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on 1/20/2015 6:55:00 PM
More reviews by scribblegenie
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I had been using this for my thighs when I worked out. I noticed it seemed to be the same stuff as expensive face priming gels. I checked the ingredients. It is the same stuff.Monistat works great as an anti-chafing gel and even better as a primer because the price is so much better! I continue to use this.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 1/20/2015 8:55:00 AM
More reviews by key555
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have extremely oily skin. I use this after applying milk of magnesia and keeps my face matte and oil free for at least five hours when usually Im super oily within an hour or so. Also makes my face feel poreless and soft creating a perfect base for my foundation. Wouldnt use it without M.O.M. first tho because I get super oily.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/19/2015 11:41:00 PM
More reviews by laranoesta
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I am on my third tube of this and I have 4 backups under my sink should they run out any time soonI love this stuff as a primerI typically use this alone all over my face concentrating on the T zone where I need most smoothing and primingLately Iv been mixing this with the green smashbox photofinish primer just to combat the redness I have on my T zone as well and seriously they blend together great (almost as though they are the same freaking thing....hmmm?) I will continue to use this as my primer for life since you cant beat the price or availability
on 1/15/2015 9:56:00 AM
More reviews by Kyliesmom5
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
I use this just how the instructions on the back of the box says to. Nothing else. I wouldn't put this on my face risking clogged pores and just that icky feeling. The things people do for beauty are insane. What will they think of next?
on 1/15/2015 2:32:00 AM
More reviews by nsugga
Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Not Sure
Eh. Cheap compared some other primers. Creates a nice smooth surface for my foundation. Makes me a lil oily but nothing horrid. Good amount of product a lil goes a long way. Easily accessible found in many drug stores. Will b repurchasing
on 1/9/2015 5:28:00 PM
More reviews by YGON
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
This is the BOMB to use as primer I have used so many brands and have not got as good results as this! & it is so afordable definetly the best!
on 1/7/2015 5:15:00 PM
More reviews by TishLiu
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
I have oily, acne-prone skin all over my face, and after a few hours the grease kind of smears its way into my eyes and causes it to sting, so an oil-control primer is kind of a big deal for me.I started off with the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Primer ($34 at Sephora, ouch!) which is a godsend for oily skin, but wanted to try this cheaper Monistat Chafing Relief Gel ($9 at San Francisco Walgreens) to compare.---- Shine Control ----MCRG does an okay job of controlling shine – I apply a thin layer all over my face but still get a little oily after about 3-4 hours and have to blot once during the day, but it's still much better than using nothing. The Becca Primer keeps me matte for at least 7 hours, if not all day.---- Texture and Feel ----This is where I really have an issue with the Monistat Gel. The gel goes on wet but dries to a powdery finish, and makes my skin feel kind of dry and raw; almost like snakeskin; it's a little creepy to me. However, this does create a really nice smooth base for my foundation to go on.Contrast this with the Becca primer: it makes me feel like I have naturally matte skin, as if I were born with drier skin which has zero impulse to produce oil during the day. It's beautiful to touch, just feels like my own skin. But it doesn't fill in the pores and divots of my face; no smooth canvas here, so it's not really a foundation primer. If I really cared, I would use something like Laura Geller's Spackle on top of the Becca primer.---- Skin health ----On top of that, this Monistat gel causes redness and whiteheads on my face after one use, and if I don't deep-cleanse thoroughly with my Clarisonic or makeup wipe, then I get little red zits / cysts after a few days of using it. Probably my skin doesn't react well to the Dimethicone. I use a silicone-based foundation too (I seem to be fine with cyclopentasiloxane in the Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation) but maybe the difference is that since the foundation is coloured, I always remember to remove it.---- Verdict ----Being so much cheaper than my alternative, I really wanted the Monistat Gel to work for me as an oil-controlling primer, but I have to stick with Becca's Ever-Matte Primer. The Becca primer isn't for everyone – if you have a single dry patch on your skin and accidentally use it there, it will desiccate your skin and you'll probably hate it. But the Monistat Gel makes my skin too sensitive and overall I don't like the feel of it, so I'm going with my gut.Note: I'm not maliciously trying to downgrade the product's overall rating by giving it 2 lippies, but just want to add more data points for the girls filtering by "Oily skin" who want to know the odds that Monistat gel will work for them.
on 11/23/2014 12:45:00 AM
More reviews by Applehead09
Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool
Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse
Caused me to breakout and made me even more oily. Guess to each is own!
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 11/16/2014 11:13:00 PM
More reviews by cutupangels78
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
A DUPE (or better) than Smashbox PhotoFinish. A little bit goes a long way. Helps my makeup stay. Can't imagine wearing makeup without it. I mix a pea-sized amount into moisturizer underneath my makeup.
on 11/10/2014 2:49:00 AM
More reviews by unoeme
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
This didn't do anything to minimise my pores nor did it made my makeup stayed any longer. And I didn't know if I had a bad tube of the Monistat but it was a very runny gel unlike smashbox primer and took forever to set.
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