I wanted to talk a bit about primer for oily skin types.
Chip pan skin is my jam, with some dehydration in certain areas too. Although, I think this little discussion will help other skin types aswell. I wanted the title to be ‘primer for oily skin’, because that’s what I know about best.
I spoke briefly on social media about mixing primers and I got some questions about it. Also, a couple of people said they would never think to use more than one.
This is me just talking about personal opinion. I just wanted to put that out there. I am a makeup lover, not a beauty expert by any means.
I think of mixing primers like mixing any other makeup or skincare products. One of my favourite things to do is mix foundation. Different finishes, different tones. I think primer falls into that bracket too.
These are two of my favourite primer (s) for oily skin.
The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer. (You can buy it here).
And Benefit’s The Porefessional. (Buy online here).
With applying primer, I do find less it more. Too much can undo the barrier you are trying to create with it.
I love both of these in their own right as a primer for oilier, more combination skin. But, I’ve been really enjoying using both of these together in the warmer weather. I use the silicone primer all over, just a really light layer. Not all silicone based primers cut the mustard for me. I spoke about the L’Oréal one here a while ago that I only find OK.
After The Ordinary Primer settles into the skin, I pat some of Porefessional into my T Zone. I have really big pores and Porefessional works like putty to fill them in, again using the patting method. It works great on scars and fine lines too!
Both together gives me a nice flat base for my makeup, and of course helps everything last longer on my skin too.
This is just my go to cocktail of the minute. It will work with all different primers. It’s just fun to play around with them and find what works for your skin. There is no need to use two different products whatsoever, one is just fine, I just like to experiment.