Y’all know I struggle with my oily skin, especially in the hotter months. Like right now. I’m lucky if I make it from my apartment to work without my makeup completely melting off. Some days it’s so hot that I think about doing my makeup when I get into the office. Ugh. One of my tricks to beating the heat is to use primer and a lot of it.
I love primers from so many different brands, but they’re usually pretty expensive. I can justify it by telling myself they keep my makeup on. However, I’d love a cheaper option. And there is one: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel. It essentially has the same ingredients as most high-end primers, but does it work? I tested it out so click through below to see:
I Woke Up Like Dis
Hello, this is me: freshly cleansed and moisturized. Time to prime!
WTF Is Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel?
Okay, so this stuff contains 1.2% Dimethicone, which a main ingredient in most primers, like Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer. You can get it at most drug stores or do like I did and order it online. I've seen it for as low as $4.00 and as high as $10.
This literally looks and feels exactly like all my fancy primers.
It's a little hard to tell in the photos what the difference is. Since this is clear, there aren't any color-correcting effects. However, my skin now has a nice, even surface for me to apply makeup to.
My makeup went on perfectly after I let the primer dry. I noticed it did take a little longer for the Monistat to dry than my other primers. This isn't a big deal to me, but it's something to keep in mind if you're in a hurry.
LOVE. Like I said before, I love a lot of primers. But this seriously does the same exact thing as my favorites and is so cheap I can't even stand it. I've been using this for a little over a week and have had nothing but great results. I also haven't noticed any new breakouts, which is awesome because a lot of primers can aggravate acne if they contain silicone.
Oh And This Is Me After Work
This is my face after about nine hours and two subway trips. I didn't use any oil-blotting sheets or reapply makeup. Sweat just beaded up and dried off.
Have you ever tried this? What do you use for a primer? Tell us in the comments!