Primers for the Oily Skin

In Singapore, the humidity and heat is the enemy we simply cannot break away from. This spells even more trouble with people who have oily skin and who wears makeup. Fret not, primers are the lifeline you need if you have an oily complexion.

Essentially, primers can stop your foundation slipping and keep your base smooth and flawless. They can not only do that but keeps your makeup on for a longer time under the heat.

So here’s some of our picks for the best primers that work wonders for people with oily skin types. We included descriptors for you to get to know your primers better.

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimising Primer

source: https://www.smashbox.com/

This oil-free matte primer gel instantly blurs flaws, reduces the appearance of pores and controls oil for up to 8 hours. Mattify shine with this water-resistant, Allure award-winning pore primer that preps skin for makeup. Non-acnegenic & Dermatologist-tested.The proof is in the primer.

Benefit The POREfessional Primer

source: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/

Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals.

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier

source: https://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/

A fresh, lightweight face primer that extends the quality of your foundation’s wear while controlling oil, blurring pores and helping keep skin’s moisture level balanced. Skin looks matte, never flat.

Estée Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer

source: https://www.esteelauder.com/

This must-have mattifying primer creates a silky-smooth canvas for makeup application by controlling oil and reducing shine for a healthy-looking finish.

Use it to prep your face for makeup, then refresh throughout the day to keep skin looking velvety matte. Oil-free.

Urban Decay All Nighter Face Primer

source: https://www.urbandecay.com/

Nars Cosmetics Pore & Shine Control Primer

source: https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/

Mattifying. Refining. Oil free. Pore Minimizing Complex diminishes the look of pores instantly and over time. Controls shine. Prolongs and enhances the look of makeup.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer

source: https://www.tatcha.com/product/SILK-CANVAS.html

Velvety priming balm of pressed silk smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to minimise clogged pores and breakouts.


With that, you can now pick and choose which primer you want to get that will keep your makeup in place despite the heat and the oily skin. And since you’re here, did you know that there are really good serums our there for acne prone skin? Read more here.

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