I have found this at my local Wal-Mart and bought it to try as a foundation primer for my oily skin. Unfortunately, after a week of using it on my t-zone before my mineral foundation it broke me out everywhere with white heads :( After only two days I noticed some zits on the side of my nose/cheeks and thought it was hormonal but it only got worse as the days went. So today I didn't use it in the hopes of clearing my skin.. I'm so disapointed I wished it would have been great primer. Also I didn't like the feeling it leaves on your fingers after applying it. Anyway I will use the rest of the tube as chafing protection for bikini shaving! It's not a total waste :)
It is just like..if not better..than the Sephora primer that I used. HUGE plus is that it costs so much less. Makes my face so smooth and helps my foundation to go on so smoothly and stay on. So glad I found this tip!
Today I applied this under my Studio Fix Fluid foundation. It went on so silky and made my skin look matte instantly. However, at the end of the day even though my skin looked matte it felt greasy. I felt like it did not allow my skin to breathe. I would rather suffer with a shiny face than suffocate my skin with product. Suffocated skin is bad news. I will probably use this again on certain occasions (like when I know I'll be photographed , I hate having a shiny face pictures!) but, I definitely won't be using this on daily basis.
I think most of the positive reviews on Monistat anti chafing gel are from people that are just starting to use this product. I used this product religiously for 5 months until my forehead, chin and nose broke out and I had to buy a lot of different acne products. Rather than saving money which was my initial motive of trying out this product, I ended up losing much more than $10. I had to figure out what was causing these break outs, so I cut back on my old moisturizer and spot treatments, but still I would breakout like crazy. After I cut this product out of my daily routine I have seen a tremendous difference. For awhile I believed this would be my HG primer, but I having a couple weeks of smooth, flawless looking skin is not worth the months of break out and loss of money I spent on expensive skin care to repair it.
So, I've been reading the many great AND bad reviews for this.
So, I bought it and was chickening out of using it for two weeks for the reason of not wanting all those zits everyone was talking about. Well, i tried it. It does let your makeup last longer, but it ends up looking cakey for me. And yes, I use the least amount I could have. Apart from that I ended up getting to crazy cystic zits on my face. AND I NEVER GET THOSE! So, I thought to myself, what could it be, what products could it have been, and then i figured it out it was this because it was the only thing i changed.
So, I'm never using this on my face again.
But, it works great for what it was designed for.
No go for me..I gave it a shot several times and it would make my skin look really nice for a few hours BUT THEN something awkward happens and I can tell there is some kind of a weird masky effect that happens under the makeup..Not attractive. I thought maybe I was overdoing it and applying too much but even a tiny pea sized amount still gave that weird waxy cast to my face..Wont be using it anymore
What a great discovery! Thank you MUA. This primes my face exactly like all the others I have tried (Laura Geller Spackle, Smashbox,) at a fraction of the cost. Fantastic! Doesn't break me out, preps my skin for foundation application. Love it. A must try.
Maybe I got a bad tube. I bought this (as usual) based on the glowing reviews on MUA. And um...no. I used sparingly as suggested, and it applied well and appeared to have a minimal and very temporary smoothing effect - maybe. Or maybe I was just unwilling to admit that it basically did nothing except feel pretty good on my face. I noticed no difference whatsoever in the appearance or longevity of my cosmetics when I used this, but I did notice that it left my face incredibly shiny after a couple of hours. Admittedly I live in deep East Texas and we are having a 100 + heat wave, so maybe I'm being too demanding. All in all, it did nothing that I had expected based on the reviews. I can't say that it did nothing at all though. My inner thighs and bikini area absolutely did not chafe when I used this product. I did not actually apply this product there, but still....
Can't buy this in Australia so I had to purchase off the internet, this makes it a little more expensive and maybe not quite so budget-worthy compared to other products available here.
I use this as a primer and I must say it works very well and I like the way it makes my skin feel, soft and protected. Not at all greasy as some silicone based primers tend to leave my skin.
I find this leaves me with a smooth matte base to apply my foundation and it stays put all day.
Works well with liquid and mineral powder foundations. Monistat stops my skin from drying out and I don't feel itchy. Leaves me with a smooth airbrushed finish which I really love.
Not bad for an anti-chafing cream, not bad at all.
Fantastic! Havnt used it as a primer on my face though as some people suggested, but as a chaffing cream for summer months its been excellent! Couldnt find it anywhere though and had to get it off drugstore.com, but they had free shipping on this item.