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I would not buy again
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
I find that it stings when I use it, also it leaves white marks even though I blend it in. Doesn't control oil.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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My MUST HAVE product!
By Jackie K
from Portland, OR
I am super oily, and this is the only product I swear by. I pat a pea sized amount onto my t-zone and I can either wear makeup or not, but it will keep me shine free all day. I swear by this stuff, and that's saying a lot!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Mattifying Product
from Washington, DC
About Me Beauty Expert
I have very oily skin that I don't like to cover with makeup every day. Sometimes all I want is a way to stop the oil, without color. I've tried 7 or 8 other brands that claim to do the same thing, but some of them were useless, some irritated my skin, and the best one did soak up some of the oil, but it also left my skin looking too "dewy"--after years of oily shine, I'd like a true matte finish. This product makes my skin smooth, matte, and shine-free. It lasts for hours and doesn't hide my skin the way powder does. It does make my skin a bit red for about 10 seconds after I put it on, but that might just be from the motion of rubbing it in. It dries very quickly, so it needs to be applied quickly. For each section of my face, I put a small amount between my fingers and rub/pat it in as quickly as possible before it dries.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Finally found it!!!
from Las Vegas, NV
best product I've ever used to control my oily t-zone. Even though I use products that usually says mattifying I always end up with oily skin after 3 or 4 hours. I live in Vegas and I just cannot avoid being oily in this hot weather til' I tried this. I don't wear foundation but this keeps my tinted moisturizer all day long.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
My miracle product
from Baltimore, MD
I have oily skin that looks shiny as the day goes on. I used to go through so many of those little oil-blotting sheets. But then I tried Shine Stopper. It is a miracle. Not only does it control oil (HOW??), but it also leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It remains effective for an active 12-hour shift. My favorite Paula's product by far! I don't leave the house without it.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Works as replacement for oil-blotting sheets!
from New York, NY
I absolutely love this product, which is why I'm always surprised when I see reviews here or on YouTube of people saying it "did nothing for them." They're using it wrong!!!!I've tried this product as a primer, or on top of my foundation at the beginning of the day, and it's true--it does nothing. However! If I use it about 4-5 hours into the day, when my very oily skin is showing through, this product perfectly absorbs the oil and keeps me matte much, much longer than my good ol' Clean & Clear oil-blotting sheets ever could. Just thought I'd share that little tidbit for anyone who thinks it doesn't work!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Holy grail product
from Starkville, MS
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
I never write reviews - literally, this is my first review for any product. I have oily, acne prone sensitive skin and I have tried almost every primer on the market to help control oil in my T-Zone. I gave up trying to eliminate oil completely a long time ago, but I just wanted a few hours of slick-free face! This product keeps me oil free the entire work day (~8 hours)! Incredible! It is also very gentle on my skin. I apply the Resist tinted moisturizer (let it dry) and then a mineral foundation. I apply this product over my foundation using a makeup sponge. I just gently dab the product onto my skin, never blend! I have applied under foundation too, but I found that I like applying over my foundation better. If you are thinking about buying, give it a shot!
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It does nothing for me
About Me Minimalist
I do not have overly oily skin but I tend to get shiny in my T-zone. The Shine Stopper does absolutely nothing to mattify my skin or prevent shininess. I do not feel it helps my makeup stay put. I pat as directed and have even tried dabbing with a cosmetic sponge. It is not worth the price at all. I'm personally surprised it has so many good reviews. I wanted to love it, but it is really did not work for me at all.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This is always in my purse!
from Kitchener, Ontario
About Me Skin Care Professional
My skin is oily in the T-zone and during the day, my glasses will start sliding down my nose. I pat a little of this on and voila! In seconds my skin has a powder dry finish. The lotion is invisible and a little goes a long way. Oh, and yes, it goes on over your make-up. Apply it as often as needed and you have an instant oil-free complexion that lasts a decent amount of time. Love.
Controls shine on my nose
By Paula's Choice Fan
from South Hadley, MA
I use this product in the morning under makeup to control shine throughout the day and I use it at night so I don't wake up in the morning with a slick, shiny nose. I think that less oil on my nose makes for fewer breakouts there. This product is fairly effective. It doesn't hold off the shine all day with one morning application, but it does better than if I hadn't applied anything at all.
Prompt delivery; arrived in good condition.