I am always on the look out for a primer that will combat shine and keep my makeup on all day. I have very oily skin and that doesn’t help with my makeup at all. It can be really frustrating to apply your makeup and in less than fifteen minutes, your face is all shiny and your makeup starts coming off.

So today, I have put together 5 of the best primers for oily skin that will help your makeup to stay on all day or for longer. If you have oily skin and would love to know how to get your makeup to last longer then keep reading.

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 best primers for oily skin


Becca Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base

Becca Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base

This primer blurs pores and fine lines when applied on the face. It dries to a velvety soft finish. It absorbs excess oil on your face, thereby keeping your makeup fresh throughout the day.

MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage

2. MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage

This lightweight primer absorbs into the skin and reduces redness. It evens out skin tone masking all imperfections. It combats shine and keeps your makeup on for longer.

E.L.F. Cosmetics Mineral Infused Face Primer

3. E.L.F. Cosmetics Mineral Infused Face Primer

The silicone based primer seals pores and creates a smooth base for the application of foundation. The foundation glides on smoothly and stays on for longer.

 L.A. Girl Pro Prep HD high definition smoothing Face Primer

4. L.A. Girl Pro Prep HD Face Primer

The L.A girl pro prep face primer is light weight and absorbs instantly when applied. It blurs pores and gives you a flawless makeup look,It combats shine and helps your makeup to stay at bay for longer.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

5. Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

The rimmel stay matte primer is one of my personal favourites. It creates a smooth surface. It helps your foundation to glide on smoothly and the staying power is great.

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  1. Yiota www.instagram.com/yiotou_la
    May 28, 2018 / 10:46 am

    I haven’t tried any of these primers but I have the LA Girl Pro primer on my wishlist to try, if only the LA Girl products were easier to find here.


  2. May 28, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I have combination skin and I am currently using the YSL blur primer and living for it!


  3. Pam
    May 30, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    I really like Rimmel primers, they are so good!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. May 30, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    I love primers – have you tried the L’oreal Magic Blur, that’s a moisturiser and primer in one but leaves skin looking beautiful! Loving your picks too!

    Layla x


  5. May 30, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Such a great list! It really makes a big difference when you use a primer! I should try the Becca Velvet, and I’ve heard ELF works really well plus it is super affordable! I’m currently using the one from Lancome, which is not for oily skin but as my foundation is really mate – they work great together!

    Have a great week!

  6. May 31, 2018 / 4:29 am

    The Becca Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base sounds really nice. I’d love to try that soon. Thanks for the recommendation dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  7. June 1, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Such a fabulous post, these primers all look so worthwhile and totally divine! I suffer from oily skin too so this post was a perfect read for me and so relatable. I’m so bad at using a primer, so it’s no wonder that often I find my foundation not setting too well on my face haha. The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer looks perfect, there’s nothing better when your face becomes a smooth surface when you’re ready to apply your make-up. Loving the sound of the E.L.F Cosmetics Mineral Infused Face Primer too <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  8. June 2, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    These sound great, thanks for sharing! I really need to look into a primer so my makeup can last longer in the office! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! It’s a busy but fun one here.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. June 7, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    The L.A girl pro is a good one, but I have not tried the other ones. Thanks for sharing.

  10. February 26, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    I bought the Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector from Becca, but haven’t tested yet!
    I didn’t know this one from MAC!

    Guria do Século Passado

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