I was way too excited to receive my Monistat from Drugstore.com so I could try it out as a primer for my foundation.
First, make sure you get the exact same product shown- the Chafing Relief- a silicone based product that creates a barrier on the skin to protect from chafing. Used by runners, and as a post wax soother, it quickly became a cult favorite among makeup artists since its ingredients are so similar to other big name primers.
I found the look and feel to be almost identical to dimethicone based primers but without fragrence. It absorbs right away and really does grab onto foundation- whether it be mineral, powder, or liquid- and hold the color for a full day.
Bottom line- for $8, I say go for it.
Monistat Chafing Relief at Drugstore.com
It also works good in the purpose it was intended for. My husband often sneaks some for those times when he goes to play basketball. Although he’d NEVER admit it!