Best Makeup Primer For Oily Skin

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A good primer can help you get the most out of your makeup. It can smooth out the skin underneath your makeup, making it look younger and more even. It can also help keep your makeup from creasing or fading. If you have oily skin, it’s important to choose a primer specifically designed for this type of skin. We've rounded up our top makeup primers for oily skin to help you find the perfect one.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424679

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

253 Reviews

$54.00

This product has done wonders for helping my makeup stay on my oily skin all day! It doesn’t pill up at all while applying and makes my skin feel matte and ready for my foundation. ...I have try a lot of primers for oily skin and this is the best one I have ever try. ...Perfect for oily skin!

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 EVERMini Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 ml·ITEM: 2424786

Color: Hydra Booster

310 Reviews

$31.50

Wish I can use it. If you have oily skin I do not recommend though. My forehead got rlly oily....Great for Oily Skin...I would say one thing about this product - it’s great for oily skin, but “hydro boost” isn’t necessarily fitting.

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

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

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

278 Reviews

$54.00

This primer is criminally underrated!...I’m a makeup artist so I try a lot of products and this is one of the only primers that I’ve noticed longevity with makeup and keeping the skin hydrated! ...It is perfectly hydrating without causing my skin to become weighed down and oily. Its a great first layer beneath my makeup.

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.

Fashion FairFabulous Face Priming Serum

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2477057

Color: Peach-tinted - all skin tones; translucent finish

27 Reviews

$53.00

It makes a great base for foundation and makeup, and it makes it last well. I would say normal to oily will benefit the best for this primer. ...I think oily skin types would enjoy this. I have dry skin and although this feels nourishing when applying it definitely has a matte finish when applying makeup over it.

What it is: A do-everything serum-primer to visibly even tone and texture, boost radiance, and prep your skin for seamless makeup application.

Finish:
Natural

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination

Concerns: Pores and Uneven Skin Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Shea Butter: Smooths, visibly plumps, and delivers an abundance of fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins.
- Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract: An antioxidant-rich ingredient that visibly brightens and reduces hyperpigmentation.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Promotes visibly bright, glowing skin.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Pore Minimizer

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424687

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

283 Reviews

$54.00

Great quality! Makes me skin feel so soft and keeps my makeup on all day, even with oily skin....Great primer...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.

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.

$52.00

Oily skin holy grail...I have oily skin and usually don’t like most primers. Whether it’s the consistency or performance. ...great primer for oily skin and summers...It's a really good primer if you have oily skin or for summertime. highly recommend it.

What it is: A non-comedogenic makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs pores, controls shine, and locks makeup for up to 12 hours with a 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.

GucciGucci Matte Primer

ITEM: 2508117

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml

81 Reviews

$81.00

I have super oily skin so this is a def plus!...I’m totally in love with it🥰 i have so oily skin but this primer makes my skin matte and smooth:3

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.

$27.00

A MUST FOR OILY SKINS GALS...Paired with the fenty pro filter for my oily skin is amazing! Super smooth skin! If I don't use it my foundation looks terrible...Great for oily skin...My go-to primer for oily skin. Doesn’t make me look sweaty and works well with every foundation I’ve used.

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.

$47.50

IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN THIS IS FOR YOU...This is the best primer ever for someone with oily skin I literally have no complaints whatsoever?????...Amazing primer for oily skin...Bought this for my wedding as I have super oily skin, and I was not disappointed!! My makeup stayed beautiful all day - I don’t think I needed to touch up once??

What it is: An ultimate sidekick for MAC Cosmetics’ number-one foundation. Start your customized complexion routine with this must-have mattifying base.

Finish:
Matte

Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Combination

Concerns: Oil

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, and triclosan.

What Else You Need to Know: Achieve complexion perfection with this matte primer that delivers an all-day reduction in the appearance of pores, controls oil and shine, improves the wear of foundation for up to 12 hours, and promises a visible improvement in skin texture for up to six hours.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Step 1 Primer Shine Control

Size: 0.5 oz / 15 ml·ITEM: 2424760

Color: Shine Control

316 Reviews

$31.50

GREAT FOR OILY SKIN...Must have for girlies w actual oily skin! I have used many primers & none have worked except this one. ...Great oily skin primer...Other than that if you have oily skin this is a great product for you!

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 Mini 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.

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