Friday, October 19, 2012
Ever Try The Cheap But Effective Monistat Trick For Perfect Primer?!
Okay, this is weird, BUT....we like discovering new ideas through the sensibilty of experimentation. Sometimes, these beauty theories work out, and other times, these beauty theories go bust!
If you're game, then head to your neighborhood drugstore and pick up a little box of this, and pretend it's specifically made to be a facial primer. That's right:
Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel (about $7. We found it at CVS for $7.99).
No, this ain't your Mama's vaginal relief cream....giggle-giggle.
No, not the one for yeast infections.
This particular Monistat product has usually been used for relief of chafing in delicate areas. The Monistat folks explain it like this:
"Chafing relief powder-gel skin protectant provides on-the-go daily prevention and relief from chafing and irritation of skin in intimate, delicate areas like the inner thigh, bikini area, under arms and breasts. Made especially for women, the exclusive powder-gel formula combines the protective benefits of lotion and powder by forming a silky, breathable moisture control barrier to fight friction."
But some smarty-pants chicks decided to try this wonderful, silky formula on the face as a makeup primer. And yeah it works well, really as good as those high-end primers like Smashbox, Nars ,and MAC. And it's a lot CHEAPER.
How did we go from outer private parts up to the face?
Well, we don't know, exactly, but the Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel contains Dimethicone, which appears to be in every primer
Active Ingredient: Dimethicone (1.2%). Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisiloxane.
Primer is applied BEFORE the foundation for a flawless finish. It's a bit like spackle, in that it smooths over rough, imperfect edges, imparting a sleek surface that holds ups for hours.
Monistat is a quiet beauty cult fave.
Have you ever tried this stuff-down-there for your pretty face up there?