The nivea post shave balm (sensitive version only!) smells so manly, in a lynx sort of way which is not my thing at all. Get over the scent, and you’re left with a very liquid moisturising primer – the secret is to rub it until it goes almost tacky, which I do with my fingers before applying. Then you smooth it over the skin, and foundation goes on much smoother afterwards and it really does last well as a primer. If you want big oil control, no. This is more for pro-longing, but I think if you wanted to minimise pores or blot oil a lot, this would not work out so well for you. It’s currently only £3.50 at Superdrug, which is pretty amazing given that I can’t see a difference between this and smashbox/too faced. Yeah, I know. SO good.
Have you tried using a shaving balm as a primer?