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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Nurse Rabbit
About Me Minimalist
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
I received this as a sample. Applied it before going to work last night. And, after working a 12 hour shift I had absolutely NO shine!!! Think I might have to get me some of this!!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Works great for a half day
This product certainly delivers a nice matte finish for my perpetually shiny face. I keep it on hand as the last step in my routine when I want to look extra presentable. Would absolutely recommend.Only cons are that it can't make it through the whole day on my oily skin but it gets a solid 4-6 hours depending on humidity. I have to use more than the recommended pea-sized amount too, so this would run out quick if I used daily. I don't, because I have a low tolerance for being aware that product is sitting on my face, and this leaves a light-powdery-layer-feel I don't want every day. But anyone who wears make-up or is accustomed to products that sit rather than soak in will have no qualms.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Didn't work for me
from Delray Beach, FL
About Me Beauty Conscious
I've used this product for several times at this point because I was really hoping that it would work. I applied under and over my makeup and it didn't make any difference for me at all. My nose is extremely oily and my makeup disappeared 3 hours after I used this product. When I use my mattifying high end primer, I still get very oily but my makeup remains on the face. I also tried to use both my mattifying primer and this product together (I applied one under and the other over makeup) and it still didn't make any difference for me. I love most of PC products so this one was unfortunately a huge disappointment.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Gets you compliments!
from Huntersville, NC
I use this product to reduce shine - especially on hot days or for 12 hour night shifts. It works quite well and I have not experienced the pilling that some people have. I think it's important to tap it on and not rub it in.The other morning after a 12 hour night shift my manager said I looked very fresh - like I was coming in to work at that time - and couldn't believe I had worked all night. I have never had any one say this to me - I have struggled with oily, acne-prone skin since I was nine and usually look like a wilted flower at the end of my shift.This works better for me than Dr. Brandt and Pores No More.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Hands down my fave!
from Beaverton, Or
About Me Beauty Expert
I have a drawer full of primers and a few that I do like. However this is my go to everyday primer for sure! After I apply all my skincare and sunscreen I find that my skin feels a bit too dewy for my liking and sometimes other primers I have used help with reducing that but then when my foundation goes on it looks horrible! This product however mattifies my skin instantly which I love and creates the perfect canvas for my foundation ( I use many different ones) with no application issues. I do prefer a matte finish for my skin and that is what this does.
(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Among the best I've tried
from Los Angeles, CA
I was a dedicated OC8 user, and I must say, I was skeptical when I first tried Paula's Choice Shine Stopper. While I applaud PC for offering sample sachets, I have found that the sample packaging doesn't do justice for some products, and Shine Stopper was one of them. I initially found I either had too much or too little from the sample packet, it was way too slow drying and it mattified for only a couple hours. Also, the application instructions say to dab it on, which I found to not work for me. It seems like no surprise that there are many failed tryouts of this product. I really wanted an alternative to OC8 which is sometimes hard to find with varying (expensive) prices, so I ordered a tube of Shine Stopper despite my rocky start with it.Once I had a tube and altered my application method, things really fell into place with this product. The tube has a narrow nozzle-like tip that helps with controlled dispensing, so I can get just the amount I need. I replaced the recommended dabbing application with more of a smoothing approach, similar to what OC8 instructs for their product. The trick to having long lasting mattifying with this product is to NOT rub it in and to work in sections. Spread a thin layer with sweeping or circular motions over the oily areas only--for me, that is mainly nose, inner cheeks and forehead. It will be rather wet and have a white cast at first, but it dries relatively quickly and with no color if the layer is not too thick. Usually by the time I'm done brushing and flossing my teeth, it will be set. If I messed up and put a little too much in one area, I can correct it with dampened fingers, which will reconstitute the product just enough to work it.Performance is excellent. I get more than 8 hours of mattification on my forehead. My nose is less lucky, but that is because I have allergies and nose blowing wears the product off. It can be reapplied during the day, and is rather good at restoring a matte finish to freshly blotted skin. For mid-day application, I don't get as much mattifying longevity as when it is applied to clean skin. Having said that, even a mid-day reapplication is rather good at absorbing oil, and beats out powder touch ups for my skin.I haven't had much experience layering this product under or over makeup. When using cream under eye concealer, I must be careful not to abrade any of the areas that have the mattifier on (such as my inner cheeks near the under eyes), or it will look patchy. Using pressed powder foundations over the dried product has been successful, especially if applied with a dry round cosmetic sponge in a rolling/pressing motion. I do not think this product would work as well under liquid foundation or using damp beauty sponges because the water would dissolve the product. Using Shine Stopper on top of makeup is always an option.As a perpetually oily-skinned person, I can hardly express how awesome a product like PC Shine Stopper is. It allows me to be very sparing with my makeup, which used to be my primary method of absorbing oil. Along with a good skin care regimen, I can go "au naturel" without worrying about getting shiny and greasy throughout the day.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Patti who's looking for "THE Primer"
from Cleveland, Ohio
It is about the same as all primers out there, so if you're super oily & looking for the "PRIMER that will keep you from blotting papers within a few hrs", you'll be very disappointed. If you have combo/skin w/no breakouts, you should find this primer to work well for the price. Would have returned, but PC does not offer free shipping on returns:(
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Best I've ever found!
Okay, I'm the woman who applies her makeup & about an hour later, am shining & glowing like a disco ball. And not in a pretty way. I have dropped some serious cash over the years on so-called mattifiers, some very highly recommended by make-up artists & top beauty magazines. The results have all been minimal to non-existent. So, it was with great skepticism that I purchased this. Well, color me stunned. I know some claim it is hard to use, but I've had zero problems. I pat in on over foundation-I alternate between powder, liquid or Paula's Barely There. I work ten hour days & am surprisingly shocked to find myself looking fresh & clean at the end. Please do not reformulate or discontinue.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I am a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist and I am thoroughly impressed by this product! I am a retin a user and use the Stila tinted moisturizer with spf for daily use on my skin because it is the only mineral sunscreen with a slight tint that does not irritate my skin and actually matches my porcelain complexion. That being said, everyone who has tried a mineral sunscreen knows that there is one con to using one... shine! I have combination skin that is sensitive but I tend to get shiny in the t zone area. I have found that the best way to use this is let my tinted moisturizer dry down a little bit, apply this with a dabbing motion over my shiny areas, and then top with a LIGHT layer of powder. I have tried applying it on top of powder and felt that the application was not as good, so I would recommend to a new user to apply it over your cream or emollient products before powder if you use one. I just got this in the mail this week and I am happy to say that I will be a customer for life! For once, I am not blotting my nose and forehead every three hours... I only used my blotting papers once yesterday and it was 9 hours after my makeup application. I'm sold! I cannot wait to use this on my bridal clients!
I have really dry and sensitive skin except my forehead, which is really oily and shiny. I used it once and it works, my forehead has no shine and my skin is silky and dry. I will see how long it lasts....