Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Purchase: Aprox $55 @ Sephora
Oil Control: 9 out of 10
Makeup control: 8 out of 10

This stuff is fantastic--except for the price. This primer is mineral-based with SPF 15 so you can't get any better than that. It is suppose to create a smooth canvas for flawless makeup application. It is also suppose to minimize the appearance of pores and soften skins imperfections and fine lines. It is formulated without Parabens (cancer causing ingredients), synthetic fragrances and dyes. Also, it is formulated with naturally-derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sun-blocking agents! So for all of you Natural Products Only people, this stuff is for you! Furthermore, it is oil free so those of you with acne-prone skin are in the clear!

This stuff helped my make up last ALL day long and it also prevented my face from getting slick and oily after an 8 1/2 hour shift running around at work! So far, this is THE best mattifying primer I have been able to find.

The only flaws are the fact that it dried out my under-eye area so I would not suggest using this for concealer application there and the price. Unfortunately, it only comes in a 1 oz size ( like most of my other primers) and it is very costly so I'm not sure if I will ever have the money to actually purchase this, but it might make the perfect Bday gift!


Jess said...

This stuff sounds amazing- too bad its so pricey! Though I'm sure it lasts for quite a long time.

Quick question: Is there a specific eyeshadow primer you recommend? I've been using MAC Paint Pot (Painterly) for a few months now, and when I first got it, it worked great- my eyeshadow wouldnt crease at all. But now its starting to crease after 4 or 5 hours...I dont know why! So I'm looking around for a new one to try.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Yah, check out my review of Urban Decay Primer Potion.... it is hands down the best stuff ever. Every blog I read agrees so DO IT! :)

Mary Elizabeth said...

Just a tip- make sure you get the regular formula (there are a few new formula's) and I suggest getting the giant squeeze tube one because you don't get all the product our of the other one..again... search for my review of it and you'll see what I'm talking about!

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