Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm As A Primer?

Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm As A Primer?
Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer? That's right. It turns out the best makeup primer may already be lurking in your bathroom cabinet! The unconventional primer from Nivea was discovered by YouTuber Nikkietutorials early last year and has been on my radar ever since. The mens post shave balm has received glorious reviews and like the beauty addict I am, I became increasingly curious to put it to the test, to see if it really does work. So I popped it into my basket and for the last two weeks I've been putting it through its paces. And the verdict is in...

Contained in a rather heavy and bulky glass bottle (not particularly travel friendly) Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm, is more liquid(y) than balm. Applied liberally all over my face using a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, the balm feels light and cooling on the skin absorbing quickly, leaving my skin soothed, calmed and hydrated and my pores minimised. Not surprisingly the product has a generic masculine scent, but it doesn't stick around for long. But my makeup on the other hand not only applied smoothly stuck around and stayed flawless for a considerable amount of time. And I noticed that the usual problems that occur with a few of my foundations, such as patchiness and fading weren't as apparent. 

So... it works! The second main ingredient found in Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is glycerin an emollient that makes the skin moist, soft and supple. It's also a skin-preparing ingredient that's often found in primers because it becomes tacky when applied to the skin holding everything in place that's applied on top. But not only does Nivea Post Shave Balm provide the perfect canvas for my makeup, it has also improved the overall appearance of my skin. With added ingredients such as witch hazel and camomile, which help restore, repair, reduce redness and flaring of the skin. All these ingredients are also perfect for sensitive and allergy-prone skin and this product does not contain alcohol (isopropyl, denatured, ethyl, rubbing), which usually irritates and dries out skin, or silicon like other primers. 

Overall, the Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm outperforms my high-end primers and for a fraction of the price (£5.29) and double the amount of product it's an absolute steal and without a doubt a beauty hack you have to try. I wish I had succumbed to the hype sooner! 

Have you tried the Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer?
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