e.l.f. Cosmetics Cosmetics Prep & Hydrate Balm

e.l.f. Cosmetics Cosmetics Prep & Hydrate Balm


4 reviews

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$


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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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

This primer is really good and I love it for full coverage foundation. Especially NYX can't stop won't stop foundation. This primer under that is excellent! The Nyx can be drying even though I'm combo more oily than dry. With this primer I can wear it without any problems.

I love how you apply this and it feels so good when I put it on. Plus all my bases go on so smooth. It really does hydrate my skin without feeling or getting oily. This had not broke me out either. For what it is the price is perfect and it works so well I want a backup. Recommended.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

on 8/4/2018 2:22:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is so easy and convenient...melts into my skin and does what it says it will...I love this and the blurring one in the black tube, too.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is like a moisturizer on a stick form. It's really great for when I'm in a rush or traveling. This doesn't need to be blended in which is super convenient. I always take this with me in case I get any dryness on my face or if my makeup looks cakey throughout the day. This has replaced my morning moisturizer and I just swipe this all over my face before applying any makeup. It melts to the touch and is very hydrating but not thick or greasy. It leaves a soft and smooth feeling with a cooling effect.

Will definitely repurchase and buy backups.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

on 11/10/2017 12:58:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I. Love. This. Having dry skin, I am constantly on the hunt for hydrating primers and this does balm does not disappoint. I fly quite a bit and I love that this primer is TSA friendly since it's a solid so I can bring it along in my carry on. It's also super easy and quick to apply. I just swipe it all over my face in the morning, no fuss. It's super light and sinks in quickly with no balmy residue so I don't need to go over it again with my hands and it doesn't tug on my skin at all when applying. There's a light scent (which, I could do without but it doesn't bother me or irritate my skin at all) and there's a slightly cooling effect when applied. It feels nice. The thing that makes this so awesome is that despite all it's very lightweight properties, it hydrates and preps my skin really well for makeup. I still use a moisturizer under this because I have dry skin (and live through Canadian winters). I don't think this would be enough hydration as your only moisturizer for most people and definitely not if you have normal/dry skin.

I believe it's only available online so I've already purchased many backups of this (probably too many but right now elf is having a 50% off sale so these are literally $4.. whhhaaat). I reach for this over a lot of my other higher end primers just because of the ease factor.

If this is sold out, their Workout Ready Hydration Stick looks like it has the exact same ingredients so I'd imagine it's VERY similar if not exactly the same and just repackaged. This one was sold out for a long time but it's been back for a bit now I think. For a while now I've only been using high end makeup (not sure.. why or how that happened) but I've recently rediscovered the beauties of the drugstore world and I'm loving it.

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