Beauty Treatments & Skincare

Slipping out of that oily skin feeling

The best primers for oily skin
Written by Lolly

If you’re like your auntie Lolly and have oily skin, it’s important to get your mitts on the best primers out there.

Lots of women suffer with oily skin. Often it doesn’t matter what foundation or powder you wear, your make-up always ends up looking shiny and you have to re-apply it all over again later in the day. Tis a pain in the bleedy arse ladies, ain’t it!

To combat this, it’s a good idea to wear oil-free foundation and super matte powder. But if you wear a good primer that’s beneficial for oily skin types this will greatly minimise the need to re-apply your make-up again through the day.

Make Up For Ever Stop Shining (€19):

This powder-gel formula eliminates all traces of shine from the face for several hours. Applying your foundation over this gel will give it a more of a matte finish. It’s invisible to the naked eye and has a really light, soft texture.

Revlon Photo-ready Prime + Anti-Shine (€13.99):

This primer has a cake like texture but it isn’t hard. This primer comes with an application sponge. That makes the application of this product easier. This multi-use balm can be worn alone if your not wearing make-up. It also erases the look of pores and imperfections. This is available from Boots and pharmacies nationwide.

Make Up For Ever All Mat (€41):

This All Mat Matifying Primer formula is an oil-free, powdered gel. This is designed to absorb the excess of sebum in the skin. It creates a soft, weightless layer between the skin and foundation and this ensures a shine-free finish.

This is available at Make Up For Ever and a 30ml bottle costs €41.

Till next time ladies!

About the author


Lolly is Ireland’s newest and most exciting blogger, fashionista, lifestyle commentator and general all-round socialite. The former Miss Irish Sun has frequently been featured and photographed with other internationally renowned models from some of the biggest agencies in the world and has magazine shoots with the likes of Miss World Roseanna Davison no less.

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