Getting rid of my shiny T-zone is not an easy task for me. I wouldn’t skip primer or an oil controlling moisturizer prior to putting on my foundation. Read to find out what I have to say about NYX Shine Killer.
NYX Shine Killer
Prep your skin with NYX Cosmetics Shine Killer! Apply prior to your usual makeup routine for longer wear and a more flawless look throughout the day. Reduce oil and shine to keep face smooth and matte for an impeccable canvas.
|NYX Shine Killer|
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Let's confess! Few of us are in the habit of priming our skins before wearing foundation. I myself just recently realized how important it is to prepare your skin for makeup. Be it a moisturizer or a primer, believe it or not, foundation application gets much smoother and easier because a primed skin provides an even base for your foundation to spread on.
NYX says that Shine Killer reduces oil and shine on the skin. As much I have used it, I can say it does prevent excess oil from appearing and sliding off the foundation but I do not believe it’s an absolute shine smasher. My face gets shiny in the T-zone in the same amount of time it would normally get but the appearance of shine is just a little less. For some it may be a good thing because that way your pores don’t get clogged so no potential breakouts. I myself haven’t faced any breakouts so far.
When I first used it, it reminded me of DMGM Skin Primer as the consistency and the feel is very much comparable. If I close my eyes and use them, I won’t be able to distinguish. They both deliver almost similar results in my opinion. I would rate Shine Killer half less compared to DMGM Skin Primer because of the easy availability.
Shine Killer is a transparent odorless gel. When I apply it, it goes on velvet smooth and vanishes quickly. In case if you're wondering, it doesn't roll up into nasty particles on the face. Just like any primer that I’ve used, it too provides a silky canvas for foundation application. I see it also helps minimize the appearance of my pores to an extent but it won’t help with large pores. When I apply it, I can feel an invisible layer on my skin because it doesn’t actually sink into the skin which is also the case with DMGM Skin Primer so I suggest NOT going overboard; less is more. If you do, your skin might feel suffocated.
Overall, I’d say it isn’t a miracle product. If you live in Pakistan and can’t shop online, DMGM Skin Primer is an alternative for this. I do like using Shine Killer just because it makes the foundation look flawless and really helps with a smooth blending.
You might like it if…
- You want a primer that delays excess shine.
- You expect a silky & smooth coverage.
- You expect a non-greasy/matte feel.
- You expect it to ease your foundation application/blending.
- You're looking for a primer that doesn't roll up.
- You expect a shine free skin for a longer period of time.
- You expect it to sink into the skin.
- You are sensitive to silicone based primers.
You can purchase NYX Shine Killer online for US$13.00 from B2Nshop.com and $12.99 from Beautyjoint.com.