Best Make-Up for Oily Skin

Here is the interactive table for the best make-up for oily skin. I’ve included eye shadow primers such as Urban Decay and EFL to help eye shadow stick to oily eyelids – often a problem for people with oily skin.

Mac Paint Pots scores really well on Amazon and on other forums too and NYX have a similar product in a pencil that a lot of people could use who have oily skin, could try using too. Some eyelid primer might be needed for using NYX though as I doesn’t say it’s specifically for people with oily skin.


I’ve also included some face primers as I think this falls under the idea of what the best make-up for oily skin should be too.

If you have any other suggestions then please feel free to comment down below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Product Name
Part of Face
Price US $
Too Faced Shadow Insurance 10ml

Eyelid Primer184.3Hundreds of happy users give a big thumbs up to this eyeshadow primer. If you have oily eyelids and find that your eyeshadow rubs off within a few hours or settles into the crease of your eyelid, then this is for you. Users say it stays on all day and all night and the packaging it is in makes it easy to use and apply.
e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer

Eyelid Primer64.0For the price, this eyelid primer can't be beaten. Many people buying this one as it seems to do what other very expensive ones do, equally well.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer

Eyelid Primer404.5It does get mentioned a huge amount on forums as the best product for keeping eyeshadow in place. It is expensive though and the bottle shape puts some people off. But it is still a great primer, no getting away from it!
Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer

Face Primer304.3Gives a really smooth soft canvas to apply make-up onto, with some choosing just to apply nothing after, as it feels so great. Non-greasy, almost gel-like and few reports of break-outs from most users.
Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish

Face and Makeup Setting Spray193.9A spray before and after applying your makeup is great to control oiliness on the face and keeps make-up in place for hours.
Mac Paint Pot

Eyelid Primer with Tint264.5It gives a fresh even start to applying eye make up. Many users very very happy with this product, swear by it and say its their favorite eyelid primer by far!
NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil

Eye Pencil (vast color range)54.5The 'Milk' shade is very highly rated as a great way to make eye-shadow colors really vibrant. Many users trying this instead of Mac Paint Pots or over Mac Paint Pots and very happy with the results too. This brand is also much cheaper than MAC.
Hourglass Veil Primer

Face Primer304.6It's expensive, it's true, but the results speak for themselves. Users say it really does work, smooths out skin to a perfect canvas, making it the best primer ever, no break-outs and so on. Lots of gushing. Seems like it could be worth spending the money!







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