Say what aftershave as primer? Yes! Thanks to NikkieTutorials this is an actual thing. When I first heard about this I wasn’t very interested but at the same time I was intrigued especially at the price – under R100 for 100ml which is super affordable. Off to Checkers I went and purchased the Nivea Post Shave Balm – Sensitive.
The thought behind using aftershave as a primer is the Glycerine content:
Glycerine is a clear liquid, which dissolves completely in water. It occurs widely in nature, and was traditionally obtained from animal fat or tallow as a by-product of soap making. Finding a non-tallow source of glycerine has been a challenge. Glycerine is a traditional cosmetic material and has been used for many years because it is so safe and effective. In a cosmetic product, glycerine will carry effective ingredients, such as aloe gel or fruit juices, into the skin where their beneficial effects can be utilised. It is very mild and will not irritate in any way.
One of glycerine’s purpose in make up usage is to act as a type of ‘glue’ it forms a tacky layer on the skin which allows the foundation that is placed on top to stay put, ALL DAY!
The consistency is very similar to the MaxFactor Facefinity and of course does have a ‘male’ scent but its not a very heavy scent as it also has no alcohol in it. The scent does not linger so don’t worry you wont smell like you’ve just shaved your face.
A little goes a long way so I’m sure this whopping 100ml will last me agggges! I basically use a small amount all over my face and rub it in until its a little tacky I then go onto foundation and I’m good to go for the whole day! My face does tend to get oily in my T-zone BUT the foundation does not move at all. The trick is to make sure that its tacky as if you rush to add foundation before its tacky the foundation will move throughout the day, less is more.
I recommend giving this a go its such great value for money and perfect for every day that way you can save your higher end primers for full on make up days.
Have you tried aftershave as primer?