I have always thought primer was just another unnecessary product that was added to make makeup tutorials longer, but in the past two years I realized how important of a step priming your face is!

My first holy grail primer was Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer, this was great for the time being, until I tried the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm! Nikkie Tutorials was one of the first people to make the trend of using men’s shave balm as primer and boy has she gotten everyone on the bandwagon!

The Maybelline Pore Eraser would make me feel like I was caking on a hundred lbs of makeup, but with this new primer, it is so refreshing that it makes me feel like I have a good base to cake on the makeup as much as I want without feeling cakey!

The Post Shave Balm also is able to get tacky after 20-40 seconds of applying to the face which makes foundation stick better. The only con to this primer is that it smells manly, of course it does go away after you applying foundation, but it might be irritating to people who are sensitive to strong scents.

If you have not tried this Men’s Shave Balm as a primer yet, you’re missing out!