Friday, 6 May 2016

Nivea Post Shave Balm


As a make-up primer?!


No doubt if you follow beauty Youtubers/bloggers you will have heard about using the Nivea Post-Shave Balm as a make-up primer. This originated from the amazing NikkieTutorials (you MUST go check her out!) when she noticed how her make-up lasted all day after using it under her make-up. Multiple bloggers have raved about the product since, enticing me to give it a try!

Sooo obviously I went and bought myself a bottle. First reaction, I LOVE this smell. Yes, it smells manly. But it's not overpowering and if you like the smell of men's deodorant etc then you will like the smell of this. It doesn't make you smell of man... but it has a subtle man smell to it when you apply it to your face mmm.

I have used this a few times, using a little bit of product under my make-up and seeing how it performs throughout the day. My thoughts? It doesn't work as a face primer... after wearing my make-up for a full day, I found that my face was MORE oily and shiny in my T-zone area. This is not the result I wanted! Most reviews I had read said that the product made their foundation last all day with no need to powder throughout the day. This was NOT the case for me. I tried it multiple times; some days where I would be walking for 40 minutes and some days where I was just sat in front of the TV all day... and still the same result.

I'm not disappointed that I've bought the product, as mentioned before it does smell nice, and I will use the product as a moisturiser. You also get LOTS of product in the bottle. But unfortunately for me this product does not work as a foundation primer :(

Has anyone else used this product as a make-up primer? What were your thoughts?

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