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Best Primers for Oily Skin

Makeup,    Skincare

Best Face Primers for Oily Skin!

Posted by Joyce Lee on Feb 19, 2019

Best Face Primers for Oily Skin!

With oily skin, you really can’t skimp on prepping your skin! From moisturizers to setting sprays, there are a lot of things that you can do to keep the shine to a minimum. And this includes choosing the right face primer.

Here’s a list of the top 3 face primers to help you deal with an oily complexion!

1. FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r – Instant Retouch Primer

Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer ($32) is at the top of the list of face primers you need to get your hands on ASAP. The consistency of this oil-free primer is incredibly lightweight, so it feels just like you’re applying a moisturizer (we love this). The ultra-hydrating formula instantly absorbs into your skin, and it gives off a subtle scent that smells soo good.

The best part about this primer? Just like its name suggests, this primer has a filter-like blurring effect on your face!

What’s the verdict? This is actually one of the best face primers out there! It’s relatively inexpensive considering the fact that a bottle will last you forever. And the ultra-smooth formula does a phenomenal job at controlling oil.

Cons? None.

2. HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer

Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer ($20-$75) is a cult-favorite and for good reason. It’s the BEST face primers for oily skin! You only need a tiny amount of product to coat your entire face, so a little really does go a long way with this product.

This oil-free primer is super lightweight, with a thin consistency that leaves a silky, barely-there feeling. It also delivers broad spectrum SPF 15 sun protection!

What’s the verdict? Hands down, the best face primer out there for oily skin.

Cons? It’s on the pricier side! You really do get what you pay for, but there are cheaper alternatives out there.

3. DR. BRANDT SKINCARE pores no more pore refiner primer

Dr. Brandt’s pores no more pore refiner primer ($45) is a great face primer for oily skin types. The velvety formula instantly mattifies your face and it does a great job when it comes to controlling oil. It also makes applying makeup a breeze, because it reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores.

What’s the verdict? This is the right primer for you if you’re trying to diminish the appearance of fine lines and pores while controlling oil production!


  • There’s a slight scent (similar to tea tree oil) that might throw you off
  • Packaging makes it hard for you to see how much product is left

Do you know any other face primers that are great for oily skin?

Let us know in the comments which products we need to try!


Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee is a freelance writer and a winged eyeliner expert. She knows a little about a lot when it comes to beauty. When she’s not writing, you can catch her at a nearby coffee shop getting her caffeine fix.

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