Not too long ago I started using a make-up primer. It is a silicone based "gel" that you put on your face before your make-up.
This is what popular primer Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer's description says:
The best-selling formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin. Wear under foundation to increase its longevity, or alone for a velvety-smooth finish
I really like my Smashbox Primer. But at $36, I was using it very sparingly!
Then I read that there is a "drugstore dupe" of the Smashbox Primer. Now here is the point at which I need you to trust me...
Yes, folks, the dupe is Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel.
I have personally tried this, and it is the *same thing*! The texture, look, smell and feel is the very same as the Smashbox Primer!!! The ingredients are the same--the main one being silicone.
The Monistat costs about $6 at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreen's etc. You will find it near the condoms/pregnancy tests etc.
Try it....I dare ya!