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Looking for an Inexpensive Makeup Primer? Try Aftershave!

If you’re anything like me, then your wallet may be hurting a bit more than usual this first week of the new year thanks to all that holiday gift giving. I’ve made a resolution to cut back on my spending (as with all new years come and gone), but the only problem is that I spend a majority of my money on make up and beauty products. So when I saw a few YouTube beauty gurus using an “amazing” primer available for under $10, I was definitely intrigued.

The only problem? The primer was really Nivea Post Shave Balm – A men’s aftershave.

…Really? Really. And oh my goodness,  it’s incredible.

After a long couple weeks of holiday partying, my makeup was just not cooperating. That is, until I started using the Post Shave Balm. Now my makeup has never gone on so smoothly or stayed on so long. Plus, my pores appear smaller, my typically oily skin has had much less shine, and best of all, my makeup looked flawless after wearing it for 10 hours. TEN HOURS!

The main reason for this amazing-ness? Glycerin.

This magical compound is one of the main ingredients in Nivea’s aftershave, and it bonds your makeup on like no other, and with chamomile and Vitamin E blended in, it also soothes your skin.

There’s no heaviness or cakeyness – just flawless, perfect skin.  I’ve tried the product with both high end foundation and drug store foundation, and both work well with it.

Now, I must warn you, there is a typical “man” smell to it (as you’d expect), but it will go away before you even finish your makeup.

So, if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to high end primers, give this a shot. For around $6, it’s definitely my new favorite product of 2016.

Have any other cheap alternitives to traditional (and expensive!) makeup primer? Let us know in the comments!

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