It took me a worrying amount of time to get that title right (control prime and shine? Shine control prime?...)
Anyway, this is the new primer from one of my favourite low-cost brands, Sleek, retailing for just £7.99. I have serious facial shine problems so I thought this was worth a shot!
I found this a lot more like a traditional primer than the Rimmel Stay Matte, but it still wasn't exactly like a silicon-based one. As you can see it's a sort of nude colour (which doesn't make a difference once it's applied).
Once it was on I saw a noticeable decrease in the amount of shine on my face. My skin wasn't quite as silky smooth as it would be with a silicon primer, but it still felt pretty nice. I found my foundation applied a little better than to a bare face but this did not noticeably smooth out my pores or fine lines.
It kept my face relatively matte throughout the day (I still would have to re-apply my powder once or twice over a working day) but I didn't really feel it held my makeup in place for much longer than without a primer. I'd say if you have mild-to-moderate shine I would spot-use this product in your oily areas on top of a more smoothing primer.
Which products do you love for reducing facial shine?