Hands down, I have the oiliest skin ever. I've tried both high end and drugstore primers to control the oil on my face. Here's my run down of a few that I have tried and my favorite of the bunch.
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Lancome La Base Pro
This primer didn't do anything to control oil throughout the day,. It did make foundation application easier, but not worth the $42 price tag.
Palladio Herbal Primer
The Palladio Herbal Primer kept the shine away for only 3 to 4 hours. Wasn't impressed.
The Benefit Porefessional works well, but not for controlling oil. The primer did make my makeup stay on longer and did minimize the look of enlarged pores.
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray
This Setting Spray was just ok. It was useful for taking down the powder look after I finished my makeup routine, but I saw no difference in oil control whether I used it or not.
Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
The only one I will continue to use is the Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel.
Though technically not a primer, it does the same thing. My face stays perfectly matte for about 6 hours with this, along with a matte foundation and setting powder. For me, that's incredible! It does have a silicone feel to it, so if you don't like that feel, I wouldn't recommend this. If you have large pores this would also work well as a primer. I also use this on days when I'm not wearing makeup, just to keep the excess oil at bay. This retails for about $6 at Target, Walmart, and most drugstores.
You can buy it for around $4 if you check out Monistat's website and print off their $2 off coupon, HERE.