ULTA
  • Home
  • / Makeup
  • / Face
  • / Primer
  • / Shine Control Primer
NeutrogenaShine Control Primer
Neutrogena

Shine Control Primer

Item #: 2247364

Buy 1, get 1 at 50% off! Add 2 items to qualify!
Details+
How to Use+
Ingredients+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
NeutrogenaShine Control Primer
 
3.4

(based on 135 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (86)
  • Lightweight (83)
  • Long lasting (63)
  • Blends well (56)
  • Smooth (56)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (33)
  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Difficult to apply (9)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Causes breakouts (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (63)
  • All skin types (27)
  • Going out (27)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (54), Classic style (45), Trendy style (20)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (61), Medium (54), Deep (8)

Reviewed by 135 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
2.0

Controls shine, doesn't help make-up last

By Anna Bananas

from Burbank, CA

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Clumpy
  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Ineffective
  • Irritates Skin
  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

    Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

    This primer seems to have little grains in it, that can be irritating to the skin when first applied. It works great to control shine but does nothing to help keep your make-up on throughout the day. I went back to using monistat chafing gel instead - it works as well as expensive primers.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    WOW!

    By monicaab

    from Temple, Tx

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      I have tried a lot of primers. None of them help control the oil on my face like this does.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Wonderful

      By Kim

      from Virginia

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      This is pretty much my go to primer. It goes on smoothly and always leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh. Definitely stays matte all day

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Oily Skin Tested

      By Crazy Cat Lady

      from Lake Forest, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

        This is the best primer I've used to keep my oily skin looking matte. I still need to blot on very hot, humid days but I'm okay with that.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        Shine free

        By Nicole

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

          Has an odor to it and gives me a slight white cast but overall an okay product

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Primer for Oily Skin!

          By Wolfflet

          from Hampton, VA

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Effective
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • No Breakouts

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

            I have very oily skin and this is truly the first product of its kind that I've tried that actually works. I used to use Smashbox primer, which is a good primer, but it never helped me with the oil/shine.

            I haven't had any breakouts with Neutrogena, and the shine control lasts all day. When I get home, my makeup looks just as fresh as when I left in the morning.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Primer for the Price

            By Morgan

            from PA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Gritty

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

            I think this is a good primer for the price. I have oily skin so I definitely look for a matte primer. This one claims to reduce shine, which it did, but for maybe 4 hours rather than 8. I still had to take an oil wipe to my face halfway throughout the day. It was a little gritty, but it wasn't terrible and it's not going to stop me from using it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            don't waste your money

            By kt

            from ok

            Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

            I bought this primer based off of a glowing review. I have pretty oily skin so I was excited to try it. The texture is what drove me crazy at first, it does not go in smooth or absorb into your skin. It has hard particles that just sit on the surface of your skin almost like a scrubbing face wash. It did nothing for controlling my oil or making my makeup stay on longer. The day I stopped using it my makeup looked 100 times better. Please don't buy this primer, it's terrible!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            one of the worst primers I have used

            By Kay

            from midwest

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Cheap

            Cons

            • Gritty
            • Ineffective
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

              I have tried a lot of primers. This is one of the worst. The texture is gritty and it is difficult to put on. The only positive thing I can say is that it was cheaper than most primers......I guess you get what you pay for.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Wow factor

              By Sana

              from El Paso, Tx

              About Me Trendy Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Feels Like An Exfoliant

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

              This product shocked me, I went in to buy a more expensive brand anti shine base but they were out of stock. I ended up using this one instead and it last all day makes my foundation flawless and helps to lesson the look of crows feet. Love it.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              Displaying reviews 1-10

              Back to top

              Previous | Next »