Nivea Post Shave Balm Primer

It’s been discussed in the Blogging world for a while now that Nivea’s Post Shave Balm doubles as a brilliant primer. I finally picked up a bottle and put it to the test. I normally use Clarins Beauty Flash Blam or No7 Instant Illusions Airbrush Away Primer as a base, they both work well for me but they are more expensive than some drug store bases.

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 I purchased a 100ml bottle of the Nivea Post Shave Balm from Boots for £2.67! The balm contains the ingredient Glycerin – a skin-identical and skin-repairing ingredient (naturally found in skin) – which helps create a smooth even base for your makeup to be applied on top of.
The balm itself has quite a manly scent, almost like aftershave when you first apply it but it doesn’t linger on the skin. I put a thin layer on my face and let it dry in slightly before applying my Double Wear foundation and I have found that it works a treat. It helps keep my makeup in place all day and the huge bottle will go a long way.
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If you struggle to keep your makeup in place throughout the day, and don’t want to splurge on an expensive primer, you should definitely give this a try.
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  • Thanks for sharing this!!! this is not the first time I heard you can use mens post shave balm as a primer!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I’ve heard so many great things about it, but a little sceptic I would say myself. Think it’s one of those things you have to try it first to actually see the results. I just bought my first primer so I think once I’m done that, I may look into a bottle of this. I know it smells great so that’s not the issue, but one good thing that catches my eye is the price. The price is so much better than a high end from Sephora ! This was such a wonderful post, thanks for sharing !

    Katie | http://ktmcgworld102.blogspot.ca

  • Danielle Beautyblog

    I got this a few weeks ago and have been loving it! It was on offer for under £3 when I bought it too, couldn’t resist!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog