For those of you not familiar with the Caribbean, we have two seasons: hot and hotter. Thus, the quest for a long lasting primer is very real. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, we don't have access to the vast array of North American or European brands but thankfully NYX products can be found here.
My first hands on - gotta differentiate cause I saw it on YouTube months before I saw it in person - reaction to this product was shock that the ingredients in this and the Pore Filler by the same company are very similar. What's up with that?
Exterior packaging of both products showing the ingredients
Anyhow, I said I'll be a guinea pig for y'all and forked out $30 (seriously?) in Exotica Makeup to test this Shine Killer out.
First time I applied and actually remembered to take a picture. Approximately 9 pm.
#ShineKillWhat? Photo taken at approximately 1 am.
For those of you whom don't know of my nocturnal roamings, I work for "the man" in a nightclub. Mostly in air condition but I do keep the office a little warmer cause these old bones can't handle the 18 degree temperature like my co-workers. That said, looka dat picture. Stupse.
In this product's defence, it does perform better under cream foundation. I tested it again, applying my Iman Second To None in just the areas where I had hyper pigmentation and it performed wayyyyyyy better. I imagine it would work well for those of you with dry skin since the active ingredients all have lubricating qualities.
So would I repurchase? No. I need something that works for oily skin no matter what I put over it. Whether you decide to buy this would depend on your skin type and how long you need your make-up to last.
For anyone interested, I'm selling the rest of my tube for $10 at the blog sale this Saturday. #ShamelessPlug, I know right!