HEY BABES! 😱❤️
I’m soooo sorry that I’ve been gone so long 😭 I had the most horrible exam period but it’s FINALLY over! I’m back in uni on Monday for my final ever semester 😱 time flies!
Anyway. How are you all?! ❤️
Today, I wanted to give you all my opinion on the Nivea Post Shave Balm in sensitive as a primer! I’ve been hearing sooo many awesome things about it so just had to pick it up (felt a bit awkward venturing into the men’s aisle 😂)! NikkieTutorials on youtube first blessed us with this hack. Let’s see if it lives up to the hype…
I purchased the balm in sensitive because my skin freaks out sometimes when I put something new on it.
I’m not really sure about the science behind why this works as a primer but I know it contains a large amount of glycerin which helps your foundation latch onto it!
Now, you all know I have.. Probably the oiliest skin to ever grace mankind 😂 so I was quite skeptical about this working on me, but for the cheap price I was willing to give it a shot.
The consistency of this is more like a really lightweight moisturiser than a balm. One thing I don’t like about the packaging is I find it difficult to control how much comes out but hey! Can’t win them all!
I apply this after my moisturiser (I don’t know if I’m meant to though?!?! Does it affect how it works?! Someone let me know!). I rub about a pea sized amount in my hand (a small amount is PLENTY) and apply all over my face. This does have quite a manly smell of aftershave but this disappears after a few seconds. It also gets a little tacky so your foundation or concealer really clings onto it.
After I’ve applied it to my face, I take my foundation or concealer and apply as normal. Does it work? YES!
My skin after a long day looks way less oily than without this balm. Being as oily as I am, I was bound to get a little shiny but honestly this has made a visible difference, especially on my nose and forehead! My foundation looked pretty much intact, whereas normally it would be sliding off my face and just generally look like a million ice bergs. Ha!
ALSO, I don’t know whether it’s the new mask I’m using or this balm, but my skin looks a lot more even and my scars are decreasing! I’ll investigate and let you know 😉
The only downside to this is the lack of control I have when dispensing product but with the amount of product in this, I don’t think I’m running out any time soon!
I just hope drugstores don’t hike the price of this baby up! Everybody go stockpile some 😂
I would recommend this for all skintypes! It’s a solid primer and I’m glad I don’t need to spend £££ on other high end primers!
Hope you found this little review helpful! Can’t wait to get back into a blogging routine again! Any questions please let me know!
Have a nice day!