76%
would repurchase
4.0/5
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ingredients

Active Ingredients: Dimethicone (1.2%) Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisiloxane. ---------------------------------------------------- COMPARISON: SmashBox Photo Finish Primer ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract.

Reviews

Reviews


4.0
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8 years ago

Never in a million year did I think I would one day put anything made by Monistat on my face, but here I am doing it every morning. I used BE prime time and Smashbox photofinish, but I have to say...

About reviewer (86 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesBlue



4.0
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8 years ago

Took me a long time to pull the trigger but over I am happy I did! I wanted something to keep me from getting oily during the day and this definitely does the trick. Zero oil on my face at the...

About reviewer (67 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 years ago

I had just purchased a full size Smashbox primer ($36) when I finally found this at Wal Mart. As much as I love the Smashbox primer, I will not be repurchasing it because this anti-chafing gel...

About reviewer (18 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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8 years ago

Oh my god , this stuff really works !!! It is the best primer , I have used . And I have tried , almost every single primer out there . This stuff is awesome !

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 years ago

Best primer I have used, hands down, at a tiny fraction of the average cost. I live in Texas and can't recommend it for treating thigh-chafing (I have never found a product that stands up to...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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8 years ago

Love for smoothing over dry areas before applying foundation. Spots like acne scars, dry under eyes, or patches on the nose don't flake like they would, especially during the winter. Doesn't help...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinOily, Tan, Warm

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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8 years ago

This is a wonderful primer. I like it better than the actual Smashbox it's a supposed dupe for. This is great for daily use or any time. I always have a back up and usually have one tube in my...

About reviewer (288 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


3.0
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9 years ago

This works better than half of the cosmetic primers that I've tried and you definitely can't beat the price or availability. Give it a try - you have nothing to lose.

About reviewer (136 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


4.0
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9 years ago

This works decently as a primer, although I find it to be a bit too silicon-ey for my liking, which caused more oil-build up throughout the day. I don't find that it prolongs my makeup, but it does...

About reviewer (550 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


2.0
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9 years ago

To start off, I should preface this with two facts: I'm an *entirely* uncertified, oily cosmetic chemist. I have very high standards and I'm not brand-loyal; I don't care about packaging to the...

About reviewer (33 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

HOLY COW!... THIS STUFF IS SIMPLY AMAZING! It's perfect in every way. It's solved all my problems. I bought alot of new makeup lately, which all looked OK on its own, but some makes me oily, some...

About reviewer (53 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


1.0
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9 years ago

As a face primer: It's just silicone, and it breaks me out terribly. For me it doesn't work at all...

About reviewer (70 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


1.0
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9 years ago

5 lippies for it's intended purpose however I give it a big fat 0 for a face primer. It has almost double the amount of demitheicone as a normal primer and to me that makes a huge difference....

About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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9 years ago

I cannot believe that I have never written a review on this product because I use it every day and have for years and even recommend it to my patients. Yes, I do use this product as a make up...

About reviewer (46 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Olive

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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9 years ago

Now THIS is a primer! I love the review here that opines that one of the reasons this stuff is SO great is because it doesn't make a bunch of inflated promises, so maybe expectations start out...

About reviewer (93 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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9 years ago

I have been using this a my primer for years. It is amazing and the price cannot be beat. I use so much less foundation and it goes on silky smooth and creates a matte effect on my skin. my...

About reviewer (5 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

Absolutely love this as a face primer!! Thank goodness I have Makeup Alley and Amazon reviews to guide to the best face primer! No more expensive primers via Smashbox, Bare Minerals, Makeup Forever...

About reviewer (56 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

Whoa...it really works! Thanks MUA for the great suggestion, because I would have never in a million years used Monistat as a primer...EVER. What I love so much about this, is the feel of this...

About reviewer (55 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrown, Curly, Fine

EyesGreen


2.0
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9 years ago

i have never used a primer so i thought i would start with this because of the price. didnt work for me. made my face more oily and didnt help makeup last longer. 😢

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairGrey, Curly, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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9 years ago

I bought this because of all the good reviews out there. I actually didn't like it as a face primer as it caused me clogged pores. However I ended up using it under my eyes and I love it. It helps...

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown