If i could have picked "oh hell yes!" would i buy this again i would. it seems like the exact same thing as smashbox for not even 1/4 of the price!! i have rosacea, and my makeup always seemed to slide off a few hours after doing it. i didnt want the rosacea to show. let me tell you. i work in a 100 degree kitchen, no air conditioning, so humid, but i used this and my makeup stayed! i only had to blot once! HG HG HG material all the way!!!!!
Yes it does all of the things everyone else has mentioned - make up goes on smoothly + lasts a long time, leaves skin feeling soft yet matte, wonderful texture.... but my gosh, did it cause my skin to break out after a few days of use... Yikes! But its great to rub over your feet if you're prone to blisters like I am.
This was hard to find at CVS. I couldn't find it at Target at all. But it should be with the ointments and such. It is wasn't with the rest of the Monistat anti-fungal vagina stuff. But anyway, this was awesome! It totally controlled my shiny t-zone and made my pores look way smaller. I used it with Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer for Combination Skin, and I barely had to touch up the whole day.
I have this product and I have another similar primer that I use. I think I might be one of those people who cannot use primers because they break me out and even give me milia. I am not sure if that was the source of the problem. I wish I could say for sure. I would have wanted to love this product because it really works to make my makeup stay and gives me the smoothest surface to work on. I enjoyed applying it and it really does not take a lot. (And I am the type who always likes to put on too much of everything when it comes to skincare, not makeup.) I would say, give it a try because it's much cheaper than other commercial brands of primers out there and it does the same job. I like the packaging, it's no fuss and no mess.
If you had told me last week that I would be using a Monistat product on my face this week, I would have recoiled in horror. It was pure luck that I happened on this review. It took me a while to find but I managed to track a tube down, and this is definitely the best primer I've ever tried. I have very oily skin, and this made it so matte and smooth I almost didn't want to put any makeup on over it. I am definitely going to stock up!!
I've never used a primer before this product...but wow! The before and after differences are amazing. If I don't use it my face is just sort blah. Make up is still there but kind of settles in my fine lines.
After applying this as a primer I can tell a huge difference even before I apply my foundation(creme). It smoothes everything out, makes my skin feel silky soft and my make up applies like a dream. It doesn't cause my breakouts but I have noticed maybe a few blackheads on my nose..mud mask or st. Ives scrub clears that all up! I will def. repurchase!
Monistat could def. roll in some major bucks if they repackaged this under a cosmetic line.
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I heard about using the chafing gel as a primer while chatting on the BBC forum. I was just about out of my BE Prime Time and was planning to buy primer anyway - BE's to be exact. I Googled "Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel" and"primer" and was inundated with articles about how well this product works. Well, I had some in the medicine cabinet anyway and thought, "What the heck, I'll give it a try." AND I am so glad that I did. Works even better than the BE primer for less than a third of the cost. It is disappearing from most stores, you can get it from Amazon $18 for a three-pack or from Wal-Mart for 5.98 one-pack.
Ok, I'm a a convert. HG. What a difference this makes in my appearance. All day, and probably all night :) I don't need touchups or blotting EVER. This out performs high end primers by miles. Minimizes lines, pores, smoothes, mattifies, and gives you a perfect canvas for WHATEVER foundation you use - mmu, creme, liquid... it works with them all. I don't even bother looking for that HG long lasting foundation anymore. Monistat makes everything you put on your face photo perfect for hours and hours. Just make sure you scrupulously cleanse it off at night. I find mine at CVS in the feminine hygiene section, lol.
****UPDATE 7/24/2009: In my workplace (cooking from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) the temperature every day is 100+ degrees at this time of year. Monistat is put through its paces big time. I don't sweat with this primer and my makeup stays PUT. I'm not sure if not perspiring is a great thing health-wise, but looking fresh as a daisy is VERY good for me spirits!
I bought this a few months ago off of drugstore.com, and I have used it quite a few times. It works well at smoothing the skin and slightly filling in fine lines and pores. It's not perfect, but this is the only primer I have tried, so I have nothing to compare it to.
I apply this usually either just under my eyes (works great for those fine lines--over or under foundation--under works better), or, more rarely, in my t-zone. I wait a few minutes to let it soak in It makes my mineral foundation application super easy. I find I don't have to use as much foundation, and my skin appears smoother.
It does not make me break out, but I think it may clog the pores on my nose a bit--nothing a good clay mask won't take care of.
I am disappointed that I cannot find this at any store near me, so I have to order it, but this large tube will last for over a year.
This is probably the best cosmetic product i came across.let alone rating this as a best primer. Hands down ive experienced high end department store primers.This beats dr.brandt,clinique,chanel,smashbox..,tartes,bare exc..the list goes on. This one beats them ALL!. and its not even intended for cosmetic use. Its a chafing powder gel for feminine areas. Who would of though. This closes pores, makes your skins texture appear smoother and provides a clean slate for makeup use, also gives a glow like new skin. Honestly you can use this alone without makeup and will have a complexion achieved like an airbrush finishe with the right loose powder.
Monistat is genius, if they were smart they would duplicate this and actually sell primers. Guess the secret is among us
UPDATE: THIS EVEN SOOTHES IRRATED SKIN, REDUCES REDNESS, and HAS A MOISTURIZING EFFECT. my favorite product, all i need.lol