When it comes to acing your makeup base, a good primer is indispensable. No matter how light or heavy your makeup needs are, you can don it like a celebrity just by starting your day with your go-to primer. But finding the right primer for an oily and acne-prone skin can be tricky as the wrong product can make you look like an oil-tanker in no time while aggrevating your acne condition ruthlessly. So, let us make your task easy with this article. Here is a list of 8 best primers available for oily and acne-prone skin. Read on and get yourself ‘primed’ for everything!
1. Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer
The Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer is one of the best primers available for creating a perfect canvas for the application of makeup. It not only evens out the skin tone but also makes the skin smoother and brighter. The award-winning product has a unique lightweight formulation that contains photochromatic pigments in a gel base. The pigments bend, respect, and diffuse light to neutralize redness and reduce discolorations, thereby correcting color and minimizing flaws. It also reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines on the face. The primer is completely free of oil, talc, paraben, and fragrance, which makes it a perfect choice for oily, acne-prone skin. Wear it alone or under foundation for a picture-perfect matte look.
Price: Rs. 2521 for 27 ml.
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2. Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
The Colorbar Perfect Match Primer is a silicone-based, oil-free, and fragrance-free primer that creates a satiny soft and smooth finish for easier application of makeup. It is a transparent gel formula with a creamy texture and satiny touch, which blends effortlessly into the skin and evens out the tone beautifully. It masks fine lines and uneven texture without clogging the pores. It also controls the sebum production and makes the makeup last longer without fading, leaking or smudging. Being extremely gentle on the skin and dermatologically tested, it works great for the oily and acne-prone skin.
Price: Rs. 825 for 30 ml.
3. MAC Matte Cream Matifiante
The MAC Matte Creme is a mattifying cream primer that acts like a shine-controlling powder and suits the oily, acne-prone skin wonderfully. It has an exclusive no-shine formula that controls the oil on the face and creates a smooth, velvety texture with a sheer matte finish. This primer makes sure that all your large skin pores are covered completely to prep your face for the makeup. A single layer of application of the product also adds a beautiful sheen to the face.
Price: Rs, 1493 for 22 ml.
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4. L’Oreal Paris BaseMagique Transforming Smoothing Primer
The L’Oreal Paris BaseMagique Transforming Smoothing Primer creates an amazing base for a flawless, long-lasting makeup look by smoothening open pores and evening out the skin surface instantly. The creamy silicone-based formula is lightweight and silky to touch. It comprises soft powders that keep even the oily skin perfectly matte by absorbing excess sebum. It also has a high concentration of elastomers, which makes the product glide onto the skin and erase the wrinkles and fine lines easily. While transforming the skin surface, this primer also imparts a light rosy glow to the face.
Price: Rs. 1025 for 15 ml.
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5. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light is an expensive choice, but it is certainly one of the best primers for oily skin. The 60% water-based primer is available in a transparent gel formula that not only makes the skin silky smooth but also gives it a soft-focus finish. It is a super lightweight and absolutely oil-free composition enriched with vitamin C and peptide blend for protecting the skin from environmental pollutants, damages, and stress. Applying just one sheer layer of it is enough to create a perfect makeup base.
Price: Rs. 2330 for 30 ml.
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6. Inglot Under Makeup Base
The Inglot Under Makeup Base is a hypoallergenic, paraben-free primer that can give a smooth matte look to all skin types as well as all makeup finishes. It is a gel-based primer, which keeps the skin shine and breakout-free by absorbing excess oil and scattering light just the right way. The product endows a silky smooth finish to the skin and prolongs the life of your makeup. However, it does not do a great job in reducing the appearance of open skin pores or fine lines hence, is not the best product for an acne-prone skin.
Price: Rs. 1424 for 30 ml.
7. Clinique Superprimer Face Primer
The Clinique Superprimer Face Primer is pretty different from its counterparts in regard to the availability of shades. The lightweight, oil-free primer comes in 3 distinct shades namely ‘Color Corrects Redness‘, ‘Color Corrects Discolourations’, and ‘Universal Face Primer’ to color correct a range of concerns for all skin types seamlessly. While the first and second shades correct facial redness and discolorations respectively, the third one is a translucent formula meant for universal usage. The primer not only glides on the skin effortlessly and covers up acne, brown spots, uneven tone, etc. but also facilitates the application of makeup to create a smooth and gorgeous finish.
Price: Rs. 1812 for 30 ml.
8. Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer
The POREfessional Face Primer from Benefit is basically a PRO balm that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines like magic! The silicone-based translucent formula is lightweight and silky to touch. It complements all skin tones and is known to give a ‘smoother-than-smooth skin’. As it is oil-free, women with oily, acne-prone skin can use it without hesitation and help their makeup stay put for long. The product also contains a vitamin E deriative to prevent free radiacl damages.
Price: Rs. 2,000 for 22 ml.
All the above-listed primers are good options for an oily skin. However, if your skin has severe acne issue, choose the best one carefully only after testing it on your skin.
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