Using Monistat...On Your Face

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We all know what Monistat is for but did you know some women use it as a makeup primer? CafeMom RaiderRylee wanted to know about how Monistat works into a makeup routine in the All About Hair And Makeup Group.

Here's what some ladies had to say....


It's not the Monistat that we think of first, it's the Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel, traditionally used for chafing and irritation in intimate areas -- bikini area, underarm, inner thigh. This is the one that is said to be an excellent makeup primer.

Faith123 directed to a link that said when applied to face, Monistat Soothing Care dries to a powdery finish, smooths out skin, reduces the appearance of pores, and helps makeup stay on.

dylsmom said she has tried it but it made her skin break out.

IsoAnAtisMommy didn't get good results either. She said it made her makeup cakey, but her best friend uses it and really likes it.

texasgypsy tried it, but prefers using Milk of Magnesia as a good primer. She reminds us that people's skin need different things, so what works for one, might not work for another. I know that MOM helps make eyeshadow stay put -- even Tyra Banks recommends it.

Update: I just learned a bit from KnoxvilleDoula, who shared that women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Monistat or Milk of Magnesia. And she notes that any potential users of these products should consult a doctor before using on areas for which it was not originally intended. Plus, never use Monistat near your eyes.

There is a lot to consider before using.

Do you think it's safe? Have you ever tried Monistat Soothing Care as a makeup primer?

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