Ask Me Mondays: Monistat as Primer?

Q: I've heard that you can use Monistat as a makeup primer, and it works just as well. Is that true?

I assume you're talking about Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel, and I've heard that too.

Looking at the ingredient list of Monistat and the majority of other makeup primers, the ingredients look remarkably similar. What we're really talking about is silicones, the same product they use in many hair care products to "seal" the hair shaft and create smoothness.

And since the Monistat product was approved for cosmetic use, there isn't any reason to think that it wouldn't be completely safe to use on your face. In fact, I know many beauty bloggers who have used it and love it. And the price is certainly right!

I've put together some further links for you, all of which agree. I wasn't able to find any reason at all why you couldn't use the Monistat for this reason.


If you try it, be sure to report back how it works!

2 comments:

kkbonGo is a Keeper said...

Kaylin from MUT here!

Ive used monistat, and to tell you the truth it works just as well as most of the high end primers I've spent tons of money on. There are only a couple primers I like better.

November 13, 2008 at 1:16 AM
Fearne said...

Too bad not many places have Monistat (esp outside the States!). Personally I love using Laura Mercier Foundation Primer as it is light in texture and moisture-rich allow my dry skin to carry perfect make-up all day!

Some may concern about spending too much on such high end primers but I have a good recommendation! I found an online store www.beautilady.com that they have great discount on premium cosmetics and skincare brands plus free international shipping! So you can save alot and enjoy a more reliable and premium quality skincare!

November 24, 2008 at 2:18 AM

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