Believe The Hype: Nivea Men Post Shave Balm
I'm a huge primer fan and always apply it as part of my daily makeup routine, so the initial thought of applying a shaving balm as a primer was a little weird but I gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised by the result!
I should start by mentioning that you are using a men's shaving product so you won't be greeted by the sweet, feminine fragrance you might be used to, but don't let that deter you from trying it and just embrace the fresh, sexy man scent that makes up this versatile product.
To apply, I decanted a small amount of product onto my fingers and massaged it onto my face. The formula is a bit runny, so be careful when pouring it out as a little bit definitely goes a long way. Once my face was covered, I waited a couple of minutes to ensure it had absorbed into my skin and then applied my foundation and makeup as usual.
My first impressions after I applied my foundation was that the balm didn't impact the foundation finish. This was really important to me as I always want to create a smooth, even coverage with my primer and foundation combination, so I powdered my base in place and went about my day! I was out and about for about 9-10 hours and when I got home that night my makeup had not budged plus I had received a couple of compliments during the day about how flawless my makeup was and I feel the post shave balm played a big part in that!
I might be a little late to the party but the Nivea Men After Shave Balm definitely delivered and has secured a spot in my primer collection.
Have you tried the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a primer? Let me know in the comments below what you thought!