Let me introduce you to my new favorite beauty product: Philosophy's Never let Them See You Shine Primer. I was very skeptical that this stuff wouldn't work or hold up with my specific problem, but it does and it does it well. I have combination skin that stays pretty much the same year-round. My nose and chin are oil-prone and my forehead/between my brows are very, very dry. Like peely dry. Sorry for the gross visual. I'd heard about Make Up For Ever's All Mat Primer, but didn't want to pay $45 for it, so I opted for this one which is $20.
I was expecting it not to work well for some reason, or that it wouldn't hold up all day. I was very wrong. This stuff is so amazing, I've been using it for a week now and my nose and chin areas are completely matte all day.
Here's Philosophy's description of Never Let Them See You Shine Primer:
shine from the inside, not the outside. never let them see you shine is a lightweight matifying primer that dramatically reduces oil and shine while providing a velvet matte finish. the unique formula contains a powerful anti-irritant cocktail that calms and soothes skin while enhancing skin exfoliating and trans epidermal water loss. you will instantly notice minimized pores and a shine-free canvas. primer can also be mixed with your favorite foundation makeup for instant oil and shine control.
I highly recommend this to anyone who has oily areas! You can purchase Philosophy products at Sephora, Ulta, Philosophy's Website, and select Macy's.