SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
Based on 439 reviews


SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.

SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology

Based on 439 reviews


This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.
  • Unique MICROSPONGE® Technology controls shine
  • Can be worn alone or under makeup
  • Keeps oil under control for hours
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Combination Skin
Enlarged Pores

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Why is it different?
SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish has an oil-absorbing formula that works quickly to keep oily skin shine-free. Its unique MICROSPONGE® Technology works invisibly to keep oily shine in check while minimizing the appearance of pores.
What does it do?
The weightless formula dries to a soft, powder-like finish that smooths out skin imperfections. Can be worn alone or under makeup to help it stay in place all day long. Dab a tiny bit on during the day to maintain results.
How to use

Dispense a pea-sized amount and using clean fingers or a foundation sponge, dab (do not rub) lightly over oily areas as the last step of your skincare routine or over your foundation. If you wish to apply powder or blush over SHINE STOPPER, let SHINE STOPPER set completely first. Reapply as needed.

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Key Ingredients glycerin silicone
Product Ingredients

Water, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing/absorbent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-100 Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (absorbent), Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate (texture-enhancing), Ceteareth-20 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews



This stuff is amazing! I started using the Resist line because my skin is aging and I want to prevent wrinkles. It's been fantastic EXCEPT for it increasing the oil on my face. "No big deal", I thought. "I'll just get some of those oil blotting paper sheets." I was using two to three oil blotting papers a day and then I discovered this. It works IMMEDIATELY! The instant you put it on (and you have to dab it like the directions say) your skin will feel as soft as a baby's. And it'll feel like that for 8 hours at least. Mine lasts up to 12 hours depending on what I'm doing. But even after a long day, I get home and my skin isn't as oily as it was before I starting using this. Good bye oil blotting paper, hello carefree, oil-free day!

No-Make-Up Jenna

Warren, Michigan

Makeup with no makeup


This really is like the pretty Snapchat filter!!! I've never liked wearing makeup, but I always feel inadequate around people who do. This gives my skin that little something extra to smooth and even it out without having to use foundation or anything. It also really does seem to reduce the appearance of my pores. Highly recommended!



I cant be without this


I have very oily, sensitive skin that still breaks out some even though I am in my 50s. This mattifies my skin and helps give my foundation a nice finish without breaking me out. Before this, every primer caused me to get pimples. The trick is to gently pat on, otherwise the finish is too heavy.


San Diego, CA

A must have!!!!


I've always had oily skin & this is the only product I have found that keeps the shine under control!!!! A little goes a long way & well worth the investment!!!


Bridgeton, NJ

Just Awesome!!!!!!


I love this stuff!!! Keeps the irritating oily shine under control like no other!!! If you are unsure about buying, don't be!! And, a little goes a long way.....well worth the money!!!!




This stuff is amazing! Buy now!


This stuff is nothing short of a miracle. I was shocked that it actually works. I purchased a second tube a couple weeks later when I saw it on sale. Figured I should stock up. You tap it on after your concealer/foundation but before any powder. My skin is disgustingly oily, and I notice that's it's a lot less shiny midday when I wear this product. I don't soak through multiple oil-blotting sheets.




Made me breakout in a rash


First time wearing it all day made me break out in a red, itchy, flakey rash. I will be throwing this product away.


San Jose


Saddened that this product did not work for me.


I have always had extremely oily skin. I blot every day, multiple times a day! Even when using a primer, mattifier, powder, and setting spray. Such is the way of life for me. This was one of the first mattifying primers I tried and I assumed that my skin was just too oily for a product like this to work for! It also seemed to clog my pores as I began breaking out after using this product. It wasn't until I recently tried a new primer that I realized that this product just wasn't the right one for my skin type. Primers can work for me! Just not this one. I had high hopes because this works so well for others, just be aware that there are a few of us who may not see such great results. :(

Oily Meg

Charleston, SC


Oil Control


I use this product everyday and it helps for at least a couple hours. I wouldn't expect any oil control product to last all day, yet this is the best I've found. Just an observation though, on the website when you click on the description of the product it says for use UNDER makeup, then when you read the how to use it says.....the last step of your skincare routine or OVER your foundation. It's for use OVER your foundation, but this could be confusing until you get the product at home and read the directions.


Moorhead, MN


Love it!


I love this product. I have oily skin and sweat very easily and have tried blotting sheets that offer very temporary relief. I bought some samples of this product because of the excellent ratings and loved the results. The moment that pushed me to purchase a full size of it was when I used it after sweating up a storm dancing at a wedding - I first blotted the sweat off with a paper towel and then applied the shine stopped and I instantly looked as fresh as I did at the beginning of the day! Amazing!


Edmonton, Alberta



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