Ok, I get really tired of foundations that are supposed to be long lasting and aren't. So when I was putting on Revlon Color Stay today, I had this random idea. I put some of the foundation on my fingertips, then squirted a little tiny blob of hair gel on my fingers too. I blended them together and applied it. Hours later, my makeup is still perfect. I thought that the hold-providing ingredients in the gel would keep it on my face, and it seems to be working. Does anyone think this would be bad for my skin? It seems that if gel is safe to use on your hair, it wouldn't hurt your skin, as long as it doesn't have any harsh chemicals or fragrances and stuff. Anyone have any thoughts?
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it's an ANTI-CHAFING product, not the one for yeast infections.
from the ingredient list, it appears to be mostly silicones, which is what you find in most makeup primers like that expensive one from Smashbox.
from my January column (click on CurlColumns above for the whole thing):
Most product fixes are designed to give you a smooth base for applying foundation since so few of us have flawless skin. The most highly-touted product for this purpose is Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. An oil-free, silicone-based formula, it will fill in small lines and smooth your skin before you apply foundation. Use it sparingly because a little goes a long way.
If you donít want to spend the $36 it costs to buy the primer, Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel can be had at almost any drugstore for about 10 per cent of the cost. Dozens of members here at NaturallyCurly swear by it as a primer. Itís also silicone-based, and at that price you can afford to use it every day.
I don't know if it will be bad for your skin or not, but just wanted to chime in to say that I use the gloss that comes with L'Oreals Endless lipstick over my MAC lipstick and it really seems to stay on longer.
As for a long wearing foundation, the Dior Airflash is the best I've found, but it is pricey.
Hair gel on my face would be a nightmare for me. I have to be very careful to keep it off my face when I'm putting it in my hair, otherwise I get breakouts. I can't imagine putting it on my face on purpose.