Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel ($40) is kinda my new go to primer of choice! Maybe it’s the jelly texture, maybe it’s the slick little pot it comes in, maybe it’s just because I can use all the moisture I can get but Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel is all awesomeness.
Make Up For Ever HD Elixir was running a little low recently so I went to Sephora to grab some and decided, wait, I need to try the new Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel! So my $40 went happily towards it and I’m every so happy I indulged.
I love this stuff.
Mind you I still love HD Elixir too but this stuff is pretty awesome!
I don’t think he reviewed it but Dustin mentioned he thought the texture was kinda gross…and it is kinda but I still love it. It quite reminds me of Dr. Jart Water Fuse Smart Gel BB as it has that weird wiggly, jello-like texture which has a memory foam like thing going on because if you dig some out or touch it, etc…it reforms back to its original shape! It’s ALIVE! Alive!
I wouldn’t personally leave it unattended less it end up like that blob-like creature from Creep Show!
OMG!!!!!!! It’s coming to get me.
So what is it anyway?
It’s actually part moisturizer, part primer, and all kinds of fun. It comes in a tiny little black pot that features a spatula so you can scoop some out. It has a chunky jello-like consistency that wriggles when you touch it but once applied to skin it melts down into a fine watery style primer. It soothes drier, patchy areas and gives skin more moisture so foundation applies more easily and smoothly with a more natural finish. It’s basically easing the way for your foundation and BB Cream and allowing the coverage to apply more flawlessly. I wouldn’t say it prolongs the wear of your makeup it does however, treat drier, flaky, or patchy or even less than smooth spots on your face so your foundation applies more easier without tugging or looking to dry on your skin after application.
It doesn’t create shine or oily so most any skin skin type including oily skin can use it although I think it would benefit drier skin the most.
I have to admit I love it.
I’m always up for ways to get my foundation to looks its most natural and flawless and Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel helps me to achieve that.
It’s available now at beautybay.com.
If you tried it I would love to hear your thoughts on it!