I hope you are doing well! Today’s post is a fun one all about Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a Primer for makeup… sounds interesting right? Well keep reading to find out how it works for me!
Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a Primer?!
If you haven’t already heard about this craze then I’m sure you are wondering what the heck I’m talking about. But NikkiTutorials on YouTube discovered that this Nivea Men Post Shave Balm helps keep makeup on longer than just your regular primer. So of course I wanted to give it a try as well… here are my results.
Not so fast… Let me tell you a little bit about the product.
- It can be found at any drugstore (I found mine at CVS)
- It was $7.99 at said CVS
- It comes with 3.3 oz
- It comes in a really nice glass bottle (but with no pump)
- It smells like a man, which is not such a bad thing :)
How To Use:
Apply to a clean face, rub on face (remember a little goes a long way) in circular motions until it starts becoming tacky, stop rubbing and go ahead and apply your foundation as normal.
This is me after I had my makeup on for 9 hours. Keep in mind I have extremely oily skin, but for the purpose of this post I did not blot, or touch up my makeup once throughout the day. As you can see, my makeup is still there, but not quiet as good as I had hoped. You probably can’t tell much, but my blush was still there for the most part, and some of my contour.
I did try using this with 3 different foundations. First I tried it with Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo Foundation, then Maybelline Better Skin Foundation, and LO’Real Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation.
Kat Von D stayed put the longest. Because my skin is so oily (I’ll be glad for this one day right?) I used my normal Makeup Forever Matte Primer to prolong any oil.
Could It Work for you?
Absolutely, this can work for anyone really. But based on your skin type you might have more success with it than I did.
I definitely think this is worth a shot if you have normal to combo skin and you have a hard time keeping your makeup in place. The price point is so much better than a high-end primer that you really just can’t go wrong with giving it a try. Just keep in mind it does smell like a man, so if you are very sensitive you won’t like this. The smell does go away once applied to the face, but it might linger on your hands. I think everyone should try this! To see how it works on someone with way less oil than me, just search for it on YouTube… there are tons of videos out there now!
Would you try this to keep your makeup in place? Have you tried it?
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