When Huda Kattan – best known as @hudabeauty on Instagram – drops a new makeup product it usually causes a stir on social media, as fans flock online and in stores to get their hands on what will no doubt be another best seller.
Her new Complexion Perfection primer caused no less of a frenzy among her 24.6 million followers, but what caught our eye was the surprising secret ingredient: Vagisil.
While you won’t find ‘Vagisil’ in the ingredients like, you will find a silicone polymer called dimethicone, the same one found in the female anti-itch cream.
The story of how Huda stumbled across this multi functional ingredient was in a video she filmed in 2016.
In the video she tried unconventional products as primers, such as KY lube, Milk of Magnesia, and, yep you’ve guessed it, Vagisil.
In the video she remarked that “dimethicone is really great for oil control.”
“This actually feels really good going on,” she remarked while rubbing Vagisil on one side of her face.
“It feels really creamy and really soothing. I actually like this cream.”
After a few hours, she went on note that the Vagisil side of her face felt “the most hydrated” compared to the KY lube section, which was pilling, and the area where she applied Milk of Magnesia, which was dry.
Overall said she would “totally use it again, I just think it could get kind of awkward carrying it around.”
So how did she get around this conundrum? By creating a primer that contains the same ingredients.
You can get your hands on it here, just keep this one for your face only…