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on 6/16/2015 5:56:00 PM
More reviews by teenofchrist
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Love this as my face primer! This works better than any high end primers. My skin is super oily and this keeps my face shine free and helps my makeup last all day long! Super affordable, and it's amazing. Holy grail face primer! I’ve been using it for years. Makes my makeup go on smoothly, minimizes and blurs out the appearance of all my pores and my makeup always looks fresh. Highly recommend to everyone and you get a ton of product that will last you months!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 6/13/2015 8:59:00 PM
More reviews by twittletoes
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Okay so first of all, I used it as a primer with good and bad results. It's an AMAZING product as far as keeping shine away and makeup staying in place. I used it twice, the first day I couldn't really tell because I only wore it for an hour. The second day I wore it for 8 hours through a hot day and let me say, I was absolutely amazed! I kept telling my friend to look at the difference in my makeup. It stayed matte all day for the first time in forever, I'm usually blotting my face every 10 minutes throughout the day because I get super shiny. This saved me! I've told others to check it out and recommended it to my mom. However, the next morning I woke up with major breakouts, I was completely bummed :-( ! So disappointed, although I wasn't in shock as I've read many reviews here that complain about breaking out afterwords, it just sucks I can't use it anymore! If you're not prone to acne or know you don't have a silicone allergy, definitely try it out. If you are acne prone, still give it a chance, everyone's skin is different. All I can say is this stuff works. Back to finding that perfect primer!
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 5/15/2015 3:04:00 AM
More reviews by bribi
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I will preface this with the answer to the question I was most concerned about: does it extend the wear of your makeup (because seriously, if not, why bother?) the answer is: yes. I wore this under my makeup for 12 hours today, which included a mile long walk through heavy rain (don't ask) and by the end of the night, no creasing, barely any shine, and still full coverage. On a different note, I'm typically not a fan of silicone primers. I know they blur lines, but they always seem to oxidize weirdly. This "primer" is no exception to either of those qualities, but the oxidation is minimal and tolerable (and if you aren't ghostly pale, like I am, probably not even noticeable.) overall, I'm impressed. It feels really smooth and is DEFINITELY way better than some drugstore silicone primers I've tried, like nyx and hard candy (which are so greasy and make your makeup slide.) if you like silicone primers, like smashbox or lorac, then this is a no brainer. It's identical in every way to those $30 ones, just without the nice packaging (and hefty price tag.)
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 4/29/2015 2:04:00 PM
More reviews by Ruby2003
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
This has to be one of the best primers going. And when I tell friends I ran out of Monistat for my makeup bag the usually die laughing. But the joke is on the ladies who are spending huge $$$ buying special primers when a tube of this is very reasonable and makes any makeup product last forever. Every eye liner, shadow or foundation turns into a longwearing formula and applies like a dream with this underneath it. Best kept secret going.
on 4/29/2015 1:41:00 PM
More reviews by Amandafisher2012
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I am very, very pleased with this. I tried it for the first time today with MoM and I'm going on 5 hours since first application and my make up looks like it did when I first applied it. I have extremely oily/acne prone skin and I am still shine free! I seriously can't believe it. I made an account on here just to come on and rave about it ^_^ I encourage every skeptic to give it a shot! I can still see my pores a little bit, but I expected that as I do have pretty big pores, but it did a very nice job of making them less noticeable. Thank you to whoever figured out this trick haha!
on 3/15/2015 4:34:00 PM
More reviews by trina1963
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Awesome Primer!!! A little dab will do ya!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/9/2015 3:33:00 PM
More reviews by Tigerlilyfeet
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
I'm like the other reviewers and saw a youtube lady raving about this stuff as a primer, and since I have dry patches I thought it would be perfect. Well it is as a primer! It's way better than any actual "primer" I've used too. It doesn't break me out either, and it really gives my skin a pore-free look when it's under powder foundation. I love this stuff. I either use this or Alba green tea and aloe for under my make-up. Safe, effective, & cost efficient!
on 2/24/2015 9:58:00 PM
More reviews by blancopanda920
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
works wonders as a primer, same effect as the smashbox photo primer. One tube will last a long time, even for someone who wears makeup almost everyday, like me
on 2/3/2015 7:03:00 PM
More reviews by taniaandrea
Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Warm
I have been using this as a primer for about 3 years i saw a YouTube beauty guru raving about this product amd at first I thought it was weird and that it would brake me out or that I might get an allergic reaction to it since my skin is extremely dry and sensetive but I decided to try it anyway and I havent stopped using it ever since i have bought other primers but i always go back to this i feel this blurs my pores a bit cause of the silicone and its soft and silky and doesnt make my skin dry or cause irritation wich is always my main problem with other primers. The packaging is perfect you get a great amount of pruduct for the price !!! I will repurchase this until it gets discontinued
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/21/2015 3:31:00 PM
More reviews by Springer33
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Around this time last year, I happened upon a make-up thread where I saw the topic of discussion was issues people were having with their foundation and such. I read many posts by different women describing how they had a problem with how their foundation was affected by their dry skin but that it was rectified when they introduced a face primer into their routine. I then read how Monistat Chafing Powder Gel was very similar to the ingredients found in high end face primers. I talked to my sister who is much more knowledgable in these things than I and she gave me a small dollop of her Smash Box face primer to try. She was generous enough that I had about a week's worth to experiment with. It made ALL the difference in the world. I regretted I had not discovered this years ago instead of struggling with foundation issues caused by dry skin. The day I used up the last of the primer she had given me, I took the recommendation of countless posters to try the Monistat. I could tell NO difference when I replaced the former with this. None. It integrated smoothly into my makeup routine flawlessly. After beginning my usage of this gel last year, I am now currently on my third tube. And when it runs out, I will repurchase again. There is nothing that could be improved with my Monistat Gel and foundation tag team for they are perfect together. However I had read multiple times that a silicone primer should always be used with a silicone based foundation and never with an oil based foundation. I learned first hand that fact. Due to my forgetting my foundation on an overnight trip, I used my mother's foundation one morning; on top of the gel/primer. Whoa mama I did not know what was going on but things were wild. The two did not get along with each other at all. Ended up wearing powder only that day. Then I recalled the mixing issue and have avoided it ever since. Not that I have any urge to change my foundation. After years of using various different ones, my face took a perfect liking to th Mac studio Fix liquid. Those two, Monistat and Studio Fix, work perfectly together for me and have given me the best looking result I have ever had. The two main things I notice when I use this: 1. My foundation goes on so smoothly and blends in very well. VERY smoothly. 2. My face stays how it looked after I freshly applied my foundation and powder basically all day long. The life of my foundation and powder increased by hours. Forgive me, I have never used this product for its intended purpose so I cannot say anything to that matter. But as far as using it as a face primer dupe, as long as your foundation is silicone based, this is the perfect addition to make everything go on and stay just right. And you cannot beat the cost! Definitely cannot beat the cost for the result you get from this. Edit: I wanted to add that I have had no problems with this causing any kind of clogged pores or acne issues. As everyone reacts differently, that is merely my experience with it.
23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.
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