Friday, 8 September 2017

MY FAVOURITE PRIMERS FOR OILY SKIN


Finding a good primer that actually works for oily skin is such a challenge and for that reason I had kind of given up on it all together. I stuck to pore-filling primers like Benefit's Porefessional, Dr Brandt's Pores No More, NYX Pore Filler and Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser as every oil control primer I tried let me down completely. See my review of NYX Shine Killer* for a demonstration of that. Luckily so many bloggers and friends have recommended a multitude of primers to me that they swear by and I have accumulated a list of the absolute BEST primers for oily skin for all budgets. Of course, you know I am on a spending ban so I didn't buy them all but I gave every single primer mentioned in this post a full day's test. First let's get to the primers I own that have impressed me beyond belief.



Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector* (£28) This primer is a product a lot of oily skinned girls and boys swear by. It has mixed reviews but this is a fantastic mattifying primer if used correctly. The trick is to use a tiny pea-size amount of product, let it warm up on your fingers and then pat it into the skin. If you rub it in instead of patting it into the skin the primer can ball up on itself and if you use too much can make the skin even oilier. Once patted in the skin is smooth and instantly matte. The primer acts as a barrier preventing the sebum from seeping into the makeup. I love using this just on its own and set with powder for a matte face all day but find it works fantastically with all foundations. Highly highly recommend


NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer* (£13) So many bloggers have told me that this is their holy grail primer and now I see why. Touted as a dupe for the incredible Hourglass Mineral Veil which is a favourite of many, Nikkia Joy swears by Mineral Veil for oily skin, the NYX Angel Veil is a fraction of the price. It does leave a slight white cast on application but that soon disappears. I have no idea how this works but it just does, my makeup lasts so much longer and my oil comes through much later in the day. A great primer for most skin types I would say.



Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer* (£29) Last but not least and a total surprise for me is the Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer. I hadn't tried anything from Jouer Cosmetics until Cult Beauty kindly sent this to me. This primer possesses a brilliant list of ingredients including salicylic acid and witch hazel to help with breakouts. It both treats my spots while keeping my makeup on for a longer duration. I find it does make my skin matte as well. Definitely a primer I will repurchase especially as I have a multitude of breakouts going on at the moment.


Of course, there are plenty of other great primers available for oily skin. These are just the ones that have impressed me the most. Hourglass Mineral Veil is a general favourite, Makeup Forever Step 1 Equaliser Mattifying Primer is fantastic for keeping oil at bay and I also really like Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. The whole Rimmel Stay Matte line is a dream for oily skin in my opinion.


Out of Jouer, NYX and Becca. the Becca Ever Matte is the best for really oily skin, Jouer Anti-Blemish is perfect for acne prone oily skin and NYX Angel Veil seems to be one of those mystical primers that seems to work for a lot of different skin types. I am so happy with these three and now instead of skipping the priming step I look forward to applying one of these beauties because I know it takes my makeup to the next level. I am wearing my makeup from 7am on a weekday until I wash it off at night so I really get to test out the wear and impact of makeup because I am such a late sleeper. Typically testing each product out over seventeen or eighteen hours. With all of them I would say less is definitely more, you don't need a lot for it to work. 


Thank you so much for reading, these primers were sent to me by Cult Beauty but I was in no way obligated to review or include them in the post. I would love to hear about your favourite primers because I always want to hear about products that you love and swear by. Getting older makes me realise how much I need to keep track of my spending and I have no patience for subpar products anymore. I don't feel the need to rush out and get the latest collab after blowing a tonne of money on the Morphe x Jaclyn palette. I only want products that will elevate my makeup. Thank you for your comments, I hope you had a lovely week and I wish you an even better weekend. Take care.

What is your holy grail primer?

Love 
Kiran

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  1. I love the Nyx Angel Veil and I have dry skin! It truly does work for most skin types in my opinion :)

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  2. I agree. Angel Veil is a good'un! I'm loving Hylamide HA Blur at the mo (great for pores also). I'm glad the Becca one worked well as I've been eyeing up that one too! Xx

    Toni | sheergloss

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    1. I haven't heard of that one, where can you buy it from? Xx

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  3. The NYX Angel Veil sounds great! I have heard other mixed reviews but I'll need to try it out myself to see. My oily skin is really getting on my nerves now, so definitely one to try xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. I find using a mattifying primer and then setting it with powder before going in with foundation really helps me. I think I will do a best foundations for oily skin post as well. Rimmel Stay Matte is quite thick but it really works and is affordable xxx

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  4. Even though, my skin isn't oily (and I rarely use primers), I like the sound of the Jouer Anti-Blemish Matte Primer, just because I feel like the Salycilic Acid could help me on bad skin days, but lovely picks overall!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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    1. Yes! I have been using it everyday because I have these pesky awful breakouts on my chin. I love it xxx

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  5. I absolutely love Angel Veil and have been using it a lot recently too! I agree, it's strangely amazing for all skin types and I often recommend it to my customers.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. That's one of the reasons I picked it up, because I know you used and liked it xxx

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  6. Totally agree the becca primer is amazing! but only if its used right i feel like a lot of people miss out on how good it is because they arent using it right you know

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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    1. Yeah I agree, but once you know how to use it it works so well! Thank you for commenting Andrew x

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  7. I need to get my hands on that NYX Angel Veil! I have heard so many good reviews and I have yet to try it. Thanks for the recommendations, girl! ❤

    Lenne Zulkiflly Blog

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  8. I love a good primer! I have been meaning to try the Becca one so thanks for the tips on how to use this x

    franklyflawless.com

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  9. I love this post so much, I've always wanted to try the Nyx one, I currently use a primer from Urban Decay.

    I'm currently hosting a giveaway on my blog, hoping you can check it out,
    Mary x

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    1. Thank you so much, which one from Urban Decay do you like? I haven't heard many good things about their new primers tbh x

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  10. I think I am going to give this BECCA primer a go. Someone said that if I wanted the armani foundation I have to work I should wear a primer. The formula pic on your arm makes me think I would be more happy with the BECCA primer as well as your review!
    Thanks so much
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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    1. Thank you Kiri, I tried the Armani Luminous Silk thinking it would be a mess on my oily skin but I actually got so many compliments on my "glowing skin" and I didn't use any primers. I am on a spending ban though so only got a sample from Selfridges, need the full size x

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  11. The Jouer primer sounds amazing! I really like salicylic acid and witch hazel for my skin. x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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  12. Such a brilliant post. I love the look of the NYX one! Sometimes I'm oily and then other times I'm dry! Can't win, so I need two! Gaaa!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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    1. I am the same, I have combination skin but my T zone has been so oily lately. It's a mess. I focus my moisturiser on the driest areas of my face and use the primer all over but make sure not to use too much xxx

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  13. I love my Laura Mercier primer but the Pixi Glow Booster is also super good!
    I really want to try these now too :)

    Pingkan x | www.lifeofpingkan.com

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    1. What Laura Mercier primer do you have? Surprisingly I like the Hydrating Primer, I think it is a really nice base for makeup. Haven't tried the Pixi Glow Booster x

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  14. I have dry skin but will share will other who have oily skin. I love Becca products!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thank you Kathrine, I even love the Backlight Priming Filter so pretty on all skin types I have found, epic for bridal x

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  15. I have dry skin, so I'm not too sure how these would work for me, but they sound really good!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thank you! I think you would like the NYX Angel Veil and the Jouer primer is great if you're acne prone even if you just use it to spot treat x

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  16. I love the becca primer. Thank you for sharing your review.
    Have a nice day.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/en/trench-coat-dress/

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  17. I don't have oily skin, but I really do like the NYX primer! I just bought a back up recently because I love it so much!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. I know you do! You are one of the reasons I tried it! And I am so glad I did, it is a great primer x

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  18. I love the sound of the Jouer one with all the added skincare ingredients!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  19. Angel Veil!!! I've really wanted to try that one, along with some of their illuminators. And then I realized I barely use primers except for under my eyes if I'm going to have makeup on all day since I noticed it breaks up around there the most.

    The too faced hangover rx primer works for me around the eyes! It's a moisturizing primer and I've repurchased it a couple time, though I think I like it so much because I have dry skin.

    becky @ star violet

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    1. I have the Too Faced Hangover primer, I love it because it smells of coconuts and I love using it when my skin is feeling dry especially if I have just come back from holiday my skin is in desperate need of hydration, thank you for sharing Becky x

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  20. They sound great - the Too Faced hangover primer is my fave x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  21. Even though the Hourglass Mineral Veil is supposed to be mattifying (and better for oily skin), I have dry skin and I love it!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. The NYX Angel Veil is considered a dupe by some and I know a lot of skin types get on well with that x

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  22. Nyx angel veil is no doubt amazing, haven't tried others but they sound great too.
    GlamupGirls

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    1. I am so late to the Angel Veil bandwagon but I love it xxx

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  23. I've heard so many amazing things about the Becca one. Its definitely one I want to try xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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  24. I've been on the fence about buying the NYX Angel Veil for ages but i'm fed up of not using a primer so i'm going to go right now to the boots website, thanks for much for this helpful review!!

    Rebecca xx
    Check out my latest post over at https://rxbxcca.blogspot.com

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  25. I've heard the Angel Veil is a really good dupe as well! I haven't tried any of these out since I actually have dry skin, but they sound great. I enjoy the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer for myself, but honestly once I run out I think I'll try sans primer for a bit!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Yes, i truly don't think primer is a necessity but it does help with certain problems xxx

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  26. I'm always interested in finding new good primers for my oily skin! Thank you so much for this post, I will try the Becca one for sure! xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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  27. I dont have oily skin but I want to try the Nyx one anyway hehe

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. A lot of different skin types love the NYX one so I think you will love it! Xx

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  28. I used to really love the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer, but I've found that the YSL Touche Eclat Primer works even better and helps smooth out pores at the same time. For sebum control I swear by the Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base, which I picked up on a whim in Japan but is incredible for humid summer days! It's really hard to find here in the US though, so I'll have to check out the NYX Angel Veil! Thanks for the reviews!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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    1. The Sofina primer sounds amazing, I hope I can get my hands on it, no problem. Thank you for reading! Xx

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  29. I really need to try the NYX one since it's the only one I can buy on a physical store.
    Kiss x

    Daniela Santos Blog | Instagram

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  30. I have really oily skin so I good primer is a must for me. I am currently using Maybelline Porefessional but I will try out the Nyx Angel Veil Primer soon. I hope it works well on my skin! :)

    Angelie // Beaute Spell Lip and Cheek Tint Review

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  31. I have been wanting to try the Nyx Angel Veil for so long! Primer is something I don't utilise the benefits of often enough x
    Thank you for the new suggestions I will have to go and check them out x

    Have a lovely day :)

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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