Oil Control: 9 out of 10
Makeup control: 8 out of 10
This stuff is fantastic--except for the price. This primer is mineral-based with SPF 15 so you can't get any better than that. It is suppose to create a smooth canvas for flawless makeup application. It is also suppose to minimize the appearance of pores and soften skins imperfections and fine lines. It is formulated without Parabens (cancer causing ingredients), synthetic fragrances and dyes. Also, it is formulated with naturally-derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sun-blocking agents! So for all of you Natural Products Only people, this stuff is for you! Furthermore, it is oil free so those of you with acne-prone skin are in the clear!
This stuff helped my make up last ALL day long and it also prevented my face from getting slick and oily after an 8 1/2 hour shift running around at work! So far, this is THE best mattifying primer I have been able to find.
The only flaws are the fact that it dried out my under-eye area so I would not suggest using this for concealer application there and the price. Unfortunately, it only comes in a 1 oz size ( like most of my other primers) and it is very costly so I'm not sure if I will ever have the money to actually purchase this, but it might make the perfect Bday gift!