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  • Can Coochie Cream Give You Great-Looking Skin?

  • Posted by Kristen on January 19, 2009 at 04:42PM
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  • Sit down for this one. Apparently women everywhere are using Monistat Chafing Gel as a makeup primer. (Yeahhh, *that* Monistat.)

  • Don't even get me started about whether you really need makeup primer (find out here). But in a nutshell, it boils down to this -- you need primer if:

  • - You have oily skin and want to cut down on shine

  • - You have fine lines that you'd like to smooth out

  • - You have a problem with your makeup "disappearing" into your skin

  • Sure, Monistat shares some ingredients with makeup primers, and has the same skin feel. And it's $7, versus $36 for the wildly popular Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. So will you put coochie cream on your face?

  • • Not convinced? Check out these more "traditional" primers instead.

  • Find the perfect foundation to use over the Monistat

  • Save money with free product samples.

  • Member Comments

    Your Comment:

    • The product is actually GREAT as a primer and it works just as well as the smashbox or primed and poreless primers. It's also more than half the price...

      by jadesc11 Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 02:30PM Report as inappropriate

    • It's amazing how we can be so blinded by the NAME of a product that most of us look past what's really inside it. All these years I've been fooled into buying brand name items thinking that I'm getting the most out of my buck, when in all reality it could be found in my Walmart! The chafing gel is practiacally identical to 2 of my really expensive primer (Bare Escentuals) and shine control (Lancome) minus the price! Trust us ppl, it really is a STEAL!

      by RosiieApplez Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 09:13PM Report as inappropriate

    • Who cares what it is called. It works great and it is cheap. environmental working group rates in a 2 out 10 for toxicity. They rarely rate anything that low, so it is safe too.

      by beautygurulv Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 09:59AM Report as inappropriate

    • I saw several postings on YouTube regarding using the Monistat chafing cream as a primer. Although I was a little skeptical I tried it and it works really well - so much so that I prefer it over the Laura Gellar and Smashbox primers I have. I have large pores, combination skin, and fine lines. I use Revlon Colorstay foundation and the finish is amazing. I love it and for the price you can\'t beat it! Shop around though...I originally bought one from Kmart for close to $12 and then saw it at Walmart and Target for about half that.

      by Superlu Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 01:27AM Report as inappropriate

    • Monistat Chafing powder-gel is NOT for vaginal use! It is used on the upper thighs for women whose thighs rub together (in skirts, shorts, etc.) and to ease bikini line irritation from elastics and shaving. The title of this post is completely frustrating because this product is embarrassing enough to buy even if the clerk knows it\'s intended use, let alone for people who propel the ridiculous stigma that this is vaginal cream. Primers are also very good for women with large pores or are in a workplace environment (or other situation) where they simply cannot re-apply make-up often. The title of this post just makes me simply frustrated. I\'m currently testing it as a primer and am just getting use to primers in general, but I find it offensive that you seem to dismiss the idea of something not made by a major cosmetic brand actually being cosmetically beneficial.

      by MosaicMommy Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 10:22AM Report as inappropriate

    • Not bad for the price. Still a little surprised you called it coochie cream. :-)

      by Illusions Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 02:21PM Report as inappropriate

    • It would only be weird if it were ACTUALLY coochie cream...but it is not. This is just chafing gel, for any parts of your body that rub together and get irritated. If it were actually meant for that area, I would think people were crazy! Maybe if it wasn\'t created by Monistat, everyone wouldn\'t be making fun of it so much.

      by ang093006 Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 06:13PM Report as inappropriate

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