smashbox Anti Shine - Smashing Neutral
I also have very oily skin and so far this is working well... while it doesn't completely stop the shine--my face usually gets really shiny/oily by noon--it does help contain it during the day.
I'll keep it....
I waited a few months before writing this review. I have very oily skin and always have shine by the end of the day. I have yet to find a primer that will keep my shine at bay. This product does the best of all that I've tried. I' still have breakthrough shine after about 6 hours but that's longer than any other product I have used. I will repurchase.
Yay! Love this product!!!!
I have used this product since it was first introduced on QVC. LOVE IT! A few months ago I looked for it and could not find it. Panic! My little tube was almost empty. I'm not even sure how long I had it because it lasts forever! I have an oily t-zone & a small amount on my forehead & nose before mineral foundation and I am good to go. Please never stop making this product. Thanks Smashbox from a very happy camper : )
The best for oily skin
I highly recommend this product for people with very oily skin. This is the ONLY product I have found that keeps me from looking like a grease pit by noon, and I have tried almost everything from drug store products to high end specialty products. I especially love it on days when I do not feel like wearing makeup, it gives me an even skin tone while controlling the oil......I LOVE this product!
SHINY BY 11AM
DO NOT KNOW WHAT ANYONE IS TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE THIS "ANTI SHINE" PRODUCT SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK. WAS JUST AS SHINY AS IF I HAD NOT USED IT. MAYBE IT BLURS PORES A BIT BUT SHINE? SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK. BACK IT WENT.
Not good at all
There is no instructions on this product and I really don't like the color of this.
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
I absolutely love this product especially on hot days!! At first I wasn't sure when to apply it but found these instructions for of you out there that are still wondering how to wear this great product: You can wear ANTI-SHINE under or over makeup. To banish shine, apply after moisturizer and before PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER. Blend into skin using circular motions until completely absorbed. Wait 30 seconds before applying foundation. If you need to touch up throughout the day, dab over makeup.
I just received this product today and was extremely impressed just testing it on my shiny hand. I can't wait to try it out on my face...which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars since I haven't tested it out yet. Some people have made a comment about instructions. I went to Smashbox's website and got them. Here they are...You can wear ANTI-SHINE under or over makeup. To banish shine, apply after moisturizer and before PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER. Blend into skin using circular motions until completely absorbed. Wait 30 seconds before applying foundation. If you need to touch up throughout the day, dab over makeup.
Works very good
I used this just on my nose and chin yesterday and worked very well. I did still have some shine but way less than usual. I use the regular primer on the rest of my face. Just tried using the regular primer on y eye lids and my eye makeup really stayed on!
FYI- I think cosmetics is too personal a gift.
Awesome Anti-Shine, but...
This product really does what it says. It really keeps my extreme oily skin under control. I agree with other reviewers that this product came with absolutely no instructions, but I went to smashbox.com and got some tips from there. The instructions said that the anti-shine could be used under the photo finish primer. I use the light primer and love it already. The result I got when I combined the two products was a cakey finish. I apply the anti-shine, then the primer, and it was difficult to blend. Any pressure to blend would cake up the anti-shine product, leaving the residue rolled up all over my skin. So if anyone has some tricks to share, I would be happy to read up on them. I love the two products; I just don't know how to effectively combine the two to maximize the result.
Works well...could use some instructions!
I have been using the Anti-Shine for two weeks here in hot and humid Ohio. I am pleasantly surprised by how well it works. My forehead and nose used to be shiny slick by lunchtime, but this product keeps the oil under control. My skin will still feel oily, but when I hit the restroom to check it out, everything still looks good. Later in the day, my skin is not perfectly matte, but it is much better than without the Anti-Shine.
My only complaint is that the product arrives with absolutely no instructions. The first day, I applied WAY too much and needed to re-wash my face and start over due to the white, streaky residue. I have learned to use the tiniest amount and blend thoroughly.
The Anti-Shine arrived with two samples (also without instructions). One is Photo Finish Foundation Primer, and the other is lip gloss, I think. The tiny bottle has no label except the word 'Crystal' on the bottom. I thought it was clear nail polish until I tried putting it on my son's mosquito bite. Then, we discovered that it is most likely lip gloss.
this product is very good...lacks directions...if your ordering it off line and havn't seen a demo, you'll have no idea how to use it...I put it on after I moisturize...Don't know if it's the right thing to do...but it works for me.