I have very oily skin. My usual routine is wash my face with face wash for acne prone skin then dry, put a little moisturizer under my eye area then apply the Shine Killer, let it set for a minute then stipple my foundation. I use Revlon Colorstay for combo/oily skin. I set that with Neutrogena Shine Control Powder (rice protein) then go over lightly with Maybelline Dream Matte powder. Usually in 4 hours my make up is floating on my T-Zone , broken down and sliping off of me but with THIS routine My make up last 10 hours or more if I blot once and re-powder with the Neutrogena Shine Control. I plan on getting NYX HD loose Powder in translucent and figure out which way to work it into my regime. I heard that was great for oil control by itself so we shall see.
I paid 12.99 for it plus tax in a NYC beauty supply store.
I thought it was a pretty good deal, I was going to buy Loreals Miracle Blur for oily skin but that was 25 and it doesn't claim to control oil or stop shine. Glad I bought the Shine Killer and will repurchase because I can afford it for now but when that changes I will look into Becca brand.
My skin facts:
Medium skin tone (not sure of my mac shade)
Combination of very oily + dry in certain areas
I'll only give 1 lippie cos it didn't break me out. This isn't a shine killer, this is a shine builder! Made my skin oily right after applying and it does not make my makeup stay. It's worse than when i didn't apply any primer. Will not repurchase!
For years Milk of Magnesia was my miracle primer, and for some reason it just stopped working. I was bummed because it was so cheap, but it was also messy to apply, so I was happy to explore my options. This is the first oil control primer I've tried since MoM. At $13, it's pricey for drugstore, especially at less than an ounce.
This is really next to useless. It might buy me an extra hour or two before blotting, but that's hardly worth the price. It's also full of cones, which i haven't found to be great on my oilslick face anyway.
It'd probably be decent as a regular primer, but for oil control, this fails hard. Bought it on a whim at Ulta and wish i'd read reviews first and saved my money.
I will probably try another primer when I run out of this one, but I don't think this is a bad primer, and I may end up repurchasing it in the future. It does help keep my skin from getting too oily, and it helps minimize my pores. I mainly use it in the T-zone, over any moisturizer or sunscreen, under any foundation, bb cream, or powder. Actually, I now always use it with Rimmel's Stay Matte translucent powder. Using these two products keeps my skin looking fresh in the heat and humidity.
It made me more oily than w/o primer! cook eggs status! Had to return it!
I'm VERY oily in my t-zone and I like to look matte, ive tried a lot of products to prevent from shining, this works! I love it. I don't love the price but its worth it.
This product does work, but here's they key. You have to put it on AFTER moisturizer and foundation. Then layer powder over it. I did that, and had significantly less shine after several hours. I also dabbed a tiny bit on the spots that were mildly shiny after about 9 hours, and it immediately took the shine away, and didn't mess up my makeup at all. Definitely worth the money.
I saw a lot of bad reviews for this item but I needed to try it for myself. I wore the Killer shine with fondation for more than 12 hours and I had very little shine when I was about to wash my face. I didn
What a waste of $15. It did not control any shine on my face. If anything it made me shiny. Was so disappointed because I was so excited to try it! I even used it under a matte foundation! Only great thing about it is the packaging I wish everything came in a squeeze bottle. Everyone's always praising the pump, I personally think that a pump doesn't allow you to use all the product.
I'm going to try this again in the winter maybe it will work better.
Primers I recommend for oily skin is the revlon photo ready primer and the greatest of them all milk of magnesia.
Most reviews I read made me scared to buy this product. I bought it anyways because I was curious. I actually like this product, It's not the best, but it's not the worst. It gets the job done, I only have to spray a shine control spray before & after application. It does really well with giving me a matte look. The only negative is the smell, smells like what I call "old lady".
If you have tried this product and don't like it, I would recommend these two products, they are worth the spend.