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PETER THOMAS ROTH Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel

There's a major difference between a dewy complexion and an oil-slicked face, which is why we're working hard to find products that cure the latter. Our latest acquisition? Peter Thomas Roth's Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel, which features an advanced roster of powerful oil-absorbing and pore-minimizing ingredients. We love how it absorbs shine and controls excess oil without stripping our skin's natural moisture barrier. Plus, it keeps our makeup from sliding down our faces midday, which is a miracle in itself.

PETER THOMAS ROTH Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel
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I don't have issues with shine or excess oil...
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I don't have issues with shine or excess oil, so this lotion is not for me.

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just ok
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I was super excited about this at first, but while it made my makeup look great for a few hours, it didnt last all day on my oily skin and I didn't notice any pore minimizing. It was pricey for the small tube, and didn't live up to my expectations. Maybe if you have slightly dryer or less oily skin it would work better.

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Disappointed :(
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I had high hope for this product for crazy hot, humid summer days. I have been disappointed. The gel comes out crumbly and falls apart. It is then hard to apply and feels like it all just crumbles off of my skin. I don't notice it taking care of too much shine either. :(

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Matte Gel
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When I received this gel in my box, I was actually in the market for a mattifying gel, so it was perfect timing. After sampling the gel, I bought it before the sample could run out. However, I seem to have liked the sample more than the actual product. First, I did not like the packaging the product came in. I felt that the gel would dry-up in the large easily-air-permeable container. And it did. After 3-4 months the gel was pretty dried up and I had to take off the black top to scoop some of the product up. I also felt the drying-out affected the effectiveness of the gel- it didn't seem to stop the shine like it did at first. Unfortunately, I ended up tossing it before I used it all.

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It was okay..

I was really excited to try this when I got this in my box because I have a very oily T-zone especially when it gets hotter outside. It's great if you're only wearing your make up for a few hours. The all day thing didn't work for me. I got oily. I would recommend a stronger product which I have yet to find!

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Not strong enough
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I liked this stuff - very easy to use and lightweight. It just was not strong enough for my super oily skin. I used one bottle (which lasted forever) but will ultimately stick with the mattifying product that my dermatologist recommended - I just wish Birchbox sold it!

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I liked the silky feeling this gave my skin...
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I liked the silky feeling this gave my skin, but I really don't think it did much for shine-control. In fact, I think my blotting sheets came out more oily on the days I used this product than the days I didn't.

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I am still not sure about this one. I...
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I am still not sure about this one. I think I can tell more of a difference in pores than when using my boscia no pores treatment but I'm not sure if it justifies the price. Will try out another week or 2 and then decide if I want to buy it!

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I think this def worked. it didnt break me...
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I think this def worked. it didnt break me out but it felt really weird putting it on. Like powder gel. Not sure if i should moisturize first and then put it on or what....hard to know how to use it.

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I felt that this didn't do as good of...
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I felt that this didn't do as good of a job as my Smashbox primer at keeping my complexion oil free. I love how it feels going on though!

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