Hey guys! How’s your week going?
Today’s post is going to be about the latest craze in the beauty community – using the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm… as a primer? Does it really work and worth the hype it’s been getting? Read on to find out.
This trend was brought to the beauty community’s attention by YouTuber NikkiTutorials. The concept sounds so odd. Using a men’s post shave balm as a primer? Crazy!
So how does this actually work? One of the ingredients in the shave balm is Glycerin. This is an ingredient found in many proper makeup primers. Glycerin pretty much acts like a glue for makeup to help it blend out evenly and lock it in place. Other skin benefiting ingredients in this product are Vitamin E, and Chamomile and Witch Hazel extracts. It also does not contain alcohol, which as you know can dry out the skin. This product also claims to improve skin’s condition over time.
This product comes in a heavy duty glass bottle and you get 3.3 fl. oz. of product, which is a lot.
Ok so I’ve been using this as a primer with all sorts of foundations (both high end and drugstore) for a couple weeks now. What do I think of it? Does it really work? You know what? It does really work. I was honestly very surprised because it seemed so gimmicky and too good to be true. But yeah, it really works. And from what I’ve read on other blogs and seen in YouTube videos, this is good for pretty much all skin types as I’ve seen those with oily, combo, normal and dry skin all rave about it. Oh and I want to note that it has not broken me out either, which is always a good thing.
So how to use the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm correctly as a primer? First, make sure you get the right one. There are several varieties of this product. You are going to want the Sensitive one (as pictured above). Got the right version? Ok so using this product is really easy. Pour out between the size of a dime and a penny into the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and then rub the product on your face until it starts feeling tacky/sticky. When it reaches that tacky/sticky feel, you’re ready for the next step – apply your foundation as normal. This product does have a fragrance to it that’s kind of…. manly smelling (for lack of a better term). However, smell fades after applying and it’s usually completely gone by the time I finish my makeup.
In conclusion, I definitely recommend checking this shave balm out. It retails between $5.50 to $7 depending on where you purchase it, which makes it super affordable and you get a lot of product. But keep an eye out for sales and/or coupons in the Sunday paper for extra savings.
Ok that should do it for today! Have you tried the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a primer? Did you like it? Is it on your list of things to try? Sound off below in the comments.
As always, thank you all so much for reading! Have a good one and I’ll see you again Friday with a new post! 🙂