Face primer
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Investing in the right primer to wear underneath your makeup is a must, especially for those with oily skin.

Primer can help set your skin and prepare it before applying your base, as well as ensure your foundation stays put.

Women with oily skin are recommended to use a primer, focusing on their T-zone or areas where they notice larger pores or spots of grease.

For those looking for a primer to address this issue, here are six options to buy.

E.l.f. Power Grip Primer

ELF Power Grip
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One primer that helps minimize the appearance of pores is the e.l.f.  Cosmetics Power Grip Primer with niacinamide, which gives you a glowing complexion.

The gel-based primer smoothens your skin, providing a radiant look even before foundation is applied.

This primer has a light texture that blurs imperfections while evening out your skin tone.

Revlon ColorStay Grip Matte Primer

Revlon Colorstay Grip
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 Revlon's ColorStay Grip Matte Primer absorbs oil and blurs imperfections on the skin, reducing the appearance of pores. If you're worried about your pores affecting your foundation, this primer is a solid choice.

Besides helping minimize pores and control shine, this primer is said to provide a 16-hour hold. Women with oily skin often notice their foundation moving or fading during the day due to excess oil and sweat.

MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone Primer

MAC Prep and Prime
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MAC's Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone Primer has been highly praised in the makeup world since its launch, beloved by makeup enthusiasts with oily skin.

This primer provides you with a smooth base before applying foundation and helps make your pores appear smaller under your makeup.

One common area where women struggle with pores and shine is the T-zone, which can cause foundation to crease or look uneven.

Applying this base to your T-zone or any area of the skin that needs assistance will give you a lightweight, instantly dry, and smooth finish.

Smashbox Photo Finish Control Mattifying Primer

Smashbox primer
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Smashbox will have your skin ready for any photoshoot or social gathering with the Photo Finish Control Mattifying Primer.

Infused with oil-controlling ingredients such as witch hazel and salicylic acid, your skin will not only be prepared for makeup application but also well taken care of.

Women with oily skin will feel a difference in their skin after use, as it also mattifies shiny areas on the face and reduces the appearance of pores and breakouts.

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

The Ordinary primer
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The Ordinary's High-Adherence Silicone Primer smoothens the skin, resulting in a hydrated but matte appearance.

While aiming to reduce shine before applying foundation, it's still important to keep your skin looking and feeling moisturized. This primer offers that, unlike many others that may dry out the skin.

This non-greasy formula can be worn alone as a second barrier after moisturizer or with your favorite matte foundation, offering double coverage for large pores and mattifying oily spots.

Beauty Blender Boost 18-Hour Firming & Smoothing Peptide Primer

Beauty blender primer
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Ideal for all skin types, especially oily and combination skin, the Beauty Blender Boost 18-Hour Firming & Smoothing Peptide Primer locks in hydration and provides 18-hour coverage. This prevents your foundation from creasing or breaking, leaving your skin looking soft and flawless underneath your makeup.

Beauty Blender's primer includes ingredients like ceramides and vitamin B5 to provide moisture while nourishing your skin's barrier and erasing signs of aging and pores.