Wednesday, 10 August 2016

An Unexpected Primer

I never thought in my time as a beauty lover/blogger I'd be writing on this little space about my love for a mens skincare item but boy I cannot get enough of the Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm. I first saw this on YouTube where NikkieTutorials was raving about it claiming how it makes her foundation last all day and I just had to try it... One month on and I'm loving it more than ever.

As a dry skin sufferer, I don't tend to need a primer, my foundation is pretty good at lasting the majority of the day but for those special occasions I like to add a primer into my routine to help my foundation see me through. Previously in the past I have struggled to find the right primer; those which are silicone based slide over my skin and make application of foundation a nightmare and other primers which are water based tend to soak into my skin and don't make any improvements to the longevity of my base. The Nivea balm contains a high concentrated amount of Glycerin which dries and live the skin tacky and creates the perfect primed base for any foundation application.

Although this isn't being used in the conventional sense, it really does work as a primer; I find after using this product my foundation has lasted way over 14 hours. The consistency is a opaque white non-greasy fluid which glides over the skin almost like a lotion and even though the initial smell is typically masculine it wears off almost instantly after application. I find a little goes a long way; I apply a 50p sized amount into my hands and smooth it over my face and it seems to cover everywhere without needing to go back for more. Unlike most primers on the market, this has a little retail price of £5.35 which is a bargain especially as for that price you receive a 100ml bottle. Just a heads up, Its currently on offer in Boots for £3.50!

Have you tried this before? Do you use a primer in your routine?

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