The men’s shave balm that the makeup world adopted


You’ve probably heard somewhere about how everyone’s using this shaving balm as a primer. I have no idea who started it or where they even got the idea from, but I’m glad they did! You can buy this in supermarkets and drugstores for about a fiver – although I’ve seen it on sales a lot so I would personally hold out for one if you feel like giving it a whirl!


Most people I’ve talked to on beauty groups and to makeup hoarding friends really like this primer, but I have heard a few people saying they really dislike it and don’t get the fuss. Although the majority I’ve heard are on board with this multi-usage product, maybe it’s more touch and go depending on your skin type and the type of primer you’re after!


I find this primer really tacky (consistency-wise 😉 ) and easy to spread. My skin drinks it up really quickly which means I don’t have to wait around for ages before moving on with my makeup; winning. It definitely hasn’t changed the whole of my makeup life, however I do find makeup stays on longer with a better finish. I also find it works as more of a barrier between my skin and makeup; which I really love as a lot of my makeup has a list of ingredients, 90% of which I don’t know – most makeup probably isn’t all that good for your skin haha! I’ll definitely be buying another of these badboys when it’s on sale and I’ve used this up!

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  1. 11/06/2016 / 12:48 PM

    My husband uses this! Might have to start buying his and hers!

  2. 31/05/2016 / 7:54 PM

    I’ve heard about this, might have to give it a go 🙂 x

    • Emma
      07/06/2016 / 12:15 PM

      I would definitely recommend it – I think you’ll really like it! 🙂 xxx

  3. 26/05/2016 / 2:27 PM

    I like this as a primer too. I have really oily skin and I find it makes a big difference, it keeps my skin a lot more matte all day which is amazing! Great review! XO -Kim

    • Emma
      07/06/2016 / 12:14 PM

      It’s really good for oily skin isn’t it! Definitely one I’ll get again 🙂 xxx

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