Having oily skin in a supremely hot and humid climate just makes everything 10 times worse. Your makeup melts faster, your face gets oily in less than an hour, and you feel like you drew the short straw in life every time you look like a hot mess next to friends with normal or dry skin.
Mattifying cleansers only get you so far. Oil control moisturisers can work, but what if you’re trying to avoid matte foundations (that might get cakey or look too dry) and need a little more grease control underneath your makeup?
The trick to mattifying primers (or any skincare made for oily skin), is to only use them on the oil-prone areas of your face. If you apply them anywhere else, you risk drying out the rest of your face. For most of us, the biggest oily problem is our T-zone. It might seem like an extra step, but you’ll be glad you used two separate primers to better suit the different areas of your skin.
Read on for four of our favourite makeup primers for oily skin!