Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a PRIMER? MAC vs Nivea Test!
Apparently the Nivea Men Replenishing Post Shave Balm (£5.35) can work as a makeup primer. Everyone seems to be going crazy for it recently so I want to see if it actually works. I first heard this idea from Nikki Tutorials on YouTube and ever since I have been desperate to try it. I usually splash out on the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage (£21) because I love the way it holds my makeup all day long and smooths the skin. However, if I can spend a fiver on a bottle of the Nivea and it does exactly the same job, I know what I’d rather repurchase.
Most primers contain the ingredient Glycerin which is like glue in the cosmetic world. It creates a layer between the skin and the makeup, making it last longer and therefore acting as a primer. The Nivea Men Replenishing Post Shave Balm contains this ingredient, in fact, it’s the third listed one on the bottle which means it contains a lot of it.
So, I put the two through the ultimate test!
I applied the MAC Prep + Prime on one half of my face and the Nivea Post Shave Balm on the other and then applied my usual face of makeup.
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When you first apply the balm, it feels like a milky serum. You must wait for it to become tacky before applying your foundation of choice on top.
*Since doing this test I have switched to the Nivea Men Posh Shave Balm in Sensitive. The Original formula contains alcohol which is not good for your skin, it’s very drying and ageing. The sensitive version works in the exact same way as the original and I love it just as much.*
Have you ever tried Nivea Men as a primer? What do you think?
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