Okay, I have to admit I'm afraid of primers. Partly because I tried a sample of a couple of them in years back, and got acne (not rosacea, which I also have, but actual cystic acne pimples); partly because I don't want to add another layer of product to my regimen that might cause a reaction or just be time-consuming. I know Lindygirl uses the Monistat anti-chafe cream (my local pharmacy has exactly one package of this product in stock, and it has a questionable dent in it that makes it look like it was used and returned--they never seem to re-stock).
At any rate, I am trying out Jane Iredale's pressed powder foundation. It looks good when I first apply, but quickly becomes cakey over the course of the day as my natural oils come out and I blot, reapply, etc.
So I'm wondering--does the monistat (or other primer) prevent oiliness (and therefore, cakiness) well? Are there other primers I should try? I want one that controls oil, but doesn't actually dry the skin (because too much dryness can trigger rosacea issues).