NYX • Shine Killer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't know what on earth posessed me to buy this, I should have returned it as soon as I could but I had so many primers to try, I honestly kinda forgot about it until it was too late.
1) Mattifying & Oil control properties: Zelch!! How can they call it Shine Killer?! At this point that's not just misleading marketing, thats a blatant lie. And I dont even have a super oily face - I have combo skin leaning dry, slightly oily on and around my nose & T-zone. I just wanted it to help eliminate Shiny Rudolph Nose syndrome. My imagination has more oil control properties than this prodict.
2) As general primer/base: D-. Despite its disappointing inefficacy at killing shine, I wanted to give Shine Killer a second chance anyway. Well let's just say my foundation looked better on bare skin than over Shine Killer. Shine Killer just made my foundations look cakey & ball up.
On the plus side, it's a smooth light siliconey texture that didn't break me out. But it doesn't do anything a primer is supposed to do!! I wouldn't spend a dollar on this let alone the full retail price. If you want to try it anyway, make sure you keep the receipt. You have been warned ...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
My face has always been oily and I never knew how to control it. I switched frm so many diff brands of foundations hoping one would limit the shine; & to no avail. Finally I tried this out & my makeup lasts up to 14hrs with only a SLIGHT shine. The price is a bit steep at $13-$14 for a drugstore brand. The packaging it simple enough for travel & i've already baught my 2nd back up tube.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the first primer I've tried. I have a very oily face and no matter what i use I always end up oily at the end of the day. This did absolutely nothing to control oil/shine. Feels very slick when applying on face. Not oily like lotion but almost like a silicone or gel. Did not help with staying power of foundation. over all very disappointed. do not recommend to anyone with oily skin. save your money!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I naturally have super oily skin and top of all that I live in a hot and humid climate. Those two things together mean I look like a grease-monster before I even make it to my first class. I wore this primer under MUFE HD and it just didn't do anything controlling shine. It worked great with my foundation and didn't ball up so that's a good thing. Price wise this is a great deal; I picked this up at Ulta for around $8 on sale. I will not be buying this product again as it did nothing to keep my makeup looking fresh. Also for anyone that cares about parabens; this product contains: methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have combination skin, leaning toward the oily side, especially in the t-zone, which is unfortunately where I need foundation/concealer coverage the most. Primer and I have had a love/hate relationship in the past-I have tried a few big-ticket ones that did absolutely nothing-I was shiny and makeupless within a few minutes of application, one midrange one that worked for an hour or two, and now, this-the cheapo that I decided on a whim to just try. And....it works. Not only that, but it works far, far better than the more expensive ones I've spent (well, blown) much more money on. It's in a little, flat tube that is small enough to fit easily into a makeup bag, and all you need to do is squeeze a tiny amount onto the tip of your finger and apply. Don't use too much, or it will ball up. A little bit goes a long way-a very tiny little ball about the size of a couple of bb's covers my entire nose and upper cheek area. If you get the right amount, your skin will feel very smooth and powdery-it will look matte and the pores will be much less noticeable. This effect only lasts an hour or two, depending on how active you are, but the shine stays away for several hours-I don't have to powder or blot my t-zone half as much as before, and it's summertime, in the high nineties here this week. This isn't a miracle potion that will leave you matte and flawless all day into night, but I am very, very pleased with this product. It was around $12, I think, and it will last me for a long, long time since it take so little an amount to be effective. I will definetly buy again. I found mine at Ulta, but I believe it can be ordered on the NYX website as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Blech, I am not impressed at all with this product.
I bought it on a whim at Ulta and am not too pleased. Firstly, the packaging is atrocious. Im not sure if I just got a bad tube or what, but the instant you take the cap off, it starts oozing product out and there is no way to stop it. A little bit DOES go a long way, but this packaging has made getting a 'little bit' impossible.
I noticed a small, teensy change in the oil on my face. Maybe 10% less oil, in the same amount of time I would normally get oily. I also noticed it made my foundation (MAC Studio Sculpt NW43) look really dull.
Not impressed and will not repurchase. Especially it was 12$ for not even a full ounce of product!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Shine free! ME? Yes!!! I saw this at Ulta a few weeks ago, and since I have liked NYX products in the past, I decided to give it a try. Wow! I have been spreading a teeny bit on after I moisturize, before I use a loose powder. I don't wear foundation, so I can't vouch for how that would work. What I CAN say is that I am now completely shine free! I honestly can't believe that this is my skin. My make up looks just as good at four in the afternoon as it did at five in the morning. Really! I have tried many, many mattifiers, with no success. I hope NYX never discontinues this, because I am hooked! Great stuff!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
For the longest time I did not see the purpose of primers, but after a friend asked me if I would ever paint my nails without a base coat, I changed my tune. They made a very valid point. A good primer, like a nail base coat, will help your make up apply smoother and last longer.
One day I was strolling through the NYX section of my local Ulta store. I am a huge NYX fan and always on the look out for their newest products. That's when the Shine Killer primer caught my eye. It claimed to eliminate shine and keep make up fresh all day. I can say it delivers on what it promises to do. I added it to my regular make up routine and went about my day, which included a very hectic shopping trip at the mall. After 6 hours my face was shine free and my make up looked great. There were no signs of clogged pores or potential break outs, but I will come back an edit if that changes.
Many of the ingredients are similar to higher end primers, specifically dimethicone. If you are sensitive to silicones, this product may not be for you. I consider the price a little steep for the amount of product you get. ($12 for .67 oz) The packaging is a simple squeeze bottle with a narrow nozzle which allows great product control.
If this product doesn't break me out, I would definitely buy it again.