Thursday, April 24, 2008

Beauty Review: Makeup Primer

Well, my first foray into less-expensive beauty products is a success! A special thanks goes to Denise who owned the cheap alternative (used for another purpose) and was willing to test it on herself first after reading another blogger's experience. At her encouragement, I spent the $6.39 (Target) and purchased a tube.

Be not discouraged by the brand name or the intended purpose of the product (found in the feminine products aisle, by the rest of the traditional Monistat products). I am here to say that after only 2 uses, I am more than pleased at the results. My makeup stays on just as well-if not better-than with the Laura Mercier, MAC & Nars brand primers I've tried previously. My occasionally sensitive skin has not reacted with anything unusual (i.e. pimples, rash, redness, etc) and it doesn't leave my skin oily or unable to breath. Application is smooth and easy, requiring only a pea-sized dollop for the entire face. (Note: As with all primers, it's suggested you wait a couple of minutes after application before you apply your makeup.)

I'd say it fits in well with the rest of my makeup bag, don't you? But best of all, the first day I used it I received compliments that my makeup looked especially nice and my skin "dewy" (in a good way). For almost 1/2-1/4 the cost of traditional primers, I'll bear with the strange looks when I say I use Monistat for my makeup primer. (And as a bonus, it actually works well for the original purpose of protecting against chafing in those 'sensitive' areas.)

6 comments:

Liz said...

Hmm...I'm going to Target today. I might have to give it a try. I never would have thought of that!

DeniseMarie said...

Ok, K's mysterious "D uses this for other purposes" comment makes me feel like I ought to explain what that other purpose is. Or was, rather. Since I bought this Monistat like a year ago and never once used it. Especially not for strange gynecological purposes! I bought it originally to use on the insides of my upper arm when I was walking on the treadmill, because they would rub against the seams of my sports bra and get red and sore. But, like I said, I never tried it. Until last week when I slathered it on my face for Kelly. What a friend, huh? I must say that I, too, was greatly impressed, and when my $40 bottle of Smashbox primer runs out I will definitely be switching to Monistat. But I think we ought to come up with an alternative name for it. What do you all say?

TheWinnFamily said...

First off, thank you Denise for clarifying! :) hehe Secondly, it does look a little out of place in your bag but that's okay...I'm proud of you!

Kim said...

That, is hilarious.

Phoebe said...

Last night as I was falling asleep I kept giggling about this.
Glad you found a multi-purpose alternative.

skspaz said...

I just bought Laura Mercier primer and have used it twice. I think I'm going to return it and get this stuff. I like the dual purpose as I run a lot and occassionally find need of a "chafing relief" product. Thanks for the tip!