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Neutrogena

Shine Control Primer

Item #: 2247364

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NeutrogenaShine Control Primer
 
3.3

(based on 112 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (73)
  • Lightweight (71)
  • Long lasting (53)
  • Smooth (53)
  • Blends well (48)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (30)
  • Difficult to apply (9)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Causes breakouts (7)
  • Poor coverage (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (51)
  • All skin types (25)
  • Going out (23)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Travel (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (45), Classic style (40), Trendy style (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (54), Medium (43), Deep (6)

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1.0

leaves skin white and patchy

By Taylor

from San Diego, Ca

Pros

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts
    • Clumpy
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      First off, I was really excited to try this because I read and watched a bunch of videos recommending this product for those of us who have oily skin. But i used a tiny amount on my chin and nose area first and let it sit for awhile to see how well it would work alone and my skin looked like i had rubbed chalk on it. & i did my normal skin prep, oil free moisturizer, let it set for a few mins and then applied the primer in a dabbing motion.

      Not only that, my skin was burning. I dont have sensitive skin so im not sure what happened with this primer. But i gave it to my sister who also has oily skin and her skin looked the same. Left white residue all over. Leaves skin patchy and uneven. My hunt for a primer continues.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      Could have been better

      By Hardy1990

      from Nashville, Tn

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Noncomedogenic

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Neutrogena Shine Control Primer:

      What did this primer do for me.....
      Not a thing......
      Not a darn thing.......

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep
       
      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

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