Many people, including myself, often think that makeup primers are a scam and useless. And let’s be honest, a lot of them are useless and really only tend to produce a placebo effect because we always want our products to work so badly. A lot of primers on the market are aimed towards eliminating dry skin, reducing the look of large pores, or claiming to banish oily skin and increase the longevity of your makeup, but they don’t always get the job done.
As a long-time makeup wearer and enthusiast, I can say that most primers don’t really help with oiliness because more often than not, oily skin is simply genetic and there’s nothing you can do about it. I also know that complexion and tone itself can be a big issue for women with dark skin because we tend to have more than one shade of brown in our faces, as well as different undertones in different areas. After much experimentation with different primers and research, I present to you 5 of some of the best primers you can find for dark skin, as well as oily skin too.
This primer is one of the 11 types of primer from this line in particular to help meet your skin’s needs for priming your skin for makeup application. The caramel color in this is perfect for dark skin as it helps to add a little more radiance and life to the skin without being noticeable or leaving any weird color payoff behind. The darker you are, the more this shade will benefit your skin. This is perfect if you’re looking for something to add more of a warm brown glow to your skin.
Skin that’s on the deeper end of the spectrum, think Alek Wek, can often look dull and may be in need of a pick-me-up sometimes in order to bring vitality back to the face, especially those with a cooler undertone. The lavender shade of this primer will help to counteract the sallowness that often occurs in dark skin, as well as the ginger and sodium hyaluronate helping to hydrate and energize the skin.