Mens Shave Balm or a Primer?


I always struggle to keep my makeup looking nice all day; normally by lunch time, its either rubbed off or started going patchy. Usually, I always use a primer but I find that finding the right one can be a bit of a nightmare.

While shopping with a friend, she told me that I had to try out the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm because it works as an amazing primer. Now I’m very funny when it comes to make up and usually the products that everyone raves about don’t work for me, but I trusted her and bought one.

The next morning I was so excited to try it out but to be honest, I wasn’t expecting it to work. I carried out my normal skin care routine and once my moisturiser had sunk in, I was ready to try the shave balm. Initially, obviously because its for me, there is a manly smell but this goes away when your foundation is applied; although it is so subtle and actually smells really nice.

The product itself is quite milky and a little bit goes a long way. It doesn’t feel oily on the skin and leaves your face feeling really soft and nourished. I then applied my make up as normal and used a setting spray. Initially, my make up did look a lot better than it normally does, but I didn’t know if it was me trying to force myself to love it like everyone else does. Every time I got to a mirror, I was checking to see how my make up looked and it stayed in place all day! All the usual areas that would have rubbed off or started looking cracked and cakey didn’t.

I had no idea that it was going to work so well but I was pleasantly surprised. I am now obsessed like most people that have tried it and every morning I really look forward to putting my make up on.

Have you tried the Nivea Shave Balm before? What did you think of it?

-Hannah X

5 thoughts on “Mens Shave Balm or a Primer?

  1. Tried it a few weeks ago for a couple of days and it broke me out badly. I wore it again For a night out and it did the same. So I guess it’s not for me 😦
    Which is a shame as it made my make up go on nicer and last all day.


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