Primer is a staple in my makeup bag. My skin (particularly my t-zone) is very oily so I use a primer to create a flawless finish and help my foundation to stay put throughout the day. Recently I've introduced two new primers into my routine to try and help combat the need for constant blotting.
Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer is a tinted oil free, mattifying primer that controls oil. It creates a smooth finish and minimises pores and imperfections. As its tinted it can be used under foundation or on its own. It creates a flawless finish and my makeup stays put, although my t-zone still gets oily and I still need to blot. At £29 I do think its a little overpriced. There are a lot of cheaper primers on the market that may perform similar to this so I think I would try something else instead of repurchasing.
The Nip & Fab Shine Fix Mattifying Gel is a clear gel that reduces oil and helps to purify and deep clean pores to reduce blackheads. I use the primer on my t-zone and really find it helps to balance my skin. It does say it can be used throughout the day but I use it under foundation as I worry that it would remove my foundation if I used it over the top. For £9.95 I'm really impressed with this product. I don't need to blot as often and my foundation stays put all day. I'm not sold on the reducing blackheads claim. I really haven't noticed a difference in that area but as it reduces shine really well I'm pretty sure I will repurchase!
Do you use a primer? If so,what do you use?