6 Water-Based Makeup Primers That Will Up Your Hydration Game
Prepping and priming your skin for makeup is one of the most important steps in your entire routine — not only because it will leave your skin supple and plump for foundation, but also because primers contain additives that work to keep your skin feeling fresh even when you’ve been rocking a full beat all day.
Water-based primers are, in fact, one of the best formulas to give you this feeling, thanks to their moisturizing texture and water-centric formulas. Ahead, we rounded up six of our favorites hydrating primers we know you’ll love.
This refreshing primer formula by Lancôme is proof that water-based primers are hydrating and can ensure a matte finish. Prep & Matte feels gentle when applied onto the skin, and does a great job locking in foundation to keep your makeup shine-free.
First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream
Probably the most cloud-like texture of the bunch, this Coconut Water Cream is just as luxurious-feeling as it sounds. The gel-like formula can be used as moisturizer at any time throughout the day, but we especially love to apply it before our makeup to wake up our skin and help even out any rough patches.
Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer
Another mattifying favorite, Korres Pomegranate stands thanks to its silky smooth texture that almost replicates a silicone formula. Instead, it’s completely free of silicas and mainly composed of water for those with normal-to-dry skin types.
Pixi by Petra Flawless & Poreless Primer
This cult product is as flawless as its name suggests, and we love how lightweight it feels on the skin — even if you apply more than one layer. We recommend using this Pixi primer underneath a tinted moisturizer or BB cream for the ultimate no makeup-makeup look.
NYX Professional Makeup Hydra Touch Primer
NYX was not messing around when it came out with this Hydra Touch Primer. At only $17 dollars a pop, the water-based formula rivals many more expensive options on the market. Plus, it contains additives like chamomile, green tea and ginseng root extract. Hellooo glowing skin!
Honest Beauty Everything Primer Matte
For the ultimate matte prep and prime that’s buildable and light, this Everything Primer is for you. It’s oil-free, helps to blur imperfections and keeps your skin feeling moisturized under makeup.