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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 862 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
Alyssa K.
Boiling Springs, SC
2 reviews
It was definitely what my lips neeeded! It is a spa day for your lips! Nice natural balm! I would recommend these to everyone male or female!
Anna R.
Columbia, TN
15 reviews
Easy to apply, not too thick, and very moisturizing. I feel that it makes my makeup look nicer, and it definitely makes my face feel better.
Stephanie S.
2 reviews
I never heard of face primer a few months ago. Found this product at an affordable price and gave it a try. I love it and so does my daughter
Mathouchka C.
Brooklyn, NY
11 reviews
Being that I have combination skin, what attracted me was the moisture that it gave me . But after a while my skin still begun to flake up .
Brenda S.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This feels so cooling against my dry skin and I love it. This does not minimize your pores but it’s a great dupe to the Milk Cosmetics stick.
joy B.
Cumming, GA
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Although my face does feel hydrated after applying this primer, I don’t notice that it makes my makeup last any longer than it usually does.
Zinned M.
10 reviews
It's an excellent product to prep your skin for makeup, the face feel so smooth and have a good odor. For traveling is very comfortable too!
Doral, FL
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
me encanta este balsamo porque deja super hidratado lo eh recomendado a mis amigas que lo usen actualmente ya no lo tengo pero lo recomiendo
Care 😻.
Indianapolis, IN
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I’m obsessed with this product. It’s extremely hydrating and perfectly prepares my face for makeup, especially when it’s super dry in winter.
Kari S.
Carlisle, PA
10 reviews
This was a lifesaver. First time I used it, my skin felt amazing, and my makeup went on super smooth. Definitely an everyday product for me.
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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