Affordable Makeup Hack

Affordable Makeup Hack

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When I think of makeup, I never thought to use a men’s product. I admit, I was skeptical but I am all about saving money and helping everyone do the same. When it comes to makeup, primer is one of the most important steps. Primer helps your makeup stay in place all day!

When I worked long hours in retail, I really didn’t have time to check my makeup. I wish I used primer, that way, I would not have to worry about fixing my makeup.

I have a fun and affordable makeup hack to share! NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is makes the perfect primer! It is affordable at under $7 for 3.3 OZ bottle.

NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm up front

The NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is a great moisturizer. It contains Chamomile, Vitamin E and Provitamin B5, which makes it good for sensitive skin. It is also alcohol-free.

Here is how you can incorporate NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm into your makeup routine:

Step 1: After cleansing your skin. Start with a clean and dry face. Since it is winter, I use a serum and/or moisturizer because my skin is dry! This is a great time to use a moisturizer with SPF.

NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm on fingers

Step 2: Apply NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm. You will smell the light men’s fragrance. Don’t worry, the scent will go away after a few moments. After the first application, you will start to notice it less and less.

For me, I always make sure I apply primer on my eyelids. Because of the way my eyes are shaped, my eye shadow always creases.

NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm layflat

Step 3: I am currently using a CC Cream, so I use this time to apply my CC Cream. If you have a BB Cream, this is a great time to apply.

Step 4: Apply your makeup as usual.

NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm selfie

Overall, I love how easy and quick the NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is to apply. I find it works perfectly under my makeup. I am currently using a liquid foundation. I do apply extra layers of moisturizer for the cold months. Of course, your skin and climate are different from mine, so use the product according to what works for you.

The fragrance was unexpected for me but it quickly went away. I only noticed the fragrance on the first day because the product is new to me. After the second day of applying the product, I didn’t even notice the scent. Do not let the fragrance scare you away.

If you are looking for a great alternative to use for primer, consider NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm.

You can find Nivea on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

About Admin

Stephanie is a full time single mom to a teen with Autism. She is a homeowner and starting a new chapter! Feel free to contact Stephanie for more information on how she can help your company.


  1. Wren says

    That is a really useful tip! I never imagined that a mens product would make for primer. I spend entirely too much on primer, I will have to try this! 🙂

  2. DogVills says

    What a brilliant tips! I’e never thought that Nivea men could be as our primer! Such a good tips! I should try it.

  3. Victoria Heckstall says

    I’ve heard a lot of good feedback bout Nivea Men as a primer, I wanna try it but I need to find more time.

  4. I’ve heard such great things about using Nivea as primer. It’s amazing how many hacks you can learn about to make makeup application so much easier.

  5. Elizabeth O. says

    I’m sure a lot of people will find this make-up hack useful! It’s pretty cool that you discovered this hack!

    • Admin says

      Thank you and I agree, this hack is super useful. I don’t want to take credit for discovering this hack though! That was not my intention! 🙂

  6. What a brilliant idea, would have never thought of doing this. Thanks for the great idea and passing along some money savings as well.

  7. nancymamamaven says

    Cool hack! I wouldn’t think to use this as a primer. My makeup never stays on, so I may have to try this.

  8. Robin Rue says

    This is such a cool hack. I never would have thought to use a men’s product for myself either.

  9. Hmmmnn, that is a great altternative. I will have to share with my husband’s after-shave nivea balm.

  10. adriana says

    This is an awesome hack!! I love Nivea so it doesn’t surprise me that this works so well!

  11. Anosa says

    I would never would have thought to use men’s shaving balm as a primer, what a lovely hack

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