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best primers for textured oily skin?

used, hourglass, becca matte, becca backlight, dior, benefit pore fesional and some others but did not sit well with oily skin. urban decay de slick and becca velvet blur mixed together are my favorite so far but sephora doesn't carry them. any other alternatives?

Re: best primers for textured oily skin?

I mix:

Smashbox Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer 1 fl oz/ 30 mL with this product;


Then if you use a liquid foundation (I like KVD Lock-it), top it with something like the Bare Minerals Matte loose foundation to keep anything from greasing up if you sweat. Then powder & spray set as usual. I highly recommend Ben Nye products, especially their Final Seal.

I have extremely oily skin & live in a hot, humid climate, so drastic measures are necessary.

**Sorry, I would’ve linked to the KVD, etc. products, but their # search program is crap & takes too long.


Re: best primers for textured oily skin?

@Griselda13 Smashbox has some good primer options and if you're looking for something smoothing to help with the texture Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 0.50 oz/ 14 g is a good option. A good skincare routine can help you get some of the oil under control though- what are you currently using in your routine?

Re: best primers for textured oily skin?

I use the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer 1.35 oz/ 40 mL 

It works really well, I get the hydration without any added oiliness, I have oily / acne prone skin for reference. I've been using it almost for 2 years now, it's my favourite.


A close second is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer - Mattifying Primer Mattifying Primer - For Oily Skin (in green) and it gives great coverage and hides my blemish scars.

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