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Best Kept Secret – Greatest Primer Ever

By Sydney Cook
Posted On May 16, 2016
Best Kept Secret – Greatest Primer Ever


Back up boys! Girls are going crazy over Nivea Men’s Sensitive After Shave Balm.

It was initially designed to calm and soothe skin while also alleviating the dryness of men’s faces post shaving, but now the $5.00 cream by Nivea is attracting rave reviews from women.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Standard makeup primers can clog pores with heavy silicones while the after shave balm is lighter and uses hydrating ingredients like glycerin and witch hazel to create a flawless base for makeup application at half the cost. Glycerin is a binding agent that is believed to be the reason the after shave balm makes for an effective base and witch hazel helps to balance oils in the skin.

After washing your face, pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Apply a pea-sized amount of the Nivea Men’s product all over your face, focusing on the oiler parts like your t-zone, which consists of your forehead and nose. Once the product has soaked into the skin, proceed by applying foundation, and follow with your normal makeup routine.

Many beauty bloggers and YouTube stars are advising women to borrow from the boys! Dutch beauty guru NikkieTutorials was the first to discover the hidden gem and shared it with her 2.8 million subscribers. Now we’re sharing it with you!

During the days of longer rays, there’s a simple way to save face! Combat extra shiny and sweaty skin with a nontraditional makeup primer.

Watch Nikkie’s description of the product below.