The €10.75 primer that is ideal for oily and combination skin

ELF Blemish Control Primer is our new go-to for combatting shine.

Primer is one of the easiest ways to give your foundation a helping hand to stay in place. And with a lot of desk to dance floor action coming up during the party season, that is something we'll definitely need. As we know, some formulas are great all rounders, others (like this one) offer more targeted action.

ELF Blemish Control Primer

During winter, our skin can veer between oily, dehydrated, blemished, clear and everything in between. The combination of winter weather, central heating, nights out, lack of vitamin D etc can really do a number on our complexions. Add in the ol' monthlies and there's every chance a spot or two (or three) will rear its head.


The ELF Blemish Control Primer (€10.75 via McCabes Pharmacy), as you'd imagine, is designed with problematic skin in mind. The formula includes salicylic acid, tea tree extract and vitamin E. All of which are good for tackling shine and reducing the redness/angriness of spots. And every little helps right? In terms of application and wear - this is a good all-over base for anyone with oily skin who wants to eliminate shine. But, it also works well when used sparingly on problem areas such as chin and T-zone making it a good investment for combination skin as well.

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