Sephora had their VIB sale some time ago and I normally take advantage of it. Ok…let’s be honest…I always take advantage of it. I normally refill old faves and try a few new products that grab my attention. Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip primer is a “new to me” product. I have seen it raved about on socials so much that I had to give it a try.
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Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, PEG-150 Distearate, Alcohol Denat., Polyglyceryl-10 Eicosanedioate/Tetradecanedioate, Diglycerin, PVP, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Pullulan, Inositol, Betaine, Carbomer, Maltose, Xylitol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Phytate, Benzophenone-4, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Agave Tequilana Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Vegetable Amino Acids, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Prunus Avium Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200)
Vegan, cruelty-free, talc-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, silicone-free, and oil-free.
Product directions and info
Pump 1-2 shot(s) of primer on the back of your hand. Blend a thin layer onto clean skin before makeup application. Allow formula one minute to fully absorb to activate grip for all-day hold. Layer foundation and other makeup on top for a smoother application that lasts all day, or wear alone for fresh-faced, glassy skin.
A shot of blue agave extract forms an invisible layer to grip makeup for all-day hold. Allow formula one minute to fully absorb to activate full grip effect.
Hemp-derived cannabis seed extract hydrates to plump and smooth for blissed-out skin.
Good for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types.
Source: Milkmakeup.com and Sephora.com
I first tried the primer under the Bounce Foundation by Beautyblender Foundation. I’ve been using that a lot lately so I thought it would be a good foundation to test it with. I also tried it with I Am Magic Foundation by Juvia’s Place and it worked beautifully as well.
It goes on very smooth and light. It feels amazing on the skin like a gel. I would say a small amount of primer works best. I did allow the primer to set as instructed by the brand. Each time I applied the primer with my fingers.
The only issue I had was when I placed translucent powder on top to set it prior to adding the foundation. It was just an unnecessary layer of product on my skin. The foundation looked a bit cakey.
The primer holds up well in Guam heat without the use of anything additional. I have oily skin so that’s a plus. Blotting throughout the day is pretty much all I need to refresh my foundation.
I really like this primer and I will continue using it. Now, with Covid-19 I had to push a lot of reviews because I wasn’t outside to test them. I’ve been using this primer for a few months and I really like how it makes my skin look and it feels hydrating and cool on the skin.
Check out my quick Hydro Grip Primer check-in video below. This video is an addition to the Zoom Makeup Video above. This video is in natural light with no editing of my skin.
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