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Holy grail product
from Starkville, MS
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
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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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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
About Me Beauty Conscious
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.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I really wanted this to work!
from Oxford, OH
About Me Paula's Choice Fan
I have tried this product under makeup, over makeup, with moisturizer and without. I've rubbed it in and patted it on. I've used alot and a little. Nothing works for me! I am still oily and, honestly, I seem to be oily sooner than usual and my foundation slips around and wears off worse than any other primer I've used. It has been an extremely disappointing product (and waste of money).
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Holy Grail Product!
from Middletown, CT
This is the best product ever! This product is something I never want to run out of. I panic when I begin to get low - it's that good! My skin is super oily and acne prone, so oily that my skin is a disaster about 1.5hrs after applying makeup (that's when I dont use shine stopper).When I do use it, it stays matte and as close to perfect as possible for over 8 hours. I first apply it over my moisturizer to ensure that my makeup goes on smoothly. Then I apply it over my makeup in order to keep the shine away. I find out that this is what works best for me as if I only apply it before makeup, the oil still comes through. However, if I apply only on top of my makeup, it lasts a good 6 hours.So I recommend that to get the maximum effect, you should apply before and after makeup! I hope Paula's choice never stops making this HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT as I cannot live without it!
I Can't Live Without, Because It Works..!
from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
There are many products out there that 'claim' to mop oil and keep you matte. Shine Stopper actually does the job and does it well, without irritation or having an effect on makeup. I dab on before foundation (with SPF), or just use it directly under my moisturizer and I am good to go for the day. Never stop making this please!!!
from Forsyth, GA
I have always had extremely oily, acne prone skin, specifically on my face. My makeup was a disasater just a few short hours after application. When I discovered PC products, my acne got alot better but I still struggled with oil. When I saw this Shine Stopper,I was hesitant at first having tried products like this before with no success. But being faithful in PC, I gave it a try. So glad I did!! This is my absolute favorite product ever! I simply dab it over my foundation and it keeps it matte almost all day. Also sets the makeup in place, leaving a light softness to the skin. Love Love Love it!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
The best product to stop shiny skin!
from Charleston SC
After menopause, my face turned into an oil slick. After trying the samples, I was hooked. I use a pea-size amount on my palm. After applying all my make-up, I gently tap the product all my face with a bouncing motion. The product is quickly absorbed and a little bit goes a long way. The matte finish last all day - I'm still amazed. This product has saved me countless rice papers and face powder applications. Please do not stop making this product!
Can't live without it
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.