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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 872 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
Bre B.
534 reviews
Words can't describe how I feel about this product! It exceeded my expectations and I will defiantly be buying this product again. I 100% recommend this product.
Lillian J.
Grant, AL
44 reviews
This product was not as good as it could have been. It was moisturizing, but it wasn't amazing. It moisturized my face but it didn't allow for longer wear of my foundation. The product was good but not great.
flor r.
Dallas, TX
32 reviews
Ive used this ever since i was a teenager in high school i love it really would suggested it and the price makes it so much better its very soft and perfect for my dry skin fills up my pores and does its job
Totianna B.
7 reviews
Feels so cool and refreshing on my skin. Let's my skin feel more hydrated and my everyday makeup looks really nice over it. It's great in the warmer times of the years to hydrate
Karla L.
coral springs
39 reviews
I wouldn't say this isnt the best for hydrating. I have extremely dry skin so I need something really really good and I just prefer liquids over the stick forms.
Samantha L.
West Jordan, UT
16 reviews
This stuff is truly amazing. It helps your skin feel nice and cool and hydrated. It was the first time that I've ever used it under anything else. I think this product and their skin products are amazing. Especially for sensitive skin. 
Marianne G.
4 reviews
L O V E this stuff! packaging is super cute and this is super effective. it left a natural finish to my skin which i like. very easy to blend makeup into. i would definitely buy this product again! elf cosmetics is one of my favorites
Tabitha O.
4 reviews
This primer applied nicely and aided in the application of my foundation. However, my typically long wearing foundation lasted only a few hours when paired with this primer.
Dayana C.
1 review
Elf products are very unepexnsive and have very good quality . Theread bronzer and amazing and don't let me even get started on the lipsticks there beautiful very pixel .
Cassity D.
Vidor, TX
7 reviews
Made my skin super smooth and did a great job moisturizing. Fantastic for using as a primer. Minimized the appearance of my pores for a seemless foundation application.
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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