Are you constantly battling makeup meltdowns? Do you spend a lot of time dabbing excess oil off your face? Stop blaming your makeup application skills; it’s probably just your skin type. Yes, oily skin can really ruin a good makeup look. Now there are several products out there that claim to put an end to your oily skin woes. But really, you only need one. A primer! Using a primer as the last step in your skincare routine and right before putting on makeup can completely change your makeup game.

Here are all the reasons why girls with oily skin need a primer in their makeup vanity ASAP. Check them out.

 

Long-lasting makeup

Long-lasting makeup

If you have oily skin, chances are the oil secretion will cause your makeup to crack and look patchy. But not if you use a primer! Primer basically creates a layer between your skin and your makeup, controlling oiliness. This ensures that your makeup does not budge. It can also help fix oily lids, which are known to ruin a good eye makeup look. Simply apply a tiny amount of primer around your eye area and notice how your eye makeup stays put throughout the day.

 

Minimises the appearance of pores

Minimises the appearance of pores

Large pores are a common problem among girls with oily skin. Going in with your foundation directly only accentuates the appearance of these pores. That’s why you need a primer, to minimise the appearance of pores. It creates a smooth surface by hiding fine lines, pores and wrinkles. This ensures your foundation glides on smoothly without settling into the pores. Just don’t forget to cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin before applying a primer for best results!

 

Gives a matte finish

Gives a matte finish

Do you find yourself reaching for those blotting sheets throughout the day? Frustrating, isn’t it? Introducing a primer into your makeup routine will get rid of this problem once and for all! Applying a thin layer of primer before going in with your foundation will not only help control excess oil, but also prevent your face from looking like a shiny mess. We recommend using a gel primer such as the Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer. The transparent gel formula creates the perfect canvas for makeup and ensures it remains matte and stays put all through the day.