Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review: Monistat Chaffing Gel

I know I know!  Just finish reading before you disgustedly turn away!  I promise you won't feel the same after reading!  I know you are thinking what the heck does Monistat Chaffing Gel have to do with a beauty blog...it does believe me.  Trust me when I say I felt the same way you do reading this right now, as I did when I kept seeing this product all over beauty blogs, forums, and youtube.  So here goes, this is why Monistat Chaffing Gel is a must have beauty product and what it is used for other than its original purpose......

Face primer.  Yes you are reading it right.  FACE primer.  Now keep in mind this product has NOTHING to do with monistat yeast infection products (gross).  If you read the ingredients on this product and then compare it to the ingredients of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, which is a very popular primer, you will find that they are virtually the same!

Monistat Chaffing Gel Ingredients 1.5 ounces roughly $7
Ingredients : Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisiloxane

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer 1 ounce $36
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Water (Aqua, Eau), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cola Acuminata Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract

With the monistat you are getting the same product without added extracts for a 1/5 of the price.  I use the monistat after my moisturizer and before my foundation.  It not only helps to keep your foundation lasting all day but helps to fill in large pores and fine lines.  The monistat will also not cause breakouts on your skin unless you have allergies to products with silicone in them.  Another thing I love about the monistat is it dries to a powder finish which really aids in smoothing out and blending your foundation.  Keep in mind when you use it you only need a TINY bit to cover your entire face, about the size of a pea.   Even this picture below is a bit too much for the entire face.

I honestly really love this product.  I was VERY wary at first, I have been hearing of it for years while shelling out way too much money for other primers.  I was a little turned off by the general idea of using monistat anything on my face and was worried it would break me out.  It has not made me break out, and has done an even better job at keeping my makeup put all day and filling in my fine lines and pores, then smashbox did.

Do you feel different then you did before reading this whole post?  Hopefully you aren't too turned and try it before waiting years like I did!  Let me know if you try it and how you feel after using it.


  1. Yay! I am so glad that you like it! It is crazy isn't it? Great post! :)

    xoxo, nykki

  2. It is so great thanks for talking me into it Nykki!!!

  3. Yes it does! Also when you put it on it instantly mattifies your face!

  4. My biggest concern would be oil as well. I'm extremely oily and have not found an effective product. Maybe I'll give this one a try.

  5. I LOVE this product! I just added a post on my Foundation Routine, and OFCOURSE this is on it! :)

    Just stopping by to let you know I added that page to my blog!

    xoxo, nykki