When NYX came to Canada last February (I think) this is one of the first products I picked up.
Unfortunately, this is one of those, judge a book by its cover situations as the name “Shine Killer” got me. Surely with a name such as Shine Killer, this product would guarantee a satisfying matte look–I told myself.
Lo and behold disappointment ensued.
The NYX Shine Killer retails for $13.99 CAD at Shopper’s Drug Mart. It comes in a black squeeze tube of 0.67 fl.oz. The product is a clear silicone based gel that absorbs into the skin and is formulated to be oil free.
There is no oil control in this product and that becomes evident after 3-4 hours of wear. I found when this is worn as a primer, the foundation will melt and pool in large pores.
If you’re oily like me, you will shine on. This product is best intended for those with dry-normal skin who are looking for a smoothing primer.
This product performs well as a smoothing primer, not as a mattifying primer with oil control agents. Despite the name, if you are oily avoid this product and look for a mattifying primer.
If you are considering this based on it silicone contents I would suggest looking at other smoothing primers with a higher silicone content–like Baby Skin. It’s a little bit cheaper and will out perform this.
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