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This is always in my purse!
from Kitchener, Ontario
About Me Skin Care Professional
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
Service and delivery comments:
Prompt delivery; arrived in good condition.
(2 of 2 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).
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(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, 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!
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 Worthington
from Central 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.