I recently ran out of my make up face primer and when I was on Amazon looking for mine, I read a few reviews saying that they don’t waste their money on expensive primers anymore because they use Monistat Anti-chafing gel… Come again? Yes Monistat. No, not yeast infection cream but anti-chafing gel. Don’t go putting yeast treatment cream on your face. I don’t advise doing that. Ha! Apparently this stuff works just as well because it has all the same ingredients as regular high end primers. So feeling adventurous and for the sake of bringing you a “Great Find Friday,” I bought it. You can’t beat $10 for 1.5 ounces (the best price per ounce you’ll find anywhere for primer). I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks and I concur! It is a fabulous make up primer! It works just as well for me than my more expensive primer and to be honest, the Monistat tube was way easier to use than the pump was with the Bare Minerals primer. When I opened it and put some on my hands, I knew immediately that it was literally the same thing I pay $24 for.
So WHY should you use a primer anyway? Let’s start with 1) It makes your face super smooth and gives it a soft base for any foundation to go over nicely. 2) Any make up you do put on will stay on noticeably longer than without a primer. 3) It minimizes the appearance and fills pores. 4) It even fills in small wrinkles so makeup doesn’t get settled into them.
Just imagine putting a super fine layer of velvet (actually feels like this on your face) before putting any make up on. It’s very light and will not clog your pores. The first time I ever put on primer was a weird and nice feeling. So silky smooth and dries to almost a powdery feeling but it’s not actually a powder? Odd to explain but you need it! And at this price, duh! If you wear any kind of make up, this is a necessity. It’s not hard to add to your daily routine and will make a difference. When I use primer, my make up looks much more vibrant and glowy. I put it on after my moisturizer and dunzo! It’s completely clear so don’t worry about any weird coloring. Easy peasy! Give it a try and let me know what you think! Happy Friday!