If you’ve been here for a few years then you must remember me raving about the J. One Jelly Pack primer all the time. I loved this so much –and I still do– but I recently discovered it has been discontinued.
Why must all great things come to an end?
Anyways I was sad about these devastating news for a total of 5 minutes before I realized I totally have a dupe for this!
The dupe I’m talking about is the oh-so-popular Milk Makeup Hydro Grip primer. This product needs no introduction cause everyone’s been raving about it for such a long time. Including me.
I was able to find a lot of similar aspects between these two primers and today, I’m here to share my recent discoveries.
The main –and only– reason I think these are perfect dupes is because of the unique formula.
To start off, they both claim to have skincare benefits. The J.One is not only a primer but a firming mask. And the Hydro grip promises hydration and soothing properties. Not exactly the same, but they both have that element.
When you put these formulas side by side they look identical. They’re both clear and goopy. You notice the slight difference when you apply them to your skin. The Hydro grip goes on smooth and after you rub it into your skin it starts to get sticky and you need to pat it in. The J. One is extremely sticky right off the bat so you can’t smooth it into your skin. You can only pat it.
When the primers are on the skin, they feel almost identical. Both bring a cooling effect to the skin and they both make you look wet. The only difference is that the J. One visibly tightens the skin while the Hydro Grip does not. And the Hydro Grip also takes a few minutes to settle into the skin. The J. One absorbs very quickly. After they both settle, you can’t tell a difference.
Both of these primers make your makeup last for an eternity on your face. That was my initial selling point with the J. One Jelly Pack as it was with the Hydro Grip. Because of their sticky nature, both of these formulas make your base latch onto the skin and never let go. I’ve never tried anything as long-lasting as these.
So while both of these primers are slightly different, the formulas –and the results, are very similar. If you weren’t able to get on the J. One Jelly Pack train, you didn’t miss out on anything. Because you can still get on the Hydro Grip train, no problem.
If you were one of the lucky few that tried the J. One Jelly Pack primer, let me know what you think! Is Hydro Grip a spot-on dupe?
Thank you so much for reading! I hope this was helpful 🙂
Lots of love,