Prep and Prime
It sounds counter-intuitive, but oily skin does need a dose of hydration. In fact, avoiding moisturiser can actually make your skin look even oilier. You see, when you starve your pores of moisture, you may end up kicking them into overdrive, which means they try to compensate for the dryness by producing excess sebum.
That’s why, before makeup, it’s best to apply a little moisturiser. Try a gel formula to keep your skin hydrated without making it feel greasy. Then, smooth on a primer. Miracle Prep Pore Minimising & Mattifying Primer is our pick for oily skin, as it veils pores in a triple oil-absorbing powder complex for all-day smoothness. The velvety texture also helps foundation glide on beautifully. Apply a little extra over the t-zone to prevent midday oil outbreaks.