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on 10/30/2015 12:05:00 AM
More reviews by CatBlup
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I have tried alot of primers from Rimmel Stay Matte to Hourglass Mineral Veil. The problem I often encounter is that matte primers give my skin a rough texture and make my makeup apply unevenly whereas I get oily with other primers.This stuff is amazing! The first time I applied it, I was stunned by how smooth my skin was. Foundation goes on like a dream after applying this. I have always been the type of person that no matter what I do in the morning, my makeup will no longer be on my face in the afternoon. I get so many compliments when I wear this and am always stunned to see my makeup looking like I just applied it, even at the end of the day.A little expensive but you d not need much and definitely better than most department store brand primers.Feel free to use my referral link if you are unsure of whether or not you would like this. It will automatically give you 10$ off (plus google coupon codes and you can easily find a 10% or 20% off too)! https://goo.gl/bdPnHX
on 10/29/2015 9:49:00 PM
More reviews by queenatta
Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Dissapointed with this product, I have VERY oily skin, like 20 minutes after washing my face, my entire face is covered in oil. I read so many good reviews on this website an thought to give it a try. Sadly it only kept my face matte for 3 hours and I'm usually out for 7 hours. The only positive thing I can say, is that after you blot your face, your makeup will look like you had just applied it.I want something that will keep my face matte and oil free for the 7+ hours I am out, without having to blot 5-6 times throughout the day. This product did not meet my expectations. I have tried everything, so i think I will need to seek a dermatologist cause I have tried EVERYTHING.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/14/2015 9:40:00 AM
More reviews by Justagirl78
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Kinky, Fine
For anyone who thinks they have to put up with oily skin and makeup sliding off the face within a few hours, please buy this product!My super oily skin has been the bane of my life for so long, I thought makeup melting off my face within a couple of hours was something I would just have to live with. I've tried numerous primers, foundations, powders, setting sprays, etc and nothing has ever left my skin feeling and looking natural and shine free for more than an hour or two. it got to the point where I would dread wearing makeup as I knew my face would look like an oil slick within a few hours and powdering throughout the day tended to leave me looking cakey.I only came across this product when I was browsing the Paula's Choice website and straight away came here to check the reviews. Seeing how positive they were, I ordered a few sample sizes to try as I still didn't believe that anything would keep my oily skin shine free. However, I am absolutely blown away by how good this is, I have ordered the full size version. You only need the smallest amount (a sample sachet got 4 uses from me) and I pat it over my forehead, nose and chin once all my makeup is finished. I apply my makeup at 7am and would normally be extremely oily by 10am. However, I'm shine free until well into the afternoon since using this. I've even been to the gym in my lunch break and my makeup has still been in place once I've finished.I can't recommend this highly enough. I thought I was doomed to put up with a super shiny face forever!
on 9/19/2015 6:18:00 PM
More reviews by bellavee
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
If I could sum up this review in one sentence: why didn't I get this in my life sooner! I heard of paula's choice a couple of years ago, but trying new mattifying products is exhausting, usually unsuccessful, and I didn't feel comfortable since I wasn't super familiar with the brand. But then recently I read a review that mentioned low cost samples so I went online and bought a sample for about a dollar with free shipping. Honestly, I didn't have high expectation for this. I've tried so many different products that are never really 100% successful. I've tried mattifying moisturizers, primers, and MoM. MoM has been great but it doesn't last all day and although I've been using Becca matte primer for the last year it's a horrendous texture and doesn't last all day either.So back to this product - I got about 3 uses out of this sample and tested it in 3 different ways. What I learned from my experiments is that this bad boy works amazing all on it's own. I don't need a primer or even MoM! I don't even need an oil controlling foundation! When I used my L'oreal infallible and my Revlon colorstay this stuff did not budge - I was matte and flawless ALLLLL DAYYY. A full 12 hours. But what amazed me is that on a day that I went to a theme park in hot and humid Florida, all I used is my Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer then this and then a non oil controlling foundation (L'oreal nude magic) and I was the only who was not a sweaty oily mess. Which is crazy because usually I'm the first one who's drenched in oil and even when I got home nine hours later, my makeup was still flawless. I was shocked and amazed to say the least. This product is a miracle, truly HG status. It cut out two to three steps I normally had to take which saves me money, time, and just makes my beauty routine easier. It keeps me matte better than any product, it blurs my pores, it's light and smoothes my skin for a better base to apply makeup to or wear alone. I thought it was sort of expensive but when I received it in the mail the tube was huge! And I barely even use more than a pea-sized amount, if that. I paid about $18 because of coupon codes, free shipping, they offer full refunds if you don't like it, and that's cheaper than all of the higher end brands I've tried yet 100% more effective. Best purchase I've ever made for my oily skin.NOTE: i've noticed the effectiveness tends to depend on the amount of time I let it "set". So I make sure after I apply it, I wait a few minutes (make a smoothie, walk the dog, etc), and then apply my makeup. It seems to hold up longer if I wait before applying makeup.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 9/3/2015 10:33:00 PM
More reviews by bonbonbonbon
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This primer is the best primer that I have ever tried. Perfect for oily skin. Compare to not using a primer with my makeup on, this primer significantly reduces the oil on my skin. After an 8-hour shift, my face still has minimal oil, with no touch ups. Love this stuff. Only thing is that they ship from the US and it takes forever to get to Canada and the exchange rate sucks. Otherwise this would probably be the only primer that I would use.
on 6/28/2015 11:09:00 AM
More reviews by ajax5455
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Not for the acne prone! My skin needs to breath. This is like plastic wrap on my skin. If the oil can't come out, it sits just below the epidermis and pools into a blemish. I much prefer Avene Mattifying Fluid, which tones down the oil production instead of just keeping the oil from sweating out. Thankfully, I just used a sample of this instead of buying a full-size tube.
on 6/13/2015 12:01:00 AM
More reviews by Hanouna
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is a great primer for oily skin. It helps foundation from melting off in patches and mattifies the skin. I do find that I have to be careful to only use a small amount or it starts to 'ball up' on my skin. I would only use this in the summer, it is too mattefing for winter time.
on 6/9/2015 2:38:00 PM
More reviews by Yrie
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
This is a good primer for keeping the oilies at bay. I have combination skin with an oily t-zone.PROS:- Mattifies the skin instantly and keeps the oil at bay for several hours.- Leaves the skin feeling smooth and a little powdery.- Doesn't ball up under or on top of foundation.- Doesn't look cakey.- Makes foundation last longer, since it's not being eaten up by the oils.CONS:- You can only buy it online.- Quite expensive at 27,90€ (Europe's being fucked over here, as usual. It's $23 in the States...). VERDICT:Best oil-control primer I've tried. Easy to use, does what it says on the tin. Since it's so pricey, I only use it on special occasions or when I know I won't have time or opportunity to blot during the day. Would definitely repurchase.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 6/6/2015 4:22:00 AM
More reviews by neurosciguy
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS PRODUCT. I have REALLY oily skin, and Texas summers sure don't help things. Thankfully, this is awesome for keeping the shine in check. I can slather this on pretty generously and it'll hold the shine in check for several hours. I can also apply product over this without it looking cakey, unlike what some other people have said. I've gone through like 3 of these and I hope PC never discontinues this.
on 5/21/2015 11:19:00 AM
More reviews by tapestrysmith
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Please believe me when I say I've tried just about everything out there to control my oily skin! I came across this product and ordered a few samples...I WAS AMAZED at how well this works. I quickly ordered a full tube and absolutely love it soooo much! I will be a faithful user of this product forever...no need to look any further for the perfect product to control my oily skin, I FINALLY FOUND IT.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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