Monday, August 4, 2014

Review: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Assalamu wa Alaykum/ Hi,

For this post I'm going to be reviewing the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. This is my first time trying anything from Hourglass. I've been wanting their Ambient Lighting Powder and Blushes though. I bought the primer the day before Ramadan started and have been using it every day that I wore makeup since.

I love this primer! It's a mattifying primer which is exactly what I need. Let's look at the claims of the company about the product.


Flawless skin starts here. This luxuriously silky primer will conceal redness, minimize the appearance of pores, help soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles and repel water to ensure makeup appears fresh all day long. Broad spectrum SPF 15 helps shield skin from the sun.
  • Designed for all skin types
  • Conceals redness (even rosacea) to create an even skintone
  • Helps soften the appearance of visible pores, fine lines, and imperfections
  • Extends the durability of makeup applied on top of the Veil Mineral Primer
  • Satin-finish formula absorbs excess oils
  • Naturally derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to protect skin from UVA/ UVB rays
  • Free of oil, parabens, phthalates,gluten, sulfates, fragrance, and vegan- friendly

This primer comes out as a white thick liquid. When you first apply it, it does give a bit of a white cast. However, that doesn't show through your foundation.
This does feel very silky. Like a silicon primer. I know that there are some people that don't care for primers like that. So, keep that in mind. 
I don't have any fine lines or wrinkles as of now (and hopefully not for a long time). As for my pores, I don't notice them appearing any smaller. I usually don't. I might be very oblivious to that. I would prefer for them to be gone altogether. So, seeing them slightly minimized is not something I care for I guess. 
It does extend the wear of my makeup and it takes me longer to get oily. When I do it's not very much. 
I agree that the finish of this is a satin-finish. After I apply all of my makeup and my setting powder I don't look overly matte and dry.
I prefer the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer over the Smashbox Photo Matte Primer.The former performs better. However, I will continue to use them both.

Now let's talk price. This primer can be purchased in 3 sizes. I bought the smallest for $18. It's 10 ML or .33 oz. The next size available is 30 ML or 1 oz. That retails for $52. The last size available is Jumbo on Sephora's website. It's 60 ML or 2oz and retails for $72. The last size is limited edition.
So, depending on your budget you have 3 price points to go with. I definitely recommend giving this product a try, especially if you have oily skin. I know Sephora had it as a 100 point perk recently. It still might be one. 

So, That's it.
Until Next Time,

Aleema :)