When sebum production starts ramping up, primer is your friend. “It helps protect the skin, gives a smoother finish, and prolongs wearability for your makeup,” says Harris. (Exa’s Smoothing Primer grips makeup especially well and is infused with skin-loving antioxidants).
As for choosing a foundation, you’ll want to select a product that won’t clog the pores, mattify any excessive shine, and add in oil-balancing ingredients (like kaolin clay)—we love this number by Range Beauty, or any of these foundations for oily skin fit the bill.
Although, that doesn’t mean you must nix highlighters and avoid a creamy, dewy look: As Harris tells us, simply tap on product only where you want to glow; perhaps avoid the T-zone, where the shine tends to tip over to sweat.