Monday, 15 August 2016

Using A Man's Beauty Product For Makeup?♥

I have finally jumped on the bandwagon with one of the most hyped beauty products. I snatched up the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm when I found it in Wilkos on sale for a whopping £2.45 (now returned to full price but is currently on sale in Superdrug). You may be wondering just why on Earth I have bought a man's beauty product let alone a post shave balm. Unless you've been living under a rock, you have most likely heard that this magic product works wonders as a primer for your makeup. Having oily skin, I bought it on a whim to give it a whirl.

I can't help but notice the manly smell this comes with, but I have no objections to this as I actually really like the scent! As it's for sensitive skin, the scent isn't overly powering meaning it shouldn't irritate sensitive skin. When you apply and begin to massage into the skin, you notice that the product begins to feel "tacky". This is because it contains glycerol - which is the prime ingredient in making the product "tacky".

Due to it becoming "tacky", this helps the foundation, bb cream etc to stick. It helps it effectively act as a primer, not to mention leaves your skin feeling soft. I like to apply a little more preferably on my t-zone as that's where I tend to get most oily. I have found that it helps my makeup to last longer. I've been using it a lot lately and have been enjoying my makeup lasting!

Have you tried this post shave balm as a primer? Or are you late on the bandwagon like I was?



42 comments:

  1. im not late lol i wanted to purchase it because "nikkietutorials" use it but im oily skinned so i really think it wont work so yes ive been a little skeptic about it

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    1. I've got oily skin and it's been no problem! x

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  2. I use a lot of "men's" products, actually! :) The shaving foam that is part of this Nivea collection is my favorite, then I like men's razors, Got2B hair balm is great for separating beachy waves... :)
    MarinaSays

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    1. Haha really? Oh never heard of that before! x

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  3. I'm super late to the bandwagon! I want to try this but I need to finish all my other primers first - I have way too many!
    Lexie | nailgirl.net

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  4. I haven't tried this yet, but I heard that it balls up on your face? I will probably end up trying this!

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    1. Never heard of that! Give it a shot nonetheless! x

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  5. WOW! Have never heard this but sounds like a plan. I may have to buy my husband it as a gift and then steal it!

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  6. I bought this a few months back when everyone was going on about it, but I still haven't got round to testing it out - I kinda forgot I even had it! Great post, I'll definitely have to try it since reading this! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Oh make sure to hunt it out to give it a bash! Thank you! x

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  7. I haven't tried this out but have heard that lots of people use this as a primer! I might have to 'borrow' my dads when he isn't looking haha!

    Lovely blogpost!
    Francesca xx
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I did that too until I bought my own HA! x

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  8. Have heard so much about this but just haven't gotten around to trying it for myself!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  9. I have already tried it. It woeks good. Who would have thought men shaving balm would be in my make up routine?

    Anita,
    www.anitasdiaries.com

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    1. Never in a million years did I imagine I would be! x

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  10. I should try this - its so cheap so what can go wrong!? x
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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  11. Great tip! I'm defo going to try this out ��

    Poppy Mayy
    poppymayy.co.uk

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  12. I have seen so many people rave about this, I keep meaning to give it a try but haven't got round to trying it yet x

    http://keiratoni.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. love this stuff - pinched off my bf! xo


    http://jessicabronwenkennedy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I pinched my dad's before I bought my own! x

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  14. Ohh loving the sound of this and the little tips! I actually just found out about these acting as primers a couple of months back and it's so much cheaper and works more effectively! x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. It works better than half my primers! x

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  15. Wow! Ive never tried this. I will one day though as I have SUPER oily skin xx

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  16. Hahaha! I have send this awesome beauty hack but as soon as I use up my makeup primers I will try out this balm!!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  17. I have one of these in my wardrobe which I haven't used yet. My boyfriend tends to give me a lot of his things due to the fact that I have sensitive skin and I have found that men's razors, shaving foam etc tend to be a lot better for my skin. I definitely need to try this method that you have suggested for applying foundation :)

    www.natashabolgermedia.com

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    1. Ohh handy that you've got this then hehe! x

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  18. I've been wanting to try this trend since everyone raved about it but I've been holding off as I have such oily acne prone skin (eek) that I'm nervous about putting anything extra on under my makeup. Even foundation angers the beast haha! x

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  19. I'm really scared to try this hahaha. I don't know why but because of all the hype and good reviews I will have to give it a try :)


    http://www.itstrueblog.com/2016/08/4-tips-on-how-to-get-that-fashion.html

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    1. Ah no you shouldn't be! Trust the hype! x

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  20. I've seen a lot about this balm being used as a primer, but I feel really hesitant to try it! No idea why, it must be amazing if everyone's raving about it!



    carriefi.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. Really? Yes believe all the hype and give in! You won't regret it x

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