Black Radiance Shine Control Primer

Since I have combination skin I’m always on the lookout for something to stop the oiliness I get in my t-zone after a few hours. I’ve used quite a few things that I like from Sephora and at the department store but this is from the drugstore at a decent price so I am thrilled! This .84 fl oz. product from Black Radiance is just what I need to make that “oh my god is my face an oil slick” feeling go away.

This is a light textured formula. It doesn’t feel heavy at all and you don’t need much. I use this on my t-zone before applying foundation. One thing that I think is also nice is that after using this it doesn’t leave behind a white cast or strange stiffness to my skin. Sometimes products leave you looking a little ghost like when you are my skin tone after you apply them. No issues with that here. Which means you can use this product without makeup! I’ve used this on my oily t-zone on days I go without makeup over my usual facial moisturizer. It doesn’t make my skin look strange at all.

Here are the directions on the back of the tube.

I really recommend that you try this product out on your next visit to the drugstore if you are looking for something to help stop excess oil. Nothing makes me madder than taking the time to apply makeup and seeing it fade and get discolored because of an oil attack. This is at the drugstore for about $6 so give it a try!

Rated A

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  1. says

    I have been using this for a couple weeks now and I am loving it so far. It has definitely controlled my oil. My face isnt nearly as greasy by the days ends since using this.

  2. T.R. says

    I think Black Radiance is TOTALLY underrated. It’s like drug store version of theBalm. :O)

    Anywho, I just got a CVS coupon and I’m going to pick this up and try it.

  3. Glynis says


    Wow, great minds try alike! I picked this up at CVS two weeks ago in a pack that included stick and liquid concealer, primer, a foundation and brush tip for application. The price was $14.99 for all of that. I tried the primer a couple of times, will continue to try to see how it compares to the other primers, especially for the price. Happy Priming!!!

  4. Kazz says


    Just wondering if you (or anyone/someone) is willing to purchase this product for me and ship to Australia? I cannot get it here and nowhere seems to want to ship it internationally.

    Of course I will pay for the product and associated shipping costs.


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