Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Gel VS. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
The most coveted primer of all time is the Urban Decay Primer Potion. But at $18 for one tiny .34 ounce bottle, it's also not exactly cheap. Plus, there are complaints that you can't get to all .34 ounces with the bottle design. You really can't find this product for less that $18 except for Ebay. But, Ebay can be shady for beauty products (expiry dates, already used eeww)
There IS a very good alternative. INSERT: Monistat Soothing Chafing Relief Powder Gel. This stuff works exactly the same. What makes Urban Decay Primer Potion and Monistat Soothing Chafing Relief Powder Gel work so well as a primer? Dimethicone. This ingredient is found in both of them and is the reason for why they are excellent primers.
I know, I know... the Monistat product is not intended for a primer.. but I tell you it WORKS and WORKS AMAZINGLY.
The Monistat product comes in a 1.5 ounce bottle. That is almost 4.5 times more than what comes in the Urban Decay. Plus, in such a large bottle at less than half the price, you don't feel like you're overindulging by using it all over your face.
I used this at my wedding last year. First applied the Monistat "primer", then my foundation, eyeshadow, etc. My blush lasted and never faded. My T-zone which is usually VERY oily did not require blotting AT ALL. And, my eyeshadow which always creases within 30 minutes stayed until I washed my face at night. My makeup looked like I had just applied it all throughout the night. oh, and on top of that, the air conditioning at my venue did not seem to be working!
The powder gel goes on so smoothly and velvety. It's hard to describe. The best price I found it for is on Amazon for $8.68, including shipping. Amazing price for how well it works. Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel 1.5 oz (42 g)