8 Best Primers for Oily and Acne Prone Skin Available in India


Primers have these days become a vital part of the makeup. The perfection that primers endow in makeup are something that is worth all the money we put in. Here I will list out some of the best primers for oily/acne prone skin available in India:-


Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer: – First one of the best primers is Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer and this is a llight weight primer and it makes the skin very soft and matte. This primer does the job of reducing the appearance of lines and pores on the face. This primer can also be used alone or before makeup.

Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer

Price: – INR 1200 for 27 ml

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Colorbar Perfect Match Primer: – Colorbar Perfect Match Primer is a silicone based primer and this one makes your skin soft and smooth by reducing the pores. It preps your skin for makeup and gives it a smooth finish. It makes the application of makeup much easier. It also claims to keep the skin oil-free throughout thus holding the makeup for long. Therefore it makes it a great primer for oily as well as acne prone skin.

Colorbar Perfect Match Primer


Price: – INR 825 for 30ml

MAC Matte Cream: MAC Matte Creme is a gel primer that adds sheer and has a non-shine formulated texture. It fives a matte finish to the skin which means it takes care of the large pores and controls the oil on the face and transforms your skin for makeup application.

MAC Matte Cream

Price: – INR 1950 for 50 ml

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer: L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer is a creamy as well as thick primer which is light weight. It smoothens out the wrinkles as well as the lines on the face. It reduces the appearance of open pores too. It imparts a light rosy color to the face which makes the skin glow naturally. Most importantly it takes care of the oiliness in the skin. This primer makes it easier for the foundation to last longer. Therefore all in all this one is a great primer for oily skin.

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

Price: – INR 899 for 15ml

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is a 60% water based primer. It is oil-free and that makes it ideal for oily, acne prone skin. It is one of the best primers for oily skin but it is on the expensive side. It is not available widely in India but you can get through online shopping websites.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

Price: – INR 5625 approximately

Inglot Under Makeup Base: Inglot Under Makeup Base is a gel based primer and it endows a good smooth and silky finish to the skin. It is a good primer to keep the skin oil-free and to make the makeup last longer. It does not do a great job in reducing the appearance of pore size or fine lines hence it is not the best product for acne prone skin.

Inglot Under Makeup Base

Price: – INR 900 for 30ml

Clinique Superprimer Face Primer: Clinique Superprimer Face Primer happens to be a light weight oil free primer and is especially great for girls who have redness issue in the skin. It corrects any discoloration on the face and is a light weight and oil-free primer. It takes care of the brown spots, acne as well as uneven skin tone. It helps in making the makeup stay for longer.

Clinique Superprimer Face Primer

Benefit The POREfessional Primer: Benefit The POREfessional Primer is a silicon based primer that hides the pores and controls the oil and thus makes the skin look flawless. It makes the makeup last longer on the face.

Benefit The POREfessional Primer

Price: – INR 3,499 Approx.

All the above listed primers are a good option for oily skin however if your skin has severe acne issue then you must choose the best one after testing it on your skin.

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