If you have oily or combination skin, the battle to beat shine is a tough one.
Despite spending time perfecting our make-up in the morning, we’re often left with a greasy complexion by lunchtime and there’s only so many times you can reapply your powder!
This is where primer comes in handy and can be a very effective way of minimising shine, open pores and patchy foundation.
Here are a few that we would recommend…
When it comes to budget make-up ranges, L’Oreal Paris is one brand that constantly over-delivers and this primer is no exception. If you want to keep shine to a minimum, buff this clear gel into the skin before applying your base and you’ll really notice the difference throughout the day.
NYX Shine Killer (€19)
This one really does what it says on the tin and keeps your skin matte and your make-up in place. The formula is really light and comfortable and also works really well when applied directly to the skin on those ‘no make-up days’.
You’ve heard us rave about the Sleek range before and they’ve done it again with this mattifying primer. This has a velvety consistency that minimises the appearance of pores as well as controlling oil during the day.
If you’re more combination than oily, then this dupe of Smashbox’s hugely popular primer should be right up your street. It will give your skin more staying power and it also comes in three different shades for colour correction.
Large, open pores can be one of the worst things about having oily skin and this primer from Maybelline specifically targets the issue. The gel formula softens skin, hides pores and mattifies your skin and is getting rave reviews from our customers!