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e.l.f. Prep & Hydrate Balm

BY E.L.F. COSMETICS #54 in Face Primer

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.41 / 5 based on 895 Reviews


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
Diana A.
19 reviews
Minhas amigas amam e com certeza vou adquirir, virei fã de verdade. Esse produto é tudo de bom. Ele é vida.
Krista L.
Marion, NC
6 reviews
Sooo smoooth and leaves my face feeling hydrated but quickly ready for my foundation. Application is easy!
Celene C.
14 reviews
This leaves my face so hydrated so smooth it just perfect for my type of skin which is very dry and flakey
Abby S.
Belvidere, IL
10 reviews
I rally love this product because of how well it hydrates my skin before I put on my primer and foundation.
Rocio E.
Tucson, AZ
20 reviews
This balm heloed ob snmoothing my skin but it didnot helped on my oily face its more for moistering a skin
Natali P.
Phoenix, AZ
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have dry lips and this product save my live every time I used, i love it and I can't wait too use again.
Lisa L.
12 reviews
It's nice, did it's job. But I've bought products that do A better job than this and cost around the same.
Erin H.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It left my face feeling not very hydrated and the smell is very odd. The consistency is kinda pasty feeling
Sonora M.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Keeps my face hydrated and it’s a sticky primer so foundation sticks really well to it and stays all day!
Julianne E.
Roselle, IL
2 reviews
Usually my skin was very dry and sensitive. When i used this my skin was smooth and never really peeled.
Keaton C.
Washington, DC
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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