INSTAGRAM MADE ME BUY IT: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Hey everyone! So I decided that I am going to do a new post series called “_____ made me buy it.” It may be from YouTube, Sephora/Ulta reviews, Instagram, or a friend’s suggestion. This time, Instagram made me buy the Nivea Men’s Sensitive Post Shave Balm. Oh my goodness, the hype. Post after post after post was a closeup photo of this product, saying how wonderful it was…and I couldn’t stand it any longer. I had to go get it! So I went to my local Target and picked it up. In case you have absolutely no idea what the shave balm is supposed to be used for, and you’re thinking, “how is men’s shave balm important for makeup?!”, it is supposed to work as a primer. The second ingredient in it is glycerin, which helps makeup stick to the skin. Now that you know, let’s get on to the review!


This is approximately $5-$6 at my local Target, your price may vary. When you first open it, it smells like a really light cologne. It’s not a heavy, headache-inducing smell, and I like it, but if you hate the smell of men’s soap or cologne, this might be a bit too much for you. The smell dissipates within aboutย 30 minutes. As you can see in the photo above, there is no drying alcohol and the ingredients seem to be non-irritating. It is a HUGE 3.3 fluid ounces, which is literally 10x more product than the travel size of the Hourglass Veil Primer, which is $18. So, you’re getting a lot of product! It comes in a glass bottle, which is good and bad at the same time, as the bottle is nice, but there is no pump! Oh well. A little goes a LONG way when you apply this, a nickel-quarter size amount will cover your whole face. Once you apply it, allow it to dry a little while and do not apply moistuizer immediately before this, as it will cause this to pill up. It smooths very well and your makeup will apply nicely over it. It may take a day or two for you to get used to the formis ula, smell, and texture, but once you do, I think you’ll really love it. It definitely was worth the $5 or $6 and is one of those products made for men that is a HG product for women ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re getting a great deal and I definitely suggest taking a break from your high end primers to give this a try, maybe you’ll end up loving it!

Have you tried this primer? How did you like it? Is there a product made for men that you absolutely love? What is your HG primer? Let me know in the comments!

10 thoughts on “INSTAGRAM MADE ME BUY IT: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

  1. i LOVE this, i jumped on the band wagon a few months back and i love this as a primer, and sometimes as a light moisturiser.. weirdly i like the smell to!
    I have actually used this as a moisturiser then a normal primer on top to minimise my pores!


  2. I have been using this as a primer for a few months. I love the smell and my makeup always looks great when I use this. I will sometimes pair it with a primer that will minimize my pores as well.


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