Nivea Express Hydration Primer

My best mate Steph is also a huge lover of beauty products and was telling me about her experience with the new Nivea Express Primer that people have been talking about. I mentioned that she should write a little post on it for me so I could tell you all about her experience with it. This is what she thought…

This is my first guest blog for In The Frow and seeing
as she loves her beauty products I thought I would help contribute to her
amazing blog. I’m going to be reviewing the new Nivea Express Hydration
Primer (which also works as a daily moisturiser) and is sold exclusively in
Superdrug for £4.99. No doubt some of you will have seen the advertising
campaigns for this, either on TV or in magazines, but seeing as I am a
marketers dream – I went out and purchased this ‘revolutionary’ product. I have combination skin with an olive-ish skin tone and
brunette hair. I don’t usually wear a heavy foundation, but I do always wear a
tinted moisturiser or my new love, BB cream by Maybelline.

But when I saw this advert I thought ‘a moisturiser and
primer, jackpot!’

On my morning beauty routine, I cleansed my face and then
applied the Nivea product. The texture of the Nivea Express Hydration Primer is
very strange. It is almost like a primer and moisturiser have made a baby and
created not a slime, but watery texture and so you only need to apply a small
amount to your skin. Your skin does feel instantly hydrated, but if you use too
much you can run the risk of creating greasy skin.
When starting my make-up, I could feel and see that the
application of things such as my concealer and blusher were becoming smoother
and almost sinking into my skin. However, compared to previous ‘pure’ primers
that I have used, the Nivea Express Hydration Primer doesn’t really help to
preserve your make-up for a long period of time. So although it does create a smooth make up base, it didnt have the staying power to keep my make up on for all of the day. 
I think that it may be different for other people’s skin
types. It would be interesting to get everyone’s thoughts on this…Have you
used it and how did you find it? 

Steph x

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