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Nivea Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer

NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer
NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer


Nivea Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer

Yup you read the title right! When I first heard about using a men's after shave as a face primer, I had my doubts... Well I had more than doubts, I was freaked out about what the world was coming to!

I first heard about using Nivea Men After Shave Balm for Sensitive Skin as a face primer under one's foundation in a video by NikkiTutorials. I was taken aback and I forgot about it. Then I came across the same thing in anothe rvideo, this time by KathleenLights and I was more than intrigued...
I knew it was time that I myself tried it...

So I headed towards my closest Supermarket and got myself the Nivea Men After Shave Balm for Sensitive Skin. This let me warn you is going to be one extensive review by the way!

Price of Nivea Men After Shave Balm for Sensitive Skin

It costs INR 250/-

The first thing I noticed and made sure was that the After Shave Balm was Alcohol free, ensuring that it wasn't harsh or extremely drying for my skin. Additionally, since it was meant for sensitive skin it meant it would be milder than other Men's products.

The Nivea Men After Shave Balm comes in a heavy, translucently white bottle with the distinct Nivea Blue colored lettering. The packaging is attractive and classy. It smells like it is supposed to, like a men's after shave and honestly, I totally love the fragrance. But yes the fragrance stays on you for long so don't be surprised if people around you find you smelling like a man :P

How does one use it?
Texture wise it is a milky jelly like liquid and a little product goes a long way.
I moisturise my face first and then taking a little bit of the after shave balm apply it all over my face like I was applying a face cream. I take care to not get it in my eye. I am not sure but I have a feeling that it may burn my eyes. Once I have massaged it all over, I then wait for a couple of minutes before applying my foundation.

With Nivea Men After Shave Balm as a base, my foundation applies very smoothly. I have tried three foundations over the After Shave Balm and all three literally glided over it. Also all three foundations did not budge even one bit by the end of the day. I used MAC Face & Body Foundation, Sephora 10 Hr Wear Perfection Foundation and Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation.
And not just my foundation but my blush, bronzer and highlighter too stayed well on my skin all day long.

The product works well as a primer because apparently its main ingredient is glycerine which helps your foundation adhere to your skin and not let it budge all day long. Additionally, it also keeps your skin moisturised and hence does not end up clinging to your dry patches thus making your skin look even, smooth and glossy.

NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer
NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer - In Natural Light, Indoors

NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer
NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer - In Natural Light, Outdoors

NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer
NIVEA Men After Shave Balm as Face Primer - In Artificial Light, Indoors

At the price of INR 250/-, this really is a gem of a product as far as face primers go. I have been using it for the past one and half months and I do not have any complaints...

Keep the after shave balm away from your eyes, while putting on makeup and also while removing makeup. I have sometimes noticed it to make my eyes water a little.


  1. Glad you wrote this post. I was intrigued as well but was not sure whether to go for it or not. Buying this ASAP now :D

    1. ha ha happy to help Dolon... Hope this works for you too :)

  2. I wanted to try this but glycerine doesn't work for me so held myself back. At rs 250 I have to try it atleast once !

  3. I wanted to try this but glycerine doesn't work for me so held myself back. At rs 250 I have to try it atleast once !

  4. Tried it long time back and loved it as well! Your skin is so flawless xx


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