I got a few samples of this and absolutely love. Pricy but splurged for the full size bottle with Sephora 20% FF sale. Gotta say this is one of the best primers I have tried. I have been using Laura Merciers one for oil skin love it and will continue to use. But with this hourglass primer my make stays fresh with that just applied look after a long day. My morning start at 330 and the work day does not end till 5. I have had several people comment this past week how nice my makeup looks. I have very very oily skin and this product hold up well. Totally loving the hourglass line. Oh and the complexion powders are a must !!!!
I never thought I would shell out quite so much for a foundation primer but this one is SO good that I won’t ever be without it. It helps my foundation go on so beautifully without settling into the pores beside my nose (that seems to be my problem area). Foundation wears so much better when I apply this first. And it has a sunscreen. As pricey as it is, I find that it’s worth it (though I’d do a happy dance if the price came down $10!)
So this was the first facial primer I had ever bought after watching a young lady on youtube that I adore use it, and I wasn’t disappointed. Imagine Johnson and Johnson baby lotion but smoother, lighter, and just wonderful feeling on the skin. It spreads easily and I only use a little bit at a time. I purchased the smaller bottle as Sephora, but will probably be buying the big one when it runs out.
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 SPF 15 ($52.00 for 1 oz.) is a “mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin, minimizes shine, and creates a smooth, uniform canvas.” It is also supposed to “[absorb] exess oils and [minimize] the appearance of pores.” This primer uses a mix of titanium dioxide (2.45%) and zinc oxide (4.20%) to provide the SPF content. As a result, you may get a white cast, particularly in pictures, as these are physical blockers (which work by reflecting), as opposed to chemical ones (which work by absorbing). I have worn it in photos on the blog, but primarily in ones without flash, which is where you would worry most about what kind of sunscreen agent you had on.