Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer is turning into a super fast fav of mine. I buy a ton of different primers but I typically like using hydrating ones and they aren’t exactly great for keeping makeup long wearing.
Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer kinda combines the best of both worlds here with a hydrating feel but enough silicone to allow for a smooth surface for makeup to adhere to.
Take a look!
This is expensive at 0.34 for $18 but the results for me are well worth it.
I dunno how they did it but they created a mineral based primer with a satin finish into a moisturizing formula. The texture is a thin serum-like formula that reflects lilac and blue. It’s oil free but feels a tad oily during application however it absorbs easily enough and leaves behind a soft, satiny finish on skin.
For me it feels part powder-y silicone primer and part hydrating one. They somehow combined the best of both worlds here to create an interesting primer experience.
I’m not keen on the powder-y feel at first but after a few seconds it dries down to a very soft finish that doesn’t irratate my skin or make my itchy. If you’re oily you’ll find it mattifies very nicely and reduces the appearances of shine. If you’re dry, you’ll find it hydrates delicately and creates a smoother working surface for makeup.
It does have some sort of reflective pigments to me as it lightens up face a bit. This is necessarily a glowing effect but more of a brightening one that’s very pretty.
All of these points are great but the real joy for me was the fact it held my makeup in place very well. If I’m not wearing a BB Cream and settle for a foundation, it typically fades and/or oxidizes very quickly for me. HourGlass Veil Mineral Primer extended the wear by at least three to four hours so my foundation and even my blush looked like I just applied it hours after application.
Overall, it has a ton of great features including an SPF 15 but I think the real perk for me was it kept my makeup so fresh looking. Who doesn’t want to not worry about reapplication and/or touching up as the day progresses? I know I’m sometimes to busy to even worry about doing it…! This allows me to set it and forget it so to speak.
Although the price tag does make me wince, the quality is here.
It deserves a Muse Approval.
If you desire bulletproof makeup allow Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer to aid you!
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