Not so long ago I was taken aback by NikkiTutorials suggestion to use the Nivea Post Shave Balm as a Primer. I thought seriously, does this work? Yes, it's a mens product but is this for reals? It certainly was, and soon enough I gave into the hype after reading multiple glowing reviews about it, as well as being persuaded by Nikki herself after watching multiple youtube videos featuring the Nivea Post Shave Balm.
Admittedly I haven't always been a massive fan of primer. I'm not sure why, possibly because I didn't believe a primer would prolong my makeup any more than a certain face powder did. However I've never been so wrong. I now have a small but growing collection of primers, all of which I love, but the 'primer' I seem to enjoy more than others is none other than the Nivea Post Shave Balm.
I get that it's not a primer, but a post shaving balm for men. It has a very strong masculine, aftershave scent of course, but thankfully once you apply it to your face you can no longer smell it which is of course a huge relief. It would've been a huge put off for me if that wasn't the case. What girl wants to smell like a man? Not me.
I only need a small 5p sized amount to apply all over the face. You really don't need that much as it feels more like a lotion than a balm. I tend to get a lot of redness around my cheeks and nose and I find that after using this, it seems to calm it all down and evens out my skintone. What I especially love about it though is how it works under foundation. My foundation always glides onto my face so smoothly and evenly after using it, giving me the most flawless base.
NikkiTutorials mentioned in her video that the Glycerine is what makes the Nivea Post Shave Balm work so well as a primer. It acts like a glue for your foundation, making it last a helluva lot longer than when you are without a primer at all.
What makes this unlikely primer even better is how affordable it is. It's seriously a bargain at just £5.29(currently on offer here for £2.63 in Superdrug at the moment). I'd seriously suggest you give it a go.
Have you used the Nivea Post Shave Balm as a primer?