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Can't live without it
About Me Minimalist
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
This is a miracle product. I have an oily t-zone and even with using Paula's cleanser, toner and exfoliant my skin would turn shiny within hours. This product keeps the shiny away! I apply it last over makeup. A little goes a long way. It works all day and does not cause my skin to break out.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Smooths, hides, and perfects!
By Scott in Central Ohio
from Worthington (Columbus), Ohio
About Me Beauty Expert
This is one of the first products from Paula's Choice that I tried, and I was instantly hooked. I have typical combo skin that is gradually turning to normal/dry as I age, but I still have an oily T-zone primarily on my nose and the surrounding cheek area(s), as well as right between and above my eyebrows.I apply this after my sunscreen sets, and of course I dab it on since I don't want to rub off the sun protection while I apply this gem. Once I do, my skin feels amazing: soft, super smooth, and yes, a slight powdery feel, but not unpleasant. In fact, that feeling lasts for hours and is one way I know the product is still working. The only time I need to re-apply is in the hot, steamy summer months, if I've been out running around. I've also found that it tends to hide some of the small-ish imperfections like those other 'blurring products'; which makes sense, since light reflecting off the surface of our skin helps highlight such areas, and this takes away such reflections (a sort of—forgive me—reflector-deflector).Anyway, this I use year round as it doesn't over dry my dry skin areas, and makes me feel more presentable. A must-have if you suffer from oily skin!
from Deer Park, Ohio
I dab this on after I apply my make-up and during the day when I have oily breakthrough. This stuff is absolutely wonderful.
Difficult to use
Ive used samples of this every day for 2 weeks now and can't decide whether I should purchase or keep looking. My skin is combo with an oily t zone and I've tried literally every Mattifying cream, primer, foundation, powder and spray I could find. This stuff outlasts everything! For that I gave it 2 stars. My main problem is that it doesn't play well with makeup. At all. The instructions say that you should pat it on top of your foundation, but all it does is smear my foundation off my nose, chin and forehead. I've tried patting it onto several different foundations using my finger and a few different different brushes. It just doesn't work. Wearing it under foundation drastically decreases its Mattifying time. Other benefits of is product are that it seems to control breakouts in the areas I use it, and prevents makeup from creasing in fine lines. This absolutely needs to be a solid powder instead of a cream. You can't put cream over top of foundation and expect it not to mess your makeup up.
No more blotting oil off my face!
from Columbus, IN
About Me Acne Prone Skin, Beauty Conscious, Oily Skin
Mainly in the summer, I used to have to use a napkin or paper towel to blot oil off my face halfway through my work day, even sitting in an air conditioned building. It didn't matter if I had makeup on or not, my skin is just really oily. I tried this product, and it's amazing. Sometimes I'll wear it alone, or on top of foundation if I decide to wear makeup, and I no longer have to blot oil off my face. This stuff really works, is lightweight, and non greasy feeling. I usually don't write reviews, but this stuff is a God send.Just be sure to dab it on like the instructions say, I'm not sure if the same results would be achieved by rubbing it in like moisturizer.
It really works
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
I have extremely oily skin (looks oily in less than an hour of makeup application). I tap this product (do not rub in) onto my oily prone areas after foundation/concealer application, but before using powder. It works on me for about 6-7 hours before I need to use an oil blotting paper. I'm amazed. I've used primers, setting sprays, etc., but nothing works as good as this.
Seriously don't want to be without it!
from In the Texas heat
I got one or two sample packets of this with an order of other products a while back, but then I read some negative reviews and thought "why bother?" What a mistake! I finally decided to give the samples a try and loved it, so I ordered the full size and am still in love. I will definitely order another when my tube runs out, but I think it should last a good long while.There's definitely a "trick" to using it IMO,. When I tried it under makeup, it didn't have much effect. Perhaps it is being rubbed off when other products are buffed on over it. In my experience, the trick is to lightly dab small amounts onto problem areas and pat it in gently AFTER all other face products have been applied. For me it forms a wonderful powdery finish that lasts way longer than any actual powder or other primer I've ever used. Even after I start to get a little oily looking again, it's not super shiny and still has that powdery, non-oily feel. i love it! It is hands down the most mattifying product I've ever used yet is not cakey or drying. I'd say I get a good 4-6 hours of looking truly matte and then even for 8 hours or more it still doesn't look that shiny (as my skin normally would be on its own) and retains its dry feel.The two caveats are that it needs to be applied as the final step AND any area that you do not apply it to will still get greasy, so if you have a large area you want to cover you will of course use up the tube faster. I do my nose, cheeks right next to my nose, and chin and go ahead and let my forehead just be shiny because I don't want to go through it too fast!As a bonus, it seems to help with "sunglasses marks" on my cheeks caused by sunglasses rubbing off the foundation.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite PC product
I almost never feel compelled to leave a review but this stuff is so good that I have to.I'm a 30-year-old guy who has always had extremely sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin (and a bit of rosacea). Over the years I've figured out that a less-is-more approach works best for keeping my skin in line, since it reacts badly to nine out of ten products I try to use. Before this stuff my skin was 98% clear, but still had enlarged pores and a ridiculous level of oiliness. Like I could see oil beading up on my skin within an hour of washing my face. After another hour or two I'd look like I was sweating from a workout. It was gross and a bit of a confidence shredder.I've tried other oil-control products in the past, but this stuff is the only thing that has worked. First of all, it doesn't cause any reaction with my hyper-sensitive skin. Not a bit of irritation, no breakouts, literally no issues at all. Second, it's very effective. I'm most oily on my forehead, but nose and cheeks are almost as bad. Shine Stopper isn't a complete miracle, in that it doesn't keep me matte for the whole day, but it does keep me matte for a good half of my day, after which I may blot one or twice - a major improvement from blotting every hour, all day, like I was before I started using this. But even if I don't blot, I'll end the day looking more "dewy" than looking like a greasy, sweaty, shiny mess. It goes on very easily, becomes invisible as soon as it dries, and makes my skin feel very soft.My only complaint about the product is the price, but I suppose they know they can charge a premium for a product that works this well. The tube is small, but it lasts longer than you'd think, and I use a little more than the instructions say to use. I also get three sample packs of this stuff every time I order from PC because it's just that good. Overall, highly recommended.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By momma grisley
from parts unknown
I was diagnosed with Systemic Sclerosis 5 yrs ago with gave me a shiny look on my face which I tried to hide with numerous creams but nothing would work. I saw this product about 3 weeks ago I thought I would give it a try and WOW!!!! it WORKS FANTASTIC!!! NO MORE SHINY FACE!! :D Thank you so much!
Love Shine Stopper
from Seattle, WA
This is great for tapping lightly onto areas with too much shine. I use it as a final product only in the areas I need it. Also works well to keep eye products from creasing throughout the day if your eyelids get oily. Use before applying shadow. The tube lasts a very long time.