Favourite Primers ( big pores + Oily Skin)

Posted August 6, 2018 by Denise in Beauty / 0 Comments



Dr. Brandt Pores no more pore refiner primer

This may be the most expensive out of the bunch BUT this is my fave out of my faves LOL. This  velvety formula is so good in absorbing the oils of my skin, (it mattifies it perfectly), instantly diminishes the look of my big ass pores and blurs out any inperfections that I have. like, total game changer!! My skin feels smoother and my makeup lasts longer. All you need is about 1-2 pumps for your face and good to go! highly recommend for those who have super big pores, oily, & dull/uneven skin.


Smashbox Photo finish Foundation Primer light

This specific one can be used to all types of skin, actually meant for sensitive, acne prone, oily skin. So simple (no fragrance & is vegan) My favourite to use especially if I’m going bare face to the gym yet still look smooth, even, and can somewhat control the oils of my face. This is what I also use in most of my clients because it acts like a good base/barrier between skin and foundation. recommend this for someone who is looking for a good overall primer to use.


Toofaced Primed & peachy cooling matte perfecting primer

This specific primer is an absolute gem! I admittedly was curious about the “cooling matte” & obviously its packaging, so I decided to give it a try. This was the only primer that I brought on vacation to the Philippines ( hot, humid tropical weather) and this did not disappoint. Plus, it smells soo good too(peaches & cream scent, duh)! This mousey texture like not only acts as a barrier between my face and foundation but its so lightweight, moisturizes and gives me a soft matte finish.(does that make sense??!) My makeup lasted at least 16 hours…and thats pretty good considering I was out the whole day in smog,pollution, dirt and hot weather. I recommend for those whose skin is always hot & red, who doesn’t want to feel an ounce of primer in their skin since its so lightweight and if you love peaches hehehe.

last but not the least, this was my most recent buy, but fell in love with it fast…

Becca ever matte poreless priming perfector

This is specifically targeting those who have SUPER oily, and/or Acne prone skin! This is sweat proof & humidity proof. I use this when I need it the most & when I’m going for a super duper matte look. You don’t need a lot, just a pea-size amount & mostly on the Tzone. Again, I mainly use this when I go to events, weddings, shoots or the gym. Don’t worry, It does not clog pores at all! My makeup stays fresh & matte which lasts all day!


and those are my top 4 primers. These are amazing! I suggest asking for samples first in Sephora, see how you like them… if you are not a fan of primers, then you dont have to.. this is just an extra step but for me, I have oily, acne prone skin and big pores…and feels so not right to just go straight to foundation. my skin would just absorb that gunk! I noticed if I do, my makeup stays longer, face smoother, minimizes the look of pores and i have less to no breakouts. Give it a shot 🙂


Until the next post, Denise





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