I crack myself up. I am sure you were afraid of what this post was going to be about but trust me, this is a great tip. Monistat makes more than *ahem* feminine products, as a matter of fact the chaffing gel is one of the products in their line. The gel is supposed to be used to prevent chaffing - if you have thigh chaffing it can be very helpful. However, that is not the focus of this post.
This post is all about make-up. That's right, make-up. If you wear make-up and desire a long lasting application and reduction in shine, applying a primer is a must. I have worn make-up for years and never believed the hype about primer until a couple of weeks ago when I visited the Lancome counter.
I complained that although I like their long lasting foundation, I found that it came off on things - especially my iPhone. The make-up artist informed me that applying primer would help with that problem. I have to say that she was correct but the thought of dropping another 40 bucks or so on primer left me shaking. There had to be a less expensive alternative.
Researcher that I am I searched high and low on the internet for affordable primers. Lo and behold I found a discussion on a message board about Monistat chaffing gel. Make-up divas were proclaiming their love for the stuff and saying it worked as well or better than more expensive primers.
I had to try it out.
I figured even if it didn't work I could afford to test it at $4 and if it did work, bonus!
The test. I applied the gel to my face and it felt exactly like the expensive primer. It was cool, silky and seemed to give a nice base for my foundation. I let it dry for a couple of minutes and then applied my foundation. During the day I found that my make-up stayed intact with minimal reapplication and very little shine. I was impressed!
So, I had to share this information with you. Monistat Chaffing Gel is a great alternative to expensive primers and worked extremely well when put to the test. I sincerely doubt that I will ever pay for an expensive name brand primer. Unorthodox, yes but try it and let me know what you think.
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