I have combination skin. My t-zone is shiny (though this issue is much worse in the summer), and the rest of my skin is normal, bordering on dry. This combo is particularly difficult this time of year, when keeping my cheeks adequately hydrated gives me a nice, shiny nose and forehead.
I’ve tried just about every silicone based foundation primer out there, and I’ve found that…well, they’re tricky. You need only a tiny, tiny amount, or else everything smears around and looks horrible. I also have much better results when I pat the primer on to my skin, rather than rubbing it around with my fingertips.
Similar to other silicone based primers, this one does help blur the visible imperfections in your skin. However, this one also has Microspheres of powder, so small that the primer appears translucent once applied, and they absorb excess oil as needed. Yes.
So, despite other priming options that I have at home (and I have about 15 primers in my drawer currently), this is my current favorite! It doesn’t feel heavy, helps make my skin look flawless, and soaks up excess oil when needed. Sounds perfect!