This Shaving Balm Might Actually Work Better Than Your Primer!

Aside from postponing the aging process, oily skin is more of a hassle than a joy to deal with; especially if you are a beauty girl. That flawless face you leave the house with at 8 AM, doesn’t stand a chance come 3PM when the oil glands on your face seem to go into overdrive (farewell flawless finish, you were so very good to me while you lasted!) If you’ve become far too familiar with the 3 o’clock melt-down (that annoying time of day when your makeup begins to melt off of your face after lunch) or your morning is ruined if you wake up and discover that you’re fresh out of primer, then this viral beauty hack may be your (makeup) saving grace.

Beauty We’d Happily Borrow from the Boys

While the Nivea Men’s Shaving Balm does have a formula for sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to spot test an area on your wrist or neck first before your try it on your face. Because your man’s skin is different than yours—it’s thicker, oilier, sweats more and produces more lactic acid—so it’s formulated to cater to his skin, more than yours. However, since Nikki Tutorials original video went viral, and beauty girls all over have been trying and loving it as a primer, it may be worth a shot. So, the next time you wake up at your beau’s house or run out of primer, don’t hesitate to reach for your hubby’s. Don’t worry, we won’t tell him you’re dipping into his grooming stash! Besides, it would be hard for him to be stingy about sharing a product that only costs $6 at Target (sharing is caring, afterall.)

Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm ($6, at

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