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Hey everyone! Today I'm very excited to be sharing with you the one and only reason
as to why I completely stopped spending money on makeup primers.
I used to be really into trying new face primers in order to find the ultimate one,
and some came pretty close to that title but something was always missing.

That is until one day I decided on a whim to try a certain beauty world trend
that is common among youtube and instagram beauty gurus.

Using Nivea Men's Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a face primer!

Why should you use it?

The second most common ingredient in Nivea's shave balm is Glycerin.
Glycerin is known for its ability to make things stick to it.

That is why when you apply foundation and other makeup over it,
the makeup sticks to it and as a result doesn't budge throughout the day.

What was my first experience?

After I applied a layer of the balm on my skin, I made sure to let it set for at least 5 minutes.
That way it was all nicely absorbed into the skin and left a clean canvas to work on,
and that is the most important part when wearing it.

Then I applied my regular face makeup and went on with my day.
It had a slight cosmetic scent, some say "manly" haha,
but it was subtle and went away after a couple of minutes,
so it did not bother me. In fact, I quite liked it.

Final verdict after a month of use

Ever since I first tried it, I literally put it every single day I wear makeup!
I found that it made my makeup stay in place and not slide or budge at all.

I have a very oily skin and the balm helped to elongate the time my face stayed matte.
My t-zone used to get oily after only 2 hours wearing makeup, now it lasts for at least 4 hours.

When I do start getting oily, it is in a much slower rate than I used to.
Also, overall my face makeup looks smoother and more blended.

I would definitely rate this product as a solid 10/10!

I would highly suggest everyone to try this product, regardless of your skin type.
I rarely use this description, but this Nivea shave balm is truly life changing!

Have you tried Nivea men's sensitive post shave balm?

What is your absolute favorite makeup primer? <3

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34 Lovely comments

  1. I always use this one too! i was kinda reluctant to use well, a men postshave balm at first but now i love it a lot x fave primer


    1. That's awesome! I was iffy about it too haha.
      You're right it's amazing (:

  2. great post! such a very informative post! thank you for sharing :)
    xx Jamie | With Love, Jamie

  3. Ahhh this is a fab post! I realllly want to try it!! i use the baby skin primer and always feel like its absolutely pointless!!


    Robyn xx

    1. Thank you so much Robyn!
      You should definitely try it!
      I used the baby skin too and I only found it to be useful as a moisturizer and nothing else haha ):

  4. Saw this everywhere but I think I would feel weird using it for myself :/

    thanks for the comment.

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    1. Thank you Suvarna! I was feeling weird about it too at first haha.
      That's awesome, you're a very talented designer.

  5. So interesting and awesome to know! I'll have to check this out to see if I get the same results.


    1. Thank you Erica! <3
      I really recommend it even though it sound weird haha.

  6. My boyfriend actually has this for the correct use lol so I might try this as a primer! Xx


    1. Haha that's awesome! That way you can try it without spending money ;P

  7. So many bloggers have been talking about this, definitely need to try it out for myself and see what the hype is about!

    Emily xo

    1. I know right? I've seen it everywhere!
      You really should try it (:

  8. I use the mens post shave balm too! But I mix mine with the L'Oreal lumi magique primer to give it more of a dewy finish :) x


    1. That's awesome!! We're aftershave buddies hahaha.
      Sounds like and amazing base!
      Sadly I have oily skin so a dewy finish is a big no-no for me lol );

  9. Really?! I had no idea, I am soooo trying this!


    1. Haha yep! Sounds weird, I know!
      You should definitely try it :D

  10. Soo many people are saying to just go ahead and use this over a "real" primer. I might just do that too one day. :) xx

    1. I haven't used it together with a different primer, but I think it would still work great seeing as it makes any makeup product "stick" to it.
      I would definitely try to combine it! Thanks (:

  11. I bought this a little while ago and loved it. I'm so glad that I've tried it, although I do still use my other primers as they're more makeup bag friendly space wise!!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


    1. Me too! I never expected to love it so much.
      And you're right, I can only imagine carrying it all day and whipping it out of the bag, seeing people's reactions be like- O:

  12. I've seen a lot of people are using this as a primer I was a sceptic but everyone seems to be raving about it.

    Dupes Are A Girls Best Friend

    1. I was hesitant to try it too haha! When I worked up the courage, I found it to work wonderfully for me (:

  13. Great items Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  14. I have heard a lot about this, I need to give it go. I have not used primer until recently when I got a tiny sample of Too faced hangover and it was amazing and all but it broke me out :| :| So I'm so scared to use primers now.

    Sam || Beautydetour

    1. I feel ya, some products really break me out too, for no apparent reason.
      This shave balm is designed to eliminate bumps and pimples of guys after they shave, so I think it would work in the same way for girls' skin (even though we don't shave before applying it hahaha).
      Anyways, I think you should give it a try. If it's not for you- at least it's pretty cheap so you don't loose lots of money :D

  15. I love post shave balm too! Its amazing haha x

    1. You're right, it really is! Literally didn't go back to any primers since haha ^_^