A few weeks back, I received my Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel along with my other drugstore.com goodies. I was ecstatic, and bf thought it was the funniest thing. He taunted me for a good week, calling me 'Vagi-face' and 'Vagi-cream'. I got real tired of explaining to him what we beauty bloggers use it for, LOL.
I know a lot of ladies love this product as a makeup primer, but here's what I think...
It's over-glorified, and overrated!!! The consistency is pretty different from it's 'superior', Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer. First off, Monistat is thicker. Although it does give skin an even, smooth finish, it's also leaves a cakey mask...it reminded me of wax on a fruit. Even after I used oil cleanser and foaming face wash, I still felt like a waxy piece of fruit. NOT GOOD.
C'mon people...it's meant to be rubbed on the shaved bits of your body, NOT an exposed part, like the face! And YEEESSS, it contains dimethicone, the smoothing ingredient, but so do other non bank-breaking primers (like my HG Baby Pink bases). You'd be surprised to find that a lot of primers contain dimethicone and other active ingredients that end in '-cone'.
For the sake of testing out different products, I used this stuff about five times. I'd apply a thin layer first thing in the morning, and by the time I got to work two hours later, the mineral foundation applied around my nose had migrated, and left the skin flakey AND oily at the same time. The bridge of my nose was an oil slick, but the sides of my nostrils were flakey. GROSS!
I also used it at night, before an over-night shift. I few hours into work, I'd check my reflection and my skin was blotchy...like I hadn't worn any foundation at all! What is the point of wearing this stuff as a base if it makes your foundation look uneven?
The final verdict: Monistat powder gel does not work on my combo skin. It makes my concealer appear blotchy immediately after applied, and it makes my skin flake around my nose and chin. Even when I use a teensy bit, it makes my mineral/regular foundation uneven on the drier areas of my face, like my cheeks. I also hate the waxy fruit effect. I'm going to stick to using this stuff for what it's intended for. No more 'Vagi-Face' for Aya!