve this goal. Here are some primers for oily skin on the market today.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Step 1 Primer Pore Minimizer

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 ml·ITEM: 2424778

Color: Pore Minimizer

279 Reviews


This is the best clear matte facial cover I have ever used, keeps my oily skin balanced, gives my skin an insanely smooth and poreless appearance, This one won my loyalty forever....Great quality! Makes me skin feel so soft and keeps my makeup on all day, even with oily skin....Great primer

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


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 Mini 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.


This primer is a cream-to-oil formula that works wonders for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types. ...I absolutely feel like it makes my skin look more hydrated, which is amazing, especially as someone who combination dry/oily skin.

What it is: A gripping cream to oil primer that can be worn alone or to lock in makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Provides hydration and supports skin barrier.
- Yam Root Extract: Supports skin elasticity.
- Japanese Camelia Oil: Visibly improve skin texture.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This multi-benefit primer serum melts into skin, transforming from a lightweight cream to oil texture that’s hydrating, nourishing, and supporting. It also works to i

Yves Saint LaurentTouche Eclat Blur Face Primer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1713114

Color: Blur Primer Gold - brightens and evens skintone

2.3K Reviews


Gorgeous, but beware oily skin people...It adds such a beautiful glow to your skin, and also blurs and perfects. If you have very oily skin, I would probably tell you to stay away from this primer. ...I think it'll be great for people with oily skin. You can find better primers cheaper

What it is: A non-greasy, lightweight makeup primer with light-infused pigments and four nourishing oils that blur imperfections and smooths the look of skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Corn Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Passiflora oil, and Rice Bran Oil: Nurture and leave skin feeling soft.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, and phthalates.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONMattify + Refine Primer

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2413326

24 Reviews


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.

La MerThe Perfecting Primer

ITEM: 2359206

Size: 1.4 oz/ 40 mL

7 Reviews


This primer works perfectly for me no matter what season or weather I’m in! ...Very luxurious feel and scent. My skin is super dry/flakey and I’m very pale (type 1 skin).

What it is: A primer that visibly hydrates, plumps, and blurs imperfections for a smooth, soft-focus effect.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This hydrating primer quickly blurs visible imperfections for a fresh, soft-focus effect. Create a soft, ultra-smooth canvas for makeup, or visibly amplify your skin’s bare beauty with improved-looking tone, texture, and translucency.

DermalogicaSkinperfect Primer SPF 30

ITEM: 2221190

Size: 0.75 oz/ 22 mL

31 Reviews


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...Prior to this I was using supergoop and I noticed my combo skin felt more oily and pores showed through out the day.

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.


I have oily combo skin and was excited to try it out as this works for mostly oily skin. ...not for oily skin...Not for me, not for oily skin, broke out with two zits on forehead after first time/day of use ,

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
An advanced, oil-free face formula that hydrates, softens, and cushions skin.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Oiliness

If you want to know more…
This oil-free formula combines the moisturizing power of shea butter with vitamins B, C, and E for antioxidant protection to fend off environmental damage. Grapefruit and geranium fragrances leave a light, uplifting scent on skin. With daily use, this cream—rich in feel, but never greasy—helps skin to look and feel its best.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates


Fantastic for oily skin!...RhiRhi designed a perfect primer for very oily skin! I was (not so) blessed with extremely oily skin, where my makeup failed around the 4-6 hour mark. ...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.


It is light weight. I have oily skin and I did not notice anything different in my skin. ...I recently tried the prime your life smoothing and firming treatment primer. I really like this product smooths my skin and does not get greasy which is good I do have oily skin.

What it is: A primer with a soft-focus finish that smooths the look of fine lines and wrinkles while visibly firming skin over time.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

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

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- S6Pro Complex™: Is a proprietary blend of prebiotics and probiotic extracts.
- Marine Algae and Collagen Amino Acids: Support visible firmness and tightness.
- Peptides and Grape Extract: Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This primer with peptides, co


An Awesome Primer!!...This is a oily skin girls dream! It does a good job blurring and filling pours. ...I used without and with makeup and I liked the both ways. I have oily skin and control a lot the oil. I really recommend.

What it is: A skincare-infused primer that instantly blurs the look of wrinkles and keeps makeup from settling in creases while prolonging makeup wear.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Pores, Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Optical Microspheres: Scatter light to visibly blur wrinkles and imperfections.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan.

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