So if you follow me on youtube you’ve seen that I reviewed the Nivea Post Shave Balm as a makeup primer – and it did great! It’s not a pore concealing primer, it doesn’t control oil at all but it does make your makeup last because it’s so chock-full of glycerine.
Well, I’ve used it for a couple of months and here’s my final verdict – it works, still. It’s still a great product but I’ve discovered one major drawback: it breaks me out. Seriously breaks me out,. I don’t know if it’s all the glycerine in it or what, but my still full bottle of Nivea Shave Balm makes me so pimply that it’s hard to shoot a video without cringing. I used it constantly, every time I put on makeup when I first got it. Since I’ve never actually been a foundation wearer in the past, I blamed my breakouts on my skin just trying to adjust to having so many products on it. But over the holiday and into the new year, I used it a lot less and now that I’ve stopped completely my face is basically good as new.
I dropped the primer, and picked up the Nivea 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner as my nightly routine (I’m too lazy to wash it off so I just rub it in and sleep lol) and my skin is hella better than it was toward the end of last year. I thought it was important to give this update because I don’t have sensitive skin, so I really can’t say that only those with sensitive skin should stay away. If you’re like me and nothing, literally nothing in your life has ever caused you to break out, this just might be the first thing to do it. So would I still recommend it? Maybe the Sensitive Skin one, maybe. As I mentioned in the video, I was so overly excited when buying it that I picked up the “normal” one, not the “sensitive” one so maybe that was my error. Is it worth buying the “sensitive” one just to see? Hell no, at least not for me. I have a couple other primers to test out, and I have my holy grail foundation back which claims to have a primer in itself so I’m not on the hunt for a daily primer anymore. Moral of this story? Test it out yourself and see, but this primer is no longer at the top of my recommendation list.