This product really did help with oiliness and shine, but for some reason it clogged my pores so badly. I started to form small blemishes all over my forehead, and larger blemishes on my chin. My skin is naturally very oily, and sensitive to product, but I rarely breakout unless I am sleeping in my makeup, about to start my cycle, or not washing my face after being outside or sweating at the gym. Ulta let me exchange the product for something else, but I was still disapointed that I have yet to find a good anti-shine, mattifier.
Best anti shine product Ive ever used, and Ive tried them all. Love this!! I use it over my foundation, only on my nose and forehead and keeps me shine free for hours. I work long hours, so just keep it in my makeup bag and only need to touch up maybe once a day. I also have large pores around my nose and finds this product makes them less noticeable. I highly recommend this to everyone!
I have the world's oiliest t-zone- literally, I soak through two oil absorbing sheets every few hours, and when I tried this in the store it seemed amazing. It absorbed all the oil on my nose and forehead completely and even left me with this dry, tight feeling that I'm really not used to due to the slickness of my skin! I was really impressed so I bought it. But less than an hour later my skin was starting to feel oily again. It was less oily, but the matte feel and look was gone. I'm going to keep giving this more tries but so far I'm not blown away.
Love this product! Good at disguising pores , although the product does require touch up every few hours or so. Gives a nice, matt finish. I also noticed it helps to keep make up smudge free if applied under eyeliner or undereye concealer.
Best I've found so far.
I purchased this product with a healthy amount of skepticism because I didn't fully believe it would control my oilies but to my surprise this product worked for me. I use it to control the oil on my nose and to prime my eye lids (which are very oily) prior to using a base and applying eyeshadows. Granted, I usually have some oil peeking through on my nose a few hours after application but I can live with this oversight since it dramatically reduces the need to used blotting papers and blotting powder. Also, this product stops my eyeshadows from creasing and prolongs their staying power so I don't have touch up my makeup throughout the day. Smashbox's Anti Shine has made a difference in the wear and lasting power of my makeup and I am very happy that I discovered this product.
I bought Smashbox antishine several years ago, so I don't know if their formulation is better now. Initial oil control was nice, and application smooth. However, after several hours, I would be shiny again. In addition, looking into the mirror, I could see matte areas on my nose, and "cracks" in the antishine where I was oily. This was not an attractive look. I would have preferred an even return to oiliness, and not this strange highway maze, if that makes sense. I prefer regular loose powder to this.
Didn't really think it would work... but i decided to give it a try! and now i love it!!!
This DOES work!
I have pretty oily skin that drives me nuts; I have the gross shiny look I would get midway through the day, plus makeup would never stay on me. However ever since I got my first tube of this I use it everyday!
I've found it works best to use it after moisturizing, but before foundation. You can even mix it with a normal primer if you wish, I do this on special occasions.
It does have a somewhat weird consistency, it's not meant to be rubbed in all over your face, but lightly smoothed on in places where you need protection.
It's expensive, but the tube really does last forever. I use less than a pea-size amount everyday, that's all you need!
If you have oily skin, just go to sephora and try it. It has made such a difference with my makeup.
Let me say that I have such oily skin, it's absolutely disgusting. I can wash my face in the morning and then apply makeup, and I'll have a fully oily face before I leave the house.
I've tried a great variety of oil-control products, and this one is the best so far. I know that nothing will completely get rid of my oil, but this does a fair job. I can go almost 10 hours without looking overly greasy (I don't mind a little bit of oil, it gives me a glow).
I would not recommend putting this on with your fingers - I tried it and it dries very quickly, and if you don't put it on the right way, you end up getting all these eraser-like bits on your face, which is kind of nasty. I actually put it all over my face with a foundation brush, which I find is more effective. Sometimes if it dries, it leaves some whitish marks, but once I put foundation over it, I can't see the white anymore.
I'm not going to lie - it's an expensive product and the tube is fairly small, and I have to use quite a bit to get results. However, it works better than I ever expected, and that's why it's so great.
I have an oily t-zone and bought this stuff to keep me from getting so shiny at work in the afternoon. I was not terribly impressed with it's blotting abilities.. in fact I find it didn't do much at all. Works for the first hour or so but I went to check on how it was working and noticed I was getting shiny already. I was able to return the product if I found I didn't like it and I ended up doing just that. I did try several different application methods (small amount well blended, even smaller amount well blended.. then thought maybe it was too little and used more) and found no difference other than a heavy mask-like feel. Not a fan and won't buy again.