First off, I would like to apologise for the sporadic posts. Mister and I are in the process of buying our first home (which actually seems to be happening with a lot of the bloggers I read right now!) so that has been taking up a lot of my time. It’s very exciting and stressful and I might write a bit more on the topic once everything is finalised (don’t want to jinx anything, haha!). Now onto this primer/moisturiser, which I found to be crap at both of those titles.
I had run out of my normal Boots Botanics Ultra Calming Cream (which I vow to never stray from again) and decided to pick up something at Asda while we were doing our grocery shop instead of making a separate trip to Boots. I had heard good things about the Nivea Primer and even tried a sample so I picked a pot up.
The product itself is lightly scented, it does have the slightly silicone smooth feel to it when you apply it. As a moisturiser, I found it was just not moisturising enough for my skin. It also broke me out all over my chin, which was lovely.
As a primer, I found that it actually made my foundation kind of pill up on my skin. This was after letting it absorb for some time too. I didn’t notice any difference to the longevity of my makeup.
So all around, a disappointment. I have now purchased a tub of my beloved Boots Botanics Ultra Calming Cream and have pawned this off on my mister (waste not, want not). He’s not fussy and I just didn’t mention the primer bit to him.
Have you tried the Nivea Express Hydration Primer? Do you use a primer or just stick to a moisturiser?