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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.


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