I used to love touting how I never had to wear foundation, thanks to being blessed with great skin (and even better genetics). But then over time I noticed I wasn’t getting much coverage in my T-zone area with the tinted moisturizers I was using and realized, maybe it’s the beginning of the end. As my quarter life crisis approaches (the big 2-5 July 7th), foundation as slowly entered my daily routine.
I never really spent much time examining primers, but recently I started reading up on why it’s important to wear them and what you should be looking for a primer. First and foremost, a sheer shield to help protect clogging pores with foundation and keep makeup in place/melting off your face. Bonus points if you can find a primer that contains some good ingredients for improving skin tone over time.
Luckily, the OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel does just that. It’s the best primer for oily skin types. It boasts a light-weigh clear primer that reduces shine, even skin tone and improve the appearance of makeup. It’s a fragrance-free formula that’s non-drying and absorbs oil, for a matte finish that lasts up to eight hours. Just a pea sized amount of this formula helps makeup last up to 8 hours. And that, is one successful work day my friends.
OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel, $41; oc8.com