One of my favorite new acquisitions is the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, which Sarie brought back for me from her trip to the States two months ago. Because it’s been so humid in Manila, I’ve taken to using just my bareMinerals Original Foundation (loose) in Medium Beige. I’ve found that using it with this yields the best results.
I was never a fan of primer, really—I didn’t see the need—so I’m surprised that I had asked Sarie to bring this back for me, as I had my eye on a lot of other things. I’m incredibly glad I did, though, because it works wonders!
Product Description: A mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin, minimizes shine, and creates a smooth, uniform canvas for flawless makeup application.
What it does:
This clean, satin-finish formula helps keep makeup looking fresh and prevents fading. Veil Mineral Primer also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften skin imperfections and fine lines.
It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, and phthalates.
Veil Mineral Primer is formulated with naturally derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sun-blocking agents. This water-resistant primer is also 100% free of fragrance, oil, and gluten.
UM. This stuff is seriously liquid gold. Apart from the steep-y price tag, I really feel like it improved the longevity of my makeup, especially with the humidity of my area. It makes applying makeup feel like a dream, too. It is an opaque liquid-y cream, but I have not experienced a white cast when I use it.
There is a very silicone-y feel to it, which makes my face feel rather velvety. It keeps the oil at bay and smooths out the surface of my skin. It does little to any crags, wrinkles, fine lines, or breakouts, but it smooths out just the general texture of the surface of the skin.
The packaging is very luxe—a smooth, deep brown chrome-y cap as is usual for Hourglass cosmetics, and a frosted glass type of bottle. The best part about this is really the pump, though. Hurray for being easy to control!
Overall, this partnered with my loose foundation is just the dream combination. I have yet to try it with my liquid bases, but so far, I am extremely happy with it. I only use a small amount each time I use it, so it’s going to last me a while. Now what to do when I run out?