Nivea Post Shave Balm

The latest in beauty trends is an unusual one but not so unusual when you get down to the nitty gritty of the ingredients of this product. This product was recommended by the fabulous Gigi Hadid in one of her tutorials and it has been sending the beauty waves crazy.

I have started using Nivea Post Shave Balm as a primer under my foundation as recommended in the tutorial. I am loving this. It holds my foundation in place all day even through the hottest of days we were having up until recently. Apparently, this product (originally intended to soothe men's faces after shaving) prolongs the wear of foundation on oily complexions. 

Why does it work so well you may ask, well the answer comes down to one simple ingredient called glycerin. Glycerin as a make up primer is fabulous, it's almost like a glue. It hold everything in place. Glycerin is almost always the main moisturizing ingredient in moisturizer. It works by absorbing water from the air or the surface of your skin into your skin. It dries down to a slightly tacky finish which helps my makeup adhere better and last longer. 

It does sound funny using a mans product but honestly it is much better than any primer i have ever used. It does have that “manly smell” to it but the smell does go away after you apply it. Now to the best part, the price...... its in around €6 for this at full price, but its almost always on offer in tescos, dunnes, boots for like €3 which is an absolute steal for 100ml of primer which works. In the pic below i have been wearing my make up for 8 hours and it is still radiant looking and down to this fab little product. 

What do you think? Have you used it? 

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