Welcome to this week’s Tip Tuesday!
Several years ago, I joined a community devoted on how to deal with naturally curly hair. That may be material for many future tips on how to deal with those curls and waves. Anyway, one of the sections was on, of course, makeup! I have an issue with oily skin and even though I’m getting older, it’s still oily even though I have dry patches here and there. I’m lucky if makeup stays put a couple of hours after putting it on.
I’d tried to use face primers in the past, some of them pretty pricey! I use moisturizer beforehand, but still wanted a primer to keep the makeup (mostly the mineral type) from going straight into my pores. So, as I was wandering through the makeup section, I saw a thread on primers. There was talk of all the usual primers, some of which I’d tried, most of which I had not simply because of the price. Imagine my surprise when I saw what one young gal suggested using, which was chafing gel. Like in Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel. Yeah, the people who make yeast infection products.
**Disclaimer – I am not being compensated in any way by Monistat.**
Now, being that I was on a forum where people used aloe vera gel as hair gel (yes, the stuff you use for sunburn relief), it wasn’t all that surprising really. There’s some interesting uses for everyday things on that board. This gal said the stuff goes on smooth and worked as well as any pricier face primer she’d tried. So, on our next trip to Walmart, I picked up the stuff. And I have to say – it worked very well! It works better certain times of the year for me, but I’m sure that’s something to do with the weather as my skin isn’t as oily in the winter.
Last summer, I decided to give a trial sample of Smashbox face primer a try. It was pricey, but I thought maybe it’d be even better than the gel. I used that trial primer until I couldn’t squeeze any more out of it (did I mention it was pricey?), but let me tell you – I couldn’t tell a difference between that and the chafing gel. So, I’m still using that chafing gel and recommend it to anyone who mentions looking for a face primer.
The link above is only so you can see what it looks like, but I find at any Walmart, it’s about $6 a tube, and lasts for quite awhile. So, if you need an inexpensive primer, go check out the feminine products section! lol
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