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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from San Francisco, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
I use this daily before applying makeup foundation. It looks like lotion however, it goes on and absorbs quickly and feels like a primer of sorts. It's lightweight and there is zero shine on my combo skin. And in the summer, my skin turns to oily - this is helpful in that it calms the oily T-zone down and my foundation is extremely nice when I put it on after the shine stopper!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Holy Grail for Oily Skin
This has been a life-saver for me. In the warmer months, my T zone is like an oil slick. Usually within one hour of applying makeup, my skin is oily.What I love most about this product is that it does not cause my skin to break out with cystic acne. Some products have caused this even after 1 application, so I've avoided anti-shine products. Thank you so much Paula's Choice!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
No more gleaming forehead!
About Me Minimalist
This is, quite simply, a miracle product. I've struggled with "shiny forehead" all my life, thanks to a hyperactive T-zone. This really works - and lasts for several hours. I have to admit, my first attempts at applying it were not very successful as the primer kept balling up and looking rather nasty. Then I watched a video in which Bryan Barron suggested putting a small amount on the wrist, tapping with the forefinger, and dabbing (patting) it gently onto the forehead. This not only did the trick, it saved me from burning through the tube too quickly.Here's the measure of how well this works: I attended an all-day tea ceremony event in full kimono during warm weather. I applied the Shine Stopper in the morning, then forgot about it until 7 hours later, when a group photo was taken. Although I was, by this time, uncomfortably warm, my face wasn't shiny and there was NO sign of forehead glare in the photo. I honestly think this is a lifetime first!
from Stow, OH
You're suppose to apply gel over your makeup which is weird, and hard to get use too, but it works and I'll purchase again.
Only Product that has ever worked for me!
I never leave reviews, but this product has inspired me to finally do it! I have a very oily t-zone, and I usually need to blot my face several times a day to remove oil. I've tried other products, including primers, that were supposed to control oil and shine, but nothing has worked like this! This product left me completely matte for hours longer than usual....about 6 hours. I use a pea-size amount, and tap it into the skin on my chin, forehead, and around my nose, after applying foundation or concealer. You MUST try this!!!
Buy this and you won't regret it
from Arlington, VA
I think my favorite thing about Paula's Choice is that you can order samples before having to buy the full product. I have been looking for a solution to cover up my oily skin for YEARS and have had ZERO luck before I decided to try this product out. I ordered a few samples and honestly had low expectations because nothing had ever worked before. I am so so so glad I was proven wrong. I'm not going to lie it's not as if this product lasts 24 hours but I will say it lasts the majority of the day. The only time I have to reapply it is during the summer but that's because I sweat like a pig and DC humidity is not good for my face. If you don't believe me order a few samples and I promise you'll love this product as much as I do.
the best ever
This has been the only product that has kept me shine free all day. At first I just rubbed it on and then applied my foundation and it worked all right, but when I followed the instructions about patting it into the skin it kept me shine free all day. My face is extremely oily so this is a huge deal. I will definitely be buying the full size.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
AH-MAY-ZING… when applied correctly!
from Skaneateles, NY
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
I tap a tiny dot on each cheek, tip of my nose, chin, center of forehead OVER makeup or sunscreen if not wearing makeup. TAP each dot into skin around each area, do NOT rub or it will ball up. Tapping until it is invisible works & is the only thing I've ever found that works to keep me shine free all day - and sets my makeup with no melt downs. The only downsides: a tad expensive BUT it lasts literally forever, and if I wear it every day with no breaks for a few weeks, I'll notice clogged pores/blackheads around my nasal folds and around my chin area. I switch it up with some silica powder every few days. I can generally get away with just sunscreen & this product on weekends, and I'm 41!
Great daily mattifying primer; a slightly flawed staple
from Bay Area, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
I've struggled with oily skin my whole life, and using PC's products has changed everything for me. I use their cleanser, toner, exfoliator, mattifying sunscreen, and then on top of it all...I use this. It keeps my foundation on, keeps my face matte, and since I put my makeup on around 8am, it lasts until almost exactly 2. Which is its flaw, but one it's aware of. It only claims to stay on for 6 hours, and that's how long it does. So I touch up after work, and if it's going to be a long day then I use a setting spray in the morning and that keeps it going until I get home. I would give it 5 stars since it does everything it says it does except that putting it on is annoying. If you follow the instructions it works great, but patting it on instead of being able to rub it in means it's extra sensitive to timing, and you have to play around a bit to find the right amount of time to wait before putting on powder foundation. Too soon and my foundation (Urban Decay Naked) goes on way too thick and looks awful and I have to start over. Too long and it won't last me until 11, let alone 2. I've used better products for the same purpose, but they were way more expensive and contained loads of unnecessary skin irritants. So I won't be wearing this to a friend's wedding where I'm going to be in picture after picture without a chance to catch my breath and retouch my foundation, but I'll wear it just about every other day.
It Really Works!
By Humidity Queen
from Miami, FL
I have extremely oily skin, and live in a very humid client. Until I used this product, even with a powder foundation and face powder, I often had to blot my face several times a day to remove the oil -- even insider in an air conditioned office. Now with Shine Stopper, I barely have to touch up my makeup once during the day. This product really works to control oily skin, without drying out my skin. Thanks, Paula's Choice!