Best primer for oily skin?

I have never used primer. Is it applied on top of moisturizer and under foundation? Lately I have noticed that my foundation seems to settle into my pores after a few hours, will primer help this problem? I dont have very large pores but I do have oily skin. What is the best primer for oily skin?

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I have been on the search for the perfect primer and foundation for my oily skin. I went to the store and brought home several different samples of both primer and foundation so I could experiment with them.


From my own experience I would suggest that you stick with oil-free primers. Until you find the right primer or choice not to use one at all, another great product to help in either case is the Boscia Blotting Linens


Good Luck! I know it is frustrating to have oily skin!

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The best oil-controlling primers that I have found to help stop my extreme oiliness are Make Up For Ever All Mat Foundation Primer which you can read more about at:  and Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer which you can read all about at:;jsessionid=RBWSFQGW0KMH2CV0KSKBPIQ?id=P231022&categoryId=B70

Both are very good and really help keep the oil at bay for hours.  You don't need to use both products.  I just wanted to give you a couple of choices because there is a price difference between the two so that'll give you an option as far as your budget is concerned.

By the way, you apply your moisturizer, then the primer, then your foundation.

I hope this helps you. Smiley Happy

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My favorite primer for oily skin is Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer. This goes under your foundation (over moisturizer) and give great staying power to your makeup. 



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The best face primer I have found for oily skin is BECCA Mineral Primer SPF 30 it not only moisturises and prepares your skin to wear make up but also has a mineral SPF 30. For more information go to

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