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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Seriously don't want to be without it!
from In the Texas heat
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SHINE STOPPER - 1 oz:
I got one or two sample packets of this with an order of other products a while back, but then I read some negative reviews and thought "why bother?" What a mistake! I finally decided to give the samples a try and loved it, so I ordered the full size and am still in love. I will definitely order another when my tube runs out, but I think it should last a good long while.There's definitely a "trick" to using it IMO,. When I tried it under makeup, it didn't have much effect. Perhaps it is being rubbed off when other products are buffed on over it. In my experience, the trick is to lightly dab small amounts onto problem areas and pat it in gently AFTER all other face products have been applied. For me it forms a wonderful powdery finish that lasts way longer than any actual powder or other primer I've ever used. Even after I start to get a little oily looking again, it's not super shiny and still has that powdery, non-oily feel. i love it! It is hands down the most mattifying product I've ever used yet is not cakey or drying. I'd say I get a good 4-6 hours of looking truly matte and then even for 8 hours or more it still doesn't look that shiny (as my skin normally would be on its own) and retains its dry feel.The two caveats are that it needs to be applied as the final step AND any area that you do not apply it to will still get greasy, so if you have a large area you want to cover you will of course use up the tube faster. I do my nose, cheeks right next to my nose, and chin and go ahead and let my forehead just be shiny because I don't want to go through it too fast!As a bonus, it seems to help with "sunglasses marks" on my cheeks caused by sunglasses rubbing off the foundation.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite PC product
About Me Minimalist
I almost never feel compelled to leave a review but this stuff is so good that I have to.I'm a 30-year-old guy who has always had extremely sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin (and a bit of rosacea). Over the years I've figured out that a less-is-more approach works best for keeping my skin in line, since it reacts badly to nine out of ten products I try to use. Before this stuff my skin was 98% clear, but still had enlarged pores and a ridiculous level of oiliness. Like I could see oil beading up on my skin within an hour of washing my face. After another hour or two I'd look like I was sweating from a workout. It was gross and a bit of a confidence shredder.I've tried other oil-control products in the past, but this stuff is the only thing that has worked. First of all, it doesn't cause any reaction with my hyper-sensitive skin. Not a bit of irritation, no breakouts, literally no issues at all. Second, it's very effective. I'm most oily on my forehead, but nose and cheeks are almost as bad. Shine Stopper isn't a complete miracle, in that it doesn't keep me matte for the whole day, but it does keep me matte for a good half of my day, after which I may blot one or twice - a major improvement from blotting every hour, all day, like I was before I started using this. But even if I don't blot, I'll end the day looking more "dewy" than looking like a greasy, sweaty, shiny mess. It goes on very easily, becomes invisible as soon as it dries, and makes my skin feel very soft.My only complaint about the product is the price, but I suppose they know they can charge a premium for a product that works this well. The tube is small, but it lasts longer than you'd think, and I use a little more than the instructions say to use. I also get three sample packs of this stuff every time I order from PC because it's just that good. Overall, highly recommended.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By momma grisley
from parts unknown
I was diagnosed with Systemic Sclerosis 5 yrs ago with gave me a shiny look on my face which I tried to hide with numerous creams but nothing would work. I saw this product about 3 weeks ago I thought I would give it a try and WOW!!!! it WORKS FANTASTIC!!! NO MORE SHINY FACE!! :D Thank you so much!
Love Shine Stopper
from Seattle, WA
This is great for tapping lightly onto areas with too much shine. I use it as a final product only in the areas I need it. Also works well to keep eye products from creasing throughout the day if your eyelids get oily. Use before applying shadow. The tube lasts a very long time.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
It truly works!
from St Augustine, FL
I bought the samples first and took them with me to a week vacation in Hawaii. I live in FL and Hawaii was just as hot and humid. I have issues with shine every day and this is the first product I've tried that actually addresses the problem and well!! I would find myself looking at a mirror during the day expecting to need to dab oil away, and nothing! Just matte, smooth. I'm very impressed! It's definitely getting added to my daily beauty regimen!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Finally! A product that can tame my oily skin
By Mr Skin LA
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
Wow! Shine Stopper is my secret weapon against oily skin. I have extremely oily skin, which I have attempted to control all my life. I have tried virtually every mattifier and oil control product on the market, all to no avail. Until now, everything I've tried has left my skin either dry as parchment or controlled my oil for a couple of hours at best. I happened to receive a sample of Shine Stopper and was blown away by its performance. Not only does it control the oil completely, but it also lasts all day. Truly remarkable!! Application couldn't be easier--just pat a small amount on the oil prone areas of your face (in my case, the entire face!). No rubbing necessary. It works immediately. No more shine. No more midday blotting papers. I can finally walk into a room and not feel self-conscious about my shiny skin. A truly effective product.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Nurse Rabbit
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!!!!
(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
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.