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Oily Skin Problems? Here Are The Primers For Budge-Proof Makeup

Sometimes it's tough when you have oily skin. But thanks to these
Smashbox Photo Finish Oil And Shine Control Primer
Smashbox’s award-winning Photo Finish Primer is one of the best in the business and there’s a gel-to-powder version specifically for oily skin. It also contains skincare ingredients to tackle breakouts, including witch hazel and salicylic acid. Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Blurring Primer
One of a range of targeted primers, this blurring formula from Laura Mercier is oil-free and absorbs excess oil for a mattifying effect that helps your make-up go on extra smoothly. Estee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer
With a velvety feel, Estée Lauder’s mattifying primer won’t dry out your skin, while being relied upon to keep shine at bay throughout the day. Benefit The Porefessional Primer
If you find your make-up tends to ‘sit’ in your pores, Benefit’s cult status primer is the shortcut to a flawless complexion. Warm up the oil-free formula on the back of your hand for a smooth finish. Nars Cosmetics Pore & Shine Control Primer
Using soft focus powders to absorb excess oil and give skin a photo-ready finish, Nars’ balancing primer is lightweight and oil-free but seriously effective at keeping oiliness to a minimum. Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Becca might be known for its glow-boosting formulas but it also has an extremely effective primer for the oiliest of skin types. If you are looking for a really matte finish, press it into your skin instead of rubbing for the best results. Guerlain L'essentiel Pore Minimising Shine-Control Primer
One of the prettiest primers we have come across, Guerlain’s elegant bottle houses a formula that not only mattifies your skin but which has skincare benefits too, protecting against pollution and helping smooth your complexion over time. Mac Prep + Prime Skin
Specifically designed for oily complexions that tend to vanquish make-up before midday, MAC’s gel-textured formula uses green tea extract, caffeine and antioxidants to keep your base in place and even out your skin tone. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
This durable formula stands up not only to oily complexions but to the elements. It’s oil-free, great at concealing redness and provides SPF15 protection – all without any heaviness or that greasy feeling. Urban Decay All Nighter Face Primer
From the brand that gave us the All Nighter Setting Spray, comes this surprisingly lightweight primer considering it promises an airbrushed finish that lasts for up to eight hours.