So... Have you heard of Manistat's Chaffing Relief Powder Gel? It was designed to use on areas where your skin rubs together and causes irritation, such as between your legs maybe... Well it has been all over You tube with many of the makeup artists and make up guru's...why you might ask?!?!
As a makeup Primer...yep, a primer. To be applied to the face before makeup appllication in order to give you a super smooth application and help it last as well... It soooooo WORKS!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
I have tried a few primers in the past one by MUFE and one by I think it was Laura Mercie and of course Smashbox... all of which are quite pricey!!! Now I will say of those 3 the MUFE one was my fav, but cost me close to $30 at the time, but I bought it because I needed it for my sisters wedding as well as mine which were only 3 month a part...now the MUFE one does help with a slightly smoother application, but mostly it really helped the makeup stick and last longer, especially since my sister and I both have oily skin and it can just melt right off our faces sometimes. So I am not knocking it because it did work wonderfully!
Smashbox however I chose not to get because if you rub it too much it rolls back on itself and flakes away, which was also a part of a lot of the you tube reviews I watched on this monistat product...also price difference is HUGE!
The high end ones on average cost between $30 and $50!!! and on average only give you 1 oz for a full size product
now don;t get me wrong a little does go a long way with most of them.... but a little goes a long way with this as well! the monestat powder gel has dimethicone in it as it's active ingredient which is different from some of the other primers, but it does work wonderfully!
and you get 1.5 oz for lesst than $6.00...yep $5 and some change thats it...how can you beat that!?!?!
I hae tested it out a number of times and I do love it! and I have combination/oily skin I am very acne proned and get tons of blackheads and I have not broken out from using this at all!
...now I know some people may still not be able to get pastthe fact that it is a monistat product so I did find another option yes i bought and kept both of these.... if you don;t already know Wal Mart started to carry Hard Candy cosmetics in many of their stores as well as online....
Well Hard Candy also has a makeup primer out it's a 1.6 oz tube and cost's $8.00 and is basically the same as the monistat using the dimethicon eas the active ingredient I have also tested this and have the same results as the monistat, and I love it...now why keep both?!?! ... why not? lol well frankly because some people do get weirdedout about the thought of you putting a monistat product on their faces
Now next find... Hard Candy had these concealer pallettes, they had 2 one for fair skin tones and onf for medium skin tones...each had 3 corrector colors, green, yellow and pink, and 3 tones of flesh colored concealer for $8.00 each set
.....WORST buy EVER!!!
yes these were the worst concealers I have ever tried! they were so thin they didnt cover anything!
So do not buy these! I tested them and returned them the very next day they were sooooooo bad!
I did buy one of their eye colors...mostly because they were all most out of all of their different color sets.
The one I purchased was Secret Rendezvous.... LOVE IT! only $6.00 and the colors are beautiful, good pigmentation, and has a beautiful shine!!! I love me my shimmery shadows lol ;) he hee anyways the only problem is with all of the Hard candy baked products...blushes, eyeshadows, bronzers etc is the do break easily! half of the ones on the shelf were crummbled and I bought one and by the time I got home it had cracked... so be careful not to drop your bags or slam them around at all...now that I have started using mine no problem so far as I do tryto be careful and I have sprayed it with alcohol a few times because I tested out on myself and I used on a customer already etc soi spray it before and after use to sanitize...and i dont know if maybe that helpsit or not but my shadow and 2 bronzers are doing fine.
So next I am going to talk about is the bronzers...love them! they have a slight shimmer/glow to them but they are not super shimmery.
There are 4 shades Tiki, Hulahu, Tropic and Heat wave. I bought Tiki the lightest and Heat wave the darkest and I am going to go back and get the other 2 I love them that much
Tiki is super nice, I am very fair and so was my client last weekend and it worked beautifully! It didnt look over done or too dark or unnatural etc it just warmed her up a little and gave her a light glow! I have used heat wave on myself as well (sparingly) and it still looked great but I did have to be cautious of not using too much since I am fair skinned...the bronzer online is listed for $9.00 each but I think they were only $8.00 in the store where I live
..so those are my goodies for nowI have more to show soon.