Wednesday 30 December 2015

The Primer that's sweeping the Blogosphere - and it's aimed at men...

So I've heard (and read) many a positive review about this little product over the blogosphere these past couple of weeks, and so like any other spend-happy, easily influenced blogger - I made another blogger-induced purchase.
I'm pretty sure it's NikkieTutorials we have to thank for finding this little gem in the drugstore - myself included. 
When I did first hear that bloggers and beauty gurus alike had started incorporating the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm (£5.29) into their makeup routines as a primer, I was skeptical. I mean, it's a product designed for use on a freshly shaven face (not to mention aimed at men) - turns out, this actually works!
I love a good primer and to find out that I can pay just over a fiver for a huge bottle of one that I love is definitely music to my ears - especially since I've spent way more than anticipated over the Christmas period. The ingredient used that makes it work as a primer is glycerin - glycerin attracts moisture to the skin and anything put over top latches onto it. I've definitely noticed a stronger longevity with my foundations on the days I've used this. I also find my foundations apply more smoothly over top since it is (essentially) a moisturiser.
It doesn't completely mattify the skin so I still tend to get an oily t-zone but that's expected and so far, I've been loving it in my makeup routine. It does have a slight masculine scent but it doesn't linger for too long. 

It still amazes me that beauty bloggers/vloggers can make use out of anything.

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to the New Year.



  1. I got this a while back and have been loving it too! So much product for so little money too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  2. Woah, I didn't expect that!! I'd love to try it :)

    Alice //

  3. I really need to try it - even though the huge bottle scares me a bit as it's going to last me forever! :) xx
    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

    1. The bottle is huge! But i'm sure you'll love it and get enough use out of it! Xo


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