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Neutrogena

Shine Control Primer

Item #: 2247364

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NeutrogenaShine Control Primer
 
3.4

(based on 110 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (72)
  • Lightweight (70)
  • Long lasting (53)
  • Smooth (53)
  • Blends well (48)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (28)
  • Difficult to apply (9)
  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Causes breakouts (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (51)
  • All skin types (25)
  • Going out (23)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (45), Classic style (39), Trendy style (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (54), Medium (42), Deep (5)

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1.0

Broke me out

By beckysue74

from New York

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Smooth

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Ineffective
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

    I was hoping to love this as I try to avoid wearing makeup but wanted something to help with oil control and reduce my pores. Unfortunately after several tries, I broke out EVERY time I used this. I have been using Proactiv and my skin looks pretty good, but every time I have worn this, my face breaks out in white heads and bumps.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Affordable primer for oily skin

    By Ashley

    from Arizona

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Oily Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      I think this product is a great primer for oily skin. It is an affordable primer one can use everyday. I think, in order for it to work best, you need to pair this primer with other products that help with oil control (I use Revlon ColorStay foundation for Oily Skin and I also use Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray). For me, this is an unbeatable combination. But, on quick days where I don't use the Revlon ColorStay or the UD De-Slick spray, the primer still helps with oil control. You'll still have to blot with this stuff, but not as much as you would without this primer.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By BuckeyeBiz

      from Clarksville, TN

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

        I've been plagued with oily skin my whole life. I've been using this for a month now and I am in love with the results. Keeps my skin from getting shiny throughout my work day. Highly recommended.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        Not For Me

        By carogirl23

        from Wilmington, NC

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Apply
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

            Purchased this looking for an cost-effective alternative to Benefit's primer. I have combo skin with an oily t-zone. This primer went on very white and had a rough or chalky texture. It was difficult to blend in to the skin enough to loose the white-cast. Finally, it irritated my skin with a slight burn on application.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            2.0

            Nonpriming primer

            By pizzahead

            from Eau Claire, WI

            About Me Trendy Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

            I'm less than impressed. It's better than no primer (maybe, and not by much), but doesnt get that matte finish i'm looking for. Behaves cheaper than it is. I have very oily skin that this product doesnt do much for.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            3.0

            Good price but you get what you pay for.

            By asfhk

            from louisiana

            About Me Trendy Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Does Help With Shine
            • Feels Clean Not Greasy
            • Its Cheap
            • Its Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage
            • Shineless For Only 2hrs

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

              This product is cheap, lightweight, and non greasy. But it only controls shine for 2 hrs and if you get hot or sweat it stops working immediately. It doesnt hide pores and doesnt leave you skin feeling soft and smooth like other primers I've tried it just feels like you're putting a thick non greasy lotion on

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              3.0

              Not good on its own

              By NickiiM

              from El Paso, TX

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Not Effective On Its Own

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out

              Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

              I got this in hopes to calm down my oily summer skin. Unfortunately it does not work well on its own. I tried it on its own, but it did not keep my oil under control or even shine for that matter. Then I tried it with a regular liquid foundation set with powder and still, it was not effective. I then tried using the primer alone setting it with powder, this worked but only for a few hours. Finally I tried it with a POWDER FOUNDATION and I stay matte for well over 8 hours! I have not tried it with other mattifying products so I cannot tell you if it works better with the system; however, it definitely does its job under a powder foundation. I have tried my powder foundation on its own and I got oily, so that is why I know the primer helped which is why I gave it 3 stars.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              3.0

              Nice for slightly oily or oily tzone

              By Mom23jsr

              from El Paso, TX

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

              As this was a new product I of course has to try it. I have very oily skin (mostly tzone) and this works 'ok'. It helps keep my shine down, but does not last. I am sure it would be fine for an average oily or slightly oily skin. It does not irritate my sensitive skin. It does not last through humidity or sweat. It did not change the color of my makeup and it did not cake up.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Unless you are really shiney/oily

              By Garciagurl

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

                See my product suggestions for my review.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                the bees knees

                By Tori

                from Jacksonville, NC

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

                  I use this all over my face before applying foundation and also on a normal just about everyday basis on my eye lids before I put on eyeliner.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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