SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
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SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology
This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimises the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.

SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish with MICROSPONGE® Technology

Based on 259 reviews

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This oil-control primer gives you a silky, powder-like finish that controls oil, minimises the appearance of pores, and wears beautifully.
  • Unique MICROSPONGE® Technology controls shine
  • Can be worn alone or under makeup
  • Keeps oil under control for hours
Skin Types:
Oily Skin, Combination Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores

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Why is it different?
SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish has an oil-absorbing formula that works quickly to keep oily skin shine-free. Its unique MICROSPONGE® Technology works invisibly to keep oily shine in check while minimising the appearance of pores.
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What does it do?
The weightless formula dries to a soft, powder-like finish that smooths out skin imperfections. Can be worn alone or under makeup to help it stay in place all day long. Dab a tiny bit on during the day to maintain results.
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How to use
Dispense a pea-sized amount and using clean fingers or a foundation sponge, dab (do not rub) lightly over oily areas as the last step of your skincare routine or over your foundation. If you wish to apply powder or blush over SHINE STOPPER, let SHINE STOPPER set completely first. Reapply as needed.

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Research

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Epublication, July 2010

Molecular Pharmaceutics, September–October 2009, pages 1,441–1,448

British Journal of Dermatology, November 2006, pages 890–894; and www.microsponge.com.

Ingredients
Key Ingredients glycerin silicone
Product Ingredients

Water, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing/absorbent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-100 Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (absorbent), Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate (texture-enhancing), Ceteareth-20 (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

I cannot live without this

5

I have a very oily t-zone and normal skin everywhere else. I've been using this product every day for about 2 years now, and I don't remember what life was like without it!!! I put a bit on my t-zone everyday, and I am a different woman. I don't wear a lot of makeup, barely any usually, but this is always essential.

Couryney

Sydney, Australia

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Really works!

5

I have tried every kind of primer that is supposed to combat shine. None of them worked and by the end of the day, my makeup would slide right off my face with the amount of oil I produce. This, however, is amazing! It goes on as a light cream and dries to an invisible powder. By the end of the day, if I gently touch my skin, I can still feel the powdery finish and there is absolutely NO SHINE.

Ozzbudgie

Melbourne, Australia

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My favourite product

5

I absolutely love this product! I'm in my mid 40's and have experienced a lot of shine on my T Zone that resembles an oil slick. After I've done my makeup I DAB this product gently all over my face but mainly on my T Zone. It really controls my shine and even though I still use oil control paper, I have cut my paper usage by half. It's the only thing that I have had any measure of success with in controlling my oily look. I only wish the tube was bigger. Btw, I do enjoy many Paula's Choice products and have been using them for years, but this is the first time I've actually sat down to write a review. Very important to DAB product gently over face and not rub. Will be purchasing this as a staple from now on.

HappyHousewife

South Australia

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The product says it all...

5

Have been using Paulas Choice Shine Stopper for just over a month now, and so far I'm impressed with the results. I have oily and acne-prone skin, but since using this product, my skin is definitely less oily than perusal. The products I use in my skincare and makeup routine is the same everyday, and since incorporating this product in my routine, I believe that in conjunction with the Resist BHA 2% Liquid, my blackheads on my forehead have massively been minimised and the pores on my jawline have reduced in size. Cheers to improvements!

Genie

Sydney

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Life saver

5

The only thing that I've found so far that comes close to controlling the oil slick that is my nose and eyelids! (I've used 3 other primers and a bunch of matte foundations, but none have been as effective as this.) I apply a layer on my nose and eyelids after moisturiser, wait for it to dry (important) then apply foundation and the rest of my makeup, then apply another very light layer gently on top of everything. I don't bother with powder anymore because I don't need to. Definitely give two layers a go! Thanks Paula! Please, please don't discontinue this ever.

Katie

Melbourne, AU

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Where has this product been all my life

5

I usually get oily around my nose and t-zone area within half an hour of washing my face. I am forever powdering my nose to reduce the shine throughout the day. After using this, my makeup stays matte for most of the day. I have used a lot of powders before to get the matte look to stay but this product is the best to date. I either mix it with my foundation or apply it on top of my bb cream. I only wish I had found this product sooner.

Shi

Melbourne

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Holy grail to combat oiliness

5

Absolutely brilliant. Can be used as a primer under foundation and make up holds beautifully. No shine no oiliness at all even in the warmer months. An absolute gem of a product and I highly recommend it!

Makeup is mine

Melb au

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Best oil/shine control I've ever used!!!

5

For years I'vee been searching for an oil control product that actually works and doesn't just claim to. My skin is oilier than most people who say they have oily skin. So many 'top ten best oil control products' lists that I've tried over the years and this is the ONLY thing that has kept the shine at bay for more than half a day. It's fabulous! I came across it by accident when I ordered another product and chose it as a free sample. Can't go without it now!

Atl

Brisbane, AU

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Great To control oil

5

Really great to control oil, it keeps skin matte Can go a little funny when used over makeup, I use a makeup sponge to dab and apply After I've put foundation and powder on Make sure skin is moisturised or it will dry out

Candy

Sydney

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This has changed the way I feel about my skin.

5

I use this primer daily under my foundation for work. My foundation used to slide off my face within a few hours as my skin became oily, I would constantly powder my face and worry about looking shiny. Now I don't give my face a thought all day, and when I touch it in the afternoon, it feels silky and dry. It is particularly fantastic the days after I have used the 2% gel the evening before. I can't believe what a difference it makes.. I won't be without it now.

Katie

Sydney, AU

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