Product Reviews

Nivea, Men’s Sensitive Skin After Shave Balm

May 1, 2016

I picked up this product because of the great reviews it received from popular beauty YouTubers, mainly NikkiTutorials. You might be wondering… what do I do with a men’s shave balm and how does it work? Well because of the high amount of glycerin it contains it acts as a super glue base for your makeup and keeps it from transferring or slipping around during the day but does not feel like you just put a thick layer on your face underneath your makeup. I had been struggling to find a foundation that wouldn’t look cakey or settle into my smile lines and I finally found the NARS Sheer Glow. Although NARS Sheer Glow looks light and natural on my skin it still settles in my smile lines and I just live with it. But now that I’ve been using the Nivea After Shave Balm my foundation looks flawless and does not crease. I’m so glad I found this product and it is so cheap compared to high-end primers that don’t even do half as good a job. I purchased this product at my local Shoppers Drug Mart for around $10 CAD. The product comes in a sturdy glass bottle and has a slight men’s cologne scent which disappears after about 2-3 minutes of wear. You only need a pea sized amount to do your entire face and it feels lightweight and hydrating on the skin. XNQP1775The way I use this product is I apply it after my moisturizer has had some time to sink into my skin, I then I apply a pea sized amount to my fingertips and then massage it all over my face in circular motions until it begins to feel slightly tacky, then I continue with my foundation.

Overall I give this product a 9/10, not a full 10/10 only because it has a slight men’s cologne smell and it would be nice if it had a pump, but what do I really expect, it is a men’s product, I’m just incredibly picky.

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  • Reply sofablogs February 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Heard a lot about this, really do want to try it as a primer!
    Great post! I have followed 🙂

  • Reply sofablogs February 26, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Hey hun, just nominated you for the Liebster Award!

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