I first heard about people using this product as a primer way back in 2006. Soon after I decided I just had to try it. I remember getting a sample of it in the mail and hating it, though I don’t remember why at the moment.
But since I ran out of my primer(BE Prime Time) recently, I decided to give this product another try. I stopped by Target and picked this up for $5.99 which is a steal when compared to “real” primers. I tested the Monistat out over the weekend and it worked !! I couldn’t believe it my skin felt smooth and my makeup lasted all day. This product is just as good as any “real” primer I’ve ever tried. Here’s a comparison list of ingredients in primers vs the chafing gel.
Bare Escentuals Prime Time:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract.
Smashbox Photofinish Primer:
Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isopropylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Water.
Monistat Chafing Gel:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica
The ingredient list is very similar isn’t it? I think this product will be a permanent staple in my makeup kit from now on. I just wish it wasn’t so embarrassing to buy, lol.
Have you tried this product? What were your thoughts?