Monday, June 18, 2012

Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer Review


It's Monday and we're only a couple of days away from the official start of summer, are you ready?!  For the most part it's been in summer weather temperatures in Miami year round and it is only getting hotter.  If you live on the opposite side of the planet you should be very happy that you aren't experiencing 100 degree temps in June!  HA!  Around this time of year in order to make sure that my makeup stays on my face and not on my clothing I've made the extra attempt to find a face primer that not only keeps my face in tact but also to keep it matte or semi matte.  As you all already know by now foundation primer in crucial to making sure you don't end up with the dreaded "cake face."  You know what I mean, the face that practically looks like it's melting off because the heat and the oils from your face are working together to make sure you look a fool!

Well, I've found something that is sure to keep you looking matte and by the end of the day looking dewy, take note that I typed dewy and not oily.  I know that some primers may promise a matte face in the early morning hours but when that clock hits 12 it's a mayday for your skin to react and before you know it your face is a greasy mess by 5pm.  Here is where I enter Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer, at only 5 bucks this little squeeze tube packs a punch!  Once applied and left to absorb into the skin for a good 15 seconds or so your face will look matte.  Add that already matte canvas with a few brush strokes with your foundation and you will look heavenly!

Black Radiance Complexion Perfection-Front View

Black Radiance Complexion Perfection-Front View

Black Radiance Complexion Perfection-Back View

The packaging is conveniently a squeeze tube that is perfect for releasing just the right amount of product, not too much and not too little.  I typically use about a dime size and apply it on my face like I would moisturizer or any other face lotion.  The instructions on the packaging suggest you dot it in the areas you need it but for those of us that have really oily skin we know wassup and that dotting business will not be enough.  So go for it and apply what you need to your entire face, don't be scurred!

Just a quick squeeze of this 1 ounce tube and product will be released, just make sure you aren't too lackadaisical in this as you may end up releasing more than you actually need.  The product is pretty lightweight and doesn't leave a white caste on your face once dried.  There was no scent detected nor did it leave my face feeling tight, PERFECT!

Since it is only getting hotter I highly recommend this product for those of you that have a serious case of oily skin like I do.  I was able to purchase mine at my local WalMart and I have also seen it while perusing in Walgreens and CVS.  When you try it and love it you'll have me to thank, so don't worry, I'll wait.......

Have you tried this before?  Did you love it or hate it?  In the market for face primers?  Check out my other post for another wonderful face primer by Revlon here.


  1. This is my fave primer. Love the stuff!

  2. Hmmmm It's gonna be hard for me to top my Korres Mattifying primer, but I will try this out! lol

  3. i need to try this again... i didn't have a chance to try it good before giving it away "/

    1. i hope you do, i've found that the key is in application. before i would use a brush but i love it so much more when i just use my hands

  4. My combo skin is ridic. This primer is the difference between starting to get oily 2 hours into a day out and about, and looking practically flawless almost the whole day through. I use this under my makeup and blot with MAC blot powder (if needed).


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