Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Livvi Pretty darn effective!
I have tried many primers claiming to control oil and have been continuously disappointed. I tried this product on a whim and was pleasantly surprised! It has a matte finish, helps hide blackheads (when coupled with foundation), and helps minimize the pores around my nose. My t-zone is very oily, while the rest of my face is normal. I haven't noticed my drier areas worsening as a result of using this primer.
There is a slight, grainy texture to the primer. I'm assuming this is the rice protein complex ? Anyways, I can see why some would be turned off by this. However, I have noticed that when I use a good moisturizer the graininess of the primer lessens and it blends right into the skin while still providing a matte effect.
Obviously, because I have combination skin, some oil is going to shine through. It's only natural that this occurs. It is called Shine Control not Shine Blocker. However!, even with some oil poking through after a couple hours, my makeup doesn't break up! Super exciting. I just use a blotting sheet and go about my business.
At the end of the day, everyone's skin is different and will react differently to products. I say give this primer a try. I thought primers were not meant for me but this primer does everything I want a primer to do! Control the amount of oil my t-zone generously produces.
post-thought: This is not a paid endorsement. I too am suspicious of YouTube beauty gurus.
Dec 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Happy2016 First primer that has ever worked for me
Face/makeup stay fresh all day. LOVE this product! Other shine control products actually made my skin more oily. I use this every morning. Let the product dry/set a bit and then use makeup. I actually just went and bought a "back up" even though I haven't gone through the first bottle. PLEASE....keep making this product - It's changed my life.
Oct 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by mano54 Not great
I have very oily skin, and this primer does nothing to control that. Using this primer my makeup typically lasts 1 to 2 hours. This primer does little to nothing to prevent my makeup from literally removing itself. I do live in a very humid climate, which is also a contributing factor, however, I still would not recommend this product
Oct 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by autumnsun76 awsome for oily skin!
My face does nothing but spew oil all day long like every pore is its own little oil rig. This is the only thing I have found that actually makes a difference. Like WOW I couldnât believe how controlled the oil was. And for those who complained about it being gritty- you have to put a dime or nickel size amount on your fingertips, and lightly slap it on all over your face (DONT SMEAR IT LIKE LOTION). There will be little grits, but let it dry a min and then gently brush any of the grits that are still on your face, what youâre left with is total oil control, perfect matte face to work with. I just apply a lil concealer and powder and I'm good to go all day. I canât believe it, this stuff has changed my life. I literally gasped when I looked in the mirror hrs after first applying it, matte!!!!! That word isn't in my vocabulary, but it is now!!
May 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by Marie Great, but will cause breakouts
This primer works well and will help your makeup last all day. It works great on oily skin and lasted for a good 10 hours before shine started to show up on my forehead. But every time I use it I always break out the next day. I have super sensitive skin and this always seems to clog my pores. Without fail the next day I will have a breakout somewhere on my face.
Mar 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by pebbles004 Wonderful face primer for oily areas
I have tried numerous mattifiers and primers over the years. I have a very oily t-zone and nothing seems to work. This product does a great job keeping my skin from looking shiny. By mid day, I usually dab with an oil blotting sheet and my makeup still looks fresh. A little goes a long way so definitely a great value for the price.
Feb 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by wendy only thing found that actually works!
have looked for YEARS for something to control the forehead shine .... this is IT.
Nov 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Adrienne Excellent
I normally do not write reviews but this product is EXCELLENT. I have purchased expensive primers from the major beauty lines and NONE have worked as good as this. This is the BEST primer I have ever used. I have an oily T zone and it controls this all day. ALL DAY!!!!
Nov 2, 2015