Wow! What a response we’ve had to our “Makeup Primer” article last month on the wonders of Primer and what it can do for your makeup. Thank you, to all of those who emailed us with their personal experiences with using primers and particularly, Janet for sending us ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics to compare – fantastic.
Of the leading brands mentioned it was clear that two names seemed to give the best results. Both, Smashbox and MAC Primers received rave reviews. Not even a single negative critique towards these primers. That is truly impressive. The only downside appears to be the $40 price tag for just 1 fl. oz. of Smashbox. The same fat price tag appears when browsing the Mac primer’s as well. Sometimes glamour can be costly and you have to weigh the pro’s and con’s when deciding to spend your hard-earned cash.
With that in mind, we spent the last few weeks with some of our more experienced make-up friendly readers researching cheaper alternative. We not only managed to find a product less than $10 BUT it also performed equally as well as the leading brands.
So, what is this wonderful new miracle product available at more than 25% less than the leading brands: Monistat anti-chafing gel! Yes, we thought the same thing that I’m sure you’re thinking- “It has to be a joke” – but when more than one customer shared this little tidbit with us, we did more research. We found that GG’s and CD’s are using this product with the same fabulous results.
So, why does it work like a Primer? If you peep the list of ingredients on the back of the bottle, all you budding chemists out there will notice that most of these agents are available in typical makeup primers:
- dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone,
- tocopheryl acetate and
The Monistat gel contains silicone as does the other Primers and it’s the silicone that is the secret to a good Primer. It helps to fill in any pores and any fine lines you have on your face, thus making your foundation go on smoother and last longer. The Monistat also contains Aloe and Vitamin E and lets the skin breathe – which is a good thing.
Despite what you may think this is not for the vagina. It’s to be used between a person’s legs or arms (if you are slightly overweight-overweight) to prevent chaffing. Chaffing is when someone sweats and their thighs rub together, making the skin red and irritated. Using this product makes a smooth barrier between the thighs so the actual skin is not rubbing against each other. A word of warning, though; this is not the Monistat yeast infection cream; please don’t go rubbing that stuff on your face. As with any new product you may try, always test first on a small area of your skin other than your face in case you do have an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients.
And the Price – less than $7 at your local WalMart !!! Give it a try and keep the makeup tips coming.