Combat Shine with These 5 Mattifying Primers
One of the biggest roadblocks to gorgeous, matte-looking makeup is the appearance of excess oil. Foundation, eyeliner, bronzer, and all of the other cosmetics you use to perfect your look can sometimes begin to melt off by mid-day, especially if you’re no stranger to a slick-looking T-Zone or shiny forehead. One popular way to help keep the appearance of excess grease in check—without taking a blotting paper to your skin every 10 minutes—is with a mattifying primer. Not only can these products help to visibly address unwanted shine, they also help your makeup look its best. But don’t just take our word for it. Give these all-star products a try for yourself! Below, we share five mattifying primers from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands to use during your skin’s war on shine.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP SHINE KILLER
This pro potion helps eliminate the appearance of excess oil and shine so skin is lastingly matte and fresh-looking. Smooth it on before your foundation or wear it solo for a beautifully mattified look.
NYX Professional Makeup Shine Killer, $14 MSRP
MAYBELLINE BABY SKIN INSTANT PORE ERASER
This lightweight makeup primer refreshes skin while providing the blurred illusion of minimized pores. Apply a thin layer onto skin for a smooth, matte finish.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, $6.99 MSRP
URBAN DECAY DE-SLICK COMPLEXION PRIMER
Kick oil to the curb with this lightweight, paraben-free primer formulated with a high-tech mattifying blend of veegum (a natural clay derivative). The result? Beautiful, mattified skin that’s ready for its close-up. Also, the primer can help your makeup go on better. Pretty impressive, huh?
Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer, $34 MSRP
GIORGIO ARMANI FLUID MASTER PRIMER
To help reduce the appearance of visible pores and mattify the skin’s surface, look to this lightweight foundation primer. The formula not only helps smooth skin’s texture, but also refreshes the appearance of your skin while imparting a natural-looking glow.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer, $58 MSRP
LANCÔME LA BASE PRO PORE ERASER
This lightweight, oil-free primer just may be your golden ticket to a flawless complexion that enhances your final look. The formula smooths skin’s texture and helps minimize the appearance of pores to provide a silky, more even, and mattified complexion.
Lancôme La Base Pro Pore Eraser, $38 MSRP