If You Have Oily & Acne-Prone Skin, Use Jelly Primer

Applying foundation can be tough at times, especially if you have oily skin with pimples everywhere.

What’s worse — Your makeup can separate or slide off halfway through the day, making you look like a complete mess especially in this unforgiving Malaysian heat. Ugh annoying, we know! So if you haven’t heard of jelly primer, you’re going to want to thank us because this magical product is a must-have item in your beauty pouch.

This new trendy formula from Korea has a sticky texture just like glue – more like foundation glue, so it doesn’t melt your foundation away. As New York City-based makeup artist, Markphong says, it’s basically like “having a light layer of school glue all over your skin.” But not in a bad way.

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WTH is jelly primer? 

Jelly primers are transparent, tacky gels that help makeup grip on the skin, making it last longer. It may feel thick at first, but we love it because the liquid will melt into the skin like a lightweight serum. Ingredients used include a type of polymer called PVP and a copolymer. This provides just enough stickiness needed for your skin while giving moisturising effects.

Here are some products you can try:


Source: lookfantastic

Actress Ha Jiwon helped launch one of the most popular jelly primer from Seoul in 2015, One Jelly Pack. What’s more, its signature sticky, clear formula doubles as a mask, serum and makeup primer! (P/S: You know it’s an awesome product when Blackpink’s Jisoo loves it too)

2. Cover FX

Gripping Primer Default

Source: Cover FX

This jelly texture primer visibly firms, creates a glass-like finish and grips makeup for long wear. It’s also vegan, free from parabans and cruelty-free.

Price: RM 170

Where to buy: Sephora MY 

3. Dermablend

Source: Dermablend

Dermablend is a silicone free gripping primer that is formulated to grip the makeup for up to 24 hours! It’s also quick to absorb and tightens the skin for you to apply foundation flawlessly.

Price: RM 134

Where to buy: Dermablend