5 Water-Based Makeup Primers That Will Up Your Hydration GameApril 24, 2020
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 ingredients 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 five of our favorite hydrating primers.
This hydrating water-based primer is perfect for all skin types, whether you’re super dry or combination. After applying it, makeup goes on like a breeze, and your look will be preserved for hours.
NYX Bare With Me is the ultimate thirst-quenching formula for dry and dull skin. It has a jelly-like consistency that immediately melts into the skin upon application and feels cooling. We also love it for its ability to grasp and hold onto makeup for hours.
This refreshing primer formula is proof that water-based 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.
This Coconut Water Cream is just as luxurious as it sounds. The gel-like formula can be used as moisturizer 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.
For an extra dose of hydration before your makeup application, reach for the Smoothing Primer Gel. The consistency of this one allows it to grip makeup onto the face with ease, and it is so lightweight, you’ll barely feel it on your skin.