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on 1/20/2014 4:34:00 PM
More reviews by nappeal
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I recently ran out of my Smashbox Photo finish primer, but since money is tight at the moment, I can't afford to drop $40 on it, I went for this Monistat primer trick I've been hearing so much about. First of all, I was surprised by how small the tube was...could be just the size that was available at my store, but that's not a huge concern. After I told my husband about this stuff, he was so grossed out that I was putting feminine product of my face, but I told him he had to trust this idea LOL The texture is that of any other kind of primer, but thicker than my Smashbox, which I liked. I was worried that it would give me a funky rash reaction or make my face break out, but has yet to in the 4 days thus far that I've been using it. I am so happy with how great my foundation holds thru the day; usually by 2 or 3, my redness is starting to show or my pores or the little imperfections, but with the Monistat, the coverage is even all day. I would question the first person who thought Monistat could work on the face, but I'm glad they did!
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 1/20/2014 2:54:00 PM
More reviews by loveintheasylum
Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
I know what you're thinking when it comes to the brand Monistat, but throw away that notion because in this case their anti-chafing gel makes a GREAT makeup primer. About a year ago when I started out wearing makeup, I read you needed primer. Being on budget, I came here and read that this stuff helps keep your makeup on, ok, I'll buy it. It was funny as I was really disappointed that CVS didnt have it (more like the clerk didn't even know where it was) until saw it was in the feminine aisle. Anyway, came in blue and pink tube and the consistency was smooth, powdery and maybe a little greasy but left on your skin it had a nice matte finish. My foundation(Revlon colorstay) didn't budge or melt off my face; very helpful in humid, hot weather with oily skin. At CVS it was almost $9(!?) for a 1.5 oz/42. gram tube; a little bit goes a long way though because too much will make it 'pill' which isn't nice. Despite the price and the brand name, this is my HG product. I heard about others which are more pricier, but in the end, they contain the same ingredient: Dimethicone, a type of silicone. Yep, so why waste $ when you can get something way cheaper and just as effective? Save your money and get this, you won't be sorry.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 1/19/2014 9:09:00 PM
More reviews by BeccahH
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This stuff is cheap & it makes a great primer. It is also great for wearing with extra strength shapewear. I get a heat rash from Spanx & the like, but not if I use this on my stomach 1st.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 1/5/2014 12:14:00 AM
More reviews by lhyson
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is one of the most amazing products you could own and I always have a tube at home. I initially bought this because I had read that it is a great primer when compared to smash box and other high end primers and also crazy cheap. I found it to be everything I was hoping for and more. Not only is it my new favorite primer but so great for it's intended chaffing purpose and rashes and other skin ailments. I have normal skin and does not make me break out but I do know it does for some so be careful :)
on 1/4/2014 4:51:00 PM
More reviews by Kimmiebat
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
There are always coupons on monistat dot com. $2 off an already unbelievably good buy. I've heard so many women say , "ew", or "that's gross". This is NOT the yeast infection suppositories for your vagina people! Good grief! It's also very handy for heat rash or any kind of skin chafing. My makeup stays on all day-I use BM or Tarte Amazonian Clay liquid. My Mom has extremely sensitive skin and this works fine for her. And I've never had a reaction or a break out from it.
on 12/27/2013 3:12:00 PM
More reviews by TisTou
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral
It's a good price (if compared with MUFF, $38). Monistat chafing gel is just only $5 at Walgreens where I bought last year. It makes my face feel smooth and also cover fine lines. But it might not perfect for shiny face. After putting it on my face at morning, my skin gets more oily about 3-4 hrs. later. Then, I use it in this season, winter only. :(
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 12/22/2013 7:50:00 PM
More reviews by Gabiehhhhh
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
My makeup went on smoothly BUT it broke me out terribly ;(
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/22/2013 5:10:00 AM
More reviews by YEAHAnGiE
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Makes my makeup go on smoother, my makeup last 6-10 hours or longer. I don't notice this helping with pours(I don't really have large pours). This is what I was looking for in a primer, makeup to blend smoother and make my makeup last hours longer! I love the price and it comes with so much product to last you years. I love thus stuff!
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/16/2013 12:53:00 AM
More reviews by Pnut30
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Tried to love this but doesn't cover my pores...no matter how much I use it just melts into my face n I don't even hv very large pores but it does smooth your foundation otherwise.
on 12/11/2013 5:37:00 PM
More reviews by BeachBunnieXO
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I really wanted to like this because of all the great reviews but I must be missing something. I use this and at first it feels just like Smashbox Photo Finish. Skin feels really smooth and makeup goes on nice. Then after about an hour or two, it all goes to crap. Creasing, oiliness, the whole 9. It feels like my makeup is literally sliding and melting off my face. It's basically the exact opposite of I'm trying to accomplish. I was really hoping this would replace those expensive primers but alas, another disappointment. If you have even remotely oily skin, don't even bother!
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