02.06.2014
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Shine Killer
Rating
$13
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime)
Last Updated:02.06.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Shine Killer isn't the best name for this product, because it doesn't do much for controlling shine. Otherwise, this fragrance-free formula is a standard silicone-based primer that can help provide skin with a smooth surface for makeup, but is otherwise unexceptional when you consider that your daytime moisturizer with SPF should do fulfill this role on its own. We'd recommend skipping this and looking to NYX's Pore Filler instead!

Pros:

  • Nice, silky-smooth texture that works well for an under-makeup base.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t perform as an oil-absorber as promised.
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Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben.

Brand Overview

NYX Cosmetics At-A-Glance

Strengths: NYX provides complete ingredient lists on its website; inexpensive for such quality makeup that rivals department store brands (yes, even M.A.C.); superior blush, gloss, and eyeshadow; several excellent mascaras.

Weaknesses: Many products are available only from the company's website, which means you can't see or test the colors in person (and the company doesn't offer samples); disappointing foundation primers.

This small Los Angeles–based makeup line was founded in 1999 by a woman named Toni Ko. The company's Web site is vague about Ko's background, merely stating that she developed an interest in cosmetics as a teenager (you know, just like about 99.9% of teenage women) and wanted to create her own line of cosmetics. Ko's goal was to produce high-quality products at affordable prices, and that's the draw of NYX (pronounced "nicks") Cosmetics. We are pleased to report that, for the most part, Ko succeeded in her childhood dream.

It is important to note that this line offers a full selection of makeup products, from foundations to lip gloss. However, the only place to access everything NYX Cosmetics has to offer is their Web site. The Ulta chain is the largest distributor of NYX Cosmetics products in the United States, but they carry a smaller selection of NYX products. The good news is that most of the few NYX products Ulta stocks are impressive, especially the powder eyeshadows, which compete evenly with eyeshadows that cost a lot more.

NYX Cosmetics customer service number is (866) 699-1004 or you can visit www.nyxcosmetics.com.

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06.30.2015
No good

This primer doesn't kill shine, it actually makes me more shiny. It doesn't hold up my foundation well either. My skin doesn't look much better with it on. I regret buying it as it's actually not cheap in Australia. It cost me AU$21.95 from target. I prefer my usual loreal base magique. That is AU$29.95 but works a lot better for shine, minimising pores and uneven skin.

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