Hey Makeup Lovies! ❤
So as the title states don’t be fooled! You are not going to read an actual “review” for a “shaving balm” as a matter of fact thanks to the wonderful and beautiful NikkieTutorials from YouTube I have finally found an awesome primer! I’ve been watching Nikkie for quite some time now and I’ve noticed she has always used the Nivea Shave Balm as a base or a makeup primer. She raves and raves how it’s the best and nothing beats it.. blah blah blah. Well.. I of course was always curious to try it but every time I would go to the drugstore I would totally forget about it. Finally while browsing the makeup aisle at my local grocery store I turned around and viola; this beauty was there and I quickly snatched it! I was VERY EAGER to give this a try. I mean it’s a men’s after shave balm so?? How could this be a good base for makeup right? Well, she stated how because of some of the ingredients mainly Glycerin helps the makeup stick to your face and she claims it stays on all day. Well, that’s a big claim isn’t it. I thought what difference could it make, I buy primers all the time that cost me $20++ so what’s a couple dollars gonna hurt?
I want to say I bought this about a month and a half ago and have been using it ever since. I wanted to use it for a good while before I actually did a review on it. Because usually products work great the first time or so I wanted to use it for a good month to see if it ever changed every time I tried it.
Okay, let’s start!
As you can see in the picture above it comes in a nice large white and blue box.
Out of the box comes this nice sturdy hard nice looking white bottle. I love the packaging it’s very sleek in my opinion.
As you can see it’s quite a large bottle. Which contains tons and tons of product!! 3.3 fl oz. or 100 mL !! That’s insane!
In case you were wondering if there was any important information on the back of the bottle.
Here is the product on my finger. It’s a white/clearish not too running liquid. It’s not watery or thick it’s in between.
Here it is on my arm. Once you put it on it goes invisible in case you were wondering. Obviously because it’s a men’s after shave balm it smells like men’s aftershave lol. To me it smells ahhmazing. However once you apply it and you start putting on your foundation and the rest of your makeup the smell goes away. So NO you won’t be smelling like a dude all day! lol.
I have combination skin. Some parts are oily such as my forehead (just a tad) and my nose. My cheeks however are very very dry as is my chin. So I wanted to see if this balm actually helped prime these areas. Well to my surprise it did! It makes my dry patches appear smooth and even. My foundation applies like silk and gives a nice beautiful satin finish! I’ve used many different foundations both drugstore and high end. Love love loooove the finish it gives!
It doesn’t take long to dry. It quickly gets absorbed into the skin. After you apply it your whole face is ubberly soft. This does help prolong the wear of my makeup 100%. I’ll apply my makeup around 4 p.m. and I won’t take it off till maybe 11 p.m. and it still looks great! Of course the oils on my nose seep through but just very very lightly nothing major. But everything else looks spot on. I absolutely love this Nivea product! It’s such a great primer! I suggest you give this a try. Ooo before I forget to mention it is only $5-$6 Very very affordable!
I have been using it nonstop ever since I purchased it. So yes, I’m obsessed with this “primer” If you’re in the market to try a new primer check this one out before you decide to spend $$$ on high end primers that at times don’t even work.
Hope you lovies enjoyed this review! 🙂
Please share your thoughts below! What do you think?! Have you tried it!? Are you as skeptical as I was lol!? Perhaps your boyfriend, fiance, husband or even your brother owns this product if so steal a bit and give it a go! Trust me you will NOT regret it!! I’ve already convinced my mom and friends to purchase this! If you do decide on purchasing it check your local paper, I found a $2 off coupon which I gladly gave to my mom 🙂
If you decide on giving this a try please let me know! I’d love to see what you all think about it!
As always hope you all are having a great day!! It’s almost the weekend woopwoop!! 😀