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Holy Grail Product!
from Middletown, CT
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I Can't Live Without, Because It Works..!
from Calgary, Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious
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!
(1 of 1 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
About Me Minimalist
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.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
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
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.