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hydrating face primer

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for hydrating face primer.

The best hydrating face primers are to ones that will keep dry skin looking fresh all day long. They are a must-have to keep your dehydrated skin from flaking and your makeup from looking cakey. Here are Sephora's top picks for hydrating face primers that are act as a much-needed drink of water for dry skin looking for a luminous, dewy glow.

DiorAirflash Radiance Mist Primer & Setting Spray

Size: 2.3 oz/ 70 mL·ITEM: 2054153

Color: 1 - translucent shade for fair to light skin tones

69 Reviews


There is no mess with your face it is absolutely perfect!!!!!...My favorite primer...I don’t like to spray it directly on my face though. I prefer to spray it on the back of my hand, use my fingertips to apply it onto my face, and use a sponge to spread it.

What it is: A three-in-one setting spray that preps, sets, and refreshes makeup—available in two translucent shades for fair-to-light and medium-to-deep skin tones.

What Else You Need to Know: This long-lasting setting spray is inspired by backstage makeup techniques at Dior’s runway shows. A genuine glow booster and skin perfector, Airflash Radiance Mist gives the complexion a look of radiance and vitality. The formula uses a micro-diffusion technique to set makeup. Light-enhancing pigments help revive the complexion’s natural glow, while hyaluronic acid supports skin’s natural hydration with each use.


Fav primer of all time!...I have tried a few different face primers but always come back to this one. ...I'm not to big of a fan, it doesnt really hydrate.

What it is: A hydrating face primer that preps skin for makeup and helps to prevent dehydration to keep skin and makeup looking fresh all day.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination,

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This formula contains prickly pear flower extract and hylaronic acid to hydrate, plump the look of dehydration lines, and keep complexion products looking fresh all day long. Hydrating properties support a natural to dewy finish on the skin for a healthy glow.


My fav primer ever. I used to be forced to use silicone primers to smooth my skin out but not anymore. ...This is by far one of my favorite primers to hydrate the skin.

What it is: An award-winning invisible makeup primer with a 94% natural gel formula that smooths skin, grips makeup up to 12 hours, and locks in hydration.


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Agave Extract: Helps form an invisible layer to lock in makeup.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Hemp-Derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Boost hydration to visibly smooth skin.
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Aloe Water: Provide additional moisture for a fresh, visibly dewy glow.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This silicone-free, oil-free makeup primer goes on clear to work across all skin tones and types.


Sure a beautiful illuminating & hydrating primer!!...My skin is usually dry/ combo so I lean toward hydrating primers. But this made my skin looks super oily and my usually small pores HUGE.

What it is: An illuminating, water-based primer with light-reflecting pearls that enhances skin’s luminosity and extends the wear of makeup.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Micronized Pearls: Brightens and nurtures the complexion, giving skin a luminous glow.
- Porcelain Flower Extract: Supports long-term radiance.
- Light-Reflecting Complex: Creates a smoothing effect on skin, diminishing the look of imperfections.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

What Else You Need to Know:The breathable formula seals in skincare and creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear.


I was really excited to try the Porefessional Hydrate Primer that I receive through Influenster. ...Porefessional Hydrate Primer is a YES!...I have already used the original Porefessional and was excited to try this hydrate primer. I found it to be as good as the original.

What it is: A hydrating face primer that helps diminish the look of pores and hydrate skin in one step.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts moisture and helps maintain hydration.
- Shea Butter Extract: Soothes and moisturizes.


It doesn’t over hydrate your face where it feels slippery . ...Makes my foundation look flawless :) it also helps hydrate my face! Recommend especially if you have dry skin

What it is: A face primer that quenches skin with a surge of moisture to create the perfect canvas for longer-lasting, flawless makeup.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-hydrating skin complex helps to lock in moisture and keep your foundation in place. The unique jelly texture melts into the skin for quick hydration that provides a makeup-ready canvas in seconds.

MAKE UP FOR EVERStep 1 Primer Hydra Booster

Size: 1 oz / 30 ml·ITEM: 2424695

Color: Hydra Booster - for dry, normal, combination skin

200 Reviews


My new favorite primer!! 5 stars!!...Most smoothing primers don’t hydrate and vise versa. It definitely holds my makeup in place all day. ...Hydrate...I use a primer to blur my pores and this one didn’t do that as much as my normal primer does but I’d definitely still use this primer for its hydrating benefits.

What it is: A makeup primer that boosts skin's hydration and radiance for up to 24 hours while extending makeup wear.


Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Known to protect, promote radiant-looking skin, and maintain a smooth complexion.

What Else You Need to Know: Refresh dry or dehydrated skin instantly with Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster. Its rich, creamy texture features ginseng, glycerin, and glycols to boost skin's hydration and a radiant look for up to 24 hours, while the invisible wear extends makeup. This primer works perfectly for all skin tones.


This primer helps hydrate skin, and feels very soft. ...I love this hydrating face primer. I have been looking for a primer that would hydrate my face and I found the perfect one!

What it is: A hydrating primer with a fresh, dewy finish that defends skin and perfects makeup.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Silkscreen Complex (Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Probiotic Extract, Vitamins, and Algae): Nourishes, visibly balances, and defends skin.
- Triple Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps for up to 72 hours.
- Niacinamide: Nourishes skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.


It is a water cream primer that locks on makeup and of course blurs pores also controls shine. ...This is actually an impressive primer. What I liked is although it has a similar finish to other blurring primers (that velvety texture), it felt more hydrating than others.

What it is: A lightweight water-cream makeup primer with skincare benefits that blurs the look of pores and fights shine for a long-lasting, soft-matte finish.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, and Combination

Concerns: Oil and Pores

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Helps minimize the appearance of pores.
- Bakuchiol: Helps visibly smooth skin texture and even skin tone.
- Lentil Extract: Helps reduce shine.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Danessa Myricks BeautyYummy Skin Glow Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1.1 oz/ 32.5mL·ITEM: 2575330

Color: Juice Boost - warm ccopper/bronze for all skin types

65 Reviews


Hydrate hydrate hydrate!...Best shimmering/hydrating primer!...I wasn’t sure if I would because I get nervous using things under foundation that aren’t just straight up skincare, but this is such a beautiful hybrid. It actually hydrates the skin and the glow/radiance you get from it is STUNNING.

What it is: A skincare-infused, radiant priming serum that hydrates, preps, and protects skin for a lit-from-within glow.


Skin Type:
Normal, Oily, Dry, and Combination

Concerns: Dryness, Pores, and Uneven Tone

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin C: Visibly brightens dullness and protects skin from free radicals.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and visibly plumps fine lines and wrinkles.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan.

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