I have stated more than a few times that I am a make-up junkie.
Not just make-up, but beauty products period. If it exists and promises to make me look better, feel better, or smell better, you can bet that I will be giving it a try.
Monistat. Face. I am for reallio.
Once I recovered from my “Oh mah gah, did someone just say the M word no we do NOT talk about that” fit, I realized that it was CHAFING GEL. Not…you know. That other stuff. And chafing gel is a gel you apply to your thighs or other areas where clothing might rub and irritate your skin. It dries to a powdery smooth finish to protect from chafing.
Hmmm. Never really knew that was a thing.
I immediately went to the place I always go when I want the details on a product–Amazon.com.
Apparently, tons of women use this stuff as a foundation primer. And the main ingredient is the same as Smashbox’s best selling Photo Finish Primer, which I have used, loved, and cannot afford to use every day.
And in case you’re still feeling weird about it, I gave it a test run for you.
Here it is. Monistat Chafing Gel. For inner thigh or bikini area. Or face.
As you can see, it’s perfectly clear and not weird looking at all. It actually looks and feels EXACTLY like the Smashbox stuff. I swear it.
I rubbed a bit on the back of my hand so you can see that it’s perfectly clear and dry. It just gives your skin a soft, kinda powdery feel. I would have rubbed it on my bare face, but I’d rather poke my eye with a needle than post make-up less photos of myself on the internet.
I use Bare Minerals Powder, so I just put my powder on like normal after rubbing the Monistat on. My skin isn’t model flawless, but I think it worked pretty well. My face felt nice and my powder looked good all day.
So my verdict is that it’s a winner. No more $30 primer for me!! I hope it works for you too.
Your loving friend Kristan (who puts lady cream on her face and talks about it on the internet)