When I first heard the mumblings that beauty fanatics were using a new product from Monistat as a makeup primer, my eyes bugged out. What??? Then I went on the hunt, stalking drugstores all around my area. Finally I found a tube of Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel.
This isn’t your momma’s Monistat (i.e. don’t go using these to treat any, umm… infections). The Soothing Care line from Monistat is a body care line. Moisturizers, itch relief, body powder, and the like.
I headed home, scrubbed my face clean and prepped for a fresh makeup application. I moisturized, and applied a small amount of the Monistat across my face. It did apply nicely- soft, smooth, spread evenly and dried quickly. So far, so good.
I whipped out my favorite mineral makeup and my trusty Beauty Blender sponge. My makeup applied just fine over top the Monistat and with Dimethicone (which is similar to silicone) as the active ingredient it’s not too suprising this felt great on my skin. My pores looked smooth and it even helped minimize the wrinkles (UGH!) under my eyes. I also tested the primer in the following days with tinted moisturizers and regular foundations. This primer worked fine with all the formulations. Length of wear was improved, heat didn’t make my makeup slide or melt, and everything looked fresh throughout the day!
If you like primers, or want to improve your makeup wear- definitely check out Monistat’s makeup primer. I mean, Monistat’s new Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel. A Bionic Buy!
Here’s a quick makeup primer price comparison…
- Monistat costs around $8 for 1.5 ounces
- Philosophy never let them see you shine mattifying primer- $20 for 1oz.
- NARS Primer is $33 for 2 ounces
- Laura Geller’s Spackle is $23 for 2 ounces
- Smashbox’s Primer is around $36 for 1oz
I’d confidently say this is one way to save bucks and embrace your inner recessionista. Want to try it out yourself? Pick up a tube at your local drugstore (be prepared to hunt, this stuff is flying off the shelves) or order online at Drugstore.com for $7.99.
I’ve included a full ingredient list below…
Monistat Soothing Care Powder-Gel ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, silica, tocopheryl acetate, trisiloxane.