Most primers targeted at oily skin seem to be the silicone, mattifying ones but, as someone who much prefers a hydrating base, here’s my pick of the best affordable hydrating primers that work for oily skin.
Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links but all opinions are my own.
Revolution Pro Prime & Hydrate (£7, Revolution)
This coconut-scented primer is one of my faves at the drugstore. It’s affordable at £7, comes with a pump packaging which I love, and provides that all-important hydrating base without making my skin look greasy.
NYX Bare With Me (£12, Look Fantastic)
This is a new addition to my collection and is a jelly primer similar to the Illamasqua Hydra Veil. It provides a smooth and hydrated base for makeup that works really well on my oily skin. Read my full review here.
NYX Honey Dew Me Up (£12, Look Fantastic)
I held off on trying this primer for so long because I assumed that it wouldn’t be good for oily skin, but I was wrong! This manages to make my skin look radiant and not oily and makeup applies beautifully on top.
MUA Pro Base (£4, Superdrug)
This is an odd one because it contains drying ingredients like tea tree but I find it works great for my skin type and feels really hydrating whilst still keeping my base matte if that makes sense.
PS…Vitamin Primer (£2, Primark stores)
This one is super affordable if you have a Primark near you and it’s the moisturiser type texture I prefer. I’m never sure with Primark what’s permanent and what’s not but they also have a Hydrate primer that’s pretty similar if you can’t find this one.
I love trying new primers! What are your favourites?