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NeutrogenaShine Control Primer

Neutrogena

Shine Control Primer

Item #: 2247364

Help makeup apply more smooth and last longer. Optical modifiers help minimize the look of pores. Wear alone or under foundation. Won't over dry skin or clog pores.

  • 8 Hour Shine Control with or without Makeup
  • Extends the Wear of Makeup
  • Matte Finish
  • Rice Protein Complex
  • Apply all over face after moisturizer and before foundation.
    Water, Dimethicone, Methyl Trimethicone, Silica, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-9 Polydimethlsilolxyethyl Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone.PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Nylon-12, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Seed Protein, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Silica Silylate, Sorbic Acid, Triethoxycaprylysilane. May contain: Milca, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ferric Ferrocyanide.

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    NeutrogenaShine Control Primer
     
    3.3

    (based on 163 reviews)

    66%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to apply (100)
    • Lightweight (94)
    • Long lasting (75)
    • Blends well (65)
    • Smooth (62)

    Cons

    • Doesn't work (39)
    • Irritates skin (14)
    • Difficult to apply (12)
    • Causes breakouts (11)
    • Poor coverage (9)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (76)
    • All skin types (33)
    • Going out (32)
    • Sensitive skin (19)
    • Travel (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Natural style (68), Classic style (52), Trendy style (23)
      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair (71), Medium (66), Deep (9)

    Reviewed by 163 customers

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    5.0

    Works great!

    By Sheila

    from Petaluma, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      I have tried a few skin primers and this one definitely works the best without being heavy at all. I am very happy with it!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      1.0

      Gritty Mess!

      By BrittLC

      from TX

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply
      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Gritty
      • Ineffective
      • Watery

      Best Uses

      • None

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      The WORST primer I have ever used- hands down. It has such a watery, gritty consistency. So bizarre.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best primer ever!

      By Liz

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

        Best face primer for oily skin I've ever used. I never once needed to touch up or blot my face with a tissue. Very long lasting!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Doesn't do what it claims

        By Lisa

        from San Diego

        Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

        It doesn't combat shine whatsoever. The rice protein complex makes the foundation application pretty clumpy and not very easy to work with.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not effective

        By Lily

        from Irvine, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Grainy
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

            This primer does nothing in terms of oil control. Also, it's a bit grainy when applied which I assume is the rice protein. So it also doesn't feel very nice on the skin like most primers that feel smooth. Not much of a point to me using it besides to just use it up.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Unstable

            By Sona

            from Middletown, NY

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Clumpy
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

                I bought this product for controlling the shine on my T-zone. This product seems to be unstable. When I took the some product of the tube and started applying it on my face, I noticed it was gritty and felt like a scrub on my face. I don't know if the product is supposed to be that way or not. If not, then it is definitely unstable and has formed crystals of some raw material in it which isn't good. And this doesn't mattify the skin.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                doesn't work

                By haley

                from Chattanooga, tn

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

                    Works for an hour maybe and then the oil comes back. definitely not all day usage.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great for Acne Prone Skin

                    By rollergirl29

                    from San Diego , CA

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Doesn't Block Pores
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

                      I will buy again. I used to use Smashbox until my dermatologist told me products with silicone (such as Smashbox) will clog my pores, even if they claim not to. Neutrogena's products are all clean and wont gunk up your pores. Even if you don't have acne prone skin, this brand's cosmetics will make your skin look fresh because it has clean ingredients. The gritty texture everyone is referring to is barely anything to complain about unless you have super sensitive skin. This is a great product and very inexpensive compared to other primers.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      ehh

                      By Nat

                      from Glendora

                      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

                      I was expecting way more especially because I love this brand but didn't work for me. It says shine control and it doesn't control my face. Also didn't like the texture of it, not worth buying if you have oily skin.

                       
                      2.0

                      Not something I want to use

                      By Molly Millions

                      from North Carolina

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Causes Breakouts
                        • Grainy
                        • Irritates Skin
                        • Strong Smelling Floral

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

                          My problem is with the feel of the product. It's very grainy and almost feels like an exfoliating product. The texture is similar to what sunscreen feels like when you get sand in it at the beach. The texture doesn't linger after I applied and rubbed in, but it's uncomfortable to apply and irritates my skin. It also has a strong floral smell that I'm not a fan of.

                          Overall, I'm pretty neutral about its performance. It's a decent primer so if the above issues don't bother you, go for it. If the primer was an over the moon, perfect 10 kind of thing I'd probably tough out the texture and smell because of how it performed. But since it's pretty average I'm going to give it a pass.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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