The latest craze taking over beauty bloggers make up bags is the unexpected Nivea Men’s sensitive Post Shave Balm, used as a face primer. YouTube sensation NikkieTutorials discovered this alternative use for the men’s balm, whilst being away from home and struggling to find a primer.
You are probably thinking, is the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm primer actually worth the excitement? The answer is: ABSOLUTELY!
The reason behind this being such a great primer is the main ingredient Glycerin, this is found in many luxury and high street primers. Glycerin acts as a glue-like base that allows makeup to blend evenly and stay in place all day. It does not include alcohol, which can dry out the skin, but includes Chamomile, Witch Hazel and Vitamin E; these are very nourishing and soothing.
I tried the Nivea sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer for two weeks before coming to the conclusion that it will be a new staple product in my makeup routine. The runny texture of the balm was a little off-putting at first, however I quickly got used to the new texture. It absorbs into the skin very quickly and leaves a slightly tacky feel (which helps the foundation to stick and become longer lasting). There is a slight aftershave smell when you first apply the balm, if this is an issue for you, don’t worry as the smell disappears when foundation is applied.
The cost of the balm is £5.40, making it one of the lowest priced primers that can match the luxury brands finish. The glass bottle holds 100ml and trust me, a little goes a long way, great value for money! So why not give it a try here?