Hydro Grip Primer by Milk Makeup Review

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.

Hydro Grip Primer Price: $30 SIZE: 1.52 oz/ 45 mL

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

Try on

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.

Minor con

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.

Final thoughts

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.

Thanks for hanging out!
XO Terreana

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