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. 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.
Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer isn’t exactly the cheapest primer on the market costing around $60CAD for a 1oz bottle. It doesn’t stop it from being loved by anyone who is willing to put up that amount of money for a primer. The biggest benefit of using this one, is that it’s a mineral-based primer compared to the huge array of silicon-based primers out there. Anyone that hates the feeling of silicon-based primers would love this one.
One problem I had with the formula was how it separated in the bottle. I’m not sure if it was because I didn’t use it as soon as I bought the product, as I was still finishing up the last of another primer, but it came out really weird for me. It didn’t look separated in the bottle, but even after shaking it hard a few times the product came out really runny – just white liquid. It took a few days of shaking it a few times every morning before it finally combined. Before it separated again a month or so after and I had to go through the same ordeal.
When the formula wasn’t separated though, it was quite a lovely product. One of the best non-silicon-based primers I’ve ever used. It spreads like butter on my skin and my skin feels really soft with it on. It doesn’t leave an oily sheen and absorbs pretty well. Because of those two factors, my makeup doesn’t slide when it’s applied over the primer. When I use silicon-based primers sometimes if I accidentally apply a bit too much, my makeup would slide. It was especially evident if I had touched my face and suddenly I’d basically see a smudge on my face lol.
I also love the packaging of the Veil Mineral Primer. Heavy, frosted glass which makes it feel quite luxurious when holding it. It is also a pump bottle. I wish all my products came with a pump bottle. The opening is just big enough so that I have a good control of the amount of product that comes out.
I would recommend this primer to everyone, definitely one for everyone to try out. If you’re not sure about the price tag, ask for a sample from Sephora before purchasing! The 1oz bottle would probably last you a year even with consistent use!