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Neutrogena

Shine Control Primer

Item #: 2247364

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NeutrogenaShine Control Primer
 
3.4

(based on 96 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (63)
  • Lightweight (62)
  • Long lasting (50)
  • Smooth (49)
  • Blends well (43)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Difficult to apply (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Causes breakouts (5)
  • Poor coverage (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (45)
  • All skin types (23)
  • Going out (19)
  • Sensitive skin (13)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (39), Classic style (37), Trendy style (12)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (46), Medium (37), Deep (5)

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4.0

Neutrogen shine control

By Bella

from Kansas

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

    I have oily skin and work hectic 12 hr shifts as a nurse. I wear minimal makeup, usually loose powder and mascara. This works well so far. Not quite as good as the prestige brands but better than say Nyx or some other shelf brands. It smooth and doesn't feel greasy or heavy.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    3.0

    So so...

    By StefL

    from Hanover, PA

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      I really want to love this primer, but I just don't feel like it lives up to it's "shine control" name. It does work well to even out your skin and make foundation application smoother, but my skin is still oily and shiny within a few hours. I think it helps a little, but it certainly isn't a miracle worker.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Perfect for oily T-zone

      By Niquedom16

      from New York

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      Im new to this whole make up thing so I was uneducated on the importance of primers. Before purchasing this primer I would just apply my foundation and notice after about 2 hours my T-zone and other areas looked very shiny and made my makeup look horribly greasy. I used this primer all over my face and then applied my foundation. The matte look it gave me was awesome. I noticed my makeup lasted much longer and I rarely had to touch up my face. It reduced the greasy, oily look 100%. Awesome product I recommend it to anyone with oily skin type!

       
      4.0

      true to it's word

      By Mary Anne

      from Indiana

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      I use this everyday and like it. It goes on smoothly. I use Almay Smart Shade Mousse Makeup right afterwards and my face looks almost flawless. I do have acne and this primer doesn't breakout my skin.

       
      5.0

      The best

      By mskoolest

      from Waynesboro, GA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Keeps shine away
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Have To Rub It In Quickly

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Under makeup

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      If you dont want to have to blot your skin every hour use this stuff. I start blotting (because I have every oiling skin) after wearing it for 5 hours. This stuff is great

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep
       
      3.0

      Eh...

      By KiraJ07

      from NY

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

        When I used this in the summer, it didn't control any shine whatsoever. The summer of 2013 in NYC was a brutal summer so perhaps under "normal" warm weather conditions, this would have been a good product. I continued using this product into the winter and while I can't say if it controls shine or not since I have normal to dry skin (which becomes oily in the summer), I can say that it's a lightweight primer that goes on well under makeup. Unfortunately, my makeup doesn't last all day which is something I would like in a primer. I suppose I have continued using this as an alternative to more expensive primers I prefer.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        The best

        By Heather

        from Fenton, Missouri

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Helps So Much
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Sometimes Sticks To Dry P

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Under makeup

        Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

        I love this primer. I have used smash box primer in the past and hated the silicone feel. This primer feels just like lotion. You can't even tell it's on. The only small complaint I have is that it will stick to very dry patches such as currently healing pimples. All I do to fix this is mix it with a little lotion or avoid that pimple all together and problem solved. It fills in lines and deep scares wonderfully.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Not Bad

        By Nacole

        from California

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Thick Product

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

        I have extremely oily skin and I have been looking for a primer specifically for oily skin. It is a very thick white primer that can may need more product than other primers. It works just as good as any $30 primer I have bought so it does save me money. But I know there are better primers out there, I am still looking for the best one for my skin type.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best primer under $13 ever!!!

        By Ashley

        from Fayetteville, AR

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Long- Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Perfect For Loose Powder
        • Really Does Control Shine
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

          Great long-lasting primer. I use with Bare Minerals and it looks great all day!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I will buy this product again!

          By MorMeg

          from Owensboro, KY

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls shine
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Make My Makeup Look Great
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

            I use the product everyday, whether for school or work. It works wonderfully! I've tried many other primers, but this one really works. It controls shine for all day and makes my face look smooth and soft.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

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