NYX Shine Killer Review

For the longest time, I have been searching for a face primer that will keep my shine down. Along with everyone else with oily skin, I know how difficult it can be to control shine throughout the day (especially during the summer months). I love NYX products and when I saw this one, figured I would give it a go.

NYX Shine Killerย 

So the packaging on this product makes it sound like the perfect drugstore shine control primer. (And i really thought it would be!) However, it did not take using it but one day to know that it is nothing of what it claims to be. Even though I was extremely unimpressed, I decided to continue using it for a couple more days so I would be able to give you guys an accurate review.

The first day, I applied the product after my moisturizer and daily SPF. Then I went ahead and applied my makeup on top (using it as a primer). Now, on a normal day my face usually gets shiny around 1 or 2 o'clock. This day, I was ready by 8am and by 10:30 my face was so oily I could feel my makeup sliding off my face. When I looked in the mirror, it looked as though I had just ran a mile and was honestly quite disgusting. I tried this product two other days, once without any SPF at all because sometimes using a sunscreen on my face can make it extremely shiny, and once over my liquid foundation (under my powder). Both times I was left with the exact same results.

Needless to say, this product was extremely disappointing. Had it worked like it claims to, it would have been an awesome drugstore dupe for say Smashbox Photo Ready Oil-Free Primer. I will not repurchase this product, and most likely will not continue to use the rest of the one I have.

And so the search continues for a shine control face primer!

Have you tried this product? What is your favorite face primer?

Xo, Suzanna