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e.l.f. Prep & Hydrate Balm

BY E.L.F. COSMETICS #43 in Face Primer

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.42 / 5 based on 861 Reviews

Product Description

This convenient, versatile water based primer stick instantly hydrates skin to improve skin texture and to prep skin for makeup application.  Infused with shea butter, cocoa, aloe, and grape to hydrate skin. The two-in-one formula and stick form is perfect for travel or your gym bag!

All e.l.f. skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.


Twist up the stick and apply all over the face in circular motions. Blend in with fingertips. Can also be used to soothe dry hands or elbows.


All e.l.f. skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.

0.51 oz. (15g)

Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacoa (Coco) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140) 

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  • "i really like this. i have dry skin and this is super nice for moisturizing right before applying foundation. " in 109 reviews
  • "this primer works awesome for me! i have dry skin and it works wonders! might not work too well for oily skin, which is why i gave it 4 stars. other than that, i think it is awesome and for the price, you can't beat it. i reach for this over my smash box, and too faced primers!" in 100 reviews
Analicia A.
3 reviews
The title says it all. It is extremely hydrating and lifting. It is great moisturizer and primer. For the price you really can't beat it. It is a dupe for the milk hydrating stick I would say. Def buy it again.
Tiffany M.
Columbia, MS
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Just doesn't do much in my opinion. Great price and it smells ok and didn't irritate my skin, but provided no moisture to my dry skin. [product:e.l.f.-cosmetics-prep-&-hydrate-balm]
Madison W.
Missouri City
27 reviews
I love this product. If you have really dry skin you will especially love this item. It moisturizes your skin so good and it leaves your skin feeling like a babies butt. This is one of my favorite elf products
Melany T.
5 reviews
This prep and hydrate balm by e.l.f cosmetics is such a nice one. It helps you hydrate the skin but I can make it way to oily. I don't really know if prospects from the sun and it's my second time using it so I would try it a couple of times and I would let people know if it's really good
Mia P.
13 reviews
I just recently got this & it's already moved to the top of my faves list. It keeps my skin hydrated & really evens out my dry patches & how my makeup sits on my face. I love it! Will for sure re purchase
Kristin H.
New York, NY
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This makes my skin feel so cool and refreshed like cool water is sitting right on top of it. I Use this on my nose and under my eyes where I have the most problems with creasing.
Heather M.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the best bang for your buck. The pore less primer was a bit drying & caused acne. My solution? I used the wonderful hydrate balm all over & then add the poreless to my t-zone area and perfection 👌
Kali Y.
5 reviews
Love it! I but it every month and I'm totally obsessed! Smooth, never makes me break out, and the best primer I have tried ever.e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer- Small
Francesca D.
Roma, Lazio
5 reviews
If I'd live in the uk I'd buy a tone of this. Easy to apply, it penetrates the skin very fast, it's moisturizing, my undereye does not crease at all when i use it. Now I miss it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Natalie F.
Philadelphia , PA
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I typically don't use elf because it is a cheaper brand and I like the more high-end on my face but this primer is great. It has a nice subtle scent and it feels light on the face
Keaton C.
Suwanee, GA
21 reviews
Will this make me break out?
rebecca M.
Fredericksburg, VA
14 reviews
Is this for all over the face or is it went for dry spots only? Also, can this replace the hydrating primer?
Katelyn V.
107 reviews
Where can I find this at?
Katelyn V.
107 reviews
How does this work on combo skin? Also what is the price on this?
Nieves G.
168 reviews
Does this work for people who have dry skin?

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