Kylie Jenner's Snapchat is a treasure trove of beauty tips. She's taught us how to quickly zap a spot and how to get the perfect asymmetrical cut, and shared enough Lip Kit material to hold you over until the next colour becomes available (and subsequently sells out). But recently, we picked up a new idea from Kylie's makeup artist, Hrush Achemyan, who revealed a brilliant trick that involves a £7 men's product to control oily skin and provide the perfect base for your foundation. Check out the videos below to find out what it is!
That's right—Nivea Men Post Shave Balm (£7) is the new not-so-secret skin primer. The men's aisle of the chemist may be uncharted territory for most women (except when it comes to their razors, which, if we're being honest, totally trump the ones marketed for us), but we have a feeling these snaps will lead to a rush to the men's shaving section for a whole new reason.
Acheyman uses a wedge sponge to apply the balm in downward strokes to set the stage for perfect makeup. So what's the science behind using it before foundation?
For starters, it's infused with witch hazel, which helps remove excess sebum and keep skin's oil levels regulated throughout the day, as well as soothing chamomile to ease redness, hydrate, and smooth the skin. Lastly, it's got vitamin E and B5 to help the skin repair itself and even go to work on fine lines.
We'd say this is a winning product all around. Who knew it was hiding in the men's aisle? (Kylie Jenner's makeup artist, apparently.)
What's your secret weapon for oily skin? Sound off below!